QUEZON CITY - The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) conducted the awarding ceremony of the 2019 DOST Intellectual Property Awards at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel on December 10, 2019. Awardees from the different DOST agencies and their guests attended the event.
The DOST and the NAST PHL started giving incentives for internationally published researches in 2013 as part of the DOST-funded project entitled “Evaluation and Improvement of the Research Publication and IP Productivity of the DOST R&D Institutes”. In 2014, granted patents and registered utility models of DOST technology generators were added to the scope of the awards.
This project supports the DOST’s goal of developing and improving the quality of research and development projects in the country and monitoring/ evaluation of their R&D results. It also envisions the improvement of the pool of scientific knowledge to help advance science and technology in the country.
MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte conferred the Order of National Scientist on Academician Emil Q. Javier on January 7, 2019, Tuesday at the Malacañang Palace.
The Order of National Scientist is the highest honor that the Philippine Government can bestow on a Filipino scientist for his or her outstanding contributions to fields of science and technology. The conferment is by virtue of Malacañang Proclamation No. 781 signed by President Duterte last August 2, 2019.
Academician Javier was recognized for his exhaustive studies and analytical writings about agricultural issues that demonstrate clear and intelligent thinking that could lead to more efficient and systematic solution of problems of poverty alleviation in the countryside. He was also known for his significant contributions to plant breeding research in rice, maize, sorghum, coconut, abaca, and tropical grasses and legumes and his pioneering and award-winning research and extension work in tropical pastures agronomy and utilization in integrated crop-livestock farming systems.
ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH: "Science Nuggets 1 From Aristotle to Stem Cells” and “Science Nuggets 2 From the Universe to Energy, Food, and Agriculture”
In celebration of NS Ricardo M. Lantican's 87th birthday, the NAST PHL is launching the e-copies of his two (2) books, entitled: "Science Nuggets 1 From Aristotle to Stem Cells” and “Science Nuggets 2 From the Universe to Energy, Food, and Agriculture”
The Science Nuggets Volume 1 treats the readers to numerous stories about famous scientists, not to tell us how great they are, but how human they are. It takes the readers on a journey through the history of science, from Aristotle’s theory that Earth is the center of the universe to the advances in stem cell research.
Science Nuggets Volume 2 focuses on the critical issues of our time: from the universe to energy, food, and agriculture. Science is a dynamic forum of theories and ideas, and readers will encounter differences in opinion among scientists. The scientific process should guide us in our decision on which theory or idea is best. This process is crucial as we navigate to find sustainable solutions to our problems.
The e-copies of the books are now available for download at the NAST PHL website. You may also click the link: https://www.nast.ph/index.php/publications?id=209