Department extends assistance to Cagayan State University
by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as the country’s
lone center of excellence, the Chemical Engineering Department
extended its assistance to 5th year Engineering students of
Cagayan State University (CSU) on October 1-5.
Assistant Professors Raymond Tan and Joseph Auresenia conducted
a week of laboratory course in fluid mechanics, heat transfer,
mass transfer, separation processes, and process control at
the department’s Unit Operations Laboratory and the Mechanical
Engineering Department’s Thermodynamics Laboratory.
A participating professor from the Chemical Engineering Department
of CSU was also assisted in developing the institution’s curriculum
and laboratory equipment design.
speaks on reproductive technology
of the Religious Studies Department Dr. Daniel Kroger, OFM,
presented a paper at the University of Philippines (UP) Law
Center on October 2. Titled “Christian Perspectives on Reproductive
Technology,” his paper discussed the varied responses of Christian
churches to contemporary medical technology aimed at fertility
enhancement. As a theologian specializing in ethics, Kroger
presented the church’s assessment of in vitro fertilization
procedures. At the same time, he also pointed out that a responsible
Catholic couple might choose such means in good conscience.
The paper was part of an interdisciplinary forum involving
lawyers, physicians, and ethicists. The forum was titled “Law
and Ethics: Issues and Perspectives on Reproductive Technology.”
The Reproductive Health Rights and Ethics Center of the UP
College of Medicine organized the program. It was part of
the UP College of Law’s celebration of its 90th anniversary.
The papers will be published in the Journal of the Reproductive
Health Rights and Ethics Center.
faculty and students to present papers in Indonesia
Nine Engineering professors and two graduate students will
present their papers in the Regional Symposium on Chemical
Engineering 2001 in Bandung, Indonesia on October 29-31.
Raymond Tan and Dr. Alvin Culaba will present their paper
titled “Assessment of Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions
of Compressed and Liquefied Natural Gas with Possibilistic
Uncertainty Propagation;” Sherwyn Celestino and Joseph Auresenia
for “Use of Taguchi Design of Experiments to Optimize the
Parameters of Cleaning Machine for Sensitive Plastic Product;”
Dr. Susan Gallardo for “Characterization of Activated Carbon
for VOC Adsorption Using Temperature Programmed Desorption;”
Dr. Leonila Abella and Gallardo for “Catalysis in the Natural
Gas Industry in the Philippines;” Dr. Susan Roces for “Charcoal
Briquettes from Biomass;” and Honorina Lacar, Dr. Servillano
Olaño, and Dr. Elmer Dadios for “Neural Network Controler
for pH Neutralization Process.”