R&D holds students’ research projects tilt
Catbalogan City – With the efforts of the university to become research-centered by 2021, the Research and Development (R&D) Office spearheaded its annual Students’ Research Projects Competitions, March 16-17, 2018.
As the Vice-president for Planning, Research and Extension Services, Dr. Ronald L. Orale would like to see more students get involved in research.
“I see lots of potentials in our students here at SSU (Samar State University). With the recognition gained by our student-researchers last year, I want you to be encouraged to do more than just finish your degree. Make research projects and the university would be very pleased to assist and guide your studies,” he said in his inspirational message on the first day.
The event was graced by the judges from out of the campus who have reputable backgrounds in research. Janine Caynap-Dimzon, Ma. Rizalyn P. Gonzales, and Ma. Natalia A. Ciasico made up the panel for the Center for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Research and Development (CFARRD); Dr. Nancy Getalado, Dr. Emilio H. Cebu, and Dr. Rodolfo Dollado for the Center for Engineering, Science and Technology Innovation (CESTI); and Dr. Las Johansen B. Caluza, Dr. Rotacio S. Gravoso, and Teody Lester V. Panela were the evaluators for the Research Center for Culture and Social Issues (RCCSI).
With the theme, “Translating Scholarly-based Researches into Actual Applications,” the competition had two categories: the undergraduate on the 16th at the Audio-visual Center (AVC) and on CGS (College of Graduate Studies) 2nd floor, and the graduate on the 17th at the AVC.
Winners of the undergraduate and the graduate category were given cash prizes, medals, and certificates of recognition.
The following are the winners of both categories:
Outstanding R&D Project: Wind Energy Harvesting Device for Vehicles
Authors: Remus Rollan, Jerome Panganoron, Isley Montilla, Urbano Lopez, and Nicole Tangzo
Best Paper for CFARRD: Food Composition of Green Mussel, Perna viridis (Linnaeus, 1758) Inshore and Offshore Longline Culture in Samar Sea, Philippines
Authors: John Michael Maglisa and Nicar Padullon
Best Paper for CESTI: Physicochemical Characteristics and Cytotoxic Potential of Kamias (Averrhea bilimbi L.) Leaf Extracts
Authors: Ponciano Bacha Jr., Venessa Babalcon, Dixter Edieson Basierto, Kharen Joy Docoy, and Jan Paolo Pretencio
Best Paper for RCCSI: Lived Experiences of Parents Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Authors: Shiena Jean Seludo, Ma. Rona Verdeflor, Emily Mejica, Jamela Tingzon, and Airen Tamor
1st Place Best Poster: In Vivo Anti-Diarrhea Activity of Tres Marias Leaves Extract and Syrup
Authors: Jomar Abaigar, Junar Dapapac, Joshua Gabin, Xandrex Labit, and John Christian Marang
2nd Place Best Poster: Monitoring and Control of Roadway Lighting Utilization
Authors: Jacob Manlapaz, Rolando Cabujat, June Paolo Granados, Olibert Golias, and Raymund Gruta
3rd Place Best Poster: Quality Meat Inspection Device using Color and Gas Sensor
Authors: Joshua Ranin, Lawrence Abanes, Joan Louis Mabulac, and Albert John Ramanida
Outstanding R&D Project: Soft Bottom Communities in Coastal Waters: A Benchmark for Policy Redirections
Author: Mr. Romil T. Dandan
Best in Development Project: A Potential Eco-Tourism Plan for Bagacay Mine, Hinabangan, Samar
Authors: John Rey Y. Dayang, Andrea B. Macabare, Ma. Monica Q. Magallanes, Rizza Mae B. Montejo, and Gemesos Louis N. Perez
Best Master’s Thesis: Thermal Shock Spawning of Philippine Cupped Oyster Crassostrea irredalie, Faustino 1932
Author: Marietta B. Albina
Best Doctorate Dissertation: Disaster Risk Management for Resilient Public School Buildings in Samar
Author: Rene B. Novilla
With reporting from Kristine Harion Lacanaria and John Neil Panican