The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines and Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas (ICP-KKP) Regions X/XII/ARMM and CARAGA Chapter organized their 16th Regional Chemistry Congress at the Grand Caprice, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City last October 24 & 25, 2013.
Co-hosted by the Chemistry Departments of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan and the Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST), the theme; “Chemistry Solutions and Innovations: Collective Multi-Sectoral Endeavors for Mindanao Challenges”was aptly chosen for the event.
The two-day affair was well-attended boasting of 130 chemists and chemistry-professionals in attendance, well above expectations. Attendees included teachers and practitioners not only from the academe but also from the government and industry sectors.
ICP-KKP Regions X/XII/ARMM & CARAGA Chapter takes pride in being the only local chapter of ICP and KKP to hold a regular Regional Chemistry congress. This is already the 16th edition, and is designed to provide a venue where participants from educational institutions, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations can come together to collectively address local challenges and realities using updated chemical lenses. Such congresses also hope to update the local communities with scientific endeavors and data and establish local collaborations and networks.
More than twenty researches were presented in the fields of Chemistry Education, Materials Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry, Process Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and Industrial Chemistry.