/ 8 December 2022

STUDENTS from the Batangas State University won in the CHAMPION University Category in the Engineering Innovation Challenge 2022 in Singapore for their invention of A.I.-Quaponics 360.

They were BS Electronics Engineering students Marc James Beltran, John Vincent Biscocho, Lawrence De Castro, Maria Nelly Magboo, and Jerico Matibag.

The students developed an intelligent small-scale aquaponics system for the monitoring and control of aquaponics parameters as well as botanical and zoological components.

The invention can help boost food sustainability. It can also be used in household planting in urban areas because it does not cover bigger lands.

Dr. Alvin Alon, BatStateU Head of the Digital Transformation Center, mentored the team and guided them in the competition.

“With creativity and innovation, the team topped other finalists from different countries including students from the National University of Singapore and National Technological University who came second and third respectively,” the school said.

Meanwhile, two other team from the school received Merit Awards in the same category.

John Lloyd Austria, Alyssa Mharbie Aleta, Nicole Librea, James Mondelo, and John Carlo Padua won the award for their entry “Intelligence Road Quality Monitoring System with Vibration-Sensing Device and Machine Vision Camera dubbed as AI-Rover.”

They were mentored by Dr. Anton Louise De Ocampo.

On the other hand, Lawrence Portillo, Alvin Javier, Andrea Rubia, and Abigayle Vince Cruz were recognized for their “AI 3D SET GO, an AI-Optimized 3D-Printed Adsorbents Decorated with Waste PET Plastic-Derived Metal-Organic Frameworks for Effective and Sustainable Wastewater Remediation.”

They were coached by Dr. Reymark Maalihan.

Further, team EUGTO composed of BS Electronics Engineering students Rosselle June Asi, Eloiza Jean Atienza, Clarisse Fajarito, Christine Marie Oca, and Abegail Pangilinan also had an entry which seeks to establish Urban Building Placements and Generating Environmental Impacts Through Artificial Intelligence.

They were mentored by Dr. Anton Louise De Ocampo.

The competition was organized by the Institution of Engineers in Singapore and Science Centre Singapore with the support of the Ministry of Education.

It commenced in September 2022 and was concluded with a demo and awards presentation during the celebration of Singapore’s National Engineering Day last month.