CoE prof gets international faculty award

NU College of Engineering professor Engr. Joy Carpio was chosen as one of the recipients of the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future grant for the year 2020-2021. Engr. Carpio who is finishing her PhD at the UC Berkeley shared that the foundation will be funding her dissertation and other research-related activities as  part of the Faculty for the Future grant. Prior to this, Engr. Carpio was also granted with a PCARI Scholarship Project.

National University Research and Innovation Office Launches the Center for Resilient Philippines

During the Foundation Day celebrations last August 01, the National University Research and Innovation Office launched the Center for Resilient Philippines.

The Center for Resilient Philippines (CRP) is a multi-disciplinary institution committed to improving the country’s ability to plan for and recover from, natural and man-made disasters and disruptive events without compromising long-term prospects for development. The CRP offers an integrated, whole-of-nation, ICT enabled resilience effort that is based on a better understanding of the risk environment and disaster impacts, partnerships and shared responsibility, and adaptive and empowered communities.

With the advent of natural disasters and calamities in the country recently, there is an imperative for academic institutions to take part in the development of resilient communities in the Philippines. CRP is National University’s contribution to its vision of nation building. It is in support of the government’s National Resilience Council, National Disaster Risk Reduction Management, to name a few.

CRP strengthens the core value of National University of resilience in character during difficult times.

CRP supports National University’s Academic, Research and Community Engagement (ARC) framework where academic, research and community engagement endeavors are integrated into one framework.  This is where the university’s constituents engage in research and CE activities in their academic undertakings.

CRP is the  university’s  contribution from an academic institution to UNISDR’s movements in building sustainable communities in support of the initiatives of SM.

As one of the leading academic institution in the field of Information and Communication Technology, National University sees its contribution in the development of digital-based solutions that are useful and meaningful for the community as one of its key areas.   The CRP undertakes four program areas which are networking, research, training and consultancy.  National University Vice President for Academics and Research and Innovation Office Director Dr. Rachel Edita Roxas invites the NU community to participate in these program areas.

National U tops 2018 PSME Manila Host Quiz Bee

National University-College of Engineering students topped the recently concluded Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (PSME) Manila Host Chapter Quiz Contest held last July 30, 2018 at Technological University of the Philippines – Manila.

The National U team bagged the first place in the said competition besting opponents from PUP-Manila, FEU Tech, Mapua University, PLM, UST, EARIST TIP-Manila and TIP-Quezon City. The team was composed of ME students’ Jose Marie Cagaoan, Kristopher Ralph Lagutin, Reeve Cornelius Cinco, Christian Noga and John Christian Lim and was under the tutelage of professors Engr. Arn James Vengua and Engr. Wilfred Tenorio.

Among the topics discussed in the competition are Mathematics, Machine Design and Power and Industrial Plant Engineering. According to their coaches, they are overwhelmed with the result because they had minimal preparation for the competition.

“It’s always discipline (of the students), plus team work and faith in God; these are the keys in winning competitions like this one.”

The NU squad took home five thousand pesos as cash prize, medals and certificates.

National-U CBA dean elected director of CPAs nat’l org for education

National University-College of Business and Accountancy Dean Ma. Teresa Gonzales was elected as one of the directors of National Association of CPAs in Education (nACPAE), the country’s professional organization for certified public accountants in education. Dean Gonzales and the 2018-2019 set of officers sworn into office during the Accountancy Week celebrated at Cagayan de Oro City last July 21, 2018.

 NACPAE’s vision according to its website, is to continuously work for the improvement of accountancy education in the Philippines by attending to the needs of the accounting teachers, promote their cause, advance their purpose and advocate a better quality of accounting education for the aspiring CPAs. As one of the directors and appointed member of Continuing Professional Development committee, Dean Gonzales sees this as an opportunity to contribute in the development and advancement of accountancy education in the country.

“This will also expand the network of National University by undertaking collaborative activities like research, immersion and benchmarking.”, says Dean Gonzales.

 She also shared that one of the distinct plans of the organization is to bring to the key provinces the continuing professional education of accounting faculty.

“This will lower the cost (for Accounting professors) and at the same time decentralize activities of the organization from Metro Manila.” Dean Gonzales ended.

 This is the first time Dean Gonzales was elected on the board and she is set to serve the organization for two years.

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