Part of the university’s strategic plan is to train faculty researchers in writing publishable papers. To answer this call, the Research Office conducted the 2018 Research Writeshop on May 22 at the Function Hall, 7th Floor, CIRTC Building, BatStateU Pablo Borbon Main I, Batangas City. The writeshop focused on teaching the research qualifiers on budgeting and pitching techniques.
During the opening program, Vice President for Research, Development and Extension Services Albertson D. Amante acknowledged the commendable efforts displayed by the Research Office headed by its director, Dr. Romel U. Briones. As the VP welcomes the participants, he shared that the university will continue to seek for more innovative outputs in pursuit of its vision.
The officials who guided the qualifiers on the key lectures were Dr. Briones, Dr. Irene H. Maralit, Asst. Director for Entrepreneurial and Business Research, and Asst. Prof. John Richard Esguerra, Program Chair for Computer Science and Project Staff of the university’s Center for Technopreneurship and Innovation. These lecturers also gave updates on research guidelines and policies.
After the lectures, the team leaders with their members gathered as a group to brainstorm their pitching and budgeting strategies. It was then followed by the pitching sessions wherein the participants were able to present their research proposals centered on its problems, outputs, and work and financial plan. VP Amante, Dr. Briones and Dr. Maralit served as the critics during the session to further enhance their proposals.
After a series of research evaluation activities, the proposals have been cut from 160 to 41 with 11 additional institutionally directed research projects. These proposals have undergone major critiquing process by the research office, research experts from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños during the 2018 Research colloquium on March 26-27, and the university’s research council.