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The University Belt (U-BELT) Research Consortium is an association of Manila’s leading higher education institutions (HEIs), namely Adamson University, Arellano University, Centro Escolar University, Far Eastern University, FEATI University, Jose Rizal University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manuel L. Quezon University, MAPUA University, National University, University of Manila, University of Santo Tomas, and University of the East.

LPU hosted the 8th U-Belt Student Research Forum on March 12, 2019 at the JPL Hall of Freedom, coinciding with the 67th Foundation Anniversary Celebration of LPU. The forum serves as a platform for the students of affiliated universities to engage and display their best research. Students and faculty mentors work together to design and implement a research, scholarly, or creative project. This year’s forum consisted of eighteen (18) student researches from nine (9) participating universities.

Research Directors of the UBELT member schools served as the Panel of Technical Experts: Ms. Amelita Delos Reyes (for Dr. Ferdinand Lacuata of Arellano University), Dr. Erna Yabut (Centro Escolar University), Dr. Leo Mendel Rosario (for Dr. Rogelio Panlasigui of FEATI University), Dr. Victorina Zosa (Lyceum of the Philippines University), Dr. Lourdes Sabile (University of Manila), Dr. Alexander Balcoba and Dr. Olivia Caoili (University of the East).

Dr. Erna Yabut, Chairman of the UBELT Research Committee and VP for Research and Evaluation of Centro Escolar University gave the Welcome Remarks while Ms. Clarence Alipio, Chair of the 67th Foundation Anniversary Celebration of LPU and Principal of the Senior High School Department, gave the Closing Remarks.

Adamson University

John Irvin Cariaga, Ryan Cepe, Rizzel Del Rosario, Darlex Reyes and Crispin Lictaoa
“Utilization of Polyurethane Foam with Coco Coir as a Potential Thermal Insulation Material for Wall”

Russel Aquino, Marco Dominick Fernandez, Rafael Perez and John Ray Reyes
“iGuardian: SMS Sender and Emergency Reporter with First Aid & Emergency Guide”

Arellano University

Dan Mihael Francisco, Jerome Espeleta, Irra Florenda Bana and John Michael Quintero

“FloodTech: A Flood Monitoring System using NodeMCU with Cloud Server”

Ruel Jun Comia, Mhico Valencia, Mark Anthony Pastrana, Rapheal Allyson Bautista, Gina Clemente and Orlando Bernaldez
"Development of an Auto-Sense Monitoring System Collision Avoidance (ASMSCA): A Motorist ARDUINO”

Centro Escolar University

Alexzandra Ybanez, Joeana Mae Umayam, Eujohn Magno, Patrick John Mediana, Mark Jason Ong and Romnick Saclolo
“SMART JANI-BOT (An Autonomous Litter Collector Robot”

Camille Benitez, Jessica Cacao, Althez Cebanico, Charlene Dinamarca, Deniel Puspos, Cenry Santiago and Christine Segaya
"Biomimetic Enamel Reconstruction through Emelogenin-Directed Nano-Hydroxyapatite from Tropical Oyster (Crassostrea iredalei) Shells"

FEATI University

Inno Rodriguez, Jenova Paruli, Karl Casida, Radwin Gacutan, Medrick Hidalgo, Keneth Daryl Lontoc, Jerino Maglunob, Erick Joseph Villarin, Virgilio Zacarias Jr., Henry Rivero and Leo Mendel Rosario
“Electrical characteristics of a chlorine-rich electrolyte in a magnesium-air fuel cell for wastewater-to-energy conversion”

Lyceum of the Philippines University

Kristopher Elijah Catli, Aldwin Garry Babierra and Arlene Caballero
“Object Recognition and Hearing Assistive Technology Mobile Application using Convolutional Neural Network”

Ram Nichol Basilonia, Raymart Cinco, Ivan Orante and Jaex Gumthar Padecio
“The Comparative Analysis on the Effects of TRAIN Law on the Performance of a Local Manufacturing Company Offering Sugar – Sweetened Beverages”

National University

Ma. Jhoeleanne Adriano, Kacey Jomar Dalida and Vanessa Grace De Leon
“Development and Validation of Financial Literacy Test Among Filipino Learners”

University of Manila

Maixeen Maribao
“Difficulties in the English Course among First Year BSEd students, Major in English of the University of Manila, SY 2018-2019”

University of Santo Tomas

Georgia Mickaela Aguila, Joseph Cirineo, Kriselle Armi Umingan and Roma Paje
“Impact of perceived organizational inclusion on job satisfaction and individual work performance of differently abled employees”

Raymond Joseph Belgica, Gillian Gail Cabra, John Eric Galicha and Roma Paje
“The mediating effect of 21st century skills to organizational learning culture and workforce agility of employees in automation-enabled companies”

University of the East

Arnie Batallier, Marva Capiones, Angela Rhea Del Rosario, Arjon James Esteban, Shane Rowe Gonzales and Efren Gimoto Jr.
“The Impact of Primetime News Coverage of ‘Disaster Related Stories’ on CAMANAVA Residents”

Anna Mikhaela Guevarra, Allen Rey Roluna, Jojie Tan and Steven John Lester Zalun
“Innovative Construction Reinforcement Medium Using Crushed Glass: An Experimental Risk-Waste Reduction Research”

Jericho Russell Lingan, Czar Ivan Enrique, Jem Kenneth Elorpe, Aaron Joshua Sullera, Janito Bonggo Jr., Kim Robert Arado, Aldrin Yves Ortiz and Leidel Marie Verdadero
“Enhanced Gasification of Agricultural Wastes to Alternative Energy Device”