Friday, February 9, 2024

PSABE-PPG ISU Chapter bags 2nd overall champion at 26th Annual Luzon Convention

The Philippine Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers Pre-Professional Group (PSABE-PPG) Isabela State University (ISU) Chapter was hailed as 2nd overall champion (out of 13 universities and colleges) and bagged several awards during the PSABE-PPG 26th Annual Luzon Convention held last February 7-9, 2024 at Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) with the theme, “Sustainable Innovations in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering: Greening Future for Food-Secured Philippines.”

Displaying their topnotch and intensive training from the University and the College of Engineering, the student members of the PSABE-PPG ISU Chapter joined different contests during the said convention, namely: Tractor Driving and Hitching, Knapsack Assembly and Disassembly, Undergraduate Thesis Presentation, and Mr. and Ms. PSABE-PPG Luzon Wide 2024.

Hilary Gavilan and Renz Clifford Nidoy represented the University in the Knapsack Assembly and Disassembly and ranked 7th and 3rd place respectively.

Reymark Daguro also displayed his exceptional operating skills and garnered 1st place in Tractor Driving and Hitching, four (4) years after the chapter took home its first championship in the category.

Moreover, Feah Lyn Cerezo showed the research prowess of the University with her victory on Best Oral Presentation for her undergraduate thesis titled, “Flood Vulnerability Assessment of the Agricultural Land Areas in Tumauini, Isabela.”

Lastly, Jerald Bravo and Glaiza Divaras exhibited both grace and knowledge as they secured the 1st runner up placement in the Mr. and Ms. PSABE-PPG Luzon Wide 2024. Both also won additional minor awards contributing to their win.

Overall, the convention served as a dynamic platform for the student representatives to showcase their innovative ideas and gain invaluable insights into the future of agricultural technology. The attendees were equipped with the knowledge and inspiration needed to address pressing challenges in food production, sustainability, and environmental stewardship to contribute to a more resilient and sustainable national and global food system.