CvSU runs virtual R&E AIHR 2020

Research and extension never stops. Instead, it develops and innovates further amidst the pandemic!

This was proven as Cavite State University conducted the Research and Extension Annual In-House Review (R&E AIHR) bringing all  speakers, evaluators, and participants in the virtual room.

With the theme “Navigating the New Normal: Effective Research Methods amidst the Pandemic”, the Research In-House Review last November 3-4, 2020 delivered a keynote message from Dr. Elmer-Rico E. Mojica from the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University in New York and two plenary talks from Dr. Louziela P. Masana and Dr. Ma. Cynthia R. Dela Cruz, both from CvSU.

Dr. Mojica inspired the participants through his research journey with a team aiming for each of them to grow as experts in the field while also ensuring that dissemination of research outputs is conducted. He also shared the adjustments they made to still pursue their studies even with the current pandemic. Meanwhile, Dr. Masana’s talk on “Flourishing Research Capability amidst the Pandemic: An Enhancement for Junior Researchers” reminded the participants to take care of their mental health while trying to work on their studies and building their credibility as researchers. On the other hand, the discussion of “Research for a Better Normal: Perspective of a Senior Faculty Researcher” delivered by Dr. Dela Cruz demonstrated how researches are anchored on global, national and institutional agenda as societal problems are addressed for more relevant studies. She also emphasized the research-instruction-extension continuum that is a guiding principle for researchers, both young and senior. Collaborative researches are encouraged and the administration ensured the continuous support to the University’s research and development activities.

Completed papers were divided into three categories. For the Agriculture, Life Sciences, Engineering and ICT, the following emerged as winners: Comparison of Different Enzyme Preparations for Production of Oligofructose and Inulin from Sugarcane Juice by Hosea L. Matel and Nhyll Angelo S. Acuña(1st place); Morphological Characterization of Commercially Cultivated Coffee (Coffea spp.) in the Philippines by Miriam D. Baltazar, Jermaine Marie Ann O. Fabella, Maowell A. Villanueva, Angeliza Restriva, and Mabell Amiscosa (2nd place); and Surface Water Measurements and Carrying Capacity Assessment in Maragondon River Watershed, Cavite, Philippines by Noel A. Sedigo (3rd place).

For the Development Category, the following were awarded: Design and Development of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)-Based High Capacity Plant Tissue Culture Growth Chamber for the Mass Propagation of Coffee by Gerry M. Castillo, Rosalie A. Pelle, Al Eugene L. Torres, Ric Karl T. Flores, and Antonette Jean L. Magcamit (1st place); Project ERGO: Development of Ergonomically Designed Tools for Various Industries Utilization by Willie C. Buclatin, Mary Joyce P. Alcazar, Gerry M. Castillo, Aivar M. Lopez, and Jay Vee L. Lacostales (2nd place); and ICT-Assisted Growth Management System for Mud crabs: Deployment and Evaluation (3rd place).

Best Papers for Social Sciences include: Gender-Based Differentiation among the Elected Barangay Officials in the First District of Cavite by Victoriano N. Rodil, Frinze AL. A. Bernal and Seuz Rey R. Cantela (1st place); Documentation and Analysis of Completed Researches of Undergraduate Students of Business Management by Gener T. Cueno, Sherrie Rose M. Rupido, Princess M. Feliciano, Tania Marie P. Melo, and Janice E. Paiton (2nd place); and Predicting the Occupation Progress of a Person using Decision Tree-Based Analysis by Rossian V. Perea (3rd place).

Out of nine entries for poster papers, Best Poster was given to the study entitled “Morphological Characterization of Commercially Cultivated Coffee (Coffea spp.) in the Philippines (Miriam D. Baltazar, Jermaine Marie Ann O. Fabella, Maowell A. Villanueva, Angeliza Restriva, and Mabell Amiscosa).

A total of 17 on-going research projects funded through the CvSU Research Grant and the Faculty and Student Research Capability Enhancement Program were presented on the second day. First placers in the research and development categories were sent as entries to the 33rd Regional Symposium on Research, Development and Extension Highlights sponsored by the Southern Tagalog Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research, Development and Extension Consortium.

The Extension In-House Review, on the other hand, was conducted last October 21 with the following serving as evaluators of the on-going extension projects presented: Dr. Rolando V. Maningas, Chief of Information Services, Agricultural Training Institute Region IV-A, Dir. Armando V. Mendoza, Jr., Extension Services of Batangas State University and Dr. Almira G. Magcawas, CvSU.

Papers presented include Barangay Entreprenyur: Business Sustainability Program for Samahan ng mga Nagkakaisang Kababaihan ng Carmona, Inc (Joan L. Fortuna and Melody N. Plaza of CvSU-Carmona), Ystilo de Chabacano Production and Commercialization: Barangay-based Fisherfolks Community Project (Emeriza S. Caparaz of CvSU-Cavite City), KAPWA: Kalusugang Aagapay sa Pangkaisipang Wasto at Akma Program for Persons Deprived of Liberty in Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Imus City (Ann Valery B. Sagrado and Kyle Ruselle P. Paredes of CvSU –Imus), REACH Project and Business & Entrepreneurial Skills and Training of PinyaBuhay for 4KTM or Kasaysayan, kultura, Kabukiran, Kainan (Zarah Jane Centeno of CvSU-Silang), SILAYAN 2.0 Psychological Wellness Program (Christine Marie P. Bayhon of CvSU-Silang), Zero Waste Management in the Coastal Areas of Naic, Cavite (Michelle C. Tanega of CvSU-Naic), Promotion of Fisheries Post-Harvest Technologies towards Food and Financial Security (Mariel Benigno of CvSU-Naic), and Hospitality Management Services and Business Management Trainings (Elsa D. Nueva of CvSU-Naic), Salin Impormasyon at Kaalaman sa Teknolohiya ng Kompyuter o SIKTeK (Sherrlyn M. Rasdas of CvSU-Naic), Tawid Karunungan: Functional Literacy Program (Catherine S. Diones of CvSU Naic), Phonological Awareness Training for Parents of Early Grade Students (Maria Leonora D. Guerrero of CvSU-Naic), BEEyond the Hive amidst Pandemic or CAS BEE (Michele T. Bono and Dickson Dimero of CAS). A total of 82 participated in the virtual Extension AIHR.

Dr. Mojica who served as keynote speaker during the Research AIHR