BSU researchers bag awards in various research confab

By upao - Posted on 05 June 2018

Both faculty members and students alike of the University proved their research prowess in winning best papers from the Philippine Phytopathological Society (PPS) during the 50th Pest Management Council of the Philippines, Inc. and Annual Scientific Conference on May 8-11; and from the Philippine Society for the Study of Nature, Inc. (PSSN) in the 18th Annual Scientific Conference on May 16-18 at the University of Sto. Tomas, Manila.

Janet S. Luis with Marijo S. Neo-neo, Robert C. Kemerait, Jr., and Anthony E. Glenn won the PPS Best Paper Award for their paper titled, “Management of Pre-harvest Aflatoxin Contamination of Peanut by Atoxigenic Strains of Aspergillus flavus (ASAFs) Isolated from Northern Philippine Peanuts.”
In the PSSN conference, Belinda A. Tad-awan and Virginia A. Tapat won the Best Oral Paper Award under the Integrative Studies category with their study, “Production Practices and Diversity of Heirloom Rice Terraces in an Ethno-farming Community of Benguet, Philippines.”

Norell Jay B. Osting in collaboration with Andrew V. Basbas, Jr., Leizel D. Fernandez, Jerome C. Jos, Priscilla B. Tuali, and Romeo A. Gomez, Jr. won the Best Oral Paper Award under the Undergraduate Thesis category with the study, “Land Use Conversion and On-Site Costs of Soil Erosion at Mount Data-Sawill, Bauko, Mountain Province.”

A certificate of recognition was also given to Georgemar G. Onio and Romeo A. Gomez, Jr. as finalists in the Undergraduate Studies category with their paper titled, “Carbon Stock Assessment and Valuation of Pine Tree (Pinuskesiya) in the Golf Course at Sapid as an Urbanizing Community in Mankayan, Benguet.”

Gomez in an interview expressed his elation with the results of the conference.

“I am putting this in the context of good mentoring… I am very happy, after a few years we have garnered the top 2 in the undergraduate studies,” said Gomez adding that the last best paper awardee in past PSSN conferences was way back in 2005. “I’ll continue bringing my thesis advisees to such prestigious conferences because it is very fitting, and it’s a prelude to publish their researches on international journals,” he concluded.//MDPenchog