CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles together with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Alan P. Lena, Education Supervisor II, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) together with CPU Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Irving Domingo L. Rio and University Research Center Director Dr. Mary O’ Penetrante.
The week-long research and development week started on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the CPU Educational Media Center Conference Room with faculty, students and administrators present. University Research Center Director Dr. Mary O’Penetrante and members of the URC Committee (URESCOM) launched the event with the theme “Quality Research: Pathway towards Development and Progress.” Research papers were presented throughout the week according to different categories: Agricultural Engineering, Business Research, Education, Environmental Management, Life Science, and Junior High School among others.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Irving Domingo L. Rio, welcomed the participants and acknowledged that the Research and Development Week is important in honing the research skills of faculty and students. University President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, encouraged the participants to continue with research and sustain CPU as a research university. “The more we work together, the more we can accomplish things,” Dr. Robles said.
Participants of the Research and Development Week eagerly listening to the talk.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Alan P. Lena, Education Supervisor II, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), pointed out the need for universities to strengthen their research education. He particularly mentioned how challenging discovery-applied research is and said that this kind of research contributes to the advancement of higher educational institutions.
The 20th Faculty Research Symposium on March 11-12 and the 17th Student Research Symposium on March 12-14 are part of this year’s Research and Development Week.