BUTUAN CITY, PHILIPPINES – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with Department of Science and Technology Region XIII (DOST-CARAGA), will conduct the first episode of ScienTeach: A Virtual Symposium for the Youth on October 02, 2020 at 9:00 AM with a live broadcast on the NAST PHL and DOST-CARAGA social media accounts. The virtual symposium is open for all junior and senior high school students from the region.
The resource speakers for the first episode of the virtual symposium are National Scientist Lourdes J. Cruz, Academician Christopher C. Bernido, and Academician Maribel G. Nonato with 2020 Outstanding Young Scientist, Dr. Francis Norman C. Paraan as Master of Ceremonies and Moderator.
In the past years, the Symposium for the Youth with NAST Scientists was held in various provinces of the country in partnership with the DOST Regional Offices. Due to the pandemic, the symposium will go virtual this year with a new concept. ScienTeach is an adaptive effort of NAST PHL to continue serving its stakeholders. It is a collection of episodes that will highlight varying topics and feature NAST Members and awardees who are accomplished in their respective fields. It will utilize online platforms while obtaining the objectives of the traditional lecture series, which are to: 1) promote science and technology, 2) bring our scientists closer to the youth, and 3) inspire and encourage the students to pursue a career in science.
The event will also be participated by NAST PHL President, Academician Rhodora V. Azanza, NAST PHL Vice President, Academician Fabian M. Dayrit, and DOST Caraga Regional Director, Dir. Dominga D. Mallonga.
NAST PHL is an attached agency of the DOST and serves as the country’s premier recognition and advisory body on Science and Technology. (Dhan Michael L. dela Peña/NAST PHL)
NAST PHL CONDUCTS VIRTUAL PAPER PRESENTATION FOR 2020 NSTW OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AWARD
BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) will hold the Virtual Paper Presentation of the 2020 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) Outstanding Research and Development Award (ORDA) on September 14, 2020, Monday, at 9:00 AM with a live broadcast on the NAST PHL social media accounts. This year, six (6) selected entry papers from different institutions will vie for the highly coveted awards for Basic Research and Applied Research.
|The logo shows the central importance of consumption in shaping the food system. The intimate link among the 4 components of the system is shown by the tightly linked hexagons. The use of hexagon itself is symbolic because it is a shape commonly seen in nature. It is the ultimate in efficiency as mathematicians discovered. The circularity of the system, the use of Fourth Industrial Revolution tech, as well its overwhelming impact outside of the system is shown by the radiating waves.|
BICUTAN, TAGUIG ─ The Vision “Feeding Metro Manila in 2050” ranked one of the top 14 out of 1,300 submitted entries and was conferred a “Special Mention” in the Food System Vision Prize, launched by The Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with SecondMuse and OpenIDEO. This was formally announced on August 6, 2020. The Manila team, led by Academician Eufemio T. Rasco, Jr. from National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), will receive $25,000.
Feeding Metro Manila in 2050 was showcased as a system that nurtures the health of the people and the planet, adapts to changing climate, and is sensitive to the diversity of food culture. It was envisioned as the typical 2050 dinner plate as diverse, mostly plant based with less rice and highly processed grains, and assembled by a robust app that considers an individual’s nutritional and health needs and capabilities, impact of the meal composition on the environment, local food culture, and farmers’ welfare.