Mapúa holds blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony for new Research Building

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L-R: Director Li- Wen Tyng (CYCU), Admissions and International Programs Dean Rosette Eira Camus (back), CMT Director Dr. Kueir-Rarn Lee, CMT Deputy Director Dr. Yung Chang, (CMT-CYCU) College of Engineering Dean Dr. Meng Hui-Li, DOST-PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Rowena Guevarra (back), EVP for Academic Affairs Dr. Bonifacio T. Doma, Jr., Mapua President and CEO Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, House of Investments President and CEO Mr. Medel T. Nera, Student Advising and Counseling Director Gloria de la Merced-Josol (back), PhilDev Executive Vice Chairman Jones Castro, Student Discipline Prefect Roble A. Daniel Jr. (back), PhilDev Executive Director Alexis Cayanan, and EEI President Robert Jose Castillo.

Last February 5, Mapúa Institute of Technology held the blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Research Building, a state-of-the-art facility located in front of the institute’s administration building. The two-storey structure is part of Mapua’s strategic initiatives to internationalize its education and will house the research laboratories for industrial design and engineering programs, dry and wet laboratories, among others, with cutting-edge equipment. The center will also be home to the Innovation and Technology Support Office, which will be responsible for giving strategic direction to the Institute’s research and development (R&D) and to convert Mapúa’s R&D outputs into patents, designs, utility models, and even spin-off companies.

Led by Mapúa president and chief executive officer Dr. Reynaldo Vea, the event was attended by Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) Executive Director Dr. Rowena Guevarra, Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev) Executive Director Alexis Cayanan and Chung Yuan Christian University- Center for Membrane Technology (CMT-CYCU) Dean Dr. Meng Hui-Li, CMT Director Dr. Kueir-Ram Lee, CMT Deputy Director Dr. Yung Chang, Director Li-Wen Tyng, and CMT faculty member Dr. Manuel C. De Guzman.

Mapua’s two-storey Research Center building will house research laboratories, as well as the Innovation and Technology Support Office to further develop the institute’s research capabilities.