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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Thank you, Central Luzon!

Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija (September 09, 2016) ----    It was a full house as the PCARI Project held its Scholarships Forum for Central Luzon at the RET Amphitheater, Central Luzon State University, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija today.

Dr. Tereso A. Abella, President of Central Luzon State University
President of the Central Luzon State University Dr. Tereso A. Abella welcomed the 230 participants composed of graduating and graduate students, faculty and researchers from invited higher education institutions in the Central Luzon region. 

The participants listening intently to the PCARI Project Manager,
Dr. William G. Padolina, as he gave his opening remarks

On a rare ocassion, PCARI Project Manager Dr. William G. Padolina joined the Scholarships Forum to give a brief introduction of the PCARI Project and lead the discussions in the Open Forum.

The participants got acquainted with the PCARI scholarship program offerings for the priority areas of Information Infrastructure Development (IID) and Health Innovation and Translational Medicine (HITM). Project Leaders Dr. Louis Alarcon from UP Diliman, and Dr. Guillermo Nuesca from UP Manila also discussed their personal accounts as PCARI project leaders and talked about
their PCARI-funded research projects, IIID 13: Resilient Sensory Swarms for Smart Energy and Environmental Monitoring (RESE2NSE) and IHITM 131: Accessible Detection of Dengue using BioMems and MIP Materials, respectively.

Dr. Guillermo Nuesca for IHITM 131: Accessible Detection of
 Dengue using BioMems and MIP Materials
Dr. Joey Alarcon for IID 13: Resilient Sensory Swarms for Smart
 Energy and Environmental Monitoring (RESE2NSE)
An Open Forum ensued with Dr. Padolina, Dr. Alarcon and Dr. Nuesca, together with the PCARI Staff as panels. Questions on PCARI scholarship programs, research funding, and research projects were discussed.

The event formally ended with a closing remark given by the assistant chief of CHED Region III, Dr. Cristina M. Nuque.

The PCARI Team would like to thank all the participants; the CHED Region III office; and the CLSU Training Office for helping make the PCARI Scholarships Forum successful.

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