The Making of a Scientist

How Does a Child Become a Scientist

Dr. Lawrence Heaney is one of my favorite scientists, not only because of his work, but his obvious enthusiasm about it. I have had the opportunity to meet him several times and his passion for researching Philippine biodiversity as well as his energy in mentoring Filipino scientists is truly inspiring.

Dr. Heaney works with the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, and while he has studied other areas around the world, for him, the Philippines offers a fascinating natural laboratory and he has chosen this biodiversity-rich country as his major research area. He started researching here in 1981 and has come back almost every year to do field research, each trip a further opportunity to discover new things, collaborate with other Filipino scientists, and mentor young researchers. Continue reading

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Blogging for education: my new blogging stint!

Officially put on another blogging cap today, as among the bloggers of the newly-launched blog of Dane Publishing, Inc.dane logo

Dane has been in the publishing business since 1987, producing textbooks, magazines, and other educational materials used in public and private schools. The blog is intended to supplement Dane’s roster of instructional classroom materials by featuring interesting content that teachers and students alike can check out. Thanks again to Blessie of Nanay Notebook for connecting me and other bloggers with Dane!

Not surprisingly, my first posts are environment-related, namely renewable energy and the Philippines’ new underwater territory Benham Rise. I see this blogging stint as another opportunity to write about topics such as these that are close to my heart, but I’m looking forward to exploring other topics as well. Hhmm, I wonder what those other topics can be? Any suggestions?

In the meantime, check out my posts and other interesting articles in the Dane blog!

Benham Rise Whale SharkFilipino scientists explore new underwater territory

Two years ago, the size of the Philippine territory grew by 13 million hectares, an area that is about three times the size of Luzon Island. (View full article)

 

Bangui windmillsPlugging in to renewable energy

Are you interested in getting electricity from the wind and the sun? Why not, right? Unlike coal, gasoline, or diesel, the energy from sources like the wind and the sun is clean, and what’s more, it’s free! (View full article)