Last Friday, final year students in the Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Mathematics and Computing Sciences programs presented 40 research projects as part of their academic assessment.
This year’s student research and symposium series in the two programs add on the successes so far where past students have developed specialised skills in research that led to increased employability.
Last Friday marked the 2nd combined Information Systems and Mathematics and Computing
Science Symposium at the Sir Peter Barter Auditorium and E-Vision Centre in the Madang campus. The occasion also marked the 12th Annual Information Systems symposium and the 5th Mathematics and Computing Science mini-conference.
Head of the two programs, Professor Anderson, said the research assignment allows students to find solutions to real information system or information technology problems with supervision of staff and these are presented near the end of Semester Two.
Prof Anderson said the symposium enables students to present the results of their research development projects, which is a requirement as part of final year degree studies.
He said these issues are identified during the course of their study or during periods of work experiences.
The combined symposium this year was held under the theme “Advancing collaborative learning accessible to all through quality research in Information systems, mathematics and computing sciences”.
Felix Posapat of Heli Niugini Ltd was the keynote speaker who spoke on the topic “IT Administration in PNG”.
Divine Word University is a national institution open to all, serving the society through its quality of research, teaching, learning and community services.
(Andrew Serat during his presentation)