Ateneo physics student Paolo Baylon is 2010 BPI-DOST Science Awardee

Three Ateneans are among the recipients of the 2010 Bank of Philippine Islands and Department of Science and Technology (BPI-DOST) Science Awards, which recognizes the outstanding academic performance and research work of college students in science.

Leo Miguel Paolo M. Baylon (BS Physics), Emerson G. Escolar (BS Applied Math) and Mari Kaira O. Leal (BS/MS Chemistry) from the School of Social Science and Engineering (SOSE) were among the 30 chosen awardees from BPI-DOST’s partner universities nationwide. Baylon was also named one of the top six finalists for “Best Project of the Year.” Ma. Ivy S. Dela Cruz (BS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Los Baños) won “Best Project of the Year,” followed by first runner up John Carlo M. Malabad (BS Biology, University of the Philippines – Los Baños) and second runner-up Michael A. Casas (BS Chemistry, Ateneo de Davao University).

During the ceremony, the three winners briefly presented their research projects, which relate to areas such as finance, medicine, and the environment.

Baylon with mentor Dr. Nofel Lagrosas of the Physics Department

Baylon presented his work on using satellite remote sensing to observe aerosols in the atmosphere, which he believes can contribute to understanding climate change. His research project, titled “Moderate Resolution Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MODIS)-Derived Aerosol Optical Thickness & Ground-Measured PM2.5 & PM10 Concentrations in Manila Observatory: Observations & Analysis” was one of six finalists chosen for the “Best Project of the Year Award.”


Karen Liao, BPI-DOST honors Ateneans for excellence in science

Ateneo Physics News notes:

Paolo’s undergraduate thesis adviser is Dr. Nofel Lagrosas of the Physics Department’s Atmospheric Physics Laboratory in Manila Observatory. Paolo is now in studying in the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.


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