Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.
Episode 27: Bakit Kailangan Ng Science Communicators Sa Pilipinas?
This episode features Mark Ivan Roblas, a science communicator and Supervising Science Research Specialist at DOST-PCIEERD. He also served as the project leader of the Science Explorer, the Philippines’ first mobile learning science facility, and is managing the agency’s social media scicomm initiatives.
We talked about his most memorable experience as a science communicator, why it’s important to communicate science well, how science communication can be improved in the Philippines, who can become a science communicator, common misconceptions about science and scicomm, and more.
Listen to Ask Theory Episode 27: Bakit Kailangan Ng Science Communicators Sa Pilipinas? here:
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Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco
Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.