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Day 5, the awarding ceremony of the University Research Week on April 29, 2022, acknowledged the hard work of the faculty recipients of the Publication Awards from the Higher Education and Basic Education  and also awarded the winners of the Faculty Best Paper Presentation and the Students’ Quick Fire competitions held within the research week.

Among the highlights of the ceremony was the opening remarks given by Engr. Lolit Villanueva, the point person for the Intellectual Property, Patent, Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office, as read by Dr Heide Rabanes, Dean for Research. The message gave a teaser of the purpose and features of the new office under the Research cluster.  The office is being conceived to address the protection of research outputs in the university and provide the necessary link in the academe-industry/business  innovation eco-system. 

Acknowledged during the ceremony were 26 submissions to the Publication Award SY 2020-2021 and SY 2021-2022. The cash incentives ranging from Php 10,000.00 to Php 50, 000.00 were given under this Award.

Fr. Mars P. Tan, the University President, announced and shared some congratulatory remarks to the winners of the research summit competitions held  April 27 for the faculty presenters and April 25 for the student participants.

Big congratulations to the following Faculty Paper Presenters:

1. Panel A: Education, Culture, and Society

Dr. Arlene Yandug (1st prize), for her presentation of the paper titled “Getting to the Sources: Initial Notes on Literary Anthologizing in Mindanao vis-a-vis the Narrative of the Region”.

 Dr. Rachelle Wapano (2nd Prize), for her presentation of the paper titled “Personality Disorders                and the Five-factor Model among Filipino Non-clinical Sample”.

Ms. Adeva Kalidas and Dr. Jane Gallamaso were contenders of the competition and received special prizes.  

2. Panel B: Environment and Emergency

Engr. Dexter. Lo (1st prize), for his presentation of the paper on “A Method for Determining the   Suitability of School as Evacuation Shelters and Aid Distribution Hubs Following Disaster: Case Study from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines”. 

Engr. Jefferson Vallente and Dr. Danilo Gualberto were contenders of the competition and received special prizes.  

Congratulations to the following students and advisers as winners of the Quick Fire Presentation:

1. (1st prize, College of Nursing) was awarded to Ella Ruth A. Alias, Alluna U. Abalde, Francis Andree T. Agawin, Darrine Anthony C. Almaden, Kizabel Chriska L. Alsula, Lubilae Ann Maxcyn O. Babiera, Ingrid Valerie R. Balendez, Lysandra S. Binayao, Deems A. Cabana Jr., Zethoux Maika, Angela Cagabcab, Vinz Khyl G. Castillon, and Tiffany Marie P. De Vera, and Ms Ma Jesseca Monsanto as Adviser for their paper titled “The Perceived Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Quarantine among the Selected Residents of Habitat Relocation Phase 1, Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City AY 2020-2021”.

2. (2nd place, College of Engineering) was awarded to Kenji Angel Matthew L. Paderanga, Kirby F. Bonita, Kenneth Ian Jules T. Decano and William Rex B. Salingay Jr., and Engr Dexter Lo as Adviser for their study titled, “Seismic Fragility Assessment of the St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro City”.

3. (3rd place, School of Education) was awarded to Guiane Franzine Bausing, Sophia Eines Castillo, and Denisha Alexa Suratos, and Ms Phyllis Bernadenne Mendoza as Adviser for their study titled “Improving Reading Fluency of Grade Two Pupils Using the Marungko Approach in the Filipino Subject”.

The QFP is a 3-min thesis presentation competition among student recipients of the KSSR Award (Kinaadman Support for Student Research) where the challenge was to pitch the gist and merits of a 1-year worth of research study into a 1-slide presentation.  

The KURO Deputy Director, Dr. Elio Garcia, capped the ceremony with the acknowledgement of the personalities responsible for the different Research Week activities and encouraged everyone to attend the Graduate Research Forum scheduled the next day which is the culmination activity of the University Research Week 2022.

Written by: Roviech John M. Echeveria, Research Coordinator for the College of Nursing

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