DOST-ERDT to focus on Sustainable Development Goals for its 14th Conference on 18-20 October 2017 in Cebu, Philippines
DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña reminding participants of the Nuclear Energy Forum that any energy policy has to be grounded on solid science and technology even more so in nuclear energy. The NEF was held last 22 August 2017 at the Novotel, Manila, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.
The National Engineering Center, Engineering Research and Development for Technology and UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Inc. are hosting the Nuclear Energy Forum: Considerations and Essential Information on 22 August 2017 to discuss different aspects that need to be evaluated by decision makers and the public before deciding on pursuing nuclear power as a policy.
Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña discussing the plans and programs of the Department under President Duterte's administration at the 5th ERDT Congress. The Congress was held on 17 February 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City with the theme of "Intensifying Academe-Industry Collaboration for Research and Development in the Philippines".
Incoming Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways Hon. Mark A. Villar receives his certificate and token of appreciation from Sutainable Built Environment (SBE16) Chair and ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias and SBE16 Co-Chair and UP College of Architecture Dean Prof. Mary Ann A. Espina during the SBE16 Manila Conference co-located with 13th ERDT Conference.
Faculty advisers and participants of the ERDT Research Management Training pose for a group shot with ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias.
ERDT-UP Diliman Scholar wins Best Student Paper Awards at Top International Wireless Communications Conference.
Dr. Aura Matias, ERDT Program Leader delivers her opening remarks for the Intellectual Property Protection Awareness Orientation at the UP Engineering Theater on 30 September 2014. The orientation is in partnership with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development – IP and Technology Transfer.
Dr. Eric Pallant answers inquiries of the overwhelming 500 participants during his lecture entitled “Rehabilitating Polluted Rivers: The Solution is not in the water” at the UP Engineering Theater on 22 September 2014. This lecture is the 6th Engineering Forum Series conducted by the ERDT in partnership with the UP COE Environmental Engineering program, UP CS Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, and Ateneo de Manila University Department of Environmental Science.
PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara and ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias together with ERDT Scholars who won this year's best posters for the 3rd ERDT Congress.
UP COE Dean and ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias receives a token of appreciation from Chulalongkorn University President Prof. Pirom Kamolratanakul, M.D. during the ERDT Coordination Meetings with Southeast Asian International Partner Universities.
The ERDT team in a group photo with the officials, faculty members and staff of the University of Malaya’s Faculty of Engineering during the ERDT Coordination Meetings with Southeast Asian International Partner Universities. Seating on the right side of Dr. Matias is Faculty of Engineering Deputy Dean for Research Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazlie Mokhlis.
The ERDT team with the Officials of the Institut of Teknologi Bandung in a group shot during the ERDT Coordination Meetings with Southeast Asian International Partner Universities. Seating besides UP COE Dean and ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias is Vice Rector for Communication, Partnership, and Alumni Prof. Dr. Ir. Hasanuddin Z. Abidin.
(Left) Dr. Aura C. Matias, ERDT Program Leader discusses to the Members of the Philippine Congress the need for continued investment to S&T Human Capital in order to contribute to the fulfillment of inclusive growth and other national goals and aspirations. The presentation was done during the Smarter Philippines: Tour and Presentation of DOST Flagship Projects held last March 12, 2014 in UP Diliman. (Right) Sen. Cynthia A. Villar expresses to UP President Alfredo A. Pascual and to Honorable DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo how important it is for legislators to actually observe and have first-hand experience on the outputs and products of R&D for them to have comprehensive assessment. Photo is taken during the tour at BetterMine and MINERS Program at UP COE DMMME.


18 May 2018, Eastwood, Quezon City, Philippines

For the first time this year, the faculty members of the Engineering Research and Development for Technology Consortium Universities came together to participate in the Engineering Faculty Research Mentoring Workshop that happened last 18 May 2018 at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Quezon City.

Participants from Ateneo de Manila University, Central Luzon State University, De La Salle University, Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Mapua University, University of the Philippines – Diliman, University of the Philippines – Los Baňos, and University of San Carlos were welcomed by the ERDT Project Leader herself, Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon.

In her welcome remarks, Dr. De Leon stressed the critical role that research advisers play in molding students to become successful researchers, scientists, and engineers (RSEs), and renewed ERDT’s commitment to providing development opportunities for its faculty members.

Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon delivering her Welcome Remarks.

Plenary lectures were held in the morning. Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling discussed the challenges faced by student researchers and presented different ways by which research advisers can help their advisees graduate on time. A complimentary discussion aimed at enabling the participants to guide their advisees into publishing their research works soon followed. Dr. Victor B. Ella shared strategies and tips that research advisers may use to assist their advisees in looking for the best publication for their researches, spotting and avoiding predatory journals, and ensuring that their works are ready to be published. The third and final plenary talk circles around the promotion of mental health awareness for graduate researchers. Dr. Violeta V. Bautista shared with the participants the different types of student researchers and explored the different approaches that should be observed when dealing with them. In order to be effective research advisers, Dr. Bautista argued that faculty members must be in their best shape and sound mind as well.

Dr. Violeta V. Bautista (left) and Dr. Victor B. Ella (right) answered questions from the audience during the open Forum.

After the plenary talks, a workshop was held in the afternoon. The participants went through a series of activities that were designed to help them establish rapport with their advisees and execute steps in order for them to reach their goals as faculty members, research advisers, and individuals.

Faculty Members pose for a group shot with the ERDT Program Leader and Project Leaders.

Dr. Menandro S. Berana, Project Leader of ERDT UP Diliman, formally concluded the event by synthesizing the information acquired from the plenary lectures, highlighting the concepts and techniques that participants learned from the workshop, and thanking the organizers and participants for what has been a productive and meaningful event for the ERDT Consortium.

Below are the copies of plenary presentations:

Guiding Scholars and Advises to Timely Graduation
Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling
Director, Institute of Civil Engineering,
College of Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman

Guiding Scholars and Advises to Publish Their Research Work
Dr. Victor B. Ella
Professor, Institute of Agricultural Engineering,
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Promoting Mental Health Awareness for Graduate Researchers
Dr. Violeta Bautista
Head, Department of Clinical Psychology,
College of Social Sciences and Philoosophy,
University of the Philippines Diliman



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