ASCOT Researchers Attend CLARRDEC Symposium

ASCOT Researchers attend CLARRDEC Symposium

ASCOT Researchers attend CLARRDEC Symposium

Six researchers of the college, headed by the newly appointed Research and Development Director Dr. Alking Gorospe, attended the 27th Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights (RSRDH) last December 1-2, 2016 at the Amphitheatre of the Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (NEUST), Sumacab, Cabanatuan City.

Completing the team are Extension and Training Director Dr. Jonah Zante, Dr. Michael de Leon, Dr. Silvestre Escueta, For. Efren Agbayani, Engr. Raymond dela Rosa. The said event is an annual undertaking of the Consortium that aims to facilitate the presentation and evaluation of technologies, significant research result and innovations ready for promotion and/or commercialization. Through the symposium, the participants- scientists, researchers, trainers, communicators, extension workers, policy-makers, farmers and students are get the privilege to interact with the technology generators and be able to evaluate and give feedback regarding the potentials of such emerging technologies and innovations.Moreover, it also serves as a venue to honor dedicated R and D workers by recognizing best papers and poster on research and development. As a whole, the ultimate goal of the activity is to promote and disseminate excellent R & D outputs that are responsive to regional and national needs.

ASCOT being one of the R&D implementing Agencies, together with PLGU-AURORA, TESDA 3, PhilRice and other SUCs and Research agencies, plays a vital role in the knowledge generation that tries to uplift the quality of life of Aurorans and citizen of Region III. True to its mission to serve as a fulcrum of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scientific, applied and development-oriented researchers that leads to technological innovations that will be helpful in the upliftment of the community it serves.

Side activities included in the event are the Regional Research Development Coordinating Council (RRDCC) 4th Quarter Regular Meeting and a Fellowship Dinner.

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College names new Research director

Research Director, Dr. Alking Gorospe, in his new office

Research Director, Dr. Alking Gorospe, in his new office

The research department welcomes new changes as it will now be headed by another high caliber faculty, this time coming from the Engineering Department.

Dr. Alking Basamot Gorospe ,30, a registered Mechanical Engineer is a proud product of Aurora State College of Technology. He is part of the graduating class of 2008. Not long after his graduation, he became member of the teaching arm of ASCOT.

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While having fun influencing the future engineers as a member of the academe, some time in 2011, an opportunity to study abroad knocked his door and with full enthusiasm the young engineer grabbed it. He burned long hours of studies that normally ranges from 9 am to 11 pm in laboratories.  Beside him are all the tools that all engineers dream of, screws of different shapes and sizes, welding tool, cutting tools…. name it! “The only limit in learning will be you and your creativity” as he describe it. Andong National University has been his second home, a widely known college in South Korea especially in engineering.

Soon after successful defense and publication he received his diploma as Master of Science in Mechanical Design & System Engineering  last July 2013 as a scholar.

In his search for excellence, he further honed his craft in the same university by taking up Doctor of Philosophy Major in Mechanical Design & System Engineering and received his hood of confirmation last July 2016.

The road to PhD in Andong National University is not as easy path as requires at least one international publication for Masters Degree and another two international publication for Doctorate, but he took the challenge and responded with more than double the required publication.

Some international publications under his name were, IC-Strain PERFORMANCE OF REBCO COATED CONDUCTOR TAPES UNDER LOW MAGNETIC FIELD (2016) ,ELECTROMECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SINGLE-SIDE BRASS FOIL LAMINATED COATED CONDUCTOR TAPES AT 77 K UNDER SELF-FIELD, INFLUENCE OF EDGES GEOMETRY ON THE DELAMINATION STRENGTH OF REBCO CC TAPES USING ANVIL TEST METHOD , ELECTROMECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF COATED CONDUCTOR     TAPES  (2015), REVERSIBLE STRAIN RESPONSE OF CRITICAL CURRENT IN DIFFERENTLY PROCESSED GDBCO COATED CONDUCTOR TAPES UNDER MAGNETIC FIELDS published year 2015

On top of those, he was able to deliver academic paper presentation in International Conferences such as in 2016 SUMMER CONFERENCE OF KISAC  (july 8, 2016), INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MAGNET TECHNOLOGy  lOct 21, 2015 with his paper MECHANICAL PROPERTY EVALUATION OF COATED CONDUCTOR TAPES UNDER TRANSVERSE TENSION, 2014 APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY CONFERENCE , 26TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SUPERCONDUCTIVITY  , and 7TH MECHANICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC EFFECTS IN SUPERCONDUCTORS (MEM) WORKSHOP  in March  2013.

His doctorate paper is a research about “Superconductity” that aims to produce a material that have zero(0) resistance for efficient transmission of electricity . This might just be a game changer in the engineering and technology field in the years to come. He work under the mentorship of a known Researcher named Hyuhng-Seop Shin, who took him under his wings as he worked on his project.

After his successful journey in South Korea, he went back to serve his Alma Matter, Aurora State College of Technology last September 2016.  More than the academic expertise and the international research publications under his belt, he also serves as an inspiration to the youth students of ASCOT, be it engineering or other courses. He was also the newly designated Research Director of the College.

Asked what he would bring to the table, he responded “I will do my best to empower the different department in their research endeavors by giving them equal opportunities and hopefully in producing international publications.”

Dr. Alking Gorospe is now happily married with one child.

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Seven ASCOT Academic Programs Undergo Level 1 Accreditation

AACCUP Accreditors with the College President and the ASCOT Accreditation Task Force during the First Formal Survey Visit of the Seven Academic Programs of the College.

AACCUP Accreditors with the College President and the ASCOT Accreditation Task Force during the First Formal Survey Visit of the Seven Academic Programs of the College.

With its thrust to ensure the quality of its curricular offerings, ASCOT submits seven (7) of its Academic Programs for Level 1 Accreditation in the First Formal Survey Visit conducted last November 28 – December 2, 2016. Team of Accreditors from the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) assessed the five (5) Undergraduate Programs: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor in Industrial Technology, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and two (2) Graduate Programs: Master of Science in Agriculture, Master of Science in Environmental Management based on the set standards for institutions of higher learning.

An opening program was held on December 29, 2016 at the ASCOT Accreditation Room where the Accreditors and the ASCOT Accreditation Task Force were formally introduced. The team of prominent accreditors was led by Dr. Carlo T. Nabo who serves as the overall coordinator with the Team Leaders and Program Accreditors, Dr. Isidro L. Duran for BSIT, Prof. Jimcel P. Pecasio for BIT, Engr. Seth B. Barandon for BSCE, Prof. Mario G. Bukas for BSME, Dr. Romeo A. Gomez for MSEM, Dr. Jocelyn D. Tuscano for MSA and Prof. Marjorie R. Duran for BSHRM. Other members of the accrediting team were Dr. Aileen V. Elarco, Dr. Rodolfo C. Moreno, Engr. Christopher John Landa, Prof. Perla DS. Carpio, Prof. Mary Joy A. Castillo, Prof. Orlando B. Lomboy, Dr. Estrelita V. Tucay, Dr. Grace D. Ladia, Dr. Lilia M. Tamayo, Dr. Nancy G. Liwanag, Prof. Roel P. Balayan, Prof. Annabelle B. De Vera and Ms. Fely A. Akilith.
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ASCOT Graduates Feat in the September 2016 Licensure Examination for Teachers

New ASCOTian Teachers during the Testimonial Program for the September 2016 LET Passers.

New ASCOTian Teachers during the Testimonial Program for the September 2016 LET Passers.

ASCOT continues to prove its promise to offer quality education as manifested in its success in terms of human capacity building as its Bachelor of Elementary Education Graduates Batch 2016 posted 100% passing rate with one of its Cum Laude graduate landing to Top 6. Teacher Rovelyn Lesma Lejano, garnered a rating of 87%, giving a remarkable leap for the college to maintain its excellent performance.

With only 23, 378 elementary teachers out of 77,466 examinees who passed the September 2016 Licensure Examination for Teachers ASCOT is very proud for the 94.44% passing rate against the national passing rate of 30.18%. Meanwhile the Bachelor of Secondary Education bets garnered a 27.77% passing rate.

Congratulations to the new teachers!

Elementary:
1. Lejano, Rovelyn Lesma (Top 6)

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ASCOT Produces New Civil Engineers

Congratulations to the new ASCOTian Civil Engineers for passing the November 2016 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination administered by the Professional Regulation Commission last November 12-13, 2016.

ASCOT BSCE Batch 2016 posted a 51.43% passing rate while the overall performance including the re-takers is 45.65%, 15.65% higher compared to the last year’s performance rating. The result shows that ASCOT is really fulfilling its mission on providing quality education addressing the society’s increasing demand for highly competent graduates.

Kudos to the twenty-one new Civil Engineers from ASCOT!
1. Engr. Jonathan Sotero Bernardino
2. Engr. Louie Ray Lasac Bernardino
3. Engr. Julius Ceasar Lariosa Carreon
4. Engr. Janjade Dela Peña Dela Torre
5. Engr. Kho Lyne Lopez Dela Torre
6. Engr. Ron Mark Sison Dela Torre
7. Engr. Cristina Ferreras Esperanza
8. Engr. Jerome Maza Galam
9. Engr. Leony Laquindanum Julio
10. Engr. Jennifer Ramos Luyun
11. Engr. Ben John Michael Dela Torre Marasigan
12. Engr. Emma Habitan Marco
13. Engr. Mark Teejay Borreo Martinez
14. Engr. Deojenes Sindac Megano
15. Engr. Rodamin Pacia Natividad
16. Engr. Abraham Magallones Nidoy
17. Engr. Limuel Dela Cruz Orozco
18. Engr. Fatima Lupin-na Silvestre
19. Engr. Charlyn Iglesia Villaflor
20. Engr. Krizalyn Quinto Virrey
21. Engr. Christian Guillermo Zagala

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