R &DC invited an expert to the field of natural/ sciences visiting professor and former dean of School of Natural Sciences of Saint Louis University, Dr. Evelyn Oda. The half day seminar was conducted at the Café Fernando on August 19, 2017.
The seminar was attended by 215 faculty members and students from the School of Natural Sciences, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing and School of Teacher Education.
Dr. Jun C. Corpuz officially welcomed all the participants for the seminar.
Mr. Reuben Laguitan, faculty member from the School of Natural Sciences, served as the master of ceremonies.
Dr. Oda introduced her lecture with the generic competence found in the academe as those skills will prepare the students to prepare them for their lifelong learning. Further, she discussed the current status of natural sciences. She pointed out the age of reduction and nanomics, the age of bioresource prospecting, an age of problem-based orientedness and lastly the period of technological enhancement.
Also, Dr. Oda mentioned the importance of a research consortium and the research culture that is needed by the university students. She pointed out the flow such as the enculturation of knowledge, planning, and delimitation and proposing and collaborating.
She gave the sample direction for research in the field of biology, medical technology, pharmacy and physical sciences.
Dr. Janice Kaylyn Lonogan, member of the University Research Board Ethics Review Committee gave the closing remarks.