Narrative Report PhilAAST 66th Convention

By Jason Arnold L. Maslang


Mr. Jason L. Maslang, a faculty member of the Center for Natural Sciences attended the 66th Annual Convention of the Philippine Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilAAST) and International Symposium on Research Translation with the theme: Translating Research into Policy and Practice held last September 19-20, 2017 at Hotel Jen, Manila, Philippines.

  PhilAAST is a private organization composed of a network of Filipino scientists and technologists on the mission of inculcating a culture of excellence in S&T, promoting public knowledge and application of S&T, and empowering the Filipino community through international exchange of information and best practices. The participants to the convention came from different government offices, different SUCs and HEIs, some research institutions and business sectors in the Philippines. The speakers of the convention came from the Committee on Science and Technology in the Congress, Department of Sciences and Technology, World Health Organization, Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Adamson University, De La Salle University, National Taiwan University, North Carolina State University-USA, and the Embassy of Israel in the Philippines.

  The convention commenced with the giving of different awards to leading Filipino scientists and innovators for their contributions in the advancement of S&T in the country. This was followed by different plenary sessions on various topics on research translation. Simultaneously, 32 research poster presentations from different institutions were exhibited at the lobby of the convention hall. The research ofJason Arnold L. Maslang, Claribel D. Asuncion, Gliceria A. Marzan, Marlon Saludares, and Denson M. LidayentitledDevelopment of mushroom powder process guide nad formulation of Mush Kape: An instant coffee-mushroom mixand Mycelialpropagation and spawn production of TermitomycesClypeatusconducted by Alicia Z. Jubay, Jason Arnold L. Maslang, Jennylin B. Carreon, Claribel D. Asuncion, and Mark C. Balonquita were entries to the poster presentation.

Before the closing ceremonies of the convention, Mr. Jason L. Maslang was inducted as member of PhilAAST, together with few other new members, by Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña of the DOST. 


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