The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) awarded the 1st Runner-up prize for the Student Creative Research Category - College Level of the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE) - Region VII to the innovative transport vehicle called Amphibious Trisikad in a ceremony held recently at Cebu City Marriot Hotel. A redesigned tricycle that can be used on land and water especially during floods, the Amphibious Trisikad is composed of the frame, driving mechanism, paddle wheels and detachable floater. It was developed by Jesse Pastor Magno, Hembrick Palmitos and Kenn Edward Mirasol from the University of San Carlos. Other RICE winners and entries as well as DOST’s initiatives on disaster preparedness will be featured in the National Science and Technology Week on July 24-28, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. For more information, please visit www.nstw.gov.ph. (S&T Media Service).