Budding inventors,  Innovators, researchers in Central Visayas received awards after emerging as winners in a government invention contest held recently.

The science competition, called the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 7 pursuant to its legal mandate, is held biannually to recognize, encourage, and honor homegrown skills and creativity in technology and innovation.

Winners in various awards categories received certificates of recognition and cash prizes. The winning entries, their respective categories and prizes are:

Banghay Awards for Outstanding Industrial Design

1st Prize – Submerged Plastic Fish Cage by Ralph A. Cabrera, Prize: P25,000

Unlad Award for Outstanding Utility Model

1st Prize – Vermitea Foliar Fertilizer by Melanie R. Sarong, Joyful John E. Torreon and Jose T. Travero, Prize: 25,000

2nd Prize – A Mathematical Kit for Teaching Fractions by  Gamaliel G. Gonzale,s Prize: P10,000.00

Sibol Award for Outstanding Student Creative Research

Bioplastic Film Made from Discarded Fish Scales of Mol-Mol/Parrot Fish by John Niño M. Ornopia,  Prize: P 20,000.00

Best Video Presentation

1st Prize – Bioplastic Film Made from Discarded Fish Scales of Mol-Mol/Parrot Fish by John Niño M. Ornopia,              Prize: P15,000.00

 

by: Licinio F. Gingoyon