College of Science, UST
CoS Teams Up With Faculty of Medicine for ComDev Activity
Leading the way for a “Better Lifestyle, Brighter Future”, the College of Science with the Faculty of Medicine hosted the second phase of their community development activity for the residents of Kasiglahan Village, San Jose, Rodriguez, Rizal, last April 30, 2016.
The College of Science Mathematical Society, Red Cross Youth Council-Science Unit and Psychology Society along with the Gamma Beta Epsilon Fraternity from the Faculty of Medicine facilitated the event as project heads in a total of 7 activities prepared.
Assoc. Prof. Mary Ann Santos and Asst. Prof. Josefino Castillo from the Department of Biological Sciences also initiated the painting of classrooms in the Kasiglahan Day Care Center and donated school materials for the students.
Medical check-ups, livelihood programs by way of pastillas-making and Zumba dancing as a physical activity were arranged for the 50 adult attendees, many of which were senior citizens.
A total of 35 teenagers listened to a lecture Basic Computer Literacy, 50 children took part in Stress Management by painting and playing games and 50 young boys were signed up for circumcision.
The endeavor is being conducted phase-by-phase starting with an ocular visit of the Kasiglahan Village community and will have its third and final phase for this semester on May 7, 2016.
Math and Physics of Science holds the 18th PMO
The Department of Mathematics and Physics of the College of Science hosted the 18th Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (PMO) National Finals on January 23, 2016 at the AMV Multipurpose Hall, College of Accountancy. The Philippine Mathematical Olympiad, which is the major undertaking of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines, is held every year to choose the Philippines’ representatives to the International Mathematics Olympiad which will be held in Hongkong sometime in July.
Copepodologist lectures at UST
In recent years, the University of Santo Tomas has led efforts to document the diversity of freshwater copepods throughout the country which resulted in recent publications on this previously understudied taxon. In order to further improve UST’s capabilities in this specialized field, the university, through the the UST RCNAS Zooplankton Ecology, Systematics and Limnology (ZESL) research group headed by Dr. Rey Donne S. Papa, invited copepod expert Dr. Tomislav Karanovic, Assistant Professor at the Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea and editor for free-living Copepoda for the ISI journal Zootaxa to deliver a lecture entitled “Copepods in studies of dispersal strategies and habitat invasions: Global, regional and microscale”.
Faculty in the news
A Thomasian alumna, Asst. Prof. Maria Chiela M. Cremen delivered a lecture last January 27, 2016 on “Taxonomic Revision of Halimeda in Southwestern Australia” at Rm 320, Main Building, University of Sto. Tomas. The lecture covered her recent research...Read More...
“Just like any job, it requires hard work and determination. Alongside these should be good intention, order, commitment, and guidance from God.” These are the words of Assoc. Prof. Mary C. Martin, M.Sc., the new College Secretary as the College...Read More...
Teacher Enrichment Activity in Microbiology: Mentoring Our Mentors (TEAM MOM), the Fungal Biodiversity and Systematics (FBS) group of UST RCNAS conducted a two-day training for 30 teachers from 23 high schools in the provinces of Samar and Leyte on April...Read More...
Internationalization Beefed up
Dela Cruz, delegate to international workshop
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Edison E. dela Cruz of the Department of Biological Sciences is one among those who represented the Philippines in the international workshop held February 24 – 26, 2016 at Pathum Thani, Thailand. The workshop focused on “Opportunity and Impact Assessment for Research Projects: A Methodology with Applications to Industrial Microbial Biotechnology.”
Science internationalization agenda beefed up
The internationalization agenda of the College of Science continues to beef up as shown through a linkage with international universities, faculty mobility, and academic as well as research collaborations.
On November 12, 2015, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the University of Santo Tomas (College of Science) and Academia Sinica (Institute of Physics), Taiwan, R.O.C. In the pipeline is the partnership with Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan and Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea.
Assoc. Prof. Bernard John V. Tongol, Ph.D. of the Chemistry Department of the College of Science participated in the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) Satellite Meeting on New Devices for Energy Conversion and Storage through a poster presentation.
New CHED Appointments
The COLLEGE OF SCIENCE congratulates the faculty members appointed to CHED Technical Committees:
Dr. Fortunato Sevilla III - Chair, CHED Technical Committee for Chemistry (12 January 2015 to 31 December 2016)
Dr. Ma. Claudette Agnes - Chair, CHED Technical Committee for Psychology (12 January 2015 to 31 December 2016)
Dr. Maribel G. Nonato - Member, CHED Technical Committee for Chemistry (12 January 2015 to 31 December 2016)
Dr. Mary Beth Maningas - Member, CHED Technical Committee for Marine Science (12 January 2015 to 31 December 2016)
Dr. John Donnie A. Ramos - Member, CHED Technical Committee for Biology and Molecular Biology (12 January 2015 to 31 December 2016)
Dr. Augusto Jaycee Paguirigan - Member, CHED Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT) for CHEDRO IV-A (AY 2014-2015)