The UP National Engineering Center (UP NEC) celebrated its 45th Anniversary last January 27, 2023. The opening ceremonies at the AVR of the UP NEC were attended by its constituent centers such as BRS, TCAGP, NCTS, PhiLCESS, and various project-based staff. A state of the NEC address was presented by Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Rosalie B. Reyes, to the audience led by the Executive Director, Dr. Maria Antonia Tanchuling. To foster camaraderie among the centers, a volleyball game was conducted. Singing, dancing, bingo games, prizes, potluck of dirty ice cream, fishballs and puto and dinuguan pervade this fun-filled event.