Four BSU inventions garnered awards during the 2019 Department of Science and Technology-Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (DOST-RICE) in the region held at Bontoc, Mt. Province on November 18-20, 2019.
The Coccoon Deflossing Machine by Norma Ramos, Espino C. Tiw-an and Leonardo Dumalhin garnered the LIKHA Regional Winner award, the Basil Flavored Ice Cream and the Assorted Freeze-Dried Local Fruits by Jao-jaoSomyden, Johnabel Basatan, Thea Contada, Pelin Belino and Ruda Fe Suanding clinched the 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up places respectively.
The Hopia (Bakpia) with Sweet Potato Haleya Filling by Joyce Mama-o, Esther Botangen and Ines Gonzales achieved the 2nd Runner Up for the Outstanding Utility Model Award.
The DOST-RICE is a bi-annual activity held along with the annual Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW). RICE recognizes the indispensability of local inventors and innovators as contributors for national economic development.
“The RSTW seeks to draw attention to scientific knowledge and technological applications impacting on the lives of Filipinos through the kind of development that can bring about positive, meaningful and sustainable change,” said DOST Secretary, Fortunato T. de la Pena who was the guest of honor in the activity.
There were a total of 38 entries that competed in contest. BSU through the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRO) submitted eight entries under the Creative Research or LIKHA category and eight under the Utility Model Category.
The Office of Extension Services also participated in the RSTW exhibit joining other SUCs and government line agencies.//JSTabangcura