ask theory, citizen science, Roxanne Aviñante

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 80: Paano Ba Maging Isang “Citizen Scientist?”

Roxanne Aviñante is a Senior Science Research Specialist at DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), and the Project Leader for the Kooha App. She is a research professional and software engineer with over a decade of experience in information and communication technology research and development (R&D) and systems engineering.

We talked about what “citizen science” means, what it takes to become a citizen scientist, the difference between a citizen scientist and a wannabe expert, more information about the Kooha app project, the benefits of (and some FAQs about) the Kooha app, and more.

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