Extending Lab in the Month of Love: CNS Extension Activity

Through the years, the Center for Natural Sciences has been extending its laboratory services to researchers, faculty and students within and outside the University. Laboratory trainings are also delivered upon requests of said clients. For this purpose, the laboratory assistants are annually sent for laboratory trainings to assure the quality of services rendered. As they are being trained, they also extend their acquired knowledge and skills to the clients of the Center. Hence, as part of the Center’s innovative projects on extension, it has come up with its laboratory training extension project, entitled “Extending Lab in the Month of Love” which has to be conducted annually, every Wednesdays of the month of February. It serves as an avenue for the laboratory assistants to share the trainings they have undergone. The said extension project commenced this academic year 2018-2019 with the offered training on “Care and Handling of Laboratory Animals used in Researches”. It was a 3-hour lecture-workshop per session delivered to faculty and students of nearby academic institutions. The sessions were held on February 13, 20 and 27, 2019 with the faculty and students of Nueva Vizcaya General Comprehensive High School, Bambang National High School and Nueva Vizcaya State University-Bambang, respectively.  A total of 199 students and 6 faculty participated in the training.

The lecturers/ trainors were Ms. Jaryl Kate T. Dinamling (laboratory assistant of the Biology & Physics Laboratory) and Ms. Jenifer C. Dalog (laboratory assistant of the CNS Research Laboratory). Both had their trainings on animal handling in October 2017 at the University of the Philippines, Manila. The CNS Director herself, Dr. Arlene L. Tabaquero (as the main organizer of the activity), also had her workshop on animal handling in the SINSM Conference held in April 2018 at the University of the Philippines, Baguio City. The other laboratory assistants and the BS Biology fourth year students served

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