BS Math, BS Bio top CAS Interdisciplinary ResCon

Post date: 30-Apr-2017 10:17:10

It’s a double victory for Bachelor of Science in Mathematics as Hannibal Paul A. Causapin won as Best Researcher and Best Presenter in the CAS 2017 Interdisciplinary Research Conference held at CAM Auditorium, April 28. Causapin’s study entitled "Semi-Markov Chain Modeling on Earthquake Occurrences in Selected Areas in Luzon" aimed to model earthquake occurrences in selected areas in Luzon using semi-Markov chain and focused on estimating the transition matrix, holding time mass functions and interval transition probability matrix for two defined states: region-to-region and magnitude-to magnitude. The study made a forecast of earthquake occurrences in the next five (5) years.

Beulah T. Grevialde and Anne Julian S. Ladiana of Bachelor of Science in Biology secured the 2nd Best Researcher award with their study entitled "Phytochemical and Antibacterial Screening of the Pseudostem of Musa (BBB Group) “Saba” Against Canine Skin Pathogens".

Another team of BS Biology researchers, Maria Arvy Diane A. Penolio and Clarisse Alyssa L. Pureza, grabbed the 3rd Best Researcher award with their research entitled "Parasitic Infection of Indian Mackerel (Rastrelliger Kanagurta) from Dalahican Port in Tayabas Bay".

Beulah T. Grevialde and Anne Julian S. Ladiana (left); Maria Arvy Diane A. Penolio and Clarisse Alyssa L. Pureza (right)

Eight researchers from the four disciplines of CAS presented their research for the competition category while two students of Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics presented their study for the special presentation category.

Prof. Ricardo Clores of the De La Salle University – Dasmarinas, Engr. Francis Malit of the Technological Institute of the Philippines - Quezon City, and Prof. Editha De Jesus of Southern Luzon State University – Lucban, Quezon served as panel of evaluators.

The 2017 CAS Research Conference with the theme “Ahon: Propelling the Research Culture to the Next Level” was made possible through the initiative of the CAS Research Services, headed by CAS Research Coordinator Prof. Rene Zubieto, CAS Student Council and CAS Office of the Dean. - CAS Research Services Team