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23 JULY 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 08. 4 PAGES 

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Limjap elected to math teachers board

Dr. 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.

The 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.

ChE Department advocates for laboratory safety

The 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 fire extinguisher.

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, and simulation.

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.

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