elected to math teachers board
Auxencia Limjap of the Science Education Department was elected
president of the Philippine Council of Mathematics Teacher
Educators (MATHTED), Inc. during its board meeting on July
13. Dr. Limjap is also the overall chair of the Organizing
Committee for the MATHTED Biennial Conference on October 19-20
of this year in Iloilo.
other officers of the organization are Dr. Florenda Gallos
of the U.P. National Institute of Science Education, vice
president; Dr. Ma. Louise Antonette de las Pe˝as of Ateneo
de Manila University, secretary; and, Dr. Evangeline Golla
of the Philippine Normal University, treasurer. On the other
hand, Dr. Maxima Acelajado, Dr. Yolando Beronque, Dr. Herminia
Torres, and Dr. Aurora Trance of the Mathematics Department
sit in the 11-member MATHTED Board of Directors. Trance also
serves as auditor of the organization.
MATHTED is a national organization composed of mathematics
teacher trainers and tertiary mathematics teachers who are
involved in in-service training and upgrading programs for
basic, secondary, and tertiary mathematics teachers.
Department advocates for laboratory safety
Chemical Engineering Department organized a seminar on safety
in the chemical engineering research laboratories on July
7. One of the objectives of the seminar was to familiarize
the students with the policies on the use of research laboratories.
The resource persons also gave the students pointers on sound
laboratory practices, safety measures in the laboratories,
safe handling of chemicals and hazardous materials, proper
disposal of solid and liquid wastes, and safety procedures
in case of emergency situations.
Dr. Julius Maridable, dean of the College of Engineering and
member of the ChE Department, gave a lecture on laboratory
safety. Dionisio Escarez, head of the Security Office, discussed
fire safety and conducted a demonstration on the use of a
In related news, the department also sponsored a seminar on
the introduction to MATLAB computing on June 23. Joseph Auresenia
gave an overview of the MATLAB environment and demonstrated
the application of this software to various areas such as
algebra, calculus, differential equations, matrices, plotting,
Edwin Sybingco of the Electronics and Communication Engineering
Department and Lawrence Gan Lim of the Mechanical Engineering
Department also gave introductions to neural networks and
to fuzzy logic respectively. Faculty members and some laboratory
technicians of the College of Engineering participated in
the said seminar.