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.
The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) conducted the Scienteach: Symposium for the Youth (Davao City) on April 11, 2023, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Mapúa Malayan Colleges-Mindanao, Davao City.
The event was in hybrid format wherein 220 participants (124 male and 96 female) attended personally at the venue, 21 attendees participated via zoom, and 1,000 viewers via Facebook live streamed at the NAST PHL official Facebook page.
The day’s event began with the welcome remarks from Academician Jaime C. Montoya, President of NAST PHL, followed by the message of Engr. Alejandro H. Ballado Jr, Vice President for Academic Affairs of Mapúa Malayan Colleges-Mindanao. Dr. Anthony C. Sales, Regional Director of DOST Region XI discussed their plans and programs for Region XI.
BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY –The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) will hold the NAST Environmental Science Award Paper Presentation and Awarding Ceremony and NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists Paper Presentation on April 21, 2023, at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Quezon City.
The NESA is intended to recognize outstanding scientific and technological research works that have significant contributions to environmental protection and conservation in the country. NESA was first launched in 2001 as part of the celebration of World Earth Day and as the Academy’s answer to the rapid pace of environmental degradation and the possible eventual depletion of natural resources. Spearheaded by the efforts of the late NAST PHL President and National Scientist Perla D. Santos Ocampo, this award was established through the help of Dr. Hugh Greenwood, a philanthropist, and founder of the Children’s Research Fund in the United States. This award was formerly called NAST-Hugh Greenwood Environmental Science Award.