Engineering Faculty Lecture in Pampanga, Batangas, Cebu

Engineering Faculty Lecture in Pampanga, Batangas, Cebu

by Allenn dela Cerna Lowaton

As part of the thrust of the government to provide industry-endorsed training programs for engineers and future engineers, three faculty members of the College of Engineering (COE) were sent to different parts of the country to lecture on the Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuits (IC) Design and Miller Operational Transconductance Amplifier Design.

The lectures were part of a training-workshop organized by the Philippine Institute for Integrated Circuits (PIIC), a joint project of University of the Philippines – Diliman and the Department of Science and Technology.

The thrust of the PIIC is to position the Philippines as a powerhouse for IC design. It develops courses suited for the local IC design companies such as in Layout Fundamentals, Analog/Digital IC Design Analysis and HDL Design Methodology.

The PIIC invited Prof. Allenn C. Lowaton, Prof. Jefferson A. Hora, and Prof. Olga Joy Labajo-Gerasta from the Electronics Engineering program of the Electrical / Electronics / Computer Engineering Department of the COE to lecture at the training-workshop that was held in different parts of the country.

Lowaton delivered his lectures at Holy Angel University in Angeles City, Pampanga on April 27 – May 01, 2015. Hora had his lectures at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City last April 20-24, 2015, and Gerasta gave her lectures at First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities in Tanauan City, Batangas last April 13-17, 2015.

Earlier this year, Lowaton delivered the same lectures at the University of Baguio on January 7-9, 2015.

Lowaton, Hora, and Gerasta obtained their Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degrees major in Integrated Circuits Design at the National Taipei University, New Taipei City, Taiwan. The three were recipients of the Industrial R&D Master’s Program of Integrated Circuit Design for International Students offered by the Ministry of Education and Economic Affairs of Taiwan, Republic of China.

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ANTEA Organizes Diabetes Lecture

ANTEA Organizes Diabetes Lecture

The Administrative and Non-Teaching Employees Association (ANTEA) of the Institute organized a lecture on “The Changing Concept in the Management of Diabetes” for its members and interested students and faculty members of IIT last Feb. 14, 2014 at the College of Nursing Conference Room. ANTEA President, Mr. Michael Alain J. Mamauag, requested the Institute to allow the conduct of the lecture to help spread awareness of the dangers diabetes posed to IIT constituents.

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Briones gives lecture on PDAF

Briones gives lecture on PDAF

Professor Leonor Magtolis Briones lectures on the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to the MSU-IIT and the general community on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the CEd Amphitheater.

The lecture is organized by the Office of Publication & Information, the OVCRE-Center for Governance Studies, the Department of History and the Department of Political Science of the College of Arts & Social Sciences (CASS) in cooperation with the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Briones has lately been in demand as a speaker throughout the country especially on the raging issues on the PDAF.

Briones is the Lead Convenor of Social Watch Philippines, an active member of the global network of Social Watch in the Global Call to Action against Poverty.

The Social Watch Philippines is at the forefront of the Millennium Development Goals Campaign in the country. Along with this, Briones is sought as speaker on current issues such as the Special Purpose Funds, Unprogramed Funds and Off Budget Funds.

At present, Briones is Professor Emeritus of the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance, Chair of the People’s Public Finance Institute and Chair of the Silliman University Board of Trustees.

She received her Bachelor in Business Administration, major in Accounting Magna Cum Laude from Silliman University; a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines Diliman; a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Administration with Distinction major in Public Enterprises from Leeds University in England, UK; and, a Certificate in Policy for Public Enterprise from Harvard Institute for International Development, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA.

Briones is former President of Freedom from Debt Coalition. She was formerly Secretary to the Commission on Audit, Vice President for Finance and Administration of the University of the Philippines, and Treasurer of the Philippines in concurrent capacity as Presidential Adviser for Social Development.

Registration fee for the one-day lectures is P30.00 only.

Please call the OVCRE-CLGS (Hazel) or the OPI (Cherly), tel. 2232343 or 09177576585 for reservations since priority is given to CASS students and representatives of Local Government Units (LGUs). – Christine Godinez Ortega, OC-OPI

Professor Leonor M. Briones (photo from

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Indian geologist conducts lecture series on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in MSU-IIT

Dr. G.P. Ganapathy, an Applied Geologist of the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University-Center for Disaster Mitigation and Management at Vellore, Tamilnadu, India conducted a series of lectures in MSU-IIT on August 30 to September 8, 2013.

Dr. G. P. Ganapathy
Dr. G. P. Ganapathy

Ganapathy, who came to the Institute upon the invitation of the School of Graduate Studies, spoke on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management to students from the College of Business and Accountancy, College of Education, College of Nursing, and to graduate students in the Sustainable Development Studies Program of the Institute.

Ganapathy had earlier been invited by Dr. Olga M. Nuneza, the former Vice Chancellor for Research & Extension, when the two met at an international conference in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Ganapathy’s accomplishments in funded researches, consultancy projects, international and national research paper presentations in applied geology, disaster mitigation and management particularly involving earthquake and landslide hazards, and mining, and, as a managing editor and member of the editorial board of 13 international journals made him an excellent choice in sharing his expertise on disaster management to the MSU-IIT community.

The Indian visiting scientist spoke on various related topics on disaster management, at the same time, shared his case studies and experiences in India regarding the following topics—preparedness; database gathering; plans to benefit educational institutions; natural hazard management, planning and land use regulations; engineering solutions in hazard, vulnerability and risk assessments; analysis on earthquake damages; the application of traditional knowhow in community-based disaster management; and, on gender issues in disaster management.

Signing of the Memrandum of Understanding between VIT University and MSU-IIT on September 2, 2013 with Dr. G.P. Ganapathy representing the Chancellor of his University and Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol, representing MSU-IIT.

Ganapathy capped his visit to the Institute by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as VIT representative with the MSU-IIT represented by Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol, Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Dr. Jinky B. Bornales, Dr. Edgar W. Ignacio, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. David N. Almarez, Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development and Dr. Polaus M. Bari, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance on September 2, 2013.

Among the important points in the MOU are the promotion of exchanges between students for study visits and trainings; joint participation in undergraduate, graduate and post graduate courses for credit and supervision of students’ theses and projects; a faculty exchange program in the planning and handling of courses, the organization of seminars and workshops and conferences and other mutual exchanges in teaching, research, and for industrial purposes; joint development of research and development programs and in publications and reports; and, other possible joint ventures in interdisciplinary areas of specialization relevant to both institutions.

 of Graduate Studies Dean Alita Roxas, Graduate Coordinators and Heads of
 DRRM-related Committees/Programs at the MSU-IIT Hostel Function Room
School of Graduate Studies Dean Alita Roxas, Graduate Coordinators and Heads of DRRM-related Committees/Programs at the MSU-IIT Hostel Function Room

For her part, Prof. Hazel D. Jovita Coordinator of the OVCRE’s Center for Local Governance Studies (CLGS) gave the main features of the Philippine DRRM Law (RA 10121) and the DRRM activities in Iligan City and in MSU-IIT before the start of the lecture-series, the CLGS being mandated to mainstream Climate Change Adaptation: – Disaster Risk Reduction and Management principles.

The National Broadcasting Network during an interview with Dr. Ganapathy
The National Broadcasting Network during an interview with Dr. Ganapathy

— Liwayway S. Viloria, Sustainable Development Studies Program Coordinator for the OC-OPI

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Institute faculty members in two international confabs in Singapore

College of Business Administration and Accountancy (CBAA), College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) and College of Education(CED) faculty members read their papers in two international conferences, the 7th of the Self-concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation (SELF) international conference held in Singapore on September 11-15, 2013 and the International Conference on Education and Social Sciences on September 13-15, 2013 also in Singapore.

Prof. Stephen Fajardo, Assistant Dean of CBAA read his paper entitled “Inter -Disciplinary Mother -Tongue Multilingual Education WEB Page Design: Best Innovative Instruction for Critical Thinking Skills”; Dr. Adelfa C. Silor, coordinator of CED Research and Publication read her paper entitled “Views and Perspectives of Students: Basis for Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction for 21st Century Education Skills”. IIT alumna and faculty member of Initao College Ms. Sheenalyn M. Abangan also read her paper entitled “Listening to Solo Music Reduces Stress and Improves Cognition Across Disciplines” during 7th of the SELF international conference.

Under the direction of Professor Herbert Marsh, the SELF research network had over 450 members from 45 countries across 6 continents.

Its focus was on methodological and substantive synergies that drew on advanced quantitative methodology (e.g., multilevel modelling, structural equation modelling, and meta-analysis) in pursuit of substantive, policy-oriented issues. The conference highlighted the fact that individuals who felt more positively about themselves, those who believed in themselves were likely attained success in life.

The SELF research network produces a series of monographs, hosts international conferences, and publishes researches in leading international journals.

The other international conference on Education and Social Sciences brought together professors, researchers and scholars around the world discussing the latest innovative and recent researches and trends in education and in the social sciences.

Prof. Jingle B. Magallanes, faculty from the CSM presented his paper entitled “Outcomes -Based Education Using Realia Approach across Curriculum: Its Implication to the 21st Century Education Skills”; Dr. Michael Art R. Napoles, faculty of the College of Education’s Department of Technology Teaching Education(CEd-DTTE), presented his paper entitled “Modular Instruction in Learning 3D Homes Designing” and Prof. Michelle Samantha M. Gutierrez, also a faculty of DTTE-CED likewise presented her paper entitled “Improving Students Team work and Retention of Learning through Inquiry -Based Approach”. Silor read her other paper entitled” Parenting and School Collaboration: Its Effect to Children’s Academic Performance” during this second international conference. (contributed by Adelfa Silor)

Photos courtesy of Adelfa Silor

Topics : lecture  Disaster Risk Reduction and Management