BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), the highest recognition body on science and technology will once again recognize outstanding Filipino scientists for their significant scientific contributions to the country. The Awarding Ceremony for the 2023 NAST Awardees will be held on July 13, 2023, as the culminating activity of the 45th NAST Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held on July 12-13, 2023 in Manila.
The Awarding Ceremony will introduce the new members of the Academy, the 2023 Outstanding Young Scientists, and the researchers who won this year’s set of awards. The complete list of 2023 NAST awardees is as follows:
INVESTITURE OF NEW ACADEMICIANS AND CORRESPONDING MEMBER
Four (4) new Academicians will be conferred during the awarding ceremony:
- ELMER P. DADIOS, Ph.D. (Manufacturing Engineering) – De La Salle University
- MARIA CORAZON A. DE UNGRIA, Ph.D. (Microbiology) – University of the Philippines Diliman
- GIL S. JACINTO, Ph.D. (Chemical Oceanography) – University of the Philippines Diliman
- ROEL R. SURALTA, Ph.D. (Agricultural Sciences) – Philippine Rice Research Institute
BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY – The NAST PHL will conduct four (4) activities in Northern Philippines for the month of May. These are 1) Scienteach: Symposium for the Youth in Batanes Province, 2) Training-Workshop on Writing and Presenting Research Proposals towards Building Science Culture, 3) Regional Scientific Meeting in Luzon, and 4) Scienteach: Symposium for the Youth in Cordillera Administrative Region.
After the successful conduct of Scienteach: Symposium for the Youth in Davao and Eastern Visayas last April 11 and April 25, respectively, the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Offices will again hold two (2) Scienteach: Symposium for the Youth in the north for the month of May.
Various Scientific Papers Presented at The NESA Paper Presentation and Awarding Ceremony and NTSYS Paper Presentation
BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY –The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) conducted the NAST Environmental Science Award Paper Presentation and Awarding Ceremony and NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists Paper Presentation last April 21, 2023 (Friday) at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Quezon City.
Dr. Dranreb Earl O. Juanico, PhD (Physics) of the Technological Institute of the Philippines was adjudged the winner of the 2023 NAST Environmental Science Award. He presented his winning research entitled “Does mangrove restoration imply coastal protection? A prospective study?” He discussed the coastal protection potential of mangroves by examining the “bio-shielding” effect against storm surges driven by category-5 winds in two coastal sites—Tacloban, Leyte, and Pan de Azucar, Iloilo. The study may help settle policy-oriented debates on whether governments, especially in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, must invest massively in coastal mangrove restoration for long-term community benefits.