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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 108: Paano Ba Maging Creative Sa Pag-Communicate Ng Siyensya?

Beam Maquilan is a chemistry senior aspiring to work on both Materials Science to develop sustainable materials for green energy and environmental preservation, and Science Communication to contribute to bridging the gap between science and society. She aims to inspire a community of scientific thinkers through her self-written and self-animated science videos.

We talked about communicating science through animation, her creative process when making science videos, balancing her passion project with her academic requirements, tips for creating science content, challenges in simplifying science, and more.

How to contact Beam:

  • YouTube: youtube.com/sciencebeam
  • Instagram: @sciencebeammm
  • Twitter: @sciencebeammm

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 108 here:


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The Ask Theory Podcast is available via these platforms — make sure to subscribe, as we’ll be releasing a new episode every week:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1GDcxBwETsD4KM1EmTr1aI
Apple Podcastshttps://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/ask-theory/id1550251048
Anchor: https://anchor.fm/ask-theory
Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/ask-theory
Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80OTAyMWNjMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/gv6jxkki
RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/ask-theory-WJkbLJ

Music: Hopeful Cinematic Ambient by bdProductions; My Mysterious Planet by Free Music

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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.