UP, Ateneo, PRRI scientists honored in 1st virtual Science & Technology Awards



a group of people posing for the camera: The University of the Philippines’ Dr. Cynthia Saloma (Philippine Genome Center) and Dr. Rachel June Gotanco (Marine Science Institute), Dr. Erwin Enriquez of the Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering at the Ateneo de Manila University, and Dr. Roel Suralta of the Philippine Rice Research Institute were awarded cash prizes in the virtual awards led by DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña.


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The University of the Philippines’ Dr. Cynthia Saloma (Philippine Genome Center) and Dr. Rachel June Gotanco (Marine Science Institute), Dr. Erwin Enriquez of the Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering at the Ateneo de Manila University, and Dr. Roel Suralta of the Philippine Rice Research Institute were awarded cash prizes in the virtual awards led by DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña.

JUST IN: Filipino scientists from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and the Philippine Rice Research Institute have been honored in the first virtual National Science and Technology Week Science & Technology Awards.

The annual awards given by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST Philippines) gave recognition to four scientists and their teams for exemplifying outstanding achievements in science and technology, namely: University of the Philippines’ Dr. Cynthia Saloma

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ePlus Honored with Multiple Awards Including Americas Technology Excellence Partner of the Year for Data Center at Cisco Partner Summit Digital 2020


ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS – news) today announced that it is the recipient of a Cisco® Partner Summit Digital Geographical Region award for Americas Technology Excellence Partner of the Year: Data Center. ePlus also received area awards in the East region for Software Partner of the Year and Commercial Partner of the Year. Cisco announced the winners during its annual partner conference, this year held digitally.


Awarded to channel partners who rise to business challenges, the Cisco Partner Summit Digital Global awards are designed to recognize superior business practices and reward best-in-class methodologies. Areas of consideration include innovative processes, architecture-led successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs, seizing new opportunities, and sales approaches.


“Cisco is proud to work together with leading partners to drive digital transformation, creating powerful solutions and fresh approaches to meet the needs of our customers,” said John Moses, vice president, Americas Partner Organization at

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Corteva Agriscience Honored at Crop Science Awards 2020

Wins Two Awards and One Commendation; CTO Neal Gutterson recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award

WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) November 06, 2020

Corteva Agriscience received two Crop Science Awards and one High Commendation at yesterday’s Crop Science Forum, hosted virtually from London. Chief Technology Officer Neal Gutterson was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his consistent history of service to agriculture throughout his career.

“Our goal is to enable farmers to adjust to consumer preferences in planet-friendly ways — all while maintaining a productive and profitable business” said Jim Collins, Chief Executive Officer at Corteva Agriscience. “These awards validate our approach to innovation and demonstrate the power of putting the farmer at the center of everything we do. Congratulations to Neal and the project teams that made this work possible.”

Gutterson’s award comes as he prepares to retire at the end of the year. The Lifetime Achievement award

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Biotech Entrepreneur Dinesh Patel Honored with Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology Lifetime Achievement Award | Business

A pioneer entrepreneur in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, Dr. Dinesh Patel, was honored with the Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology Lifetime Achievement 2020 award.

Patel, also a renowned philanthropist, has been a pioneer par excellence, with enormous contributions in fields ranging from pharmaceuticals to philanthropy, a news release said.

Considered the father of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals in the Rocky Mountain region, the Indian American entrepreneur has been instrumental in creating, driving and growing Utah’s science and technology community into the rich landscape, it said.

For his record and services, the State of Utah has honored him with a lifetime achievement Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology.

The medal has been awarded to deserving recipients since 1987 as a symbol of recognition to those individuals who have provided distinguished service to the state in the fields of science and technology, according to the release.

Beginning in 2018,

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Syngenta Group ranked No. 4 overall and honored as top agriculture employer in 2020 Science magazine survey

BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Syngenta Group has been recognized as one of the world’s top five leading biotech employers – and the top agriculture employer – in the 2020 Science Careers Top Employers Survey. The company ranked fourth on the annual ranking of top employers in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and related industries, marking its highest ranking ever and the 11th time in 12 years of recognition by the prestigious global survey.

The annual survey identifies companies with the best reputations as employers, based on 21 characteristics, informed by more than 7,650 completed surveys from readers of Science and other survey invitees from representative industries. An independent research firm conducts the survey and uses a mathematical process to determine the driving characteristics of a top employer and to assign a unique score to rate each company’s employer reputation. Survey participants specifically cited being an innovation leader

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