Rev. Fr. Prior Provincial Bernard C. Amparado, OAR, Rev. Fr. Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR, the officers of the Blue and Gold College of Engineering Alumni Association, Inc., and Religious and Lay Administrators joined the Blessing and groundbreaking ceremony of the) Recoletos Innovation Center for Engineering Research (RICER), last March 20, 2024, at the St. Joseph Hall grounds.

Fr. Amparado led the ribbon cutting and the Blessing of the site. Messages were given by the Fr. Provincial, the Fr. President, Dean Christopher Taclobos, BGCOEAAI President Engr. Ramon Manojo, PEE, and Engr. Ashraf Khater, RDO Director and Chemical Engineering Department Head, gave their messages.

Also present were Rev. Fr. Romeo Ben Potencio, Jr, OAR- UNO-R VP for Academics and Research, Rev. Fr. Corvin Maturan, OAR, Mrs. Ma. Judy Legaspi, CAS Dean Annabee Claur, CAMHS Dean Sheila Arnibal, Director of Libraries Sheila de la Cruz, SDPC Director Dr. Chris Feli Joy Tajonera, External Affairs Director Carlos Eduardo Legaspi, Jr., Engr. Wenroe Bajada, Engr. Jessa Mae Pahilanga, Engr. Sharon S. Benitado, Engr. Rose Jean Rosco, COEN Asst. Dean Engr. Leah Joy Hiponia, Engr. Rhaul R. Palma, Jr., and faculty and students of the College. RICER is a project undertaken by the College alumni association.