COE faculty finalist in WB essay contest
Industrial Engineering faculty member and Star Scholar Wilfrido Kabiling (BS/MS IE ’05) was one of the nine finalists in the 2005 World Bank International Essay Competiton held recently. With the theme “Building a Secure Future…Seeking Practical Solutions,” the contest received over 1,300 entries from 108 countries.
All the finalists were sent to Amsterdam, Netherlands to present their respective essays to the jury during the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) held on May 22-24.
Organized by the World Bank, this year’s competition focused on youth and practical solutions for building a secure future. Participants answered the questions: What are the biggest obstacles you face in your daily life?; and What practical solutions would you propose to build a secure future for yourself and others?
Kabiling identified the socio-economic condition in the country to be the major challenge the Filipino youth are faced with today. Being an advocate of the Filipino youth movement, he inferred that the best way to alleviate the Philippine society from poverty is to harness the idealism and strength of the youth through micro-foundations.
Mistades conducts workshop for science teachers
College of Science Vice Dean Voltaire Mistades conducted a workshop on “Trends in Teaching and Learning in the Physical Sciences” at the Immaculate Conception College-La Salle (ICC-La Salle) in Ozamis City on May 26-27.
Among the highlights of the workshop were demonstrations on active learning strategies and the use of technology in teaching.
Organized by ICC-La Salle, the workshop was attended by 20 science teachers from three La Salle schools in Mindanao, and 45 science teachers from public and private schools in the region.
Software Technology professor speaks on game development
Jose Ronello Bartolome, assistant professor of the College of Computer Studies Software Technology Department, was a resource speaker during the “Mobile Game Development” seminar-workshop held at the STI Cebu City campus from May 23 to 27.
Bartolome delivered lectures on “Game Design” and “Mobile Game Development” before IT educators in the Visayas region.
Sponsored by Globe Telecom and STI Colleges, the seminar-workshop aimed to introduce mobile game development in the provinces.
He is set to deliver other lectures on the same subject for the Northern Luzon leg of the seminar-workshop this July.