Cancer detection tech explored at UPLB seminar

The key to detecting the early signs of cancer may just be on the surface of our cells. This is according to Dr. Carlito B. Lebrilla, a professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, (UC Davis), in his talk on analyzing changes in glycans, the sugar structures...

OSA-CTD names psycho-social activities winners

The Counseling and Testing Division of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA-CTD) concluded its psychosocial program for freshmen, by holding a culminating activity and the annual search for Lakan and Lakambini, at the DL Umali Hall on Oct. 29. The culminating activity recognized the winners of contests held from August to October...

Scientist calls for collaboration in handling ‘big data’

An astrophysicist-turned-data scientist has one suggestion to make sense of today’s increasingly accumulating data – collaboration. Dr. Reinabelle Reyes, lecturer at UP Diliman and the Ateneo de Manila University, encouraged experts from different disciplines to work together and pursue data science. Dr. Reyes made this call at the forum “Data science: an...

Agroforestry congress to highlight sustainable development

The Institute of Agroforestry (UPLB-IAF), Benguet State University (BSU), and the Philippine Agroforestry Education and Research Network (PAFERN) are holding the 7 th National Agroforestry Congress in BSU, La Trinidad, Benguet on Nov. 14-16. With the theme “Promoting Agroforestry for Sustainable Development,” the congress is aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development...

UPLB scores 88% in chemist board exam

Thirty-one out of 35 examinees from UPLB passed the October 2018 Chemist Licensure Examination, earning for the University a passing rate of 88.57%. The national passing rate is 45.05%, with 496 passers out of 1,101 takers in the country. Leading UPLB’s new licensed chemists is fifth placer Melvin A. Castrosanto,...

UPLB-CEAT students win BPI-DOST Science Awards

Two students who found clever ways to use agro-industrial wastes for greater purposes were added to UPLB’s growing list of BPI-DOST Science Awardees. The annual quest, spearheaded by the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), recognized John Christopher A....

Phi Kappa Phi inducts new members from UPLB

One hundred fifty-three of UPLB’s best and brightest are now official members of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.  The international organization welcomed 11 juniors, 109 undergraduate and 31 graduate students, an alumna, and a faculty member from UPLB to its roster during an induction ceremony on June 13...

UPLB grad ranks 4th in chem eng board exam

In a rare occasion of having less than the usual 10 board exam topnotchers, a UPLB graduate made it to the elite top four of the May 2018 Chemical Engineering Licensure Examination. Aries Fernan M. Garcia placed fourth at 80.20% rating. Fifteen others from UPLB passed the said examination given...

UPRHS produces first ‘senior high’ grads

“We’re climbers who have already conquered several ‘mountains’ and are now at the peak of the sixth. Together, we explored the uncharted mountains numbered five and six and became the first ever batch of senior high at UPRHS,” said Richelle Mae K. Cortez, UP Rural High School (UPRHS) Class 2018...