Eng dept co-sponsors seminar on advances on chemical process
The Chemical Engineering (ChE)
department conducted a seminar on Advances in Chemical Process
Control Instruction held at the Tereso Lara Seminar Room and
in the Process Control Laboratory in the Velasco Building
last October 26-28.
The seminar emphasized the
role of process control software and hardware in the effective
teaching of process control. College of Engineering Dean Servillano
Olano, ChE Vice Chair Raymond Tan, and ChE faculty Joseph
Aurenia were the lecturers and the resource persons. They
developed some of the simulation programs on temperature control
and pressure control software used in the hands-on portion
of the seminar.
Ten different universities
all over the Philippines were represented in this activity.
These were University of Santo Tomas, Mapua Institute of Technology,
Pamantasan ng Lunsod ng Maynila, Adamson University, DLSU-Manila
and Technological Institute of the Philippines (National Capital
Pablo Borbon Memoral Institute
of Technology (Batangas); St. Louis University (Baguio City);
MSU-Marawi, and the University of Mindanao. Florinda Bacani
of the ChE Department represented DLSU-Manila.
The short course was the first
in a series developed by the ChE Department to address its
role as the Philippines’ Center of Excellence in the field
of chemical engineering education. This seminar was also part
of the department’s CHED-COE community extension program.
Salle faculty spearheads national computing science congress
De La Salle University faculty
will lead the more than 250 participants from all over the
country who will attend the first annual national congress
of the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP) to be held
from November 29 to December 1 in Manila.
CSP president and College of
Computer Studies Dean Dr. Raymund Sison said the event, dubbed
Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC 2000), is undertaken
in cooperation with the Department of Science and Technology.
The November 29 session to
be held at the Westin Philippine Plaza is a joint activity
with the Southeast Asian Regional Computer Conference (SEARCC
2000). The next two days will be held at the DLSU-Angelo King
CSP is a new national society
of computing science researchers, educators, industry practitioners,
policy makers in government, and students, whose two-fold
aim is to promote information technology (IT) research and
development, and improve computing science education in the
country, especially in the tertiary and graduate levels.
All papers in the conference
were refereed by top Filipino Ph.D.’s and researchers here
and abroad. In addition to paper presentations, the conference
will also feature poster sessions, panel discussions, and
FThe event aims to provide
an opportunity for IT practitioners, especially in the academe,
to establish networking and partnerships.
hosts visiting researchers from 4 countries
What proof can be further expected?
The University’s confidence on its research programs is equal
to its capacity and capability. Presently, the Social Development
Research Center (SDRC) is hosting four foreign scholars under
its Visiting Researcher Program. SDRC Director Dr. Francisco
Magno saw the decision of the visiting researchers to affiliate
with DLSU-Manila as an indication of the excellent international
reputation of the university and its faculty in the field
of social science and development research.
These scholars come from multi-disciplinary
fields of expertise. Pilar Muñoz, a Ph.D candidate of the
Department of Political Studies at the School of Oriental
and African Studies of University of London, focuses her dissertation
on a case study of selected Japan International Cooperation
Agency (JICA) projects in the Philippines. A student of Leiden
University of the Netherlands, Inge van der Luyt’s research
study is titled “Filipino Family Values and Its Influence
on Children’s Education.” Anthony Talbott, a Fulbright scholar
and another postgraduate candidate of the Political Science
Department at the Arizona State University of the United States
of America, is accomplishing his research on “A Comparative
Analysis of the Persistence of Millenarian Movements in the
Philippines.” An MA in Economics graduate of the Punjab University
of India, Tikaram Adhikari is a 2000 Asia Fellow of the Ford
Foundation, doing his research paper on the “Resiliency Building
of Bhutanese Youth.”
Under the Visiting Researcher
Program, SDRC provides the visiting researchers faculty research
advisors and support services. They, in turn, are expected
to give at least one lecture in the university, submit progress
reports of the research, and acknowledge the assistance of
the University and SDRC in publications arising from their
stay as visiting researchers.