The DOST-PSHS System Team composed PSHS-CLC Teacher-Adviser and scholars (left) and PSHS-EVC Research Consultant and scholars (right) with PSHS-CLC Director Lilia Habacon and PSHS-EVC Director Reynaldo Garnace (center) during the Mahidol Wittayanusorn School (MWITS) Science Fair.
The DOST-PSHS System Team composed PSHS-CLC Teacher-Adviser and scholars (left) and PSHS-EVC Research Consultant and scholars (right) with PSHS-CLC Director Lilia Habacon and PSHS-EVC Director Reynaldo Garnace (center) during the Mahidol Wittayanusorn School (MWITS) Science Fair.

Best Overseas Project and Best in Oral Presentation bagged by PSHS Central Luzon Campus (CLC) Team in the Mahidol Wittayanusorn School (MWITS) Science Fair on Jan 27-30, 2015.

Out of 127 research entries around the world, the entry of Joseph Adrian Dela Cruz, Marnoel Cruz, and Justine Ryan Silvestre (scholars from PSHS-CLC) topped the competition.  The winning entry is entitled: "Oxygen Plasma Surface Modification of Polylactic Acid-Cellulose Acetate-Chitosan Nanocomposite Fiber: Its Effect on Hydrophilicity and Anti-Bacterial Property Against E. coli and S. aureus".

PSHS-CLC Director Lilia Habacon, together with teacher-adviser Mr. Rowit Tilwani, accompanied the scholars to this event.

"Of course, it's awesome for the students that their project is selected.  I think they are also thrilled,” said Dir. Habacon.

For Dela Cruz, "this research taught me a lot of skills, time management and helped me boost my self confidence.

MWITS Principal Dr. Yuwadee Nakapadungrat, conveyed to about 1,000 young scientists from 20 schools in 12 countries during this science fair: "I am delighted to welcome you all, and may this gathering ignite your search for knowledge through research."

Aerial view of the set-up during MWITS Science Fair
Aerial view of the set-up during MWITS Science Fair

Highlights of the fair include Science Project Presentation, Science Zone, and Collaborative Problem Solving,” shared by Dr. Reynaldo B. Garnace, director of PSHS Eastern Visayas Campus (PSHS-EVC).

The PSHS-EVC Team also joined this science fair and is composed of scholars Noreen Beth Alberto, Cidne Daniel Carles, and Anne Subingsubing, and Reasearch-Consultant Mrs. Nida Diodoco.  Their entry is entitled: "Evaluation of Anti-Angiogenic Effect of Eicchornia crassipes Using Chorioallantoic Membrane (CAM) Assay".

This immersion of PSHS scholars in the international scene was made possible by the partnership of PSHS-EVC and Japan Super Science Fair where collaboration with each country is prioritized.

(Armi Flor Santos, Information Officer)