International STEAM Research Congress
The conduct of the International Science, Technology, Engineering, Agri-Fisheries and Mathematics (ISTEAM) Research Congress is part of the Eastern Visayas State University’s commitment to raise the bar of research excellence in the academe and contribute significantly to the explosion of knowledge. It is an annual gathering of researchers, experts and students from the different regions of the Philippines and abroad.
The International STEAM Research Congress is the brainchild of the EVSU president Dr. Dominador O. Aguirre, Jr. Dr. Aguirre invited Academician Alvin B. Culaba, professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department of De La Salle University, Manila and an alumnus of the Leyte Institute of Technology (now EVSU) as one of the plenary speakers. Academician Culaba requested the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilAAST) as a co-sponsor of the Congress. With the technical assistance of the College of Engineering under the leadership of its dean, Dr. Danilo Pulma, and the Office of Research and Development and Extension (ORDEx) under the stewardship of Vice-President for Research and Development and Extension Dr. Felixberto E. Avestruz, and other members of the University academic community, the first International STEAM Research Congress was born.
The 1st International STEAM Research Congress held on May 10-12, 2017 was one of the major activities of the University’s College of Engineering on the occasion of its 50th foundation anniversary as a college. The Congress aims to provide an avenue for professionals and students to disseminate research results on STEAM, to introduce participants to new knowledge and discoveries on STEAM and to establish partnership and linkages with other educational institutions for the advancement of the institution’s research capability.
With the yearly conduct of ISTEAM, the University looks forward to a more vibrant, evidence-based academic community where every member conducts research and publishes the findings. It is also hoped that this gathering of scholars and researchers would provide answers that may help overcome global challenges to promote social transformation and improved human conditions.