Four science research projects were selected as entries of the DOST-PSHS System to the National Science and Technology Fair (NSTF) of the Department of Education (DepEd) to be held in January 2015. These entries were selected from 60 science research projects of PSHS scholars that were presented during the PSHS System-wide Science Research Summit (SRS) held on Dec. 5 to 7, 2014 at Green Canyon Resort, Clark, Pampanga.
Winners of the NSTF will represent the Philippines to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2015.
The 60 science research projects that were judged during the SRS were chosen by the PSHS System Committee on Science Fairs. There were four categories of research projects: Life Sciences Individual, Life Sciences Team, Physical Science Individual and Physical Science Team. One research project per category comprised the four entries of PSHS System to the NSTF.
The winning entries are as follow:
(Life Sciences Team Category)
Luminescent Activity of Photobacterium leiognathi Isolated from Squid Ink and its Potential as Bioindicator for Oil Contamination
By Joseph Neos Cruz, Jailah Mae Valentin, and Celine Bueno of Central Luzon Campus
(Life Sciences Individual Category)
Evaluation of Coconut Shell Wood Vinegar as an Insecticide Against the Coconut Scale Insect.
By Juancho Raymundo of Main Campus
(Physical Sciences Team Category)
Polyaniline-based Fish Freshness Sensor through Digital Imaging Colorimetry.
By Marjorie Gold Maningas, Jeanne Alodia Presado, and Janella Umbina of Central Luzon Campus
(Physical Sciences Individual Category)
Physico- Chemical Qualities and Fecal Coliform Content of Water at Lake Seluton, Municipality of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.
By Hannan Magda of Central Mindanao Campus
(Armi Flor Santos, Information Officer)