Dean Rey Donne Papa of the College of Science has been given the “Outstanding Young Scientist” award by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) for his contributions to the biological sciences.

Limnology, or the study of freshwater ecosystems, is Papa’s field of expertise. 

He is one of the founding members of the Philippine Society for Freshwater Science and last year became the first Filipino representative of the International Society of Limnology.

He was part of the team of aquatic biology researchers from UST and the University of Philippines that visited Lake Taal in December and called for its proper conservation and management post-eruption.

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Papa is also conducting a study on the Seven Lakes of San Pablo in Laguna.

The NAST is a scientific advisory body under the Department of Science and Technology.

Thomasians who have previously been awarded the “Outstanding Young Scientist” award include Alicia Aguinaldo, Christina Binag, Allan Patrick Macabeo, Bernard John Tongol, Mario Tan, John Donnie Ramos, Grecebio Jonathan Alejandro and Thomas Edison dela Cruz.

Papa will receive his citation on July 15 during the NAST’s annual scientific meeting. Miguel Louis M. Galang


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