Engr. Edgar I Garcia, director of Department of Science and Technology’s Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI), and Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna, director of DOST-NCR awards Eduardo P. Urcia for winning the Outstanding Invention or Tuklas Award for his invention called “Pre-Cast Composite Block-Panel with Assembly of Recycled Cylindrical Cardboard Rolls Infill” during the 2015 Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits awarding ceremony at the Technological Institute of the Philippines in Quezon City. (Photo by Gerry Palad / Text by Ma. Lotuslei Dimagiba)
DOST announces qualifiers of NCR Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) thru Technology Application and Promotion Institute Director, Engr. Edgar I Garcia and DOST-NCR Director, Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna announced this year’s qualifiers from the 2015 Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits (RICE)-NCR leg held recently at the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) in Quezon City.
Said qualifiers are:
Outstanding Invention (Tuklas Award) - Pre-Cast Composite Block-Panel with Assembly of Recycled Cylindrical Cardboard Rolls Infill by Eduardo P. Urcia
Outstanding Utility Model - The Green Eco-Toilet System by Daniel A. Camacho
First Runner-up: Paper Clay/ Paper Clay Art by Marita Gatus Morales
Second Runner-up: Ambulatory Deployable Rescue Command Center by Lito De Leon Jr.
Outstanding Industrial Design - Model 3 Solar Powered Road Marker by Percival G. Barba
Outstanding Creative Research (Likha Award) - Lamp Primers for white spot syndrome virus by Dr. Mary Beth B. Maningas of Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences, UST
First Runner-up: Portable Botcha Detector by Jonathan C. Briones and Dr. Gil Nonato C. Santos, DLSU
Second Runner-up: Pelvic Model for Pelvic Organ Prolapse by Maria Teresa C. Luna, M.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UST
Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) High School Level - Three-wheeled Multipurpose Bag Trolley Efficient in Going up and Down Stairs by Renaissance E. Tanguingcen, Manila Science High School
First Runner-up: (FuSuCo) Fuel Supply Controller as an Anti-Carnapping Device by Sophia Jolejole, Grace Lui and Christine Marcelo, Manila Science High School
Second Runner-up: The feasibility of Euchema denticulatum (guso seaweeds), Caulerpa lentillifera (latok seaweeds) and Dolabella auricularia (Donsol seaweeds) as components of Bioplastic by Janssen Kyle G. Hayag, Allyson P. Dargantes, Charlene Diane M. Reyes, Kirby Rey S. Salarda, Abbygale A. Regencia and Karen Claire D. Tagarao, Pasay City Science High School
Third Runner-up: A Multi-faceted Window Design: Arduino Controlled Emergency Escape Window Design using MQ-2 Smoke Sensor Circuit by Alec Denji S. Santos, Ma. Theresa Angela B. Gaviola, Simon Clark C. Carillo, Daryl C. Talabo and Kaila Nicole R. Jaucian, Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science
Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) College Level - Prototype Development of a Flow Perfusion Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille Double Chamber Bioreactor for Tissue Engineering of Trachea by Ralph Domondon, Alvin Salmingo, Jainie Lynn Rivera, Hubert Bakal, Ronnel Batarilan, Pascal Clutario, Alexis Pulhin, Argie Adduru, Technological Institute of the Philippines - Manila
First Runner-up: Improvised Assistive Electronic Haptic Device for Functional Mobility of visually Impaired Individuals by Rogiel Zedrix Valdez, Manila Central University
Second Runner-up: Ultrasonic Testing Meter for Cocoa Maturity by Beverly D. Ampo, Leonard C. Policarpio, Kaila R. Manalad, and Jack Herbert De Vera, Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City
Third Runner-up: Detection of Microbial Contamination in Dialysis Water using Biolimenescent Bacteria Isolated from Squid (Photololigo chinensis) by Jim Bryan A. Uy, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Fourth Runner-up: Anti-inflammatory Adhesive Bandage out of Guava (Psidium guajava) Leaves by Irish S. Fruto, Charlotte M. Roxas, Marnie P. Patigayon and Rhodalia M. Salamat, Marikina Polytechnic College
Three hundred one entries vied it out in said six categories.
“Now we believe that we have to maintain or ensure the sustainability of the innovators in our country,” said Engr. Garcia during the awarding ceremony. “And for 2016, we have expanded our Iprogram to include already elementary students. Tandaan niyo po, ang innovation po dapat nag start from the young (Remember, innovation should start from the young),” he added.
The qualifiers of RICE-NCR will compete in the 2016 National Invention Contest and Exhibit for the Presidential Awards for Inventions.