Archives for November 2023

Iloilo marks historic feat as inaugural provincial host of national sci-tech week

(Image from DOST-NSTW)

Iloilo City cemented its reputation as the science and technology hub of the Visayas by marking another first – becoming the inaugural provincial host for the National Science, Technology, and Innovation Week (NSTW) from November 22-26.

This year’s theme, “Siyensya, Teknolohiya, at Inobasyon sa Kabalikat sa Matatag, Maginhawa, at Panatag na Kinabukasan,” anchored on the sustainable use of marine resources to create jobs and bolster the economy.

The opening ceremony held at the Iloilo Convention Center (ICON) was followed by interactive exhibits, talks and demonstrations, celebrating the research and development gains of DOST and the Filipino ingenuity across sectors. It also featured sub- events like the start – up jams, fyrside chats, and business development matching and pitching among others.

The Iloilo Science and Technology University, along with other universities in the region also participated by showcasing their research and development portfolio, and their recent wins in producing startups and spin offs that offer various solutions and options to industries and communities.

The University featured the Regional Yarn Production and Innovation Center (RYPIC) in ISAT U Miagao, the Fabrication Laboratory, the Ground Receiving Satellite located in ISAT U Dumangas, its array of R&D products, and its vibrant research ecosystem that allows the university to become a progressive center for research, technology, and entrepreneurship.

“Through this integration of strengths across government, academe and startups, Team Iloilo can catalyze wider advancement, “remarked by ISAT U President Dr. Gabriel M. Salistre Jr.

The weeklong celebration was participated in by no less than DOST Secretary Renato S. Solidum, USec. Leah Buendia, DOST Region VI Director Dr. Rowen Gelonga and some other big and familiar names in the business, science, technology, and innovation world.

ISAT U Faculty, Student Designers hype 2023 Science & Tech Week

Iloilo Science and Technology University, College of Industrial Technology-Fashion and Wellness Department takes part in a series of intellectually stimulating events in this year’s celebration of National Science, Technology, and Innovation Week housed in Iloilo City.

The activity spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI), kicked off with the opening of Hinabul Exhibit followed by lecture in Textile 101: Basic Textile Technology at Museo de Iloilo on November 22, 2023.

Faculty members, students and alumni of the Fashion and Wellness Department also took center stage as they showcased their sustainable creations in the Hinabul Exhibit which will run until November 26, 2023.

Faculty members, students and alumni of the Fashion and Wellness Department also took center stage as they showcased their sustainable creations in the Hinabul Exhibit which will run until November 26, 2023.

Capping the 1st day is a KatHabi Innovation Fashion Show, presenting collections from the Stitch-off National Streetwear Competition, ISAT U’s faculty, students and alumni, and known brands at Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Arts.

CIT’s Skills Olympics 2023 A Come Back: Showcasing Student Talent in Science, Technology, and Innovation

Spirit of competition and innovation rekindled as the College of Industrial Technology (CIT) hosted the return of Skills Olympics 2023 on September 8, 2023, following the pandemic hiatus.

Housing the majority of trade courses in the University, CIT signifies that the event is the resurgence of an avenue that promotes the essential skills of students.

According to Dr. Rene L. Celda, CIT Dean, the event offers students the opportunity to exhibit their proficiency and expertise in a variety of vocational and technical fields.

“This competition allows students to demonstrate their skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities, giving them a chance to shine in their chosen trades,” said Dr. Celda.

In a dazzling display of talent, innovation, and sheer determination, participating students put their skills to the test in a multitude of disciplines in the event with the theme, “Building the Future Through Science, Technology, and Innovation”. 

Students compete in 26 different categories which include live sketching, portraiture, and a painting skills contest, emphasizing the importance of aesthetics and precision in design. The AUTO CAD 2D Drafting Skills Contest tested the student’s ability to translate their creative visions into detailed, two-dimensional drafts.

In Electrical Technology, students demonstrated their prowess in Industrial and Commercial Wiring Installation. While Electronics Technology contestants fine-tuned their skills with precision and expertise in the Audio Set-Up category.

Sparks were brought to the event as Welding and Fabrication Technology enthusiasts showed their mastery of the GAS Metal Arc Welding Process. Contests like Plate Welding 1G and Plate Welding 2G challenged the students to create strong, lasting connections through their craftsmanship.

Meanwhile, students in Automotive Technology illuminated their proficiency showcasing mastery of the automotive lighting system, alternator, and starter motor technologies. At the same time, the HVACR participants demonstrated their expertise in Commercial Air-conditioning Installation and Commissioning.

The competition continued as Hospitality Management and BIT Food Technology showcased the culinary and service excellence of students through the Fruit and vegetable Carving, Bartending, and Napkin Folding contests. While, the BS in Tourism Management participants redefined how to explore and understand the world, offering a glimpse into the future of tourism in the Virtual Tour Guiding category.

Entrepreneurial aspirations also came to life in the BS Entrepreneurship segment with the Video Advertisement Competition.

Cosmetology Technology pushed the boundaries of beauty standards paving the way for new trends in the industry, students demonstrated their expertise in the art of beauty through commercial makeup for women and creative nail art.

Fashion and Apparel Technology enthusiasts exhibited their talents through draping online models, while the Fashion and Design Merchandizing participants were challenged to express their creativity through conceptual fashion illustrations.

The Computer Technology segment played a pivotal role in shaping the future through digital art, web design, and computer programming.

Completing the contest categories are the Civil Technology contestants in carpentry and plumbing, ensuring that the infrastructure of the future remains robust and reliable.

The Skills Olympics’ return is not just a competition but a testament to resilience and adaptability. It reaffirms the college’s commitment to nurturing talent, fostering innovation, and preparing students for successful careers in trades that are fundamental to society.

As students compete and exhibit their skills, they contribute to the ongoing growth and development of these vital sectors, ensuring that excellence in trade remains at the forefront of the future.

ISAT U concludes pre-testing of BNEO modules

The Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) concluded its pre-testing of modules for the Barangay Newly Elected Officials Basic Orientation Course at the Eon Centennial Waterworld Resort Hotel, Jaro, Iloilo City.

The pre-testing was conducted in three stages. The first one was held on October 19 – 20 at the HRT Service Hotel with personnel from the DILG VI and the Local Government Academy (LGA) serving as participants. The 2nd and 3rd stages were held at the Eon Centennial Hotel with barangay officials categorized as rural, urban, and large groups joining as participants on October 25 – 28, 2023.

ISAT U was tapped by the DILG VI and LGA to help develop modules covering the topics on the 2023 BNEO Framework Orientation, Salient Features of Republic 7160, Barangay Development Planning, Barangay Budget Process, Barangay Based Institutions and Volunteerism, and Public Ethics and Accountability. The development of modules and training is part of the activities under the 2023 BNEO Framework, intended to capacitate new barangay officials in the performance of their duties and functions.

DILG VI Division Chief, Christian Nagaynay emphasized the value of the participants’ inputs during the activity as these will be used to further enhance the module in preparation for its eventual national rollout. Dr. Marlon Ladia, LGOO V, presented the new 2023 BNEO Framework to the participants and highlighted the importance of knowing what to do during the first one hundred days of being a public servant.

ISAT U President Dr. Gabriel M. Salistre, Jr. reiterated the commitment of the University to help barangay officials in their governance and administration as the frontline in the delivery of basic services to the people. “The Barangay is the most critical frontline unit that translates national policies into tangible community impact. Hence, it is imperative that you are empowered with the requisite knowledge and skills to serve your constituents effectively and dutifully” said Dr. Salistre.

The University is set to deliver the complete set of modules including a slide deck, training plan, session and activity plan, and the suggested rollout strategies as part of its commitment.

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