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The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in collaboration with DOST VIII conducted a two-day lecture series entitled, "Trailblazers in Science: Lecture Series by the National Scientists". Headed by National Scientist Lourdes J. Cruz, the lecture series was designed for two types of audiences. The first one was designed for Researchers from different Government Organizations, State Colleges and Universities, and private and non-government organizations. The second one was designed for high school students and in a way, serve also as career symposium to encourage students to choose Science and Technology as their career in the future. The topics featured during the lectures series are the following:
Speakers who shared their knowledge to the enthusiastic audiences were National Scientist Lourdes J. Cruz, Academician Libertado C. Cruz, Academician Rafael D. Guerrero III, Academician Remigio Olveda, Outstanding Young Scientist Dr. Ian A. Navarrete, Outstanding Young Scientist Marcos B. Valdez, Jr., Scientist I Dr Rosalina Lapitan, Scientist I Marcela M. Navasero and Scientist I Dr. Mario V. Navasero.
First of the lecture series were attended by 63 Researchers from all over the region and the second day was attended by 122 students and science advisers from the different high schools in the region.
The activity was made possible through the initiation of Dir. Luningning E. Samarita-Domingo of NAST with the cooperation of DOST VIII through Dir. Edgardo M. Esperancilla.
The activity runs from November 3-4, 2016 at Ritz Tower de Leyte, Tacloban City.
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