Three graduating students from Negros Oriental will receive the Bank of the Philippine Islands-Department of Science and Technology award on February 23.
The students are Jayson Jun Patula, mechanical engineering; Kia Angela Gargantiel, biology; and L. Athena Gene Duran, information technology, who with 27 others from universities in the Philippines, were chosen for their high academic performance and potential contributions to the field of science and technology.
They will receive P25,000 each and will have a chance to work with the bank as junior officers.
The Science Award also evaluates nominees on the strength and the relevance of their research projects.
Patul’s project was on portable solar refrigerator and heater or the “Multipower-Assisted Portable Rechargeable Refrigerator for Chilling and Heater; Gargantiel on “The Antibacterial Activity of Cobra-Cobra, Ipomoea Setosa (Ker.Gawl.), Against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli”; and Duran on “F-ExSys: An Anura Morphometric Classification Expert System”.
The program is on its 22nd year and has produced more than 600 awardees.*RG
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