Utilization of agricultural residuals and Autonomous Surface Vessel (ASV) Technology in collaboration with the University of California-Berkeley, USA
The resource person of the webinar was Dr. Thomas Azwell, an Environmental Specialist and he discussed on how wastes from agricultural processes will be used to produce new materials or products. In addition, his expertise also covers precision agriculture, industrial ecology, bioremediation systems and restorations.
Dr. Azwell has an ongoing project with UP Diliman-Marine Science Institute on Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) Technology for Oceanographic Research funded by CHED-PCARI.
Annual Learning Program of the Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities (AAACU)
Since 2013, the Romblon State University (RSU) is among the 14 active participating academic institutions from the Philippines in the annual learning program of the Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities (AAACU). Established in 1972, AAACU believes that “institutions of higher learning have the responsibility of contributing to the improvement of human condition.” This program is a two-week intellectual learning event for students enrolled in agriculture courses from the member countries of AAACU to gain knowledge and skills in agriculture and other related fields in the host institution or country. Other participatng countries are Guam, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
2nd Annual Taiwan-Philippines University Presidents' Forum 2019, Kaoshiung, Taiwan
This event was organized by Taiwan Education Center (TEC)-Philippines, in close collaboration with the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) held on July 7-9, 2019 at the National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. With the theme, “Creating Sustainable Partnership for Educational Mobility in the Asian Region,” this event promises to bring together University administrators, academicians, research managers, innovators, industry leaders and other professionals from Taiwan and the Philippine, the insights and experiences and opportunities that will be gained from the event would bring academic cooperation and collaborative agreements among SUCs. This event was a follow-up undertaking of the 2018 Philippines-Taiwan University Forum held on August 23-24, 2018 in Mandaluyong City participated by differenet colleges and universities in the country.
This one-day seminar with international and local experts provided a venue for them to offer their technical guidance and instructions on earthquake engineering and disaster risk management.
Seminar on Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Risk Management in collaboration with International Geosynthetics-Phils, Dr Martin Wieland (ICOLD, Switzerland)
Specifically, the seminar aimed to strengthen the skills of the participants from government and private sectors, including engineering faculty and students on the knowledge of earthquake, and structural dynamics, and to provide relevant discussion on the Philippine situationer and prepared ness on natural calamities.
The main resource person was Dr. Martin Wieland, Chairman of the Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) since 1999. Until 2015, Dr. Wieland was also the Chairman of the Earthquake Committee of the Swiss Dam Society. He is a senior dam and earthquake expert of Poyry Switzerland Ltd., Zurich, where he has been involved in the seismic safety evaluation of some of the world largest dams and other infrastructure projects.
AFP-ROTC Cultural Understanding and Leadership Program (CULP), Guam
Two of the ROTC Cadet Officers of the Romblon State University were chosen to participate in the five-day leadership training in October 2019. The program is one of the State Partnership Programs of Guam and the Philippines under the PH-US Mutual Defense Treaty. Specifically, participating cadets work side-by-side with their University of Guam counterparts in the planning and execution of a field training exercise, including historical study tours in Guam. The selection process has a set of rigorous criteria and parameters administered by the Office of the Manpower Development and Administration Division, Armed Forces of the Philippines.
This was the first lecture series organized by RSU- Planning and Development Office on the Applications of Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) in Environmental Management and Agriculture
1st Lecture Series on GIS and Remote Sensing - Dr. Armando A. Apan, University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia
The lecture covered the basics of RS and GIS, and their applications to environmental management and agriculture – cropland mapping, yield prediction, vegetation vigor and stress, and land evaluation and suitability assessment. Dr. Armando A. Apan was the resource speaker from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia. Dr Apan is a professor of GIs and RS with research interests on the application of RS and GIS to observe terrestrial ecosystems and their responses to environmental/climate change; forest vegetation and habitat mapping, etc. He has over 170 papers published in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He topped (first place) the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) Licensure Examination for Forester in 1987.
Colloquium on Internationalization with the University of Guam, USA
This activity is an initial collaboration with the University of Guam through its Extension Specialist/Professor of Agricultural Economics and Sustainable Agriculture Cooperative Extension & Outreach, Dr. L. Robert Barber, Jr. The event is in response to CHED’s reforms and the government’s trust on internationalization which RSU intends to explore possible partnerships and fellowships with other academic institutions abroad. Part of this event was the presentation of RSU programs and projects both in research and extension that RSU and University of Guam could forge for collaboration. Dr. Barber was also toured around the project sites in Odiongan.