College of Engineering (COE)

          Among the activities spearheaded by the college this year are the following:

 Equipping DepEd School Teachers through Computer hardware and Computer Network Troubleshooting and Maintenance Seminar-Workshop with Crash Course on Structural Cabling

Knowledge on computer maintenance and troubleshooting are some of the skills commonly deficient among teachers, delaying much computer works, time, and money, and so, a need exists to train educators in keeping a good touch with the important tools in teaching. The training was conducted by the MMSU-Department of Computer Engineering and the Department of Electronics Engineering to equip the high school teachers and IT coordinators the necessary knowledge on computer hardware and the skills on computer network troubleshooting. The activity aimed to evaluate and solve minor problems in computer and network, maintain their computer system, computer network cables and facilities, and apply the standards learned. A collaboration between MMSU and the Department of Education, the training involved a total of 36 participants form the different DepEd schools within the city of Batac.

 Energy Audit

The Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) Energy Audit team conducted the 2016 Energy Audit on June 1-3, 2016.  The activity was extended to small and medium enterprises (MSME) and other government and business establishments to determine the present operating conditions of selected energy consuming facilities/equipment inside the work area of the MSME.  It also aimed to identify energy efficiency improvement opportunities and look for possible ways to reduce the operating expenses and at the same time, provide assistance in the capability build-up of business establishments involved in energy management activities.

The MMSU Energy Audit Team is composed of experts from various authorized agencies to include Engr. Rogelio U. Binala, Engr. Ian Romas, Engr. Darrel Pasalo together with Engr. Benjamin S. Mercardo, Jr. and Mr. Jahmai O. Grande, both from the DOST-PSTC Ilocos Norte. 

Three business establishments in Ilocos Norte were audited.  These are: the Green Thumb Food Depot located at Brgy. #3 San Ildefonso, Dingras, Ilocos Norte; Pauline’s Baker’s Percent Baker of Brgy. #44 Zamboanga, Laoag City; and JVA Furniture Shop located in Brgy. #17 Tabug, Batac City, Ilocos Norte. 

            Several steps were applied by the technical experts in the conduct of the activity.  These include the conduct of walk-through and preliminary survey; data gathering, testing and measurements; analysis and evaluation of gathered data; and preparation and presentation of final report.

 Computer installation and troubleshooting

            To equip elementary and high school teachers on computer installation and troubleshooting, the COE through the Computer Engineering (CpE) and Electronics Engineering (EcE) departments conducted a 3-day seminar- workshop on Equipping DepEd School Teachers through Computer Hardware and Computer Network Troubleshooting and Maintenance with crash course on structured cabling.

            The said activity was conducted on three Saturdays.  There were 36 high school and elementary school teachers assigned as IT Coordinators from DepEd - City of Batac who actively participated in the said activity.

            The IT coordinators were engaged different activities like software installation, actual trouble shooting activity, computer cabling and others after each of the lectures prepared for them. The faculty members of CpE and ECE were tapped as trainers:  Engr. Diano Rose A. Tambogon, Ebgr. Marifaye Flores, Engr. Vladimir P. Ibanez, Engr. Willen Mark D. Manzanas, Engr. Lovina Siechirst T. Agbayani and Engr. Wilson R. Duldulao.

AutoCAD Enhancement Training and Seminar

AutoCAD is an important tool for engineers in their planning and construction of a project. Thus, there is a need to enhance the knowledge on this tool and impart to other people the knowledge and benefits of its use. The activity is a part of the extension programs of the College for the municipal assessors of the different municipalities in Ilocos Norte. The activity aimed to demonstrate the use of the basic commands on AutoCAD software for 2D application and apply these basic commands by way of the Hands-On application on AutoCAD software. The need for the activity rose to capacitate the municipal assessors with AutoCAD software skills to ease their work in the necessary sketches needed for their tax mapping instead of using the manual method.

Speakers for the training-seminar included the esteemed engineers of the Department of Civil Engineering facilitated by Civil engineering faculty and students. Food and training kits of the participants for the two-day training and seminar were funded by the MMSU Extension Directorate while an amount of Php 300.00 was collected as the participants’ counterpart for the activity.

Improvement of the Production of Damili 

The need to improve the quality of local products is a call to claim our place in goods exportation especially with the promising potential of the local ceramic industry. The training aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills of  19 DepEd teachers of San Nicolas elementary School and Barabar Elementary School, two (2) from Damilian Association, and four (4) LGU of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte  in performing standard material preparation and formulation procedures utilizing available raw materials, producing different damili items using various forming methods and decoration techniques, evaluating and solving problems regarding firing of damili products, and appreciating and applying the knowledge and skills gained for the improvement of existing damili production system. Lecturers involved lecture-demonstrations in their training and output presentation for the evaluation of their training.

PASILAW Assistance Program

The College together with the PPGSD Electricians and some Electrical Engineering graduating students served 14 households for the 2016 Pasilaw Program. This year’s beneficiaries are from the barangays of Rayuray, Dariwidiw, Tabug, and Quiling Sur of the City of Batac. The 14 beneficiaries were all identified by the DSWD as indigent families. They received assistance in the preparation of electrical plans, installations of electrical wiring and electrical fixtures.