The Best Student Research winners for the School Year 2008-2009 winners were announced last Saturday, March 7 during the Closing and Awarding Ceremonies of the 5th HNU Engineering Fair and Project Exhibit at the Atrium of BQ Mall.
The fifth year Civil Engineering project study entitled “A Proposed Development of An Old Spanish-Theme Eco-Cultural Destination in Punta Cruz Watch Tower In Maribojoc, Bohol”, “Brownout Alert: A Power Interruption Management,” and “Project Shiloh,” a computer-interfacing technique project won the civil engineering, electronics, and computer engineering categories respectively.
The project study of the civil engineering was inspired by the municipal mayor’s idea of developing the existing Punta Cruz watch tower tourist destination. The said project study in the town of Maribojoc is spearheaded by Joy Charmaine de Vera, the class leader; Rolando Atendido, Jr., Ivy de los Reyes, Francis Fuderanan, Ma. Margarita Lopena, Frederick Lupio, Marvin Mar, Gemma Teresa Neri and Jeremias Suyman as group members. The CE project study adviser is Engr. Ian Samonte.
On the other hand, “Brownout Alert” features early warning Short Message Services (SMS) messages about the scheduled power interruption of the electric company’s control panel to consumers thru a device called brownout locator that locates unscheduled power interruption and SMS updates to consumers about the development of the brownout.
Meanwhile, “Project Shiloh” is a computer-interfaced based project that features chatting with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chat where the input is channeled thru voice or keyboard and the responses of the conversation are coming from the speaker in a form of voice machine. It also features a pan-and-tilt surveillance camera connected to a server PC through a parallel port that moves to a specific direction controlled remotely by a client Personal Computer (PC) using Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) architecture.
Project Shiloh was made possible under the leadership of Rose May Aparicio and its members Fernand Batingal, Carl Albert Bodiongan, Anarose Ocay and Bryan Nick Tejada from the fourth year Computer Engineering, known as the A-Eye group with Engr. Lorena Beldoro as class adviser.