Through conducting Training Workshop on Writing and Presenting Proposals towards Building Science Culture and Seminar-Workshop on Enhancing the Research/Thesis Writing/ Teaching Capabilities of Special Science School Teachers (Module 1), NAST reached 875 scientists and researchers in 5 regions this year.
- Clark, Pampanga – February 28- March 1
- Baguio City – May 24-25, 2018
- Tagaytay City – August 30-31, 2018
- Apayao – October 25-26, 2018
- Puerto Princesa, Palawan – November 15-16, 2016
This is part of the project entitled Evaluation and Improvement of the Research Publication and IP Productivity of the National R&D System that will enable researchers to implement research projects and produce scientific paper that can be published in international refereed journals.
Under this project, a total of 52 papers and 13 utility models from Food Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), Industrial Technology Development Institute, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), Forest Products Research and Development Institute, Advance Science and Technology Institute, PAGASA, PHIVOLCS and Regional Office 5 were awarded during DOST Intellectual Property Awarding Ceremony held at PICC on December 18, 2018. PNRI was awarded as the institute with the highest number of publications while FNRI was awarded as the institute with the highest number of utility model registrations.
A cash incentive of Php 60,000.00 was given to DOST employees who have published in internationally refereed journals which are either Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI) or Scopus listed journals. Php 80,000.00 was also given to technology generators who were able to patent their technologies. On the other hand, Php 15,000.00 was given to registered utility models. The DOST employees also received a plaque and certificate together with the cash incentive.
The DOST institution with the highest number of awards received, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute and Food and Nutrition Research Institute, received a cash incentive of Php 50,000.00. (Niña Erika V. Barias/NAST)
NAST conducted the Dialogue with NAST Scientists (Lecture Series) and Symposium for the Youth in the following provinces:
- Camiguin Island (January 24-25, 2018)
- Mulanay, Quezon (March 5-6, 2018)
- Bacolod City (April 10, 2018)
- Clark, Pampanga (May 8, 2018)
- Catarman, Northen Samar (September 17-18, 2018)
- Tagum City, Davao del Norte (September 24-25, 2018)
Daet, Camarines Norte (November 26-27, 2018)These activities aim to introduce NAST PHL and its members (National Scientists, Academicians, and Corresponding Members) to different sectors of the society. Participants of the Dialogue with NAST Scientists are faculty members from the state colleges and universities in the area, representatives from LGUs, and other interested researchers.
Symposium for the Youth participants are the students from various schools in the vicinity to encourage them to take careers in science.
Though these activities, there were 525 researchers and 1050 students reached. NAST and DOST awards were presented to them. (Niña Erika V. Barias/NAST)
PASAY CITY – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) recently conducted the Science Policy and Information Forum on HIV/AIDS last November 19, 2018 at the Hotel Jen Manila.
The forum was conducted to discuss relevant and emerging issues in science and technology and provide necessary advice for policymakers and lawmakers. It was co-organized by the NAST PHL Social Sciences Division (SSD) and Health Sciences Division (HSD). The event is consisted of four lectures from specialists that deal with HIV/AIDS and will be capped off by an open forum.
The participants were welcomed by NAST PHL Vice President Academician Fabian M. Dayrit who stressed the need to talk about the issue of HIV/AIDS. He expressed hope that the activity will enlighten lawmakers on how to properly address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Academician Dayrit, a professor of Chemistry at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), also presented the objectives of the forum which centered on familiarizing the participants on the national situation and current programs and interventions on HIV/AIDS. It also included the objective to discuss policies and strategies that will ensure early detection and treatment of HIV/AIDS.