PANABO CITY – Davao del Norte State College’s Institute of Computing (DNSC-IC), in partnership with Davao Oriental State University’s Institute of Computing and Engineering (DORSU-ICE), successfully organized the Binhi 2022: 1st Joint Research Colloquium of Information Technology Education capstone projects of the graduating students of the two institutions. The event was streamed live via the DNSC-IC’s official Facebook page last June 2, 2022.

The theme was, “Promoting Student IT Education Research as Seeds for Sustainable, FIRE-ready, and FIRE-proof Future”. This was further elaborated by the esteemed keynote speaker, Dr. Michelle Banawan, a post-doctoral researcher from Arizona State University. She added that there could be a multiverse of perspectives and niches where IT specialists could come in to help all industries transition and adapt into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Some of the officials who also gave their messages were Dr. Wilanfranco C. Tayone, Vice President of DORSU for Research, Development, and Extension, as well as Dr. Joy M. Sorrosa, College President of DNSC.

After the keynote speech, virtual parallel sessions with panel reactors were facilitated. Students were distributed in five clusters; (1) E-commerce and Business Systems (EBS), (2) Emergency, Health and Safety Systems (EHSS), (3) Education Technology Systems (ETS), (4) E-governance and Agricultural-related Systems (EARS), (5) Emerging Technologies and Other IT Systems (ETIS). Awards for Best Presenters were given toward the closing part of the activity. The capstone projects, as mentioned by Dr. Sorrosa in her message, are seeds of potentials that can develop into efficient and responsive mechanisms and systems that answer to the needs of an ever-evolving fast-paced modern times.