By Niño S. Manaog
University Extension Associate
Capiz State University
On March 7, 2011, all roads led to the Capiz State University (CapSU) Roxas City Campus where the University’s Research, Development and Extension Center (RDEC) hosted the 5th Annual Research Symposium for Students.
Anchored on the theme, “Mainstreaming the Active Participation of Faculty and Students in Research amidst Climate Change,” the annual symposium gathered some 28 Social Science research papers and 10 natural, biological and development research papers produced in the nine CapSU campuses across Capiz.
According to CapSU Research Director, Dr. Federito Launio, event’s lead convenor, the symposium was led by CapSU RDEC not only to help disseminate new knowledge and technologies to the community and give due recognition for the students exemplary projects. The symposium would also help “quench the thirst” for information and technology needed by the public.
In the Social Research Category, Marynille Joy de la Cruz’s “Reading Readiness of Grade I Pupils: An Analysis” of CapSU Mambusao won the Best Paper over 17 entries. Other winners in the category were: “Course and School Interest of 4th Year High School Students in Selected Secondary Schools of President Roxas, Capiz” by Virnelli Baril of CapSU Pontevedra, first runner-up; “Acceptability of Personnel Information System” by John Michael Beramo, et.al. of CapSU Pontevedra, second runner-up; and “Level of Competency in Spelling of Grade VI Pupils in the District of Sapian” by Mae Den de la Cruz of CapSU Sapian, third runner-up.
For the Social Research category, the panel of judges were Dr. Herminia Gomez, Dr. Adelfo Virtudazo, Dr. Ella Aurelio, Dr. Dina Reyes and Prof. Vivian Alejaga; while the student researches in the natural, biological and development category were evaluated by Dr. Raul Ticar, Dr. Jocelyn Dagudag, Dr. Serafin David and Prof. Diony Cahilig.
The “Acceptability of Oryza sativa with Screw Pine Extract as Native Delicacy” by Bobby Saldo and Aimee Bartolo of CapSU Roxas City was declared Best Poster among only eight entries.
Meanwhile, three papers under natural, biological and development category were automatically declared official entries to the regional tilt. These were the “Bleeding Efficiency of Pigs Slaughtered at Passi City and Roxas City” by John Lee Quinoveva of CapSU Dumarao; Mini-Hydro Powered Turbine” by Francis Rodel Degala and Al Paolo Fabiana of CapSU Roxas City and the Development of Temperature-Controlled Switch” by Regie Bartolo, et.al. of CapSU Roxas City.
In her message, CapSU President Editha L. Magallanes urged the CapSU faculty and staff to widely engage in research and development studies in the face of necessity for technologies in this time of climate change and global warming. Magallanes zeroed in on research tapping indigenous natural resources to address problems in ordinary communities.
For his part, Dr. Geronimo Gregorio, vice-president for research development and extension, discussed with students and faculty researchers the importance of properly categorizing the research study being pursued. More important, Gregorio stressed on the need to produce more researches for the University.
All winners and their advisers received certificates of recognition and cash prizes. The best papers and other winners from the symposium will be competing in the regional students’ research symposium to be hosted by the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) VI on March 17, 2011 at the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) in Iloilo City.