The first ever OVCRE Photography Exhibit was launched at the UPLB Carabao Park following the Flores de Los Baños activity of HUM 2 students last 04 May 2015.
UPLB students were encouraged to express how they view UPLB’s research heritage through a Photography contest organized by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension in cooperation with the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts. With the theme “Capturing UPLB’s Research Heritage,” the contest ran from 1-24 April 2015.
A total of 20 pictures were displayed: 15 shortlisted entries and 5 contributions by OVCRE staff and UPLB researchers.
The photos featured technologies like BIO-N, Nutriplus, the “Sandigan” sitao variety, and even the famous Chocomilk. Some students also went the extra mile to gather information about projects such as Phil-LiDAR, Ergonomic and Economic Lighting Layout for UPLB classrooms and offices, and the UPLB Bee Program. Other photos focused on human interest—Mang Tolitz, the friendly admin aide who supplies the frogs for Biology classes, a laborer cutting rice seeds in half, a worker watering crops, and students from the Child Development Laboratory watching a volunteer watering seeds. One student looked at research heritage from a different angle and focused on the Southern Luzon Arts Festival organized by OICA.
The winners of the contest are the following:
1st place: Romar Jan C. Edosma (UPLB Bee Program)
2nd place: Joey Ace P. Peralta (Phil-LiDAR UPLB Flow Data Gathering in Pagsanjan)
3rd place: Ivy Jane W. Madrid (“Sandigan” sitao seeds)
More than 700 students attended the awarding of the winners and launching of the exhibit. The exhibit will be up until Friday, 08 May 2015.
This activity is just one of the many initiatives of OVCRE to further increase the research culture in the university.