With the University’s objective of building a research culture, the Research Utilization, Publication and Information Dissemination (RUPID) of the Western Mindanao State University hosted two sets of Research Forums for the month of November.
The Research Forum for the College of Social Work and Community Development featured four new researches of CSWCD students to wit: “Socio-Economic Condition of Families in Barangay Culianan” by Lanilyn Saavedra, “Perceptions of Selected College Students of Western Mindanao State University on the Installation of Coal-Fired Powerplant” by Eriz Bartolome, “Online Games: Its Impact on the Studies of the students of Zamboanga City High School” by Mary Rose Bustamante, and “Health Practice among Sama Badjao in Barangay Maasin, Zamboanga City” by Menzi Gonzales. Held at the 2nd Floor of CSWCD on November 21, Prof. Victoria G. Alojado welcomed the presenters and CSWCD students who witnessed the forum.
Meanwhile the College of Home Economics featured six research presentations during the CHE Research Forum on November 27. Four researches were from the undergraduate category: “Stress Level and Nutritional Status of 4th year BSND of WMSU” by Glady Mae Calumpang, “Availability of Healthy Foods in Low Income and High Income Families in Selected Urban and Rural Areas in Zamboanga City” by Shulamite Grace Amores, “Different Methods of Processing Breadfruit Flour: An Assesment” by Chrismon Abdon and “Development of Mango-Sea Grapes Fermented Beverage” by Jude Jayas. For the graduate research, Ms. Maritess Barrios presented her paper entitled “Home Economics Laboratories in Selected Secondary Schools in Zamboanga City.” Prof. Antonietta H. Domen of the Nutrition and Dietetics department, on the other hand presented her “Survey of Zamboanga Delicacies.” CHE Dean Prof. Lucia M. Santos supported the conduct of the event as she welcomed the participants and students to the forum.
Vice President for Research, Development and Extension-Dr. Roberto B. Torres, Research, Development and Evaluation Center (RDEC) Dean-Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento and Dr. Julieta B. Tendero, RUPID Director were all present during the consecutive research forums of CSWCD and CHE to deliver the inspirational message, and the Research & Development Updates. (AJ Dalugdug, PAO-WMSU)