Two faculty members from the School of Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design, and Information Technology Education (SEAIDITE) attended recently a faculty Industry Immersion at Bitstop Network Services in Dagupan City, Pangasinan.
Engr. Peejay T. Paguirigan, from the Electronics Engineering department, and Mr. Ceferino V. Llamelo of the Computer Engineering department attended the training from June 24 to August 2, 2019 under the University’s faculty development program (FDP).
The faculty members attended the training to engage themselves with the industry as they also facilitate learning in the University through the experience they gained from the immersion.
They further attended the immersion to be oriented on the trends in Computer Engineering specifically on network services, microcontrollers, and Internet of Things (IoT).
With their fellow trainees, the SEAIDITE instructors were able to assemble and finish a working Air Quality Monitoring Device, according to Mr. Llamelo.
“The device was able to measure Particle Matter (dust), carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, temperature, and humidity. The said measurements were uploaded automatically by the device on ThingSpeak.com. The device has features of power saving and local data saving,” Engr. Paguirigan said.
After the first device, the trainees created four same additional devices. The devices, after due testing in certain areas, were deployed in Carlos City DepEd Office; a private residence in Mangaldan, Pangasinan; San Fabian, Pangasinan; Bitstop Incorporated, Dagupan; and at FarmOut Central Intouch Incorporated, also in Dagupan. The air quality sensors are now part of Project Amihan. Please see https://amihan.xyz.
Aside from the creation and deployment of the devices and the accompanying technical requirements, the trainees were tasked to train four Bitstop employees on the device created.
“The immersion was very successful. The experience gave us ideas on the current trends in the world of Computer Engineering, and it made us realize that technology is evolving rapidly and we need to go with it as istructors. We also learned about in-depth IoT and microcontrollers,” Llamelo and Paguirigan said.