SSU conducts Multidisciplinary Research Conference 2017
“That’s the key to new and good ideas; they come from having a very broad and multidisciplinary range of interests.” – (a quote from Robin Chase)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) instructor, Dennis Durango, grabs the “Best Paper” award through his research undertaking entitled, “Online Plant Pest and Diseases Management System Using Android and GIS Platform for the Department of Agriculture of Samar Province”, whilst Elmer Irene an instructor from the College of Education (CoEd) took home the verdict as the “Best Presenter”, for his project dubbed as, “Local and Indigenous Knowledge of Catbalogan Farmers and Fisherfolks for an Effective Community Resiliency Towards Climate Change”, during the Multidisciplinary Research Conference (Completed Research In-House Review) held in Samar State University’s CGS Building, Catbalogan City last February 22.
The said conference was spearheaded by the three centers representing the three major areas and specialization in the field of research; namely: Center for Engineering, Science and Technology Innovations (CESTI); Center for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Research and Development (CFARRD); and the Research Center for Culture and Social Issues (RCCSI), directed by Engr. Mirador G. Labrador, Jesus T. Racuyal and Sherrie Ann Cananua-Labid, respectively. All of which are under the ascendancy of Dr. Ronald Orale, VP for Planning Research and Extension Services of the University.
Dr. Marilyn D. Cardoso, University President, pointed out in her opening message the importance and weight of being responsible specially in the field of research activities and projects. “If you can dream it, you can do it, a quote from Walt Disney”, Dr. Cardoso also added. Correlating it into reality, that everything can be and is possible if you have the sheer determination and passion to do so.
Engr. Mirador G. Labrador gave his rationale highlighting the significance and validation of research in general perspective as well as stressing out to be a front liner in the particular field mentioned. He also indicated that if we do not mirror ourselves on the reason why we do something, we will definitely be unequipped to face the hurdles along the way. Influencing and inspiring others to make researches beneficial to the mass is a big task, but come to think of it, there is no easy way to be successful in research rather than hard work.
Jesus T. Racuyal, MSci introduced the partakers and the highly respected panel of evaluators. Dr. Tito M. Cabile, from University of Eastern Philippines (UEP), Dr. Rotacio Gravoso, from Visayas State University (VSU), and our very own Dr. Ronald Orale, adjudicated and critiqued with the best of their collaborative knowledge the 17 participants.
For the complete list of winners and details of their projects here are the following:
Best Paper Category:
Best Paper – “Online Plant Pest and Diseases Management System Using Android and GIS Platform for the Department of Agriculture of Samar Province” by Mr. Dennis Durango et.al.
1st Runner Up – “Design and Development of GSM Based High Impedance Fault Monitoring Control” by Engr. Meddy Mangaring
2nd Runner Up – “Local and Indigenous Knowledge of Catbalogan Farmers and Fisherfolks for an Effective Community Resiliency Towards Climate Change” by Mr. Elmer Irene
Best Presenter Category:
Best Presenter – Mr. Elmer Irene for “Local and Indigenous Knowledge of Catbalogan Farmers and Fisherfolks for an Effective Community Resiliency Towards Climate Change”.
Dr. Ronald Orale, gave his closing remarks leaving a straight to the point reality check in the field of research. Dr. Orale mentioned that if we want to prosper and be competitive not only locally, nor nationally, but also internationally, we must put extra effort and added weight on Research undertakings and projects. That is the ticket to the next level of SSU and nation-wise in broader-sense, Dr. Orale also added.
The Research Conference was attended by several faculty researchers, students from the different colleges and instructors coming from the main and external campuses.