Dr. Lydia G. Tansinsin

Philippine Federation of Professional Associations
2005 Excellence Awards
October 17, 2005 Centennial Hall, Manila Hotel

Engineer: Lydia G. Tansinsin (see Pedigree)

Lydia G. Tansinsin gained recognition by giving science and technology a central place in the Philippine educative system. She introduced the holistic and multi-disciplinary approach and the concept of institution building in research and development to the Philippine Science Community.

In 1980, she strengthened the coordinative function of DOST with the inclusion of the Science and Technology Chapter in the Philppine National Development Plan. She spearheaded and implemented various projects with foreign funding and formulated policies and guidelines for different programs such as Balik Scientist Program. She was also involved in the different ASEAN non-conventional energy projects, Magna Carta for Scientists and Technologist (RA 8435), geothermal utilization for electric power generation and solar and wind mapping of the Philppines, among others.

She is a Chartered of PTC and Organizing Chair of the AFEO, affiliated to the ASEAN as NGO and an initial founding fellow and current council member of the AAET of WFEO.

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