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Astrophysicist Reinabelle Reyes encourages Science enthusiasts to stay curious

Encouraging teachers, students, and science enthusiasts alike, the Central Mindanao University Physics Department and Bukidnon Physics Society held their eighth iteration of the Physics Meetup series last July 16 via Zoom and Facebook Live.  The session, titled Adventures in Astrophysics and Analytics, featured astrophysicist and data analyst Dr. Reinabelle Reyes, who has had her fair…

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Beyond conventions: Reginald Bernardo on becoming first homegrown PH gravitational physicist

To many, the word “gravity” conjures imagery of an apple falling from a tree, projectiles being shot into the air, or perhaps the tedious math equations of a Physics class. An omnipresent force of nature, gravity seems to exemplify the mundane—being itself an unchanging fixture of our day-to-day lives, now and always the 9.8 meters…

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From ideas to applications: DLSU Institute of Biomedical Engineering & Health Technologies

Driven by advancements in technologies, the field of Biomedical Engineering, which deals with the application of Engineering principles to areas such as Biology and Health Sciences, has taken leaps and strides since its establishment. What started as a specialization for BS in Manufacturing Engineering and Management (MEM) students has now grown more prominent through the…

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Women in STEM: Carla Mae Pausta on saving the environment one step at a time

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Newton PhD Scholarship is a grant that awards Filipino researchers whose proposed PhD projects outline a clear path toward addressing distinct Philippine priority sectors—namely Health and Life Sciences, future cities, Agritechnology, digital innovation and security, and the improvement of environmental resilience and energy security.  To be endowed with this…

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Women in STEM: Kamila Navarro on cultivating scientists in Science Communication

The media is frequently criticized for tying in scientific jargon in reportage without explanations, such as in the case of storm surges during supertyphoon Yolanda, phreatic explosions for Taal Volcano’s eruption, and even the recent coronavirus disease outbreak.  Be it due to a lack of reliable information or the inability to properly communicate with the…

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Women in STEM: Davey Alba holds truth to power in Technology journalism

“If you want to know what happens to a country that has opened itself entirely to Facebook, look to the Philippines. It’s a society where, increasingly, the truth no longer matters, propaganda is ubiquitous, and lives are wrecked and people die as a result—half a world away from the Silicon Valley engineers who’d promised to…

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‘What can we do?’—WWF talk asks students implications of climate change

Polar caps melting; fish suffocating from plastic consumption; sea levels rising—these were just some of the problems tackled last November 19 at the Shell Companies in the Philippines Audio Visual Room, second floor of Velasco Hall. The event, entitled Climate Change: What Can We Do?, was hosted by the Science College Government in hopes of…

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National Academy of Science and Technology: An award and a duty

In any area of specialization, the identities and significant works of stand-out experts often become embedded into the pages of history, from names of theories and names of species to titles like “Father of Modern Genetics”. Various awards also duly recognize such excellence—the Nobel Prize and the Royal Medal, for instance, come to mind. One…

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Teresita Limoanco’s advocacy on accessibility for PWDs, communication platforms

No one is the same, and handling a classroom that has several unique individuals can be quite a challenge if one is not up to the task. Teresita Limoanco, an assistant professor and lecturer from the Software Technology Department of De La Salle University, has been teaching for at least 20 years now and has…

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From one researcher to the next: Dr. Angelyn Lao on math and mentoring

For many, the mere mention of the word “math” induces a state of distress. From complex equations and unknown variables to intricate graphs and large chunks of data, working with numbers and other mystifying symbols can be quite an ordeal. But for Dr. Angelyn Lao, math is powerful and fascinating, and it is a field…