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Chem Eng chair arrives from UK university study visit

Dr. Susan Roces, chair of the Chemical Engineering Department, returned last December 2 after a one-month visit to the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Her visit was in relation to the academic link of the College of Engineering with the University of Portsmouth on environmental engineering and management.

While there she prepared an end-of-link report through consultations with Dr. Simon Claridge, link coordinator of University of Portsmouth and Dr. Mike Purvis, the link adviser.

During her brief stay, she also co-authored with Dr. Mike Purvis and Stanley Santos a technical paper titled “Model Development for a Small Underfeed Stoker Firing Lump Wood.”

Roces likewise attended a conference on Chemical Analysis in the Energy Industry held at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlignton House, London last November 2. The topics discussed in this conference were characterized of fuels and hydrocarbons, monitoring combustion and incineration processes, and emissions of large organic species.

A three-year extension of the link with the University of Portsmouth is presently being worked out. Roces is currently preparing the extension link proposal titled “Development of Environmental Systems Management Programmes in the Philippines.”

Science Education Department chair speaks in international meet

Science Education Department Chairperson Dr. Maricar Prudente participated in the International conference on Teacher Education 2001 at the Manila Hotel on January 10. Prudente spoke during the concurrent session regarding the influence of teaching process of college faculty on the learning process of practicumers.

The research is part of the collaborative EDRENET research project funded by the DOST-SEI and seven educational institutions involved, namely: De La Salle University-Manila, Far Eastern University, National Teachers College, Pamantasan ng Lunsod ng Maynila, Philippine Normal University, and University of the Philippines-Diliman.

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