Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P. projects win in the 2017 DOST-NCR RICE

Four (4) research projects from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) Quezon City won major and minor awards in the recently concluded 2017 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) by the Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) held on October 3-5, 2017 at the T.I.P. QC campus.

Awarded as Regional Winner in the Outstanding Creative Research (Likha Award) Private-funded category was the “Development of Dielectric Spectroscope Utilizing Microwave Frequency for Cacao Pod’s Maturity Testing.” The innovation was developed by T.I.P. Electronics Engineering (ECE) students, Jan Joevil A. Razon, Maria Rhodora C. Arias, Shannie Gail R. Capadoza, John Robin D. Cawigan, and Marcus Philip G. Magnait, under the guidance of their adviser, Engr. Ryan Alimuin.

The ECE students’ winning research was designed “to create a non-invasive dielectric spectroscope utilizing microwave frequency to test the maturity of cacao pods,” distinguishing the harvestable mature pods from the non-harvestable immature and over-mature pods. Their project aims to help Filipino cacao farmers who are still practicing the traditional way of assessing cacao pods. As Regional Winner, the said T.I.P. entry automatically qualifies for the DOST National Invention Contest.

Taking 4th Runner-up in the Creative Research (Sibol) College category was the entry entitled “A Geo-mapped Street Crime Alert Notification Crowdsourcing and Route Finder System” by T.I.P. Information Technology Education (ITE) students, Daniel J. Garbosa, Andrew U. Ayson, John Stephen L. Danganan, and Anne Marie Gutierrez. Advising the team were Risty Acerado, Reynaldo E. Castillo, and Gerald T. Cayabyab. The said research describes the analysis, design, and implementation of GeoSCAN, a mobile application that aims to inform users of the ongoing crimes and crime history at a certain place to prevent them from being victimized when traveling along certain street locations.

Two (2) T.I.P. teams also garnered minor recognitions. One of the Top Ten Entries (Sibol-College category) was the research entitled, “Mobile App Controlled Bag-valve Mask Resuscitator (BVM) for Airflow Management” by T.I.P. Computer Engineering (CpE) students, Airyn Mae A. Igagamao, Bonifacio T. Rabino, Ken Marc T. Ramirez, Danielle C. Sotto, Neil Jon Carl Aquel, and Jasmine Faye G. Atendido, advised by Engr. Cecille Venal and Engr. Cris Paulo Hate. Also recognized as one of the Top Ten Entries (Sibol-High School category) was the project, “Vibration Level Monitoring Device for Structure Using Tri-axial Linear Motion Sensors,” developed by T.I.P. Senior High School students, Kean Moises Buenaventura, Justin Cyril Nunag, Regina Noellh Gomez, Arvin Godfrey delos Reyes, Angelito Deocadiz, Rom Limuel Samia, Von Ryan Calma, Cyril James Tiong, Jose Pocholo Quinto, Rex Albert Arcega, and Jericho Tugado, under the direct guidance of Engr. Hate, Engr. Venal, and Mr. Denmar Marasigan.

Bannering the theme, “Invention and Innovation for the People,” the 2017 DOST RICE aims to highlight the role of Filipino inventors in the Philippine society and national economic development. It was T.I.P.’s third time hosting the competition which saw the participation of 251 creative Filipino researches and inventions this year.