To hone the capabilities of every student-researcher through research skills development, ISAT U Miagao Campus through the Office of Research Services Department hosted a Research Colloquium 2023, the 1st Intercampus Research Paper and Poster Presentation Competition, with the theme “Empowering Student Research Excellence and Innovation Amidst Challenges” as part of ISAT U 8th Charter Anniversary on May 16, 2023.
The Research Colloquium was participated in by ISAT U research teams from different campuses, namely: ISAT U College of Education (COE), ISAT U College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA), ISAT U College of Industrial Technology (CIT), ISAT U College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), ISAT U Leon Campus, ISAT U Barotac Nuevo Campus, ISAT U Dumangas Campus, and ISAT U Miagao Campus.
Providing a platform for researchers to present their innovative studies, the colloquium featured two categories, Education and Technology. ISAT U College of Arts and Sciences emerged victorious, winning the Best Research Paper Award in both the Education and Technology categories with the titles, “Enhanced Information Retrieval Using Term Frequency-Inverse Document Frequency (TF-IDF) and Cosine Technology,” in Education and “Type-II Diabetes Risk Detection Using Gradient Boosting Algorithm” in Technology category.
Kent Rod Demasu-ay, from the said department was recognized as the Best Presenter in the Education category. Francis Jules Espartero from the College of Industrial Technology was declared as the Best Presenter in the Technology category.
ISAT U MC, meanwhile, demonstrated their research capabilities by earning the 2nd Place for Best Research Paper Award in Education category with the title “Exploring the Lived Experiences of Becoming and Being a Student Leader During COVID-19 Pandemic” and 3rd Place in Technology category with the title “Development of Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) Leaf Sheet Eco Bag.” They were also recognized for their poster presentation, winning the Best Poster Presentation in the Education Category with Laliene Trasga as the Best Presenter.
This activity gave the student researchers a unique chance to share their work and engage in conversation and discussion with peers and panelists. This is essential for knowledge expansion, intellectual exchange, and promotion of scholarly connections with other researchers.
Written by: Niňo Legaspi, PICO Coordinator Miagao Campus