1st ALIAC Research Colloquium 2024 Showcases Innovative Student Research

The 1st Research Colloquium for ALIAC Students 2024 was successfully held on May 31, 2024, marked by a showcase of cutting-edge research endeavors by aspiring aviation professionals. Themed “Enhancing quality research outputs through discipline-based, policy-oriented, technology-directed, and innovative research for sustainable development,” the event was spearheaded by the Research Office and the Office of Undergraduate Studies and has witnessed a vibrant display of intellectual rigor and academic excellence.

Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Ethel Reyes-Chua of the Research Office and Dr. Lina Constante of the OUS, the Colloquium aimed to fortify students’ involvement in research, providing a platform for them to delve deeper into their academic interests and contribute meaningfully to their fields.

The program spotlighted diverse research presentations, spanning crucial domains such as Aviation Education, Aircraft Maintenance, and Engineering and Technology. Notably, the event showcased remarkable contributions from the following winning entries:

Best Abstracts:

  1. “Developing Efficient Morphed Blended Wingtip Technology for Airbus A321NEO for Enhanced Aircraft Performance” by Pagulayan, Russel Rivera, Bianca Ysabel Roy, Ferdinand Jose Santiago, Peter Jacques | Adviser: Engr. Bryan Jake Amaro
  2. “Redefining Beechcraft Musketeer: Applying Extendable Airfoil for Improved Range” by Maquiñana, Abrianne Jett Nofuente, Romualdo Palmeda, John Reinhart Parcon, Jean Marie Claire | Adviser: Engr. Bryan Jake Amaro
  3. “A Qualitative Research of Pilot Decision-Making and Situational Awareness in Adverse Weather Conditions for General Aviation Training in ALIAC” by Ong, Andrea Robert Q., Calica, Jazmin Bernadette D., Biol, Arndenver Joseph C., Cornejo, Marck Aldrin E., Donato, Cedric James E., Francisco, Miguel Patrick G. Paz, Rey Luis S., Rodriguez, Moisez Elijah Isaac G | Adviser: Capt. Philippe Andrew Cristino

Best Papers:

  • “Leading-Edge Tubercle Modification on Airbus A320 Wings” by Alegado, Jeremy, Sanjonia, Carl, Maristela, Christlouiz Nikolai | Adviser: Engr. Amaro
  • “Empowering Future Aircraft Maintenance Technicians” by Dela Cruz, Psymon, Sabater, Jhuliana, Saliente, Jorzen Mar, Tumambo, Robi Jud, Lacia, Roselio, Siyang, Joshua, Santiago, Chris | Adviser: Engr. James Deato

Best Presenters:

  • Aviation Education: “A Qualitative Research of Pilot Decision-Making and Situational Awareness in Adverse Weather Conditions for General Aviation Training in ALIAC” by Ong, Calica | Adviser: Capt. Cristino
  • Aircraft Maintenance: “Empowering Future Aircraft Maintenance Technicians: Low-Cost Autoclave for Enhanced Composite Learning” by Dela Cruz, Sabater, Saliente, Tumambo, Lacia, Siyang, Santiago | Adviser: Engr. Deato
  • Engineering & Technology: “Redefining Beechcraft Musketeer: Applying Extendable Airfoil for Improved Range” by Maquiñana, Nofuente, Palmeda, Parcon | Adviser: Engr. Amaro

In a statement, Dr. Chua emphasized the significance of elevating research standards, stressing the need for discipline-based, policy-oriented, and technology-driven approaches to foster sustainable development. She expressed her confidence in ALIAC’s potential to cultivate a dynamic research environment that inspires both students and faculty members to pursue impactful and innovative research endeavors.

“I believe that ALIAC can establish a dynamic research environment that motivates both students and faculty members to conduct impactful and innovative research,” Dr. Chua mentioned.

In addition to academic accolades, the event fostered a spirit of collaboration and camaraderie among students and faculty members alike. Chairman and CEO of ALIAC, Atty. Gomeriano Amurao, DPA, commended the collaborative efforts and expressed optimism for continued growth within the ALIAC community, “Seeing the research findings generated by our students in this interdisciplinary colloquium makes me extremely joyful. I’m hoping that our collaboration and working relationship will keep going.“

The success of the 1st ALIAC Research Colloquium underscores the institution’s commitment to nurturing academic excellence and fostering a culture of research-driven innovation among its students. As the Phoenixes of ALIAC continue to soar high, their dedication to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of aviation research remains unwavering.

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