Giving the College’s student-researchers from different courses the opportunity to present their undergraduate thesis and research to a group of expert panels for its further improvement to become more helpful and responsive to a wider range of beneficiaries, the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) Research and Development Services Office held the 1st Virtual Research Colloquium for ASCOT Students held via Zoom, December 13.

The student groups from various departments presented their respective studies aligned with their fields of specialization and courses divided into Research and Development Categories.

The winners in the Research Category are as follows:

1st Place: From the Education Department (Mulluscicidal Effect of Tubang Bakod (Jatropha curcas linn) Aqueous Extract Against Golden Apple Snails)


  • Clinth Quematon
  • Charles Vincent Leyesa
  • Ey-Jay Zafra
  • John Herold Ortiz
  • Vincent Lejano

2nd Place: From the Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences (Awareness and Participation in Mangrove Management of Coastal Communities in Baler, Aurora)


  • Arianne Reciproco
  • Jenny Rose Suarez
  • Jonalyn Padilla
  • Johnrick Flora

3rd Place: From the Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences (Small-Scale Wood and Non-Wood Furniture Industry in Baler, Aurora)


  • Jasent Abayan
  • Mark Japhet Omaney
  • Maricar Pena
The winners in the Development Category are as follows:
1st Place: From the Industrial Technology Department (Industry 4.0 Automated Portable Alcohol Dispenser with Infrared Temperature Monitor from Recycled Materials)
  • Rommel Ong, Jr.
  • Jafet Dela Cruz
  • Ivan Simanes
  • Hector Hidalgo
2nd Place: From the Engineering Department (Design of Small Scale Semi-Controlled Beach Cleaning Machine)
  • Herson Leal
  • Jude Ivan Santos
  • Ruel Murillo
3rd Place: Infrared Security Alarm System Monitoring Device for Highly Critical Security Facility Medical (CO-VID) Patients
  • Lyan Jarod Bolivar
  • Jomari Biares
  • Nikko Marlo Bisarra
  • Rein Allen Ruiz
  • Renz Gonzales
In a Facebook post, the Research and Development Office congratulated all the participants, especially the winners of the said conference. The winners were given certificates of recognition and cash prizes as incentives. The RnD Office also encouraged more ASCOT students to join the next year’s colloquium.