ASIMOV Program-wide Congress, June 2022

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UP Mindanao's research program named Autonomous Societally Inspired Mission Oriented Vehicles [ASIMOV] held its ASIMOV Program-wide Congress on 13 June 2022, Davao City. ASIMOV is composed of:  Project 1: Harmonized Aerial Watch and Knowledge-based Survey (HAWKS); Project 2: Robot for Optimized and Autonomous Mission Enhancement Responses (ROAMER). The conference featured a demo of a prototype robot vehicle with navigation capabilities and the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the program and the agricultural partners in the banana industry. 
Davao City Mayor and now Vice President-elect of the Republic of the Philippines, Sara Duterte-Carpio, in her message, said, "Filipinos are known for gadget uses; hence I am optimistic that with their current engagement with technology, you’ll be able to encourage more Filipinos to be involved in empowering their field of research and development, including related endeavors. These artificial intelligence projects are anticipated to produce technological breakthroughs to address specific gaps and bring beneficial transformation to various industries both in the private and government sectors in the succeeding years. Today’s crucial event may open new opportunities for everyone to generate more effective methods that will help in the goal of bringing the country to a more progressive state. Congratulations and good luck in all your future endeavors!"
Program Leader Prof. Jose Ildefonse "Joe" Rubrico (Dept. of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science) acknowledged the presence of the Department of Science and Technology through the Philippine Council for Industry Energy & Emerging Technology Research & Development, the DOST Advanced Science & Technology Institute team of Project Roamer, the Philippine Space Agency, the Davao del Norte Provincial Agriculturist’s Office, the Biao Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative, the Diamond Individual Farmers Cooperative, the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Southern Mindanao Campus and the PSHS Zamboanga Peninsula Region Campus, and the University of the Philippines Mindanao, lead implementing agency.

Message of the Chancellor, June 2022

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IMG20220606085110CROP33Message of UP Mindanao Chancellor Lyre Anni Murao

06 June 2022

Good morning to everyone. Today is my 98th day in office and in two days I will reach 100 days. First of all, I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into the administration and helping me facilitate the mission and the vision of this new administration.

For the past 98 days, I have found new treasures. I have seen resilient, passionate, and kind people. I have seen the genuineness in their hearts. Thank you for these people. I hope we can continue. You are jewels of the university.

To be honest, this is a very challenging task for me. This is a new challenge for me but, you know, as I journey through this new phase in the past few days I have also met people, some of them in high positions, in the same boat as well, who have taken on the same challenges and I found inspiration in them. Because despite these new challenges I saw in them the determination to move forward and to bring these challenges really to heart and accomplish something that is worthwhile in the society’s institutions that we serve. I would take on the challenge as well and we bring up something worthwhile for our institution within the next years. Now we have started crafting our strategic directions for the next years. I’m really glad that we have started that. We are working on the skeleton and in the past days, we have now placed the meat. Because I am a biologist and my examples are biological in nature. So the skeleton is there so now we have to put the organs, the muscles, into the plan so that it will take shape. And it’s now taking shape and I’d like to thank everyone who has participated in shaping our strategic plan. In the next days we will continue to work on the plan. Making a strategic plan is not easy. It is going to take a while. It's going to be a long process. It will take some iteration but I will ask for your patience as we get through this arduous but successful experience for us. Because once we have this plan before us and we know where we are going, we are now guided on what to do in the next few years.

Market Validation and Research, June 2022

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The University of the Philippines Mindanao Growing and Developing Enterprises (UPGRADE), a Technology Business Incubator in UP Mindanao that aims to build, launch, and accelerate impact- driven profitable, and scalable startups in the region, is conducting a 5-day virtual workshop on the topic: Introductory Course to Market Validation and Research on June 7, 14, and 21, and 28, 2022. This module will be facilitated by our resource person, Dr. Sylvia Concepcion. She is a former Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Mindanao and she’s currently an Adjunct Professor at the same University as well as a Value Chain Consultant to various leading companies and organizations in the country.

This module will run for 5 sessions with a combination approach of lecture, workshop, assignment, and pitching in the duration of its delivery. The individual enrollment amounts to Php 5,000.00, inclusive of training materials and certificates. The details of the payment process are written in the registration form.

We offer ongoing promos for early registrants:

STUDENTS 30%                      DISCOUNTED PRICE PHP 3,500.00


2 WEEKS BEFORE THE DEADLINE 10%         PHP 4,000.00

1 WEEK BEFORE THE DEADLINE 10%.           PHP 4,500.00

2022 Student Recognition

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The University of the Philippines Mindanao is glad to continue its annual tradition of recognizing its University and College Scholars. We are inviting you to the 2022 Student Recognition Ceremony on 23 May at 9:00 AM held through Zoom and YouTube.

Join us in recognizing our students’ efforts and accomplishments in the name of honor and excellence despite the challenges in the past academic years. Prof. Kriza Faye Calumba will also join us to give an inspirational message to our achievers.

Student honorees will receive an invitation to participate in the Zoom webinar from their respective Office of College Secretaries within the next few days. Kindly register on or before 20 May 2022 (Friday).

For everyone else, you may view the celebration on our YouTube channel:

Congratulations and padayon, mga Iskolar ng Bayan!



Virtual Career Fair, 2022

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2022 052022 CAREER FAIRGraduating students are invited to the two-part Virtual Career Ventures with the theme: "Preparing for a Digital Ready Workforce in the New Normal" to be held in May 2022.
On 12 May, 10 A.M. - 12 NN is the "Marketing Me Live" webinar to be facilitated by, Inc., an IT company. Students' registration for the 12 May webinar is at:
On 20 May, 1-4 P.M. is the "Virtual Career Fair." Registration for job seekers is at:
Employers/companies who wish to participate in the job fair may register at:
The Virtual Career Ventures are organized by the Counseling and Testing Section of the Office of Student Affairs, in collaboration with the University Student Council, and the, Inc. Attendance to the program is free of charge.

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