The College of Arts and Sciences held its 4th Undergraduate Research Expo (A+SURE) last June 5, 2023, at the Mass Communication Studio, 3rd floor, St. Augustine Hall, from 10 am to 12 noon. The program aimed to search for knowledge about the arts, sciences, and agriculture through research and disseminate such relevant findings to the University community and society. It also enhances the research culture among undergraduate students of the college. This also aims to develop scholarly leaders whose works match the global quality standards in their fields and disciplines. This research expo is also a venue to encourage students to passionately engage in research and embark on contemporary institutional, local, or national issues and problems.

After the opening formalities, Ms. Diana B. Rodrigo, MAEd, gave the opening remarks while Fr. Romeo Ben Potencio, Jr, OAR, gave the inspirational message. Muriel P. Lobaton, MComm, Head of the Communication and the Arts Department, read the A+Sure Rationale and Guidelines. The contest proper began with the Oral Presentation, Oral Presenter, and Poster Presentation. The emcees during the contest were Dr. Richelle Mangga and Mrs. Anna Liza Montano.

The winners for Best Oral Presentation were Erica F. Gualingco, Statchy Rose Nalagon, and Yna Tessandra Talisay (Psychology) – Gold; Jenelle Alvarez and Brian Allan Roa (Mass Communication)– Silver; Princess Mae Castaneda, Arlhyn Mae Condag and Iah May Tinguban (Social Work) – Bronze. The best Presenter was Talisay – Gold; Alvarez and Castaneda got the Silver and Bronze, respectively.

The Best Poster Presentation winners were Social Work – Gold, Psychology – Silver, and Mass Communication – Bronze.

And for the Best Research Paper – Awareness and Engagement in Social Media Activism of CAS students in a Catholic University by Alvarez and Roa – Gold; Social Support and Psychological Well-being of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual students by Gualingco, Nalagon and Talisay – Silver; and Paghimakas: Life through the lens of College Students Assistants living in economically disadvantaged areas by Junto, Opu-an, and Tabujara – Bronze. Awarding of the Best paper was done during the CAS Accolade.

After the announcement of winners, GEC Department Chair Sheila A. Eran, MAEd, gave the Closing Remarks. (Photos and data courtesy of the College of Arts and Sciences.)