The Department of Science and Technology- Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOST-ARMM) recently announce the qualifiers to the 2016 National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE).
DOST-ARMM made the announcement in a ceremony that capped this year’s ARMM Science and Technology Week celebration.
The weeklong celebration inclued the 2015 ARMM Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits (RICE), a biannual nationwide activity organized by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI). RICE is conducted in different regions to recognize the indispensability of the Filipino inventors in the country.
Ten researchers, schools and professionals from around ARMM vied for the awards’ three categories to represent the region in the prestigious NICE in July 2016.
The following emerged as the qualifiers of 2015 ARMM RICE:
SIBOL Award: Outstanding Student Creative Research for High School
Winner: Homemade Clay Bricks with a Twist by Melyka Krishna Sabtal et. al, MACFI Laboratory High School in Basilan
First Runner-up: Solar-Powered Power Bank by Paula Nicole Bataga, ARMM Regional Science High School in Maguindanao
Second Runner-up: Wooden Charcoal Painting by Junaira Mangigin, Sultan Mangalampa Daing National High School in Lanao Del Sur
SIBOL Award: Outstanding Student Creative Research for College
Winner: Guyabano Treatment for UTI by Marida Dalgan et. al, Mindanao State University- Maguindanao
First Runner-up: Cassava Crumble with Dried Ipil Leaves for Poultry Productions by Jollybee E. Belandres, Basilan State College
LIKHA Award Outstanding Creative Research
Winner: Adlay and Marang By-products by Nilda S. Longno et. al, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries- ARMM Integrated Agricultural Research Center (DAF-ARMMIARC)
First Runner-up: Kamansi Seeds Powder: Its acceptability as coffee by Mahera M. Salik et. al, Mindanao State University- Maguindanao
Among the criteria for judging were originality, creativity/methodology, degree of inventiveness and development, commercial viability, usefulness, aesthetics, uniqueness, presentation and demonstration. (By ROMELIE JANELLE MARANAN, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)
(From left:) Chief Communication Resources and Production Division of Science and Technology Information Institute Dr. Aristotle Carandang, DOST- XI Regional Director Dr. Anthony Sales and DOST- ARMM Secretary Myra Mangkabung ) presented the SIBOL Award Outstanding Student Creative Research for High School to Homemade Clay Bricks with a Twist by Melyka Krishna Sabtal et. al of MACFI Laboratory High School in Basilan.
SIBOL Award Outstanding Student Creative Research for College winner Guyabano Treatment for UTI by Marida Dalgan et. al of Mindanao State University- Maguindanao
LIKHA Award Outstanding Creative Research winner Adlay and Marang by products by Nilda S. Longno et. al of Department of Agriculture and Fisheries- ARMM Integrated Agricultural Research Center (DAF-ARMMIARC)