DOST-ERDT to focus on Sustainable Development Goals for its 14th Conference on 18-20 October 2017 in Cebu, Philippines
DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña reminding participants of the Nuclear Energy Forum that any energy policy has to be grounded on solid science and technology even more so in nuclear energy. The NEF was held last 22 August 2017 at the Novotel, Manila, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.
The National Engineering Center, Engineering Research and Development for Technology and UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Inc. are hosting the Nuclear Energy Forum: Considerations and Essential Information on 22 August 2017 to discuss different aspects that need to be evaluated by decision makers and the public before deciding on pursuing nuclear power as a policy.
Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña discussing the plans and programs of the Department under President Duterte's administration at the 5th ERDT Congress. The Congress was held on 17 February 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City with the theme of "Intensifying Academe-Industry Collaboration for Research and Development in the Philippines".
Incoming Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways Hon. Mark A. Villar receives his certificate and token of appreciation from Sutainable Built Environment (SBE16) Chair and ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias and SBE16 Co-Chair and UP College of Architecture Dean Prof. Mary Ann A. Espina during the SBE16 Manila Conference co-located with 13th ERDT Conference.
Faculty advisers and participants of the ERDT Research Management Training pose for a group shot with ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias.
ERDT-UP Diliman Scholar wins Best Student Paper Awards at Top International Wireless Communications Conference.
Dr. Aura Matias, ERDT Program Leader delivers her opening remarks for the Intellectual Property Protection Awareness Orientation at the UP Engineering Theater on 30 September 2014. The orientation is in partnership with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development – IP and Technology Transfer.
Dr. Eric Pallant answers inquiries of the overwhelming 500 participants during his lecture entitled “Rehabilitating Polluted Rivers: The Solution is not in the water” at the UP Engineering Theater on 22 September 2014. This lecture is the 6th Engineering Forum Series conducted by the ERDT in partnership with the UP COE Environmental Engineering program, UP CS Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, and Ateneo de Manila University Department of Environmental Science.
PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara and ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias together with ERDT Scholars who won this year's best posters for the 3rd ERDT Congress.
UP COE Dean and ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias receives a token of appreciation from Chulalongkorn University President Prof. Pirom Kamolratanakul, M.D. during the ERDT Coordination Meetings with Southeast Asian International Partner Universities.
The ERDT team in a group photo with the officials, faculty members and staff of the University of Malaya’s Faculty of Engineering during the ERDT Coordination Meetings with Southeast Asian International Partner Universities. Seating on the right side of Dr. Matias is Faculty of Engineering Deputy Dean for Research Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazlie Mokhlis.
The ERDT team with the Officials of the Institut of Teknologi Bandung in a group shot during the ERDT Coordination Meetings with Southeast Asian International Partner Universities. Seating besides UP COE Dean and ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias is Vice Rector for Communication, Partnership, and Alumni Prof. Dr. Ir. Hasanuddin Z. Abidin.
(Left) Dr. Aura C. Matias, ERDT Program Leader discusses to the Members of the Philippine Congress the need for continued investment to S&T Human Capital in order to contribute to the fulfillment of inclusive growth and other national goals and aspirations. The presentation was done during the Smarter Philippines: Tour and Presentation of DOST Flagship Projects held last March 12, 2014 in UP Diliman. (Right) Sen. Cynthia A. Villar expresses to UP President Alfredo A. Pascual and to Honorable DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo how important it is for legislators to actually observe and have first-hand experience on the outputs and products of R&D for them to have comprehensive assessment. Photo is taken during the tour at BetterMine and MINERS Program at UP COE DMMME.


Agriculture and Science and Technology for Inclusive Growth

Food security and a continuing growth in world population are two mega-needs that interact in a way that they can only become more palpable and not eclipsed by other needs.  These two needs require multidisciplinary approaches, such as those that fuse science and technology with socioeconomics.  For the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) to impact food security, it must combine S&T, agriculture and social and economic factors.  In particular, inclusive growth means among other things equal access to markets, opportunities and resources.  The role of the ERDT is to develop not only technologies but also a framework (e.g., intellectual property) by which these solutions can be made available to all sectors of society.

This 20 July 2015, the ERDT will be once again conducting its annual Congress at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. Recognizing the pressing concerns of the agricultural sector and the possible contributions that the science and engineering community can provide, the theme of this year’s 4th ERDT Congress is "Agriculture and Science and Technology for Inclusive Growth.”

The ERDT Congress is a yearly event where researchers, ERDT Scholars, visiting professors, industry, government, and other experts gather and get inspired by plenary lectures of highly distinguished professors and experts all over the world. It also seeks to provide a venue for ERDT scholars to publish their academic works through poster competition.

In line with this, we would like to invite faculty members, scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, government, industry, and non-government organizations to attend and participate to the 4th ERDT Congress.

Attached herewith is the tentative program. The titles of talks of the plenary speakers will be finalized before July 2015.

For attendance confirmation:

Faculty members and scholars of the ERDT Consortium Universities:
Please sign with your respective ERDT Project Staff on or before 19 June 2015.

Faculty members of UP Diliman:
Please sign with your respective Institute or Department Administrative Staff. The Reply/Reservation Forms have already been disseminated which will be collected on 19 June 2015.

ERDT Scholars of UP Diliman:
Please confirm through Ms. Joy Bolina.

Government, industry, non-government organizations, and non-ERDT universities:
Please send us a message after 19 June 2015 via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our office at (02) 434-0304 or (02) 981-8500 loc. 3158 and 3160.

Deadline of confirmation:

For ERDT Consortium: 19 June 2015
For Government, Industry, Non-government organizations, and non-ERDT schools: 10 July 2015

Also, we would like to inform you that the ERDT has experienced participants who signed the reply form but did not attend the past Congresses. The 4th ERDT Congress can accommodate 750 RESERVED SEATS. To avoid wastage of slots, please do not sign the reply/reservation form unless you are totally sure that you are attending.

Upon signing the reply form, you MUST attend the Congress.

We would also like to inform you that the 4th ERDT Congress is one of the official pre-event activities of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) 2015 which is conducted annually by the Department of Science and Technology. This year’s NSTW will be held on 24-28 July 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City with the theme of “Philippines: A Science Nation Innovating for Global Competitiveness.”

For more information about the NSTW 2015, please visit this link




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