Archives for July 20, 2018

S-Turbine project augments farmers’ water supply

The S-Turbine installed at Brgy. Cabacanan, Alimodian, Iloilo.

After passing a series of tests and evaluation, the S-Turbine research project was inaugurated and turned-over to the Cabacanan Farmer Cooperative, Alimodian, Iloilo on March 28, 2018. It  now helps supply water for the irrigation and household needs of the cooperative members.

Combining the principles of hydraulics, physics and engineering, the device controls and magnifies the speed and power of rapids or streams. It has the potential to supply water for irrigation canals for improved food production and for micro-hydropower system to energize homes without smoke emissions.

The main purpose of the project is to reduce the dependence on fossil fuel to pump potable water supply for household and irrigation projects or to generate micro hydro-power plants. The mechanical hydraulic machine was designed by Engr. Salvador Senorio.

The S-Turbine is  among the three completed out of the four projects funded by USAID. The other two are the Multi-Powered Drying System for Food Processing which was turned-over to the Magagmay nga Kristyanong Katilingban organization at Brgy. Tiabas, San Dionisio, Iloilo and the Bioactive Hyaluronic Acid from Heads of Silver-Banded Whiting for Nutraceutical Use: Characterization and Biocompatibility Assessment of the Extracted Hyaluronic Acid which is under negotiation for technology transfer to a private nutraceutical company.

Enrolment hits 11 thousand

Considering the inflow of the students who completed the K-12 Program, the enrolment for  all ISAT U campuses for tertiary education for the First Semester, Academic Year 2018-2019 reached 11, 776.

Iloilo City Campus has recorded 6,916 enrollees while the external campuses has 4,860 (Miagao Campus- 2,828; Leon Campus-1,006; Barotac Nuevo Campus-532; and Dumangas Campus- 494).

At Iloilo City Campus, the College of Industrial Technology has the highest number of enrollees at 1,938, followed by the College of Arts and Sciences with 1,278; College of Engineering and Architecture 1, 226 and the College of Education, 1,070.

When clustered as to discipline,   Engineering and Technology courses has the most number of enrollees (4,544).  It is followed by Education Science and Teacher Training (2,141), Information Technology and Related Discipline (1,840), Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (1,006), Business Management (548), Architecture and Town Planning (363), Social and Behavioral Sciences (326), Trade Craft and Industrial (273), Mathematics (140) and Maritime Education (138). The Junior and Senior High School accounted for 898 students.

It was also noted that the full implementation of Republic Act 10931 or The Universal Access to Free Higher Education has attracted students to enroll at ISAT U. The data showed that total applicants for AY 2018-2019 were 6,848 which is the highest in the last five years. However, due to the university’s strict admission policy, only 2,401 freshmen were admitted which is the lowest in percentage over the same period.


ISAT U Quick Links