Get to know Ian Vega:
1) What do you do? I am a theoretical physicist studying black holes and alternative theories of gravity.
2) Where do you work? I work at SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies) in Trieste, Italy, and am hoping to find permanent employment in the Philippines soon.
3) Tell us about the photos? (Left:) Giving a talk as an invited speaker for a conference at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. (Right:) On the weekends, my family and I like to explore Trieste and its beautiful Adriatic Sea.
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Meet Marienette Morales Vega:
1) What do you do? I am a doctoral researcher in nanotechnology, developing surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for nanomaterials and biomedical applications.
2) Where do you work? At the Graduate School of Nanotechnology, University of Trieste, Italy.
3) Tell us about the photos? (Left:) Synthesizing nanoparticles back when I was working at the University of South Florida. (Right:) Enjoying pizza outdoors in Trieste, Italy.
4) Anything else you want to share? I am married to another scientist and a mother of 2! You can find me on Facebook.
Meet Regina So:
1) What do you do? I’m an chemist working on topics at the intersect of materials, physics, biology and chemistry. Right now, the group is working on sensors.
2) Where do you work? I am teaching at Ateneo de Manila University.
3) Tell us about the photos? (Left:) Research group photo at the instrument room. (Right:) With my students after a volunteer lecture at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Hehe, sorry kinikilig ako :))
Get to know Julie Mae Dado:
1) What do you do? I am an MS Atmospheric Science student doing regional climate analysis and variability and land-atmosphere interaction research.
2) Where do you work? I currently work with the Regional Climate Systems group of the Manila Observatory.
3) Tell us about the photos? (Left:) Interviewing locals while on fieldwork in Tiwi, Albay. (Right:) I balance work with my passion for pole dancing.
4) Anything else you want to share? You can learn more about our group on our website: www.observatory.ph.
The quality that a statistician should have to survive is to be friendly and sociable even to strangers that s/he will meet for first time.
In her/his life as a statistician, s/he’s gonna meet friends of friends of friends, strange people knocking on their doors, and walk-ins at least once or twice in their lifetime (this life property early coming to them even in their undergraduate years!) to consult on how to use statistics for their paper and help them understand what their data means.
I do not believe a statistician is “anti-social.” Eccentric, yes, weird, yes, but someone you can’t talk to, never. A statistician is always ready to hear what you want to say, and ready to help you in every way he can.
Sketch me a Pinoy scientist
Nath Hermosa | Rappler
To picture Pinoy scientists this way is to stereotype them. In the first case, the underlying message is that scientists do not have normal lives or lives worth aspiring for. In the latter case, scientists are at least shown in a positive light, but this stereotype can be just as damaging as the first. By placing the scientist in a completely different universe, with seemingly superhuman talents and unattainable achievements, readers – especially, young ones – come away thinking that they cannot be scientists themselves.
The truth is that scientists are as normal as the next person beside you.
It is in this light that the PinoyScientists Tumblr site, moderated by Dr. Reina Reyes, was imagined. The site shows Filipinos of different backgrounds, social statuses, religious affiliations, and gender, doing all kinds of science.