By Niño Manaog
Capiz State University
Two studies on environment and one on creative teaching math to college students topped this year’s Students Research Symposium held on March 14 at the Capiz State University (CapSU) Roxas City Main Campus.
Honey Grace Fuentes
The research paper titled “Water Quality and Waste Disposal Practices of Residents of Roxas City Coastline by Honey Grace Fuentes (see right photo), Arlyn De Pablo and Rachel Juare of the Roxas City Main Campus clinched the first prize in the Natural and Biological Sciences & Environmental Research category.
Topping the nine papers presented for the Education, Humanities and Social Research category was the study titled “Performance of BSED 1 Students in Solving Polynomials Using Algebra Tiles” authored by Mayen Duno, Ailene Duron & Krizel Miramis of Pontevedra Campus.
Then, out of four entries for the Development and Technological Research category, the research titled “Alkalinizing Water through Vortex and Magnetic Principles as Applied to Plant’s Growth” by Johlyn Palma (left photo), Jeffrey Arceño and Rica Celiz of the Roxas City Main Campus was named Best Paper.
Led by CapSU’s Research, Development and Extension Center (RDEC), the 8th Annual Students Research Symposium gathered some 25 research studies by students from the six campuses of the CapSU system, namely: Dayao, Sigma, Dumarao, Pontevedra, Pilar and Roxas City Main.
All the winners were given certificates of recognition; and the Best Paper awardees and the first runners-up for the three categories will compete in the upcoming Regional Students Research Symposium sponsored by the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) VI at the West Visayas State University in La Paz, Iloilo City.
Said student papers were rated and scrutinized by two panels of evaluators, as follows: Dr. Adelfo Virtudazo, Dr. Jocelyn Magallanes, Dr. Evelyn Borgonia, and Dr. Vivian Alejaga served for the Education, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Natural and Biological Sciences & Environment research categories.
Further, Dr. Guillermo Legada, Jr.; Dr. Benedicto Sustento; Engr. Nicolas Braña, Jr.; and Prof. Sofronio Hervias all served for the Development and Technological Research category.
Anchored on the theme “Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change,” the summit was led by Dr. Guillermo Legada, director for research of the RDEC and supported by Dr. Editha L. Magallanes, CapSU president.
For the complete list of winners, click the link below.