Science hosts college’s maiden Research Congress

Date Posted: February 17, 2023 at 08:00 PM

The College of Science successfully convened its first Science Research Congress last February 8 and 9. 

Carrying the theme "SEEDing the future: Fostering a Research Culture in the College of Science," CoS hosted paper presentations from various faculty members and plenary talks from different guest speakers from the academe and the industry. 

Poster presentations kicked off the programs in the morning of February 8 at the ST Quadrangle featuring research posters from students under the degree programs of CoS. Mikhail Sai from the Biology Department won best poster. 

Meanwhile, faculty members oral presentations were in the afternoon at the OZ AVR. Dr. Leo Alejandro of the IT and IS department received the best oral presentation award. 

Mr. Ralph Regalado, Chief Executive Officer of Senti AI, Academician Fortunato Sevilla III, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of the University of Santo Tomas and Dr. Dr. Mark Angelo Balandres, Associate Professor in De La Salle University served as plenary speakers for the afternoon event.  

Mr. Regalado gave a lecture on the impact of AI on academics and research, while Dr. Sevilla delivered a  talk on establishing world class research in a university. Dr. Mark Angelo Balandres, on the other hand, discussed plant pathology and research writing. 

In a social media post on their account, CoS expressed gratitude to all who participated and contributed to the event. 

“The two-day event was filled with fruitful discussions among the students and faculty members of the College of Science. It is our hope that this event planted the SEED for a more vibrant and thriving research culture for all members of the College,” they wrote. 

CoS also revealed that the Research Congress will have another installment for the succeeding academic year.