ASCOT holds 16th In-House Review of On-Going and Completed Research Projects
ASCOT holds 16th In-House Review of On-Going and Completed Research Projects

Since 1998 the Aurora State College of Technology has annually held the In-House Review of On-Going and Completed Research Projects. This year marks the 16th In-House Review competition facilitated by the ASCOT Department of Research.

Thirteen research projects under four different categories were presented during the whole day event, held last September 12, 2013 at the General Education Building, ASCOT Zabali, Baler, Aurora.

The four different categories include Research category, Development category, Thesis category and On-going category.

Each presentation was judged by the evaluators based on creativity, originality and quality of work, significance of findings, the manuscript, and presentation. After each presentation, the presenters were asked questions by evaluators and the audience.

Among the members of the Board of evaluators are CLSU Director for Research – Dr. Quirino dela Cruz, Professor and Researcher of CLSU College of Fisheries – Dr. Jose Abucay, Science Research analyst and CLARRDEC Secretatriat – Glenda Valderama, and Aurora PENR officer – Dr. Lucena U. Mercado. Vice President for Research and Extension of CLSU and CLARRDEC Director, Dr. Teotimo M. Aganon acted as the chairman of the Board of Evaluators.

ASCOT faculty, Engr. Fidel Duldulao was one of the presenters in the in-house review. He proudly displayed both his new devices, an energy saving device for flat iron and a multi-function 35W 12VDC rechargeable daylight. Other presenters were researchers from the Aurora marine research and development institute.

Dr. Aganon was impressed with the presenters for their preparedness and extensive studies. He was also impressed that a lot of young people attended and were all enthusiastic about the researches.

At the end of the day winners were announced. For the Thesis category, Mark Joseph R. Rafael won first prize with his study entitled “DNA Barcoding of Commercially Important Aquatic Species in Coastal Waters of Aurora Province”. For the development category, Mr. Ricardo G. Gonzales bagged the first prize with his research about “Canili Family Rural Development School as an Alternative Mode of Education”. The research study, “Species Distribution, Diversity and Abundance of Sea Cucumber in Intertidal Zones of Aurora, Philippines” by Dr. Eusebio V. Angara, For. Maria Cristina B. Cañada and For. Michelle A. Resueño, presented by Cañada was awarded first prize for the Research category.

The competition concluded with the awarding of certificates to the evaluators, presenters and participants.Director of DFES For. RB J. Gallego served as the moderator, while Resueno hosted the event.