The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) successfully convened the 2014 OVPAA Research Symposium.
This was held last December 1 and 2, 2014 at the Intel Center for Science Innovation Auditorium, National Institute of Physics, UP Diliman.
The symposium featured the results of the projects under the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR), the Balik PhD and the Emerging Science and Technology Research (ESTR) programs. A total of 17 oral presentations and 20 poster presentations were given.
On the second day, a roundtable discussion was held among project proponents and administrators from UP Diliman and UP Los Banos to discuss concerns pertaining to procurement, fund releases and accounting procedures, among others.
President Alfredo E. Pascual, Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela P. Concepcion and other university officials were likewise given a tour of the laboratories of the Versatile Instrumentation System for Science Education and Research (VISSER) and of Terahertz. The laboratories, based at the National Institute of Physics, obtained support from the EIDR and Balik PhD programs.
The first OVPAA Research Symposium was hosted by UP Los Banos in 2013.
Research grants are awarded by the UP System, through the OVPAA, to faculty and REPS to elevate the level and quality of scholarly and creative output in the university.
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