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MSU-IIT SCS, Geo-SAFER Western Mindanao conduct ArcGIS Training, Research Workshop

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ILIGAN CITY – The MSU–IIT’s School of Computer Studies (SCS), together with Geo-SAFER Western Mindanao, conducted an ArcGIS Training and Research Workshop for the SCS faculty, staff, and graduate students last February 15–17, 24, and March 3, 2018 held at the SCS Multimedia Room and Computer Laboratory.

Notable speakers from the institute—the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Franco G. Teves, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Dr. Jinky B. Bornales, Geo-SAFER Western Mindanao’s Chief Science Research Specialist Engr. Daniel S. Mostrales, and former Geo-SAFER Western Mindanao CSRS and current School of Developmental Studies faculty Dr. Peter D. Suson—shared their ideas and experiences, inspiring the participants to become active researchers and help their school become a center of excellence.

In her talk about research, Dr. Bornales said: “We need to adapt the 4Cs of research—creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.” The speakers emphasized the need for active research participation and collaboration between the institute’s schools and colleges. “In the academe, service provision is not enough. One must be aggressively engaged in research.” stated Dr. Suson.

The training workshop, with the theme “Towards Becoming a Center of Excellence,” lasted for five (5) days and covered beginner, intermediate, and advanced modules for ArcGIS. The participants also presented their research proposals—which utilized ArcGIS—on the last day of the event.

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