Sunday, July 15, 2018

DLSU PHDCE Student Won Best Poster in the 7th ERDT Congress

[L-R] PHDCE Students: Engr. Raymund Abad, Engr. Erica Uy and Engr. Krister Roquel

MANILA, Philippines – Last 13th of July 2018, the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) program of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) held its 7th annual Congress at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) with the theme, “The Human Engineer”. The event is a gathering of all DOST-ERDT-affiliated faculty and scholars from 8 partner universities, namely Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU), Central Luzon State University (CLSU), De La Salle University (DLSU), Mapua University (MU), Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), University of Philippines – Diliman (UPD), University of the Philippines – Los Banos (UPLB), and University of San Carlos (USC).

Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon, Dean of the College of Engineering of UPD, opened the Congress while current DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina L. Guevarra delivered the keynote speech about the past and current researches and projects funded by the Department’s various councils and agencies. Dr. Jazmin B. Llana, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts of DLSU, gave a talk on Humanitarian Engineering, where scholars were encouraged to put a conscious effort in developing technologies while engaging other disciplines for a more holistic approach in the application of engineering principles in bettering the quality of life of the people.

The following ERDT scholars from the Civil Engineering Department of DLSU also presented posters of their respective researches:

Abad, Raymund Paolo B. – Identifying Factors Affecting Behavior of Metro Manila Travelers During Flood Events

Ang, Daniel Lawrence C. – Road Capacity Imbalance at Exit Points of the Metro Manila Skyway and Adjoining Roads

Bacero, Riches S. – Strategic Route Planning of Truck Traffic in Metro Manila

Roquel, Krister Ian Daniel Z. – Inter-Regional Logistics Optimization in the Philippine Greater Capital Region

Uy, Erica Elise S. – Full-Field Estimation of Strain Parameter-Triggering Liquefaction

After the poster session, Prof. Leonardo C. Rosete, Dean of the College of Fine Arts of UPD, Prof. Jerry R. Yapo, Director of the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts and Associate Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences of UPLB, and Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, S.J., Professor in the School of Science and Engineering and Former President, ADMU, delivered plenary talks on Arts in Engineering, Humanities in Engineering, and Engineering for Social Change, respectively.

A scholar from the Civil Engineering Department, Krister Ian Daniel Z. Roquel, was awarded Best Poster in the Environment and Infrastructure R&D Track. Dr. Josette T. Biyo, Director of DOST-SEI closed the Congress shortly afterwards.

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