by RONALYN BANAKEN
From left: UB president Johann Ben Bautista, Charlene Favis, Jaythan Salazar, Yasmine Labagnoy, and UB Science High School principal Erlina De Peralta
Pocketing major awards, the University of Baguio (UB) displayed brilliance at the 2014 Regional Science Festival – an annual showcase of inventions by young minds in the region – held in Luna, Apayao on Nov. 12-15.
The UB delegates – from the UB Science High School – won big time in the competition’s Physical Science (team) Cluster 2 category, scooping the three top spots.
Charlene Favis, Yasmine Labagnoy, and Jaythan Salazar’s “Multiangular Study Chair” scored points to land first while the “Prototype Self-Sufficient Street Lamp” developed by Dana Dañas, Karl Orduña, and Kevin Orduña secured the second spot. Meanwhile, Alesza Apo, Arren Candano, and Eldion Soriano – with their entry “Thermoelectric Mobile Device” – settled in the third place.
On the other hand, Beatriz Calpito’s work – “Rice Husk as Fats, Oils and Grease Trap for Kitchen Waste Water” – clinched the first place under the Life Science (individual) Cluster 2 category.
The entries are part of the students’ investigatory projects, which were supervised by Engr. Bernard Abaya, Engr. Jefferd Saong, Dr. Marilou Saong, Alexander Am-una, Marianne Andrada, Antonio Mangaliag, and Thea Suaco.
Last year, UB picked up the first and fourth places in the Physical Science individual category. UB also bagged the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and seventh places in the team event.
The “Prototype Self-Sufficient Street Lamp” developed by (from left) Karl Orduña, Dana Dañas, and Kevin Orduña secured the second spot.
(From left) Alesza Apo, Eldion Soriano, and Arren Candano – with their entry “Thermoelectric Mobile Device”– settled in the third place.