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Two researches from the University bagged major prizes in the 8th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards of SMART Communications Inc. held on February 21-22, 2012 at the Hall 1, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. Students from the College of Engineering and Architecture presented the researches for Category I and II Aquamarine Solution to Salinity and Oxygen Using Wireless Technology and Palay Quality Checker through Leaf Coloration by Image Processing.

All the efforts paid off when the Palay Quality Checker through Leaf Coloration by Image Processing under SMART Mobile Application Category II emerged as the Champion and Aquamarine Solution to Salinity and Oxygen Using Wireless Technology under SMART services: End- to-end solution Category I was awarded second runner-up.

The Quiz Bee team also landed as fourth placer among the forty participating institutions.

Team Members


1.Calma, Rayjane E.

Aquamarine Member (hardware)

2.Vitangcol, Rosalia

Aquamarine Member (PIC Programmer)

3.Atienza, Jessarre

Database Member (JAVA Programmer)

4.Colentava, Mark Anthony

Database Member (PHP Networking)

5.Lulu, Jennifer

Database Member (Module H/W)

6.Sampang, Meyan Jian Paolo

Database Member (ANDROID Programmer)

7.Mina, Mariz Joy

Database Member (Module H/W)

8.Sangalang, Daisyrie


9.Cortez, Erwin Israel

Hybrid Energy Member (Electrical source in-charge)

10.Lucero, Francis Di

Hybrid Energy Member (Power Module in-charge)

11.Abad, Mark Louie jay

Hybrid Energy Member (Electrical source in-charge)

Aquamarine Solution to Salinity and Oxygen Using Wireless Technology

Team Members


1.De Jesus, Maria Crizele


2.Fernando, Jairus

Palay Checker Member (ANDROID Programmer)

3.Galang, Jun Alvin

Palay Checker Member (ANDROID Programmer)

4.Garcia, Alejandro Jr.

Palay Checker Member (Data logger/ Analyst)

5.Quiñones, Mc Jefren

Palay Checker Member (Layout design/ Programmer)


Together with the students are the mentors who were present during the public presentation:

1.Dir. Herminio Miguel-Industrial Technologies Mentor

2.Dir. Rudy Flores- Fish pod operator (CLASS A) Mentor

3.Engr. Walter Valdez- Technical Expert Adviser (Aquamarine)

4.Engr. Jonathan Lacayanaga- Technical Expert Adviser (Palay Quality Checker)

5.Mr. Reynan Calderon- Socio Economic Adviser

6.Mr. Sisenando Masangcap Jr.- Marketing Analyst Adviser

7.Mr. Jayson Angeles- Technical Expert Adviser ( Aquamarine)

8.Mr. Jose Paulo Tuazon- Agri-Business Adviser

Different State Universities and Colleges from all over Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao participated in the event. BPSU was represented by the 3rd and 5th year students from College of Engineering and Architecture. The delegation was lead by Dean Rodrigo Muñoz Jr., also the BPSU SMART–SWEEP Project Coordinator. (Photos: Courtesy of BPSU-RDO)