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A plaque of recognition was given to Dr Jovita Movillon as the recipient of the 2014 Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas Southern Tagalog ( Chemical Society of the Philippines) KKP-ST Achievement Award For Teaching. The award was given in recognition of her invaluable contributions to the academic community and exemplary performance as a UPLB faculty for the past 39 years.
She taught 24 different courses, mentored 73 students and was a co-proponent in the revision/institution of 9 degree programs. The work with her research advisees and collaborators resulted in 16 completed researches, 5 professorial chair lectures, 23 publications in refereed journals and 9 UP International Publication Awards. In addition, she was CEAT College Secretary for three terms and served not only in committees in her department, but also those at the college and university levels.
44 UPLB chemical engineering graduate recently passed the November 2014 chemical engineering board exams held last November 21-23, 2014. The University posted an 86.27% passing rate against a national rate of 68.43%. UPLB got the Second Top Performing school recognition with three top-notchers namely, Ellyza Joy M. Quintela (3rd), Reynield John G. Formiloza (8th) and Zephaniah Micah L. Esguerra (10th).
The University of the Philippines Los Baños Interdisciplinary Biofuels Research Studies Center (UPLB-IBRSC),on its first year of inception as a research center, has launched two flagship research and development programs on advance biofuels – biojet and biogasoline – both spearheaded by the Department of Chemical Engineering.