UCLG-ASPAC S&T Fair at SSU gathers young researchers
Catbalogan City – The Science and Technology (S&T) Fair at Samar State University-Main Campus in line with the United Cities and Local Government (UCLG) Asia Pacific (ASPAC) Conference and Executive Bureau 2017 is on its third day for oral paper and poster presentation.
These initiatives of Samar State University (SSU) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 8, Department of Education (DepEd) 8, and Eastern Visayas Consortium for Industry and Energy Research and Development (EVCIERD) as aligned with the City Government of Catbalogan’s hosting of UCLG ASPAC ExBu 2017 paved way for research enthusiasts to be heard with and show their ideas and innovations on the themes Alternative Energy, and Science and Technology Innovations; and Student Papers for the Environment in the morning and afternoon sessions.
Three researches were presented in the morning session, namely “Assessment of Streams in Oras, Eastern Samar: Basis for the Design of Pico-Hydro Project and Potential Site for Installation” by Arnuldo Villalon of Eastern Samar State University; “Internet of Things (IoT) Based Weather Monitoring Device” by Jay Ashley Gabani of SSU; and “Android-Based Wireless Communication System” by Melanie Fajarito of SSU. The panel of evaluators were Dr. Lucia P. Dauz, DOST8 Science Research Specialist II; Engr. Rosella L. Gopo, Provincial S&T Director; and Dr. Gina L. Palines, an Education Program Supervisor from Samar Division.
While the afternoon session had the following presentations: (1) “Disaster Preparedness Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills of the Vulnerable Community in the Philippines” by Princess Rowela Bacsal of SSU; (2) “Mangrove Soil Analysis of Catbalogan Carbon Sink” by Dionesio Reyes of Eastern Visayas Regional Science High School; (3) “Solar-Powered Detector Alarm for Earthquake Safety Comprehension” by Michael Arman Metran of New Ormoc City National High School; (4) “Water Rise Alert System” by Kent Marc Kobe Bismark of Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus (PSHS-EVC); and (5) “Benthic Macroinvertibrate as Bioindicator of the Water-Quality of Bagolongon River, Mahaplag, Leyte” by Anne Pauline Anover of PSHS-EVC. The presentations were also evaluated by Dr. Lucia P. Dauz, DOST8 Science Research Specialist II; Mrs. Mary Jean Yanger, a faculty-researcher from Eastern Visayas State University; and Dr. Rodgrigo Estrada, Quality Assurance Focal Person of SSU College of Graduate Studies.
Catbalogan City Vice-Mayor Art Sherwin Gabon welcomed the participants at the start of the program, accompanied with his words of encouragement on building upon curiosity on research, science and technology, and inspiring the pursuit of scientific and clean doable solutions for alternative energies and sustainable communities. He likewise urged everyone to continue taking responsibility in helping our community and further contribute in making life better for everyone and the next generations through their creativity’s vision.
Meanwhile, the University President, Dr. Marilyn D. Cardoso graced the event by witnessing the young research enthusiasts during the afternoon session.
Faculty and students from different schools across the region also filled the SSU Audio-Visual Room, the venue for the said oral paper presentation of the S&T Fair.