To celebrate the pursuit for academic excellence, students, faculty and researchers from the different clusters of the Ateneo de Davao University gathered last Feb. 20, Activity period at the Finster Auditorium for the Day 1 of the research congress.
The activity, Research Week 2017, is under the academic thrust for this year’s Festival of Excellence celebration.
Chosen student researchers from each cluster presented their studies under the following: Sustainability, Innovation, Environment and Energy Category, Entrepreneurship, Business and Management Category, Living Culture and Contemporary Societies Category, and Human Centric Technology Category.
SAMAHAN President John Chin, expressed his thoughts for the said event in his opening remarks.
“This may come as a disappointment… preparing much and being able to present to the Ateneo community yet realizing that this is the crowd that you are going to present to […] but regardless, we all know that you are here to present, to discuss, and we are presenting to you the opportunity as well as to the Ateneo community, to pursue for academic excellence,” he said, addressing the small crowd who attended the said event.
“As much as SAMAHAN tries to push for academic excellence [in line] with research, as much as we have invited different schools, faculty, and as much as we have put an effort to make sure that this presentation would cater as much crowd, at the end of the day, this will be a reflection to the researchers, to the organizers, and to the student community of what really is important,” he added.
Fifth year Accountancy student Angelene Aries Amar shared her experience.
“It’s good because it’s encouraging for us students na hindi lang mag-focus on our researches as for academic requirements only, but also to consider integrating what we can do to help the community, or the environment, in the studies that we conduct,” she said.
The Day 2 of this year’s Research Week will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Arrupe Hall.