College of Science and Mathematics

CSM for Society, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in News

In celebration of its 22nd Anniversary, UP Mindanao presented the Science for Society Symposium 2017 on February 22 on the theme "From Insights to Impacts: Transforming Mindanao Through Research". This featured lectures in the natural, applied, and human sciences.

According to Research Director, Dr. Emma Bayogan, the symposium emphasized the importance of communicating research and science to the public through forums and other media, and contribute to development.      

Academician Dr. Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza began by speaking on scientists' responsibilities to practice ethics, create public awareness, and lead regulatory initiatives for government in her keynote lecture, "Doing our Share".

From the field of microbiology, Dr. Lyre Anni Murao (Dept. of Biological Science and Environmental Studies) spoke of the virus of HIV patients, flaviviruses of dengue, and the foot-and-mouth disease virus in her talk, "Viruses at War".

From the field of scientific computing, Dr. Ritchie Mae Gamot (Dept. of Math., Physics, and Computer Science) described nature-inspired algorithms in her talk, "An Intelligent Algorithm for Arranging Atoms in a Molecule".   

From biochemistry, Dr. Joel Tolentino (Dept. of Food Science and Chemistry) spoke of producing bioethanol from sago starch in "Decoding the Gene Sequence of a Starch-Degrading Enzyme".

The talks were mixed with a "live interview" where the speakers engaged in conversation with the audience and interviewer Mr. Michael Bonghanoy. Among the audience members who participated were constituents of Brokenshire College, Holy Cross College of Davao, Davao Doctors College, and University of Mindanao.

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In-house Research Review, 2017

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In-house Review of UP Mindanao-funded Research Projects, 30 January 2017

PARALLEL SESSION 1 – NATURAL SCIENCES, Session Chair: Assoc. Prof. Pedro Alviola IV

8:45–9:00 AM Initiation of Callus from Sago Palm Shoot Explant and Embryos, Dr. Annabelle U. Novero

9:00–9:15 AM Cracking the cDNA Sequence that Encodes the Raw Starch-Digesting Amylase (RSDA) from Sacchaomycopsis fibuligeria 2074, Dr. Joel Hassan G. Tolentino

9:15–9:30 AM Granulation in Pummelo as Influenced by Fruit Size and 1-Methylcyclopropene, Dr. Emma Ruth V. Bayogan

9:30–9:45 AM Photocatalytic Paints for Fabrication of Self-Cleaning and Self Sterilizing Containers, Dr. Erwin Oliver V. Fundador

9:45–10:10 AM Open Forum 10:10–10:15 AM Coffee Break

10:15–10:30 AM Enhancing Sago Palm (Metroxylon sagu Rottb.) Seed Germination through Various Techniques, A/Prof. Aileen Grace D. Delima

10:30–10:45 AM Assessment of Lactobacillus paracasei F2I2 as Biopreservative for Pork under Typical Public Market Condition, Dr. Virginia P. Obsioma

10:45–11:00 AM Valuing Community-Based Sea Ranching of Sandfish Holothuria scabra, Dr. Ruth U. Gamboa

11:00–11:15 AM Measuring Economic Impact of Climate Change on High Value Crops and Fish Commodities Production in Davao Region, Ms. Marie Analiz April A. Limpoco


PARALLEL SESSION 2 – SOCIAL SCIENCES Session Chair: Assoc. Prof. Genevieve Quintero

8:45–9:00 AM Talomo River Anthropological Exploration and Assessment of Its Potentials for ‘Serious Leisure’/’Nature Sport’ Design, a/Prof. Maria Stella R. Salazar

9:00–9:15 AM Assessment of Communication Interventions on Maternal Health in Mintal, Bago Oshiro, and Tugbok District Davao City, a/Prof. Nelfa M. Glova

9:15–9:30 AM Memorializing Mintal, a/Prof. Andrea Malaya Ragragio

9:30–9:45 AM Historical Mapping and Land Valuation of Tugbok District, Archt. Ryan C. Songcayauon

9:45–10:10 AM Open forum

10:15–10:30 AM Analyzing Form, Resolution, and time: An Urban and Spatial Morphology of Mintal, Davao City, Archt. Jean Marie V. Juanga

10:30–10:45 AM Mga Sugilanon Kaniadto ug Karon: The Oral Narratives of Mintal, Dr. Genevieve T. Jorolan-Quintero

10:45–11:00 AM A Look into the Leisure Activities of the Residents of the Resettlement Sites in Tugbok District, Davao City, a/Prof. Armando R. Salazar

11:00–11:15 AM Local Institution Capacity for Science/Education Outcomes, Dr. Antonio G. Moran

11:15–11:30 AM Pangeteb: An Ethnographic Study of Indigenous Tattoo Practices of the Pantaron Manobo of Talaingod, Davao del Norte, a/Prof. Andrea Malaya M. Ragrario

11:30 – 11:50 Open Forum

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