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Two Fulbright Scholars win 2016 Philippines Promising Star Awards
Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Two Filipino Fulbright scholar-alumni, Drs. Armand Mijares and Aristotle Ubando, are part of this year’s twelve Philippines Promising Star Awardees by the Intellectual Property & Science (IP & Science) business of Thomas Reuters.

Mijares holding a 66,700 year-old foot bone which was excavated in Callao Cave, Luzon Island. --Photo taken from blogspot.com

Mijares holding a 66,700 year-old foot bone which was excavated in Callao Cave, Luzon Island. –Photo taken from blogspot.com

Associate Professor Armand Salvador Mijares of the University of the Philippines, Diliman, received his Fulbright Student Grant in 1999. As a Fulbrighter, he completed his MA in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. Another awardee, Associate Professor Aristotle Ubando of De La Salle University, was a Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholar in 2013. He conducted his doctoral dissertation research on “Microalgae Dewatering and Drying” in the University of Arizona.

Other than the University of Arizona, Ubando was also affiliated with Texas A & M University during his grant.

Other than the University of Arizona, Ubando was also affiliated with Texas A & M University during his grant.

Mijares won under the Social Science category, while Ubando was awarded under the Computer Science category.

Over 13,500 research papers produced in the Philippines from 2006 to 2015 were identified in the Web of Science Core Collection. Of this number, 1,261 ranked within the top ten percent of their category worldwide by citation count and 96 of these top researches have a Philippine reprint author named.

This year’s recipients represent nine broad fields: computer science, plant & animal science, economics & business, social science, clinical medicine, neuroscience & behavior, molecular biology & genetics, environment/ ecology and materials science.