A thesis project of fifth year BS Computer Engineering garnered the highest rating in the recently concluded 2016 Student Research Project Competition and was awarded as the Most Outstanding Student Research Project for 2016. The project is a stand-alone device capable of giving group of people (i.e. the patient, relatives, the nurse, etc) reminders on medication schedule via SMS, audio and visual signals. The project developed by Ben Jason Babatio, Annaliza Bachicha, Marydel Egalam and Ricardo Labrague can be powered also by a battery, solar energy.

Read more: Portable Medication Adherence Device is this year's Outstanding Student R&D Project

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Samar State University won 6 awards during the 3rd Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE), held at the Robinsons Mall and DOST Conference Hall last November 25-27, 2013. For the third time in a row, SSU students won all three places in the Sibol-College category. Two of the four submitted in the Creative Research category won second and third place while one of the three Utility Model entry of SSU won third place. SInce the RICE has started, SSU has significantly won the most number of places in the categories it participates.

Read more: SSU won 6 awards in RICE 2015

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Dr. Marilyn Cardoso and Dr. Redentor Palencia was declared winners during 5th Visayas Congress of Human Resource Management Practitioners held in Bohol Tropics Resort Tagbilaran City, Bohol on August 12-13, 2015.

Read more: Dr. Palencia and Dr. Cardoso researches wins best paper and poster

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cdrj-coverThe Countryside Development Research Journal - CDRJ ( http://cdrj.ssu.edu.ph/ ) is still accepting articles for its 2015 issues. Themes of papers preferred includes; 

- engineering, science and technology driven community and regional development
- science-based development project implementation
- technology impact assessment/evaluation
- socio-economic condition (health, well-being, quality of life, sustainability) as impact of implemented science-based solutions.
- gender issues involved in scientific inquiries and development
- education, socio-cultural studies related to countryside development
technology development in support of micro, small and medium enterprises
- engineering and technology solutions to problems in the countryside.

Papers maybe in a form of Research Article, Review of Literature or Books, Short Report, Commentary or Case Study, Position Papers or reports, Technical Reports, Engineering Reports related to or will affect the countryside with structure and conclusions. For more information and on-line submission, please visit the website http://cdrj.ssu.edu.ph .
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cdrj webThe Countryside Development Research Journal (CDRJ) successfuly hurdled the journal accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). On March 30, 2015, the Joint Management Committee and Commision en Banc of CHED has approved the accreditation of 20 journals out of more than 70 journals submitted for accreditation. CDRJ got a catgeory B (national level) journal accreditation.

Read more: CDRJ passed CHED accreditation, now on-line

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10402683 10153510979789623 3914264541090383946 nVincent Montaño, a faculty of the College of Engineering of Samar State University was chosen as the 1st prize winner under the professional category during this year’s Regional Health Research Summit held in Ormoc City. His project entitled "ECG Signal Classification for Remote Area Patients using Artificial Neural Networks in Smartphone" which functions as an electro-cardiogram (ECG) machine bested three other finalists. The gadget developed by Engr. Montano caught the interests of the judges because of its unique features that will make monitoring of patients more effecient and on realtime anywhere they are. The device measuring about 10 x 15 x 20 cm can read ECG without lenghty paper for a cardiologist to read. The said readings can be sent through SMS and read by a smartphone, enabling the patients doctor anywhere he/she is as long as their is a mobile phone signal.

Read more: Montano wins regional health research competiton

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ITSOSamar State University is one of the most active institution in the Region in terms of patent and utility model applications. Below are the list of submissions to IPOPhil this year.

Patent Applications

  • Feed formulation for finfishes
  • Rice hull particle board composition
  • Flow of water in aquifers laboratory apparatus
  • Method for producing chitin and chitosan from green bay mussel (perna viridis) shells

Read more: SSU submits 12 patent and utility models for protection

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CDRJSamar State University submitted the Countryside Development Journal (CDRJ), a refereed journal to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for accreditation. It hopes to qualify level A accreditation or the least level B wherein level A1 is the highest. Level B is considered national level journal while A and A1 are international journal in the definition of CHED-JAS. A1 categorized journals are those indexed by Thompson Reuters. Papers submitted are submitted to external experts reviewers.

Currently, the IT personnel of SSU is establishing an online format of the journal and hopefuly be able to submit for indexing. Indexing is very important for journals for easy tracking of its performance like citation count and journal impact factor. Journals without the online indexing lacks credibility. Reputable indexing organizations includes Thompson Rueters and Scupos to name a few.

Read more: SSU submits CDRJ for CHED accreditation

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The Philippine Countryside Development Research Journal (PCDRJ) is a peer-reviewed publication of Samar State University. Its peer reviewers come from various universities/institutions in the Philippines and from other countries. The journal publication is alligned to SSUs new vision; a university for social transformation. The countryside possesses unique characteristics which are vulnerable to the intrusion of 21st century technology. It has a unique culture, many of which are still vibrantly practiced but remains unknown to the world. It also is home of many natural wonders, rich biodiversity from the mountain to the reefs of the countryside. Many of its inaccessible/isolated communities are also home to many unique practices, languages and many more. More importantly, the countryside is home to the many marginalized communities, people needing help and care. All these needs to be shared to the world, not only for information sake but as a form of a call for help or support.  

Read more: Call for papers for publication in the PCDRJ

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Publication in a refereed journal is one of the weakest aspects of the Philippine Higher Education Institutions. The Philippines has lagged behind our neighboring institutions even in the Southeast Asian Region. Publication is one of the major accomplishments of any higher education institution. It improves the academic reputation of a University which is expected to be active in producing new knowledge-based products.  By publication in a refereed journal, a personnel in HEI contributes to the body of knowledge. This new knowledge serves as springboard for others to the next level.

Read more: SSU refereed journal publication expected to increase next year

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Research productivity was the major issue that has cropped-up in the two day planning workshop, the first of the several strategic planning activities. The government led reforms for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) specifically the State Colleges and Universities (SUCs) greatly emphasizes the need to produce knowledge-based products.

Read more: University officials pushes for more research productitvity

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Mr. Ledoro Labrague of the College of Nursing was choosen as this years Best Oral Research Preentation Awardee during the 3rd international Conference on Multidisciplinary Research. Mr. Labrague presented the paper entitled Stress, Stressors, and Stress Responses of Student Nurses in a Government Nursing School. The conference was held at the Planta Centro Hotel and Residences, Bacolod City, Philippines which was organized by La Consolacion College of Bacolod last February 7th and 9th February 2013.

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