“Research is the foundation of new sets of knowledge and technology. It should be filled with integrity,” Dr. Vivian R. Molina, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Research, Development and Extension Programs, Production and Development said during the 5th CET and CArch joint Research Forum held on October 29 at Western Mindanao State University.
College of Engineering and Technology Dean Engr. Dante Jesus P. Villareal further stressed the importance of research as a factor for accreditation, in his opening speech.
The first presenter, Engr. Lizamyl R. Laping, provided information on the actual sanitary condition of canteens inside WMSU with her paper entitled “Food Sanitation Assessment of WMSU Canteens.”
Engr. Ramon P. Velasco Jr. delivered a 10-year analysis of the Tumaga River, the main source of potable water for Zamboanga City with his research entitled “Water Quality Trends in the Tumaga River, Zamboanga City 2001-2011.”
The third presenter, Engr. Ilde B. Deloria promoted the use of natural treatment system in wetlands with his research on “The Treatment of Slaughterhouse Wastwater by Overland.”
Arch. Domingo A. Abarro III, Dean of the College of Architecture was among the presenters during the forum. He presented his internationally-acclaimed paper on “The Innovative Method of Teaching-Training Basic Fundamentals of Handgun Marksmanship” which aims to develop and utilize a new course design for all Criminal Justice Education and Criminology Colleges that will supplant the traditional method of teaching basic fundamental marksmanship. Moreover, Arch. Abarro’s paper gained international recognition when it was conferred with a platinum award during an international forum.
Dr. Julieta B. Tendero, Research Utilization, Publication and Information Dissemination (RUPID) Director led the awarding of certificates to the presenters and ended the program with a message reminding the researchers that the expansion of knowledge doesn’t end in the production of research, and stressing that every research should be disseminated through presentation in forums.
WESMARRDEC Director, Dr. Teresita A. Narvaez was also in the forum to give her insights to every paper presentation. (AJ Dalugdug – PAO/WMSU)