URC approves NWU Faculty Researches

Three research proposals presented by faculty researchers of the College of Business Education and the College of Arts and Sciences and from the University Center for Research and Development were approved by the University Research Council.

Dr. Eric Parilla of COBE presented his research proposal entitled Local Economic Development Through One-Town-One-Product (OTOP). His study will assess the economic impact of OTOP program of Ilocos Norte. Its focus will be on the selected towns of Ilocos Norte with strong OTOP program namely Laoag City, Batac City, Pinili and Paoay.

From the CAS, the research proposal of Dr. Ermelinda Arevalo on Paper Recycling Technology at NWU will continue the recycling technology of Northwestern University with egg trays as their products. The papers and newspapers will be gathered from different offices of Northwestern University and of the Province of Ilocos Norte. Her team is composed of Mr. Geronimo Castro and Mr. Joseph Allan Gamiao.

The research proposal Knowledge and Practices of the NWU Community in Reducing the Impact of Climate Change which was presented by Dr. Elsie Pilar aims to determine the knowledge and practices of the employees, students, and officials of the adopted barangays of Northwestern University in reducing the impact of climate change. With her team are Ms. Teresita Domingo, Ms. Fe Pungtilan and Mr. Joseph Allan Gamiao.

Meanwhile, two completed researches were also presented during the meeting of the URC, Computer Skills of NWU Graduate School Students conducted by Dr. Estrella R. Calixto of the CTE; the Design, Fabrication and Testing of an Axial-Flow Biomass Shredder by Engr. Lloyd V. Delaraga of RCEIAD.