GRANTS AND AWARDS

RDG Conference Report of Lourdes M. Portus

Write up about the Conference The 2014 APRU Global Health Workshop was well attended by representatives from about 22 member-countries of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). The conference consisted of a pre-conference workshop, a keynote speech, four working groups, three special plenary presentations and ten concurrent panel presentations. There were more than 300 participants from around 20 countries. There were around 10 Filipino delegates coming from UP (Diliman, Manila and Open U), St. Louis University in Baguio, Cavite State University and University of The East. A competition for student poster presentations was mounted and adjudged prior to the […]

RDG Conference Report of Chrysline Margus N. Piñol

Write up about the Conference Attached is the final conference report prepared by Professor Yuan Ping Feng (Chair) and Professor Wenzhou Bao (Co-chair) from the National University Singapore, dowloaded from www.physics.nus.edu.sg. Feedback on paper presented The research I presented is still in its early stage, highly exploratory and theoretical. Thus, after presentation, I was asked about future directions. Future directions of research presented The research will be extended so as to be able to model actual physical systems. Potential foreign collaborators No one specific as of the moment. Other important contacts and insights Professor Yuan Ping Feng Chair, Department of […]

RDG Conference Report of Rose Jane J. Peras

Write up about the Conference The conference is an assembly of experts in the field of Forestry.  It highlights the various aspects of forestry incorporating the biological, physical and social dimensions of forestry and natural resources.  This is the first year that Forest for People has been added as a major theme of the conference.  The conference is attended by more than 3,000 individuals conducting research in forestry, with more than 150 technical sessions and over 2,000 oral and poster presentations.  The conference has 4 inspiring keynote plenary sessions (Modern Timber Buildings from Sustainable Forests; Maintaining Cycles and Feedbacks in […]

RDG Conference Report of Sonia M. Pascua

Write up about the Conference As observe the conference was a delegation of mostly PhD’s in the field of IT education where studies and research were categorically of cutting edge instructional technology  research and with realistic integration application. Most of the paper presentations in the conference talked about pedagogy in IT teacher education. Some of them are Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher induction and professional support, technology-integrated classroom and the pre-service involve among teachers, assistive technology, media booking and 3D  printing, teaching technology engaging  students through 21st century learning, technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) and a lot […]

RDG Conference Report of Irene A. Papa

Write up about the Conference The conference was held at the beautiful auditorium of the Incubation and Research Building of I-Shou University Medical Campus in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It was attended by almost 500 participants from all over the world. Among the international conferences I had the opportunity to attend with. I had the most memorable experience attending this one. I had a  very fruitful learning experience in all the oral papers presented and at the same time the most beautiful participation in all the social events the hosts organized for all of us every night during the conference. The registration […]

RDG Conference Report of Vachel Gay V. Paller

Write up about the Conference The 6th ASEAN Congress for Tropical Medicine and Parasitology was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in KL, Malaysia on March 5-7, 2014. The Congress was organized in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee of the Malaysian Society for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM). The theme of the congress was: GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN TROPICAL DISEASES: Bridging Gaps and Building Partnerships.  The conference was attended by about 400 delegates, the biggest so far in the history of ACTMP, mostly coming from ASEAN countries. My five (5) MS graduate students from UPLB who also work on parasites presented their works […]

RDG Conference Report of Kristyl .N Obispado

Write up about the Conference El Colegio de Michoacán, A.C. and the University of Guadalajara organized this international conference in commemoration of the 450th anniversary of Legazpi and Urdaneta’s expedition in 1964. This expedition paved way for the galleon trade and constituted a landmark in the long relationship between the Philippines and Mexico. Starting in 1964, a series of celebrations has been organized to celebrate “The Year of Mexican-Philippines Friendship”. In line with this, this conference aimed to highlight material and cultural exchanges between Mexico and the Philippines, both in the past and present. It brought together eighteen scholars from […]

RDG Conference Report of Annabelle U. Novero

Write up about the Conference The APBB 2014 conference aimed to provide a platform for biochemists, biotechnologist, nutritionist, food technologists, authorized bodies and industrialists to interact and discuss new research findings in various fields of plant biochemistry and biotechnology. The conference highlighted topics pertaining to promote people living in urban areas to be interested in producing food for home consumption. Urban agriculture could generate income, promotes human interaction, improves environmental quality and provides an avenue for recycling waste towards sustainable community The Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University Putra Malaysia (UPM) together with National Institute of […]

RDG Conference Report of Gloria Luz M. Nelson

Write up about the Conference “Sociology has a long and distinguish history opposing market fundamentalism and  supporting society control over  markets” Excerpt  from the welcome address of  Michael Buroway, President of ISA:  An incredibly sensitive community of academics and professional such as the International Sociological Association, aware of the social transformations taking place in the world, cannot and should not be absent from a debate on inequality.  The great tradition of multi, inter and trans disciplinary works in which the most complex problems of the present day world are addressed; its unique condition of being academically, scientifically, regionally, institutionally and […]

RDG Conference Report of Francis M. Mulimbayan

Write up about the Conference MSE 2014 Congress was the first international conference that I have attended in a foreign country. Although I felt too much excitement in the mere idea of myself, riding an airplane for the first time and going abroad to meet folks with entirely different culture; on the same degree, I became tremendously anxious in thinking of many negative possibilities that might befall on me while abroad, i.e. getting lost, accidentally losing my passport, etc.? Nevertheless, everything went well and as smoothly as I planned.  Many students, young professionals, PHD’s, professors and researchers from 54 different […]