College of Science, UST
ASM International Education chair lectures on sticky teaching and learning
In response to the thrust of the University to facilitate the outcome-based education, the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and the Graduate School hosted and sponsored a lecture-seminar titled “Sticky Teaching, Sticky Learning” on May 19, 2016 at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino.
Dr. Spencer A. Benson, chair of the International Education Committee of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) served as the resource speaker who expounded on how knowledge of the brain functions can be used to increase “sticky-ness” of learned materials and how to improve teaching and learning.
During the session, the participants were made to engage in an interactive, lively, interesting, and effective discussion as they experienced to be the subjects of the student-centered learning style. Six strategies in increasing stickiness were discussed which include the awakening intrigue, beginning and ending often, creating lots of contrasts, storytelling, emotional engagement, and focusing on big ideas.
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.
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