Five professors from the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) presented their research papers at the 2012 PSA Annual Conference last August 16 – 17 at the Apo View Hotel in Davao City. Themed “Strengthening Capacity in Statistics for Food Security”, the conference was sponsored by the Philippine Statistical Association (PSA), the Department of Agriculture (DA), and the National Statistics Office (NSO).
The Institute of Chemistry (IC) conducted a College Chemistry Teachers Camp last August 22-24, 2012 at the Physical Sciences Building as a continuation of the Summer
Participants of the College Chemistry Teachers Camp 2012 with Dr. Milagros M. Peralta (former IC Director) and Prof. Ma. Desiree B. Aldemita (IC Coordinator for Extension)Camp for College Chemistry Teachers held last year. This activity is in line with the extension program mandated to the institute by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as a National Center of Excellence in Chemistry and Chemical Education. The participants include twenty-three college chemistry teachers from different BS Chemistry degree-granting institutions in the country namely Adventist University of the Philippines, Batangas State University, Bicol University, Cebu Normal University, Central Luzon State University, and Negros Oriental State University.
A concert was held on September 24, 2012 to celebrate the life of Given Grace Cebanico. The event was organized by the UPLB Students of Destiny, a religious organization in which Given Grace was a member, and Task Force Given, a group devoted to raising funds to help the Cebanico family with the financial cost of legal examinations and court hearings.