Gearing to enhance the skills of the College’s faculty members and staff in conceptualizing research project proposals for submission to different agencies for external funding, the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT), through the Research and Development Office, conducted a two-day Training Workshop on Research Proposal Writing for Social, Technical, and Gender Responsive Research, March 24-25.

Expressing their thanks and appreciation to the College’s RnD Office and pointing out the importance of conducting timely and relevant research for the welfare of the students and ASCOT’s aim for “universityhood”, College President, Dr. Eutiquio L. Rotaquio, Jr. together with the Vice President for Research, Innovation, Extension, and Training, Dr. Eusebio V. Angara graced the activity’s opening program.

A total of twenty participants which consisted of the Research Coordinators and selected faculty members from each academic department physically attended the said training workshop at the Research and Extension Hall, while almost 100 participants joined via Zoom.

Discussing various topics aligned with the workshop’s goals, Resource Speakers from the College including Director Malou C. Angara of the Gender and Development (GAD) office and Forester Maria Christina Cañada of the Research Office together with Dr. Maria Excelsis Orden, Professor Luz A. Jove, Mr. Darwin Dela Cruz, and Ms. Maria Yna Diane M. Ubaldo from the CLSU Research Center informed the participants about the following topics:

Ms. Malou C. Angara Importance of Gender-Responsive Research
Forester Maria Christina Cañada Awareness of ASCOT’s Research and Development Agenda
Dr. Maria Excelsis M. Orden Conceptualizing Research
Prof. Luz A. Jove Writing the Introduction and Objectives
Mr. Darwin Dela Cruz Reviewing the Literature
Ms. Maria Yna Diane M. Ubaldo Preparing the Methods Section

At the end of the training-workshop, the participants presented their research project proposals aligned with education, information technology, culture, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and engineering using the templates provided by various research funding agencies like the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agriculture, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the resource speakers who also served as panelists for review and critiquing for further improvement.

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