The culture of research is alive in Lourdes College. One indicator is the students’ engagement in the process of writing and sharing their research outputs.
In the Senior High Category, different researches across discipline were presented last March 14, 2019. For the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand, the collaborative research on the “Effectiveness of Rotten Tomatoe (Salanum Lycopersicum) as an Electrolyte in a Battery Cell” was dubbed as the best research. As for the Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) strand, the research on “Empirical Analysis of the Career Choice Factor of Grade 12 ABM Students” won as best study. Moreover, in the Humanities and Social Science (HUMSS), the research entitled “Motivational Factors Influencing the Selfie Behavior of the Senior High School Students” bagged the award. Lastly, the Technical Vocational and Livelihood (TVL) Track vested the best research entitled “Study Room Reservation System in Lourdes College’s Learning Commons.”
In the higher education department, the research topics are diverse and multi-disciplinal. For instance, research topics for the Business, Information Technology, and Hospitality Management program were presented last March 6, 2019 were concerned with management systems, customer relationship management, and feasibility studies. The Allied Health Program had their research forum last March 13, 2019. Studies were focused on the field of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing, and Pharmacy. As for the Arts and Sciences Program, research topics discussed last March 20, 2019 dwelt on code-switching, deconstructing and advertisement, and perception on the mentally ill.
These research presentations manifest the institution’s quest for excellence towards new knowledge and innovations. Kudos to all the student-researchers and to their research mentors for a job well done!
(Dr. Kurt S. Candilas – Blue Sash Correspondent)