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15 OCT 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 20. 4 PAGES 

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ChE Department extends assistance to Cagayan State University

Recognized 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.

Kroger speaks on reproductive technology

Chair 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.

Engineering 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.”

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