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Vol. XXVI, 2nd Quarter
April–June 2008

 

Science•Technology•Excellence
DOST honors “50 Men and Women of Science” as it celebrates 50th anniversary

The Department of Science and Technology in celebration of its 50th anniversary recognizes the “50 Men and Women of Science” who made significant contributions to the development of science and technology in the Philippines over the last 50 years.

The select group includes scientists, researchers, administrators, educators, technopreneurs, and communicators whose achievements made an impact in DOST’s development efforts.

Selection committees sifted through considerable reference materials in support of significant number of nominees as part of the thorough selection process.

The “50 Men and Women of Science” will receive an invaluable customized sculpture designed by up-and-coming artist Juan Sajid Imao.

“This trophy is unique in design, such that it symbolizes the universal attributes of commitment, passion, and excellence along with the dynamism and spontaneity inherent in science and technology,” DOST in a statement explained.

The Department of Science and Technology in celebration of its 50th anniversary recognizes the “50 Men and Women of Science” who made significant contributions to the development of science and technology in the Philippines over the last 50 years.

The select group includes scientists, researchers, administrators, educators, technopreneurs, and communicators whose achievements made an impact in DOST’s development efforts.

Selection committees sifted through considerable reference materials in support of significant number of nominees as part of the thorough selection process.

The “50 Men and Women of Science” will receive an invaluable customized sculpture designed by up-and-coming artist Juan Sajid Imao.

“This trophy is unique in design, such that it symbolizes the universal attributes of commitment, passion, and excellence along with the dynamism and spontaneity inherent in science and technology,” DOST in a statement explained.

Imao is noted for his modern and classical works mainly in cast metal material.  He is one of the youngest in what is apparently a small number of specialists in modern and classical sculpture in the country.  Many of his creations were commissioned by respected institutions and art connoisseurs both domestic and foreign over the last 18 years.