AFTER going through the judges’ scrutiny, winners of the first annual Angelicum research forum were recognized during the awarding ceremony on May 11, 2023 at the Audio Visual Room.
The event, which aimed to foster a culture of inquiry and critical thinking among the learners, featured two categories: Oral Presentation and Poster.
In the Oral Presentation category, participants presented their studies before a panel of judges. The winners in this category demonstrated their research skills and ability to articulate their findings effectively.
Claiming the coveted first place was Rob Rowell Patricio with his study titled “The Impact of Mobile Rhythm Games on Hand-Eye Coordination Skill of Junior High School Students.” Patricio’s completed study explored the effects of mobile rhythm games on the hand-eye coordination of junior high school students. His research shed light on the potential benefits of these games in enhancing cognitive abilities.
Taking the second-place spot were Colene Briones and Joseph Angelo Japitana with their proposal entitled “Online Purchasing Consumer Behavior: A Study Among Angelicum School Iloilo High School Learners.” Briones and Japitana’s research aimed to analyze the consumer behavior of high school students in relation to online purchasing. Their study sought to understand the factors influencing students’ decisions and preferences when buying products online.
The third-place winners in the Oral Presentation category were Anne Josephine EspaΓ±o, Ray Christian Juntado, Kyla Mariel Pasaporte, Lawrence Aceyork Lames, and Cesar Antonio Buyco. Their completed study, “Saranghae Hallyu: The Extent of the Influence of Korean Culture on the Junior High School Learners of Angelicum School Iloilo,” explored the influence of Korean culture on junior high school students. The research delved into the various aspects of Korean culture that have captivated the students and examined its impact on their lifestyle and interests.
In the Poster category, participants creatively presented their research findings through visually engaging posters. The winners in this category demonstrated both artistic talent and the ability to effectively communicate their research results.
Claiming the first-place position in the poster category was the team of Ralph Adrian Caballero, Lyka Lamparero, and Geanne Kyle Precioso. Their proposal, titled “The Acceptabilitea of Blue Ternate Flower and Malunggay Flower as a Local Herbal Tea Product,” aimed to explore the viability of blue ternate and malunggay flowers as ingredients for a local herbal tea product. The team’s innovative research highlighted the potential health benefits and acceptability of their proposed tea product.
Securing the second-place position were Jay Maycah CastaΓ±eda, Andrea Alyssa Lorraine Genova, and Marjel Concept Jade Pedroso. Their proposal, “Mayana Leaf Extract Infused with Potassium Iodide as a Natural Antibacterial Agent,” investigated the potential of mayana leaf extract infused with potassium iodide as a natural antibacterial agent. Their research pointed toward the possibility of developing a safe and effective alternative to conventional antibacterial agents.
Sharing the second-place spot were Xena Marie Corpus, Janine Faith Berinio, Leirah Mae Simba, and Constantine Alois Guevara. Their proposal, “The Effectiveness of Garlic Aloe Vera Gel Extract as a Hand Sanitizing Gel,” aimed to explore the efficacy of garlic and aloe vera gel extracts as natural hand sanitizing agents. The team’s research suggested the anti-bacterial potential of these natural extracts.
Last but not the least, researchers, namely: Denise Alexa Malones, Kassandra Eumira De Guzman, Kier Zedrick Sogueco, and Rupinder Singh secured the third spot for the best poster with their proposal, “A Comparative Study on the Growth of Pechay Using Commercial Fertilizer and Ashed Corn Cobs.” /END
Photos: Kiera Garcia, Cesar Antonio Buyco
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