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
PASAY CITY - The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) held the Paper Presentation of Finalists and Awarding Ceremony of the 2019 Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists (MFET) Award last December 9, 2019 at the Hotel Jen Manila, Pasay City.
The finalists were selected from across different academic institutions and a preliminary evaluation was done by the Engineering Sciences and Technology Division of NAST PHL to select the finalists. The winners of this award received cash prizes and plaques from the Academy.