Eastern Visayas State University and Philippine-American Association of Scientist and Engineers forge a new milestone as regards creation of impact to community through Science and Technology. Recently, EVSU and PAASE have been actively engaged in 3 projects, to wit: Intelligent Green Box, Scientific Research on Seaweed, and Palo Flood Control project.

Dr. Alvin B. Culaba invited scientist to discuss on potential research in relation to seaweed scientific advancement. The focus of the colloquium was to explore on Seaweed cultivation and the immediate convenience it yields to the local people of Dawahon Island, Bato, Leyte.

The latter is said to be rich in seaweed, locally known as “guso”, which becomes the integral and primary source of income to the residents.

This is under the iSTART project of Department of Science and Technology where the funding comes for the province of Leyte through the effort of Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla. Meanwhile, EVSU Carigara Campus will work on the project closely as it offers a program, BSED Fishery Technology, relevant to the scientific advances in the region.

The forum was conducted at Hotel Lorenzo, Tacloban City on March 8, 2022, where different SUCs of Leyte, DOST, DTI, and Private sectors signify interest upon invitation.

Dr. Gisela Concepcion, a Professor Emeritus from the University of the Philippines, is the lead proponent of the project.

EVSU’s visibility to transform society through relevant research is getting much into reality. This endeavor is part of the university’s initiative to lift the Province of Leyte through Research, Development & Extension Services in coordination with line agencies and partner institutions.