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Alumni Association Elections, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

UP Mindanao Alumni Association Inc. thru its Commission on Elections is happy to announce the Call for Nominations for UPMinAA Officers for the term January 2018 to December 2019. Please be guided by the following schedule:

October 23 - November 30, 2017 - Call for Nominations
December 4, 2017 - Announcement of Nominees     
December 4 to 21, 2017 - Campaign Period
December 22, 2017 - Election Day (during the UPMin Panagtagbo), 9:00AM to 3:00PM; Posting of Elected Persons (4:00PM); Election Protest (until 5:00PM); Proclamation and Induction (6:00PM)

The following positions are open for nomination:

Chairperson; President; Vice President for CHSS; Vice President for CSM; Vice President for SOM; Secretary; Assistant Secretary; Treasurer; Public Relations Officer; Executive Secretary; and three (3) Board Members

For procedures please click on the link: procedures

Awards in PNHRS and RHRDE, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

In the 11th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week, held 22-25 August 2017 in Metro Manila:

•    Gayle Lagmay (BS Food Tech. 2016) was 1st Prize winner-Undergraduate Research Paper Oral Presentation for “Photocatalytic and Antimicrobial Studies of Polyhydroxybutyrate- CO- Hydroxyhexanoate Nanocomposite Film”. Her study shows that biofilms have potential as packaging material for food and as material for wastewater treatment in the textile industry.  Jessa Mae Villanueva (BSFT 2016) won 3rd Prize for "Investigative Study of the Antimicrobial Property of Sodium Alginate/TiO2 Nanocomposite Film".  

In the 7th Regional Health Research and Development Expo, 21-22 September, Davao City:

•    Elizabeth Velasco (BSFT 2017), 1st Place, Research Paper Presentation and 1st Place-Poster Exhibit for “Development of Antimicrobial Durian Starch-Carrageenan/Carvacrol Films”.
•    Ruby Ricalde (BS Agribusiness Economics 2017), 2nd Place-Poster for “Optimal Diets of Indigenous Children in Conflict and Non-Conflict Areas of Davao del Norte”

27 pass June Architect Exam, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

The University of the Philippines Mindanao (UP-Mindanao) Architecture program achieved another 100%-passing mark in the June 2017 Architect Licensure Examinations.

A total of 27 new architects were produced, namely: Anna Tricia L. Acuña; Stefanie  N. Aquino; Samantha V. Arbotante; Somayyah G. Batuampar; Kristin Rona L. Batuigas; Aldeah B. Belotindos; Vanessa B. Bonghanoy; Lyndon John B. Cabahug; Joseph John O. Cahatian; Genevieve Miche D. Catog; Neice Joy D. Ching; Meryll Cameline G. Cid; Jhaneen Ealyza S. Cocal; Juliene Caress V. Cossid; Mary Kesselyn D. Cubero; Glea Czarina I. Geyrozaga; Faith A. Lejarso; Junel G. Nuñez; Therese Ann L. Quiray; Joanna Eve Alexandria O. Ramos; Mariel C. Sacala; Hannah Gayle M. Salarda; Keith David M. Salarda; Mottie Idansanka P. Santos; Hazel L. Soberano; Oliver D. Telmo; Katherine A. Vosotros.

The program has maintained its 100%-passing rate in the board exams through the years and has produced seven board top-notchers.

Balik-Scientist Dr. Siarot, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

ALUMNA DR. LOWELA L. SIAROT (BS Biology 2007), recipient of the Balik-Scientist Program of the Dept. of Science and Technology, gave her Exit Report Presentation on 25 May at the host-institution, the College of Science and Mathematics, UP Mindanao. Dr. Siarot served as a Balik-Scientist in the period 9 January-8 April 2017.

Dr. Siarot presented the activities she accomplished, as well as the results of her scoping review on the diagnosis and drug development studies for zoonotic viral diseases in Philippines. In attendance at the presentation were BSP Coordinator Ms. Wilma Santos, CSM Dean Dominica Dacera, faculty members, and students.

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National Scientists visit, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

FOUR SCIENTISTS of the National Academy of Science and Technology visited UP Mindanao on 15 March, fresh from their Mindanao Regional Scientific Meeting on the theme "Attaining Sustainable Goals in Philippine Fisheries", in Davao City. The team was composed of: National Scientist Edgardo Gomez, founder of the Marine Science Institute; Academician Jose B. Cruz Jr.,  a Professor Emeritus of Engineering of Ohio State University;  National Scientist Lourdes J. Cruz, a biochemist who has done research in toxic peptides from the venom of fish-hunting Conus marine snails; and Academician Marco Nemesio "Coke" Montano, formerly of the Marine Science Institute. The scientists had a quick tour of the Administration Building and the Oblation Plaza, the College of Science and Math. to view the laboratories and the landscape statues, and the upcoming Sports Complex grounds. At the CSM statue grounds Dr. Gomez pulled up an African fountain tree seedling that he described as an invasive plant, and pointed out the sprouting flame tree seedlings that he said needed relocating.          

The scientists were accompanied by DOST-11 personnel and NAST Executive Director Luningning Samarita-Domingo. They were met in UP Mindanao by School of Management Dean Larry Digal, Assoc. Prof. Ruth Gamboa (Dept. of Bio. Sci. & Envir. Studies), and PRO Rene Estremera.

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