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Students and professors of the School of Engineering won important international competition
September 27 , 2016

​The Fresh Connection 2016 Global Student Challenge Competition rewards competitors for the efficient use of The Fresh Connection software. This is the third time that the university ranks first at regional level in the student category and the first time in the teacher category.

​For the third consecutive time,  Universidad del Pacífico, represented by students of the School of Engineering, won the Fresh Connection 2016 Global Student Challenge Competition at the regional level.


The Fresh Connection 2016 Global Student Challenge​ is a competition that awards the best students in the efficient use of The Fresh Connection software, a program that simulates the production fruit juices. The competition also measures teamwork, leadership, collaboration, cooperation and integration skills. 


"The competition aims at students being able to generate the process of purchasing, sales, production and distribution of the fruit juices." "Thanks to this program we can see different components of this process as the container and the citrus, among others" explained Mario​ Chong​, Vice-Dean of the School of Engineering of our university. 

The students that formed the winning team are Rayza Barboza, Miguel Cachay, Ronald Canales and Raul Canta, students of the Business Engineering​ program. Thanks to this victory, they are currently in Washington, United States, participating in the final round where they are competing with the winners of the other four regions of the world. 


"Getting the victory at the regional level allows students to move on to the final round that takes place in the APICS World Convention where the benchmarks of the industry of operations and supplies are presented", Chong explained. 

The score achieved by students was not only the highest in the region but also globally, which expands their opportunities to gain first place in the final round.

About the competition in the teacher category   

The competition was also held in the teacher category where our professors also obtained the highest score and thus, the first place in this category worldwide. Professors Mario Chong, Gustavo Escudero, Jean Pierre Reyes and Javier Wan were the best group among the fifteen groups that competed in this category worldwide.

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