Continuing Ateneo BOx tradition, the Department of Membership Affairs (DOMA) held this year’s version of Tambay Week: BOx Barkada Welcome Week (BBWW) from January 24 to 27, at the Science Education Complex C (SEC-C).
In fact, science-related programs and career tracks have been motivated by employment while research, development, and communication have been less integrated. As in baseball, no matter how great the pitcher is, the catcher must be good as well. Otherwise, the game is not good.
The issue of car dependency is not confined to an individual scale: a person choosing to use their car is not a problem in itself, but rather when millions of people choose to do so. As a result, unforeseen consequences came and became prevalent, with some more obvious than others.
When you blur the line between politics and science in a way that antagonizes science, you risk people becoming so skeptical of science that they intentionally fall deaf to facts. At that point, it is a matter of ignorance. Ignorance is dangerous, especially when the facts are staring at your face.
There are over 11,000 Pinoy scientists today, some still hoping to achieve the highest form of accolade in science and technology. Just like it did for Filipino journalism, winning the Nobel Prize in science would encourage R&D development in the Philippines–but our scientists will need all the help they can get.
Upon the implementation of this system, it will further stimulate a national effort towards an increased importance on plastic waste reduction, therefore contributing to the resolution of the country’s prevailing plastic issue
As a country which prides itself on its influx of STEM students rearing towards healthcare, we have not completely grasped the full potential of science and its other branches, especially Biology.
Other progressive countries are developed because they have made science, technology, and innovation (STI) their priority. As a global community living in the modern technological age, science is the key to a country’s progression and the Philippines falls behind in this aspect.
Lauded by former President Rodrigo Duterte as the “last resort of solving Metro Manila’s dwindling water supply”, one such project has gained both notoriety and traction: the New Centennial Water Source Kaliwa Dam Project (NCWS-KDP), or simply put the construction of Kaliwa Dam.
Information remains to be key. Be informed, stay informed. The first 100 days of the presidency had already passed. So, being in my curiosity as an aspiring scientist—passionate about science, medicine, and the environment—what has been happening with regard to these?