Undergraduate Students’ Research Competition 2019
Research is one of the major trusts of the University (Section 2, R.A. 9313). It is a process of steps used to collect and assess information to increase our understanding of a topic or issue. Benefits of conducting research include expanding understanding of your academic field; establishing valuable connections with facility; gaining academic experiences that expand your human capital; and developing critical thinking, leadership, time management and communication skills.
The Annual Undergraduate Students’ Research Competition was spearheaded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Extension Services through the three research centers; Center for Engineering, Science and Technology Innovations (CESTI), Center for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Research and Development (CFARRD), and Research Center for Culture and Social Issues (RCCSI).
Vice-President for Student Affairs and Services, Engr. Ma. Lourdes P. Amante graced the event thru her opening remarks, highlighting the importance of research works for the future of nation-building. “Make the most out of this experience, as this will guide your future endeavors. Showcase and present your outputs with excitement and passion. Goodluck and my advance congratulations to all of you.” Vice-President Amante added. (paraphrased)
With the theme, “Currency of Tomorrow’s Research: Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Mindset”, the event was opened at the Convention Center (3rd Floor) and was later break out into three separate venues; CESTI (Convention Center), CFARRD (CoEng’g Accreditation Room), and RCCSI (CGS 2nd Floor).
List of Evaluators:
- Vivian L. Moya, PhD
- Maryjes G. Calades, MSIT
- Sweet Mercy F. Pacolor, MSIT
- Dioli Ann O. Payo, PhD
- Fermina C. Genson, MSc
- Shirleen Grace A. Brillantes, MSc
- Ferdinand T. Abocejo, PhD
- Sherrie Ann C. Labid, PhD
- Maria Rubi M. Parrocho, MPM
- Jerry D. Imbong
Winners of the Undergraduate Students’ Research Competition were given cash prizes and certificates of recognition. The following are the list of winners.
Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award 2019:
Title: Internet of Things Based Monitoring System for Remote Precision Farming
Authors: Brenth E. Chason, Homer D. Galaroza, and Michael Marco
Best Undergraduate Students’ Research Award – CESTI:
Title: GSM Based IV Fluid Level Indicator with Tracking System
Authors: John Michael C. Gatab, Julius C. Ginez, Daniel Josaphat P. Lozada, and
Lourdes Janna Tyla N. Sagum
Best Undergraduate Students’ Research Award – CFARRD:
Title: Microbiological Quality of Undulated Surf Clam (Paphia undulata)in Selected Areas
in Samar, Philippines
Authors: Krisanto L. Bacnuta, Kirby Ulysses M. Momo, and Ryan James A. Pagtabunan
Best Undergraduate Students’ Research Award – RCCSI:
*No declared winners. All participants rating did not meet the 85% minimum average score.
Best Undergraduate Students’ Poster Award
Title: SMART Water Filtering Device
Authors: Nelson Y. Catajoy, Reyna Grace S. Mendoza, and Fernando S. Macabare III
The aforementioned winners are also grantee of the Presidential Research Awards – Bronze Medal to be held at the Recognition Day later this month.