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Filipino Scientists Win Awards in International Scientific Congress in Russia

Scientist Moscow

Engr. Francis Aldrine A. Uy, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Civil, Environmental & Geological Engineering of Mapua Institute of Technology (right) and Mr. Fibor J. Tan, Chief Science Research Specialist in theMapua_DOST Phil-LiDAR1 Project (left) shows Mr. Tan’s awards received at the International Congress of Scientists 2017 (ICS 2017) in Russia organized by the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia and the IPN Group on July 05-07. (Photo courtesy of S. Pamocol) 

14 July 2017 MOSCOW — Philippine scientists brought honor to the country when their expertise was recognized during a recent international scientific gathering in Moscow. Engr. Francis Aldrine A. Uy, Ph.D., Dean of Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering of the Mapua Institute of Technology and Mr. Fibor J. Tan, Chief Science Research Specialist at the Mapua-DOST Phil-LiDAR1 Project were given a “Best Presenter Award” for each of the two research papers Mr. Tan presented.

Both research papers were on the use of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology to map river basins in Cavite, Batangas, and Rizal during heavy rainfall periods to aid in the disaster and risk reduction and response of local government units in these areas.

The research papers were delivered at the International Congress of Scientists 2017 (ICS 2017) organized by the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) and the IPN Education Group.

The RUDN is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia. The IPN Education Group is an international association dedicated to the promotion of international education and university cooperation in the fields of Business, Art, Social Science, Management, Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and any other related fields.

“There is a lot more attention now from both sides; relations are beginning to flourish on a people-to-people level and this includes in the academic sphere,” said Philippine Ambassador to Russia Carlos D. Sorreta.  “The success of our scientists in this scientific congress follows shortly after another success story when Mindanaoan Shyatesa Razo completed her Master’s Degree in Agronomy at the top of her class in RUDN,” the Ambassador added.

For more information, visit www.moscowpe.dfa.gov.ph. END

Scientist Moscow 2

Philippine Ambassador to Russia Carlos D. Sorretawarmly welcomes Dean Francis Uy during the latter’s courtesy call at the Philippine Embassy Moscow on July 04. (Photo by S.  Pamocol)

Scientist Moscow 3

Dean Uy and Mr. Tan together with the representatives from RUDN’s Engineering Departments and the IPN Group.