Saturday, August 2, 2014

The "Baba" Device: Low Cost Pasteurizer For Human Breastmilk



#ScienceWatchPH (8/3/14). The "Baba Device" -- "Jacob Richard Anthony Lim, a student from the Philippine Science High School, invented the “Baba device,” a rice cooker attachment for pasteurizing human breastmilk. He demonstrated the device during the recent National Science and Technology Week by the Department of Science and Technoloby at SMX Convention Center. Breastmilk is known as the most nutritious milk and the primary source of nutrition for newborns before they can eat and digest other foods. A lot of babies are deprived of breastmilk due to lack of milk by their mothers. However, they can still enjoy milk nutrition from donors but this has to be pasteurized to kill harmful microorganisms. The “Baba device” which Lim developed is inexpensive, costing around P1,000 as compared to the commercially available breastmilk pasteurizer which can cost as much as P73,000. The “Baba device” is now being tested at the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City." (Source: www.dost.gov.ph ) See More

Sunday, March 10, 2013

ACM ICPC Philippines 2013: Final Report


ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC)
PHILIPPINE INVITATIONAL PROGRAMMING CONTEST
(ACM ICPC Philippines 2013)
March 2, 2013
Hosted by:Technological Institute of the Philippines, Quezon City
Website: http://www.math.admu.edu.ph/acmicpc2013

SUMMARY REPORT

46 teams from 24 colleges and universities from all over the Philippines (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao) competed in the 2013 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest - Philippine Invitational (ACM ICPC Philippines 2013).

The national programming contest was held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Techological Institute of the Philippines in Aurora Blvd., Cubao, Quezon City.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

The following is a list of participating schools:

1. Ateneo de Davao University
2. Ateneo de Manila University
3. Ateneo de Naga University
4. Ateneo de Zamboanga University
5. Bicol University - Polangui
6. De La Salle University - Manila
7. FEU-East Asia College
8. Lyceum of Alabang
9. Manila Central University
10. STI College Caloocan
11. STI College Southwoods
12. San Beda College - Alabang
13. St. Louis University - Baguio
14. Technological Institute of the Philippines - Manila
15. TRACE College - Los Banos
16. University of Asia and the Pacific
17. University of Mindanao
18. University of the Cordilleras
19. University of the East
20. University of the Immaculate Conception
21. University of the Philippines - Cebu
22. University of the Philippines - Diliman
23. University of the Philippines - Los Banos
24. University of St. Louis - Tuguegarao

TEAM RANKING

Below is the Team Ranking:
# PROBS
RANK
TEAM
SOLVED
TIME
SCHOOL
1
Quiwarrors2
10
857
University of the Philippines-Diliman
2
Quiwarrors1
8
480
University of the Philippines-Diliman
3
dr
8
499
Ateneo de Manila University
4
Quiwarriors3
7
482
University of the Philippines-Diliman
5
Carmiel
7
522
Ateneo de Manila University
6
Ateneo Blue Knights 1
7
691
Ateneo de Davao University
7
Peanut Butter
7
701
Ateneo de Manila University
8
Onion Rings
7
827
Ateneo de Manila University
9
Quiwarriors4
7
829
University of the Philippines-Diliman
10
Expresso
6
255
Ateneo de Manila University
11
Coalescence Cascade
6
343
Ateneo de Manila University
12
ADNU Xavier
6
469
Ateneo de Naga University
13
Desync
6
473
Ateneo de Manila University
14
Quiwarriors5
6
568
University of the Philippines-Diliman
15
Green Archers A
6
581
De La Salle University - Manila
16
Panda
6
665
Ateneo de Manila University
17
Arang Badshata
6
749
University of the Philippines-Cebu
18
UE-CCSS-MLA
6
779
University of the East
19
Green Archers C
6
971
De La Salle University - Manila
20
Green Archers B
5
375
De La Salle University - Manila
21
FEU-EAC
5
429
FEU-East Asia College
22
Ateneo Blue Knights 2
5
460
Ateneo de Davao University
23
ADNU Ignatius
5
635
Ateneo de Naga University
24
Laberds!
5
693
University of the Philppines-Cebu
25
YoulSee(COP)
5
758
University of the Immaculate Conception
26
Southwoods
4
349
STI Southwoods
27
WOLF
4
365
Bicol University - Polangui
28
Boshe~
4
454
Universiry of the Philippines-Cebu
29
UA&P4
4
487
University of Asia and the Pacific
30
STIC
4
641
STI Caloocan
31
SLU-SCIS-IT
4
697
St. Louis University - Baguio
32
Ciento Anyo del Asul Agila
4
803
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
33
UM1
3
83
University of Mindanao
34
iGMG
3
135
Manila Central University
35
Eliens3
3
198
University of the Philippines-Los Banos
36
Ciento Anyo de Excellentia
3
284
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
37
ADNU Faber
3
421
Ateneo de Naga University
38
UA&P3
3
476
University of Asia and the Pacific
39
Eliens1
2
238
Universiy of the Philippines-Los Banos
40
The Saints
1
25
Saint Mary's University-Nueva Vizcaya
41
digital brains
1
31
University of St. Louis - Tuguegarao
42
Eliens2
1
100
University of the Philippines-Los Banos
43
TRACE
1
305
TRACE College - Los Banos (Laguna)
44
LYCEUM A
1
310
Lyceum of Alabang
45
Cordilleras
1
365
University of the Cordilleras
46
Red Lions
0
0
San Beda College - Alabang


AWARDS:

The following is a list of major and special awards given:

MAJOR AWARDS:

Champion (1st Place):                        Quiwarriors2, University of the Philippines-Diliman, 10/10
1st Runner Up (Second Place):          Quiwarriors1, University of the Philippines-Diliman, 8/10
2nd Runner Up (Third Place):             dr, Ateneo de Manila University, 8/10
3rd Runner Up (Fourth Place):           Quiwarriors3, University of the Philippines-Diliman, 7/10
4th Runner Up (Fifth Place):               Carmiel, Ateneo de Manila University, 7/10
Best Coach:                                        Dr. Fidel Nemenzo, University of the Philippines-Diliman

SPECIAL AWARDS:

Best Team, Luzon (excluding NCR) :            ADNU Xavier, Ateneo de Naga University, 6/10
Best Team, Visayas/Mindanao :         Ateneo Blue Knights 1 , Ateneo
de Davao University, 7/10
Best Team, NCR :                              Quiwarriors2, University of the Philippines-Diliman, 10/10

TOP 5 SCHOOLS:
First Place (School Category):           University of the Philippines-Diliman
Second Place (School Category):      Ateneo de Manila University
Third Place (School Category):          Ateneo de Davao University
Fourth Place (School Category):        Ateneo de Naga University
Fifth Place (School Category):           De La Salle University-Manila


BOARD OF JUDGES AND PROBLEM SETTERS

The Board of Judges and Problem Setters of ACM ICP Philippines 2013 consists of the following experts:

1. Dr. Caslon Chua, Former Dean, College of Computer Studies, De La Salle University - Manila

2. Dr. Felix Muga II, Chair, National Council of Researchers in the Philippines (NCRP), Mathematical Sciences Division, and Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ateneo de Manila University

3. Dr. Earl Juanico, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ateneo de Manila University

4. Dr. Pablo Manalastas, Professorial Lecturer, University of the Philippines-Diliman and Ateneo de Davao University, and retired professor, Ateneo de Manila University

5. Mr. John Ruero, Former Chair, Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE)-National Capital Region

6. Dr. Rafael Saldaña, Past President, Computing Society of the Philippines, and Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ateneo de Manila University

7. Dr. Allan Sioson, President, Computing Society of the Philippines and Dean, College of Computer Studies, Ateneo de Naga University

8. Prof. Philip Zuniga, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of the Philippines-Diliman

PROGRAMMING PROBLEMS
Ten computer programming problems were given during the five-hour contest. Below is the link to the problems given:



PROGRAM:
Below is a the program of activities:
PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES:

8:00 to 9:00 a.m. -- Onsite Registration

9:00 to 11:00 -- Opening Session/Orientation/Practice Session

• National Anthem /Invocation
• Welcome Remarks

Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz, President, T.I.P.
Dr. Allan Sioson, President, CSP
Dr. Rafael Saldaña, Chief Coordinator, ACM ICPC Philippines
Dr. Bart Tanguilig, Contest Director, ACM ICPC Philippines 2013

• Introduction of the Board of Judges, Contestants and Other Participants

• Acknowledgements

• Practice Session

11:00 to 12:00 -- Break/Lunch

12:00 to 6:00 p.m. -- Assembly/Contest Proper

6:00 to 6:30 -- Awarding/Closing Session

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

The organizers of ACM ICPC Philippines 2013 would like to acknowledge support from the following:
1.      Dr. Elizabeth Qurino-Lahoz, President, Technological Institute of the Philippines
2.      Mr. Angelo Lahoz, Vice-President, Technological Institute of the Philippines
3.      IBM (ACM ICPC Event Sponsor)
4.      Members of the Board of Judges and Problem Setter, ACM ICPC Philippines 2013
5.      College of Information Technology Education Faculty, Staff and Students, Technological Institute of the Philippines
6.      Participating Schools, contestants, coaches and observers
7.      Volunteers, Staff & Systems Administrators  ACM ICPC Philippines 2013
8.      Junior Philippine Computer Society, T.I.P. Quezon City Chapter
9.      Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP)
1    Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE)
1    Mr. Mark Bautista and Mr. Deni Jaramillo of Ateneo de Manila University


PHOTOS:

Below are the links to some photos taken during ACM ICPC Philippines 2013:

Contest Proper/Awarding Ceremony

For further details, contact:

Dr. Bartolome T. Tanguilig III
Contest Director
Dean, College of Information Technology Information
Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP), Quezon City
E-mail: bttanguilig_3@tip.edu.ph
Mobile No.: 0920-9142967

and

Dr. Rafael P. Saldaña
Chief Coordinator
ACM ICPC Philippines
E-mail: rsaldana@ateneo.edu , Mobile: 0928 - 5043121


Thursday, February 28, 2013

ACM ICPC Philippines 2013 : Media Release



ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC)
PHILIPPINE INVITATIONAL PROGRAMMING CONTEST
(ACM ICPC Philippines 2013)
March 2, 2013
Technological Institute of the Philippines, Quezon City
MEDIA RELEASE/ March 1, 2013

Top Philippine Colleges and Universities Compete in National Programming Contest
 
Some 50 teams from 25 colleges and universities from all over the Philippines will compete against each other in the 2013 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest - Philippine Invitational (ACM ICPC Philippines 2013).

The national programming contest will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Techological Institute of the Philippines in Aurora Blvd., Cubao, Quezon City.
 
The following is a list of participating schools:

Ateneo de Davao University
Ateneo de Manila University
Ateneo de Naga University
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Bicol University - Polangui
De La Salle University - Manila
FEU-East Asia College
Lyceum of Alabang
Manila Central University
STI College Caloocan
STI College Southwoods
San Beda College - Alabang
St. Louis University - Baguio
Technological Institute of the Philippines - Manila
TRACE College - Los Banos
University of Asia and the Pacific
University of Mindanao
University of the Cordilleras
University of the East
University of the Immaculate Conception
University of the Philippines - Cebu
University of the Philippines - Diliman
University of the Philippines - Los Banos
University of St. Louis - Tuguegarao 
 
The following is a list of major and special prizes to be won:

MAJOR AWARDS:

Champion (1st Place): PLAQUE AND CASH PRIZE
1st Runner Up (Second Place): PLAQUE AND CASH PRIZE
2nd Runner Up (Third Place): PLAQUE AND CASH PRIZE
3rd Runner Up (Fourth Place): CERTIFICATE
4th Runner Up (Fifth Place): CERTIFICATE

Best Coach: CERTIFICATE

SPECIAL AWARDS:

Best Team, Luzon (excluding NCR) : CERTIFICATE
Best Team, Visayas/Mindanao : CERTIFICATE
Best Team, NCR : CERTIFICATE

TOP 5 SCHOOLS:

First Place (School Category): CERTIFICATE
Second Place (School Category): CERTIFICATE
Third Place (School Category): CERTIFICATE
Fourth Place (School Category): CERTIFICATE
Fifth Place (School Category): CERTIFICATE

The Board of Judges and Problem Setters of ACM ICP Philippines 2013 consists of the following experts:

Dr. Caslon Chua, Former Dean, College of Computer Studies, De La Salle University - Manila
Dr. Felix Muga II, Chair, National Council of Researchers in the Philippines (NCRP), Mathematical Sciences Division, and Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ateneo de Manila University
Dr. Earl Juanico, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ateneo de Manila University
Dr. Pablo Manalastas, Professorial Lecturer, University of the Philippines-Diliman and Ateneo de Davao University, and retired professor, Ateneo de Manila University
Mr. John Ruero, Former Chair, Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE)-National Capital Region
Dr. Rafael Saldana, Past President, Computing Society of the Philippines, and  Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ateneo de Manila University
Dr. Allan Sioson, President, Computing Society of the Philippines and Dean, College of Computer Studies, Ateneo de Naga University
Prof. Philip Zuniga, Department of Computer Science, University of the Philippines-Diliman

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC) is the most prestigious collegiate programming contest in the world. (See http://icpc.baylor.edu). It is sponsored by IBM.

The ACM ICPC Philippines 2013 is a team collegiate programming competition. Each team consists of three currently enrolled college students from a Philippine educational institution that is recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Contestants may use either C, C++ or Java and should know how to use the PCcontest software.

For further details, contact:

Dr. Bartolome T. Tanguilig III
Contest Director
Dean, College of Information Technology Information
Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP), Quezon City
E-mail: bttanguilig_3@yahoo.com
Mobile No.: 0920-9142967 
and

Dr. Rafael P. Saldana
Chief Coordinator
ACM ICPC Philippines
E-mail: rafsaldana@gmail.com , Mobile: 0928 - 5043121