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Western Mindanao State University is the premier and only state university in Zamboanga City. It has two campuses: the main campus of 79,000 square metres and 9,147 square metres is in the city and the satellite campus of 200,000 square metres occupied by the College of Agriculture and the College of Forestry lin San Ramon, 20 kilometers from the city. Campuses comprising the external studies units are in the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay, including the newly integrated formerly CHED-supervised institutions in Molave and Tampilisan. It has a student population of over 22,000, regular faculty members of over 600 and over 150 administrative personnel.It has 12 colleges, three institutes and two autonomous campuses offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses specializing in education, engineering, nursing, arts and humanities, social work, science and mathematics. Along with these major fields of concentration, WMSU offers courses in agriculture, architecture, forestry, home economics, nutrition and dietetics, social work, criminology, Asian and Islamic Studies and special degree courses for foreign students. It also offers external studies and non-formal education courses.WMSU ranked sixth among 68 universities all over the country, according to a survey on the Top Academic Institutions in the Philippines conducted by the Commission on Higher Education. The university's College of Education is a Center of Excellence; the College of Architecture is a Center of Development; and the College of Social Work and Community Development was awarded the Best School for Social Work in the Philippines. Wikipedia.


Usher K.,University of New England of Australia | Redman-MacLaren M.L.,James Cook University | Mills J.,James Cook University | West C.,James Cook University | And 6 more authors.
Nurse Education in Practice | Year: 2015

Nurses are often first line responders in a large scale emergency or disaster. This paper reports an evaluative study of a tailored research capacity building course for nurse delegates from the Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network (APEDNN). Twenty-three participant delegates from 19 countries attended a three-week course that included learning and teaching about the critique and conduct of research. An outcome of the course was the collaborative design of a study now being implemented in a number of countries with the aim of investigating nurses' preparedness for disaster response. Formal mentoring relationships have also been established between more and less experienced peers and facilitators to provide support in implementing this collaborative study. Overall, participant delegates rated the planning, implementation and content of the course highly. Recommendations from this study include funding a mix of face-to-face and distance mentoring and writing for publication workshops to ensure the sustainability of outcomes from a research capacity building course such as the one described. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.


Fernando J.G.,Western Mindanao State University | Fernando J.G.,Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology | Vequizo R.M.,Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology | Odarve M.K.G.,Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology | And 3 more authors.
Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics | Year: 2015

In situ HCl-doped polyaniline films were synthesized on glass substrates via chemical oxidative polymerization of aniline using ammonium peroxydisulfate as oxidant. The films were treated with supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) at 30 MPa and 40 °C for 30 minutes. The physico-chemical and electrical properties of the films were determined to establish the effect of supercritical carbon dioxide treatment on the polaron structures of polyaniline films. The treatment removed limited number of polarons which affected the properties of polyaniline. The treated films remained conducting despite that the conductance decreased substantially. The treatment enhanced the quinoid character of the films and altered the HOMO-LUMO transitions. In addition, SC-CO2 treatment was unable to remove the PANI precipitations adhering on the surface of the films. A mechanism on the effect of SC-CO2 interaction to HCl-doped PANI films was proposed. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.


Vequizo J.J.M.,Nagoya Institute of Technology | Vequizo J.J.M.,Western Mindanao State University | Ichimura M.,Nagoya Institute of Technology
Applied Physics Express | Year: 2013

γ-FeOOH thin films were electrodeposited onto an indium tin oxide (ITO)-coated glass substrate from oxygen-bubbled aqueous iron sulfate solutions at room temperature. Potential values near the observed reduction peak (-0.7 V vs SCE) were chosen to electrodeposit the films. Dispersed flake like morphology was attained at longer deposition time. The observed Raman shifts at 252, 384, 538, and 664 cm-1 signified the characteristics of the γ-FeOOH material. The estimated direct band gap is about 2.6 eV. Photoelectrochemical measurement confirmed the photosensitivity under illumination and revealed the n-type conductivity of γ-FeOOH. © 2013 The Japan Society of Applied Physics.


Fernando J.G.,Western Mindanao State University | Fernando J.G.,Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology | Vequizo R.M.,Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology | Odarve M.K.G.,Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology | And 9 more authors.
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering | Year: 2015

Polyanilinefilms doped with varying HClconcentrations (0.2 M, 0.6 M and 1.0 M) were synthesized on glass substrates via oxidative polymerization of aniline. The films were treated with supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) at 30 MPa and 40°C for 30 minutes. Their structural, optical and morphological properties were studied and compared to conventionally prepared polyanilinefilms using FTIR analysis, UVVisspectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. It was observed that supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) could interact with PANI films that consequently altered the bandgapsand changed the film thickness. SC-CO2 treatment also increased the oxidation level of polyanilinefilms and modified the morphology of polyanilinefilm doped with 1M HCl.


Vequizo J.J.M.,Nagoya Institute of Technology | Vequizo J.J.M.,Western Mindanao State University | Ichimura M.,Nagoya Institute of Technology
Applied Physics Express | Year: 2014

Cu2O/γ-FeOOH heterojunction solar cells were fabricated using galvanostatic-potentiostatic electrodeposition methods. The γ-FeOOH films showed n-type conductivity with a band gap of 2.2 eV. The electrodeposited Cu2O/γ-FeOOH heterojunction exhibited photovoltaic characteristics with a short-circuit current density of 0.95mA/cm2 and open-circuit voltage of 0.11V. Using core-level spectroscopy, it was demonstrated that the Cu2O/FeOOH heterostructure exhibited a type II junction with a valence band offset of 0.8 eV. The conduction band minimum of Cu2O was predicted to be higher than that of γ-FeOOH by 0.7 eV. This finding indicates that the γ-FeOOH material can be regarded as a suitable heteropartner of other p-type absorbers. © 2014 The Japan Society of Applied Physics.

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