Cagayan State University

2 profs bag awards at PSC research congress

By the UPDO-MIS Staff

Posted on August 19, 2015

Two faculty members of the Cagayan State University bagged awards during the Philippine Science Consortium (PSC) National Joint Research Congress for Faculty and Students and Seminar Workshop on Manuscript Writing In Publishable Format held at the University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City on Aug.12-14.

Engr. Erwin C. Torio snatched the best paper award when he got the nod of the judges who reviewed his study for the life science-basic non-experimental category.

His study is titled “Ethnobotanical Study in Maconacon, Isabela: Basis for Alternative Food Development and Drug Discovery.”

Tailing him on second place was Prof. Andy L. Catulin for his study: “Bioethanol Production of Non-Edible Macroalgae Using Microbial Fermenters.”

Receiving certificates, medals and cash prize, Torio and Catulin are both teaching at the College of Arts and Sciences of CSU Carig Campus.

Currently, Torio serves as coordinator of the environmental science program, while Catulin acts as the coordinator of the biology program of the college.

Organizers of the said event included our very own students, Mr. Edison Redenter F. Espadilla and Mr. Ernesto L. Carcasona Jr., president and treasurer of the PSC National Federated Student Chapter, respectively. Both are advised by Prof. Roel L. Talattad, the present PSC Coordinator of the University.

Aside from the competition and workshop, organizers also led the conduct of the research poster competition and inventions and innovations exhibit.