ask theory, process systems engineering, kathleen aviso

Episode 118: Paano Pinangangalagaan Ng Siyensya Ang Ating Mga Likas-Yaman?

Dr. Kathleen Aviso is a University Fellow and a Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. She is also the current Dean of the Gokongwei College of Engineering of the university. Her main research interest is the development of decision support tools for environmental decision-making.

We talked about process systems engineering and climate change, creating tools and models for environmental management and conservation, artificial intelligence in making environmental policy decisions, what we mean when we say “Science has no boundaries,” the support that Filipinas need to pursue the scientific path, and more.

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This episode of the Ask Theory podcast was made possible by The British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

Now on its third year, the British Council is accepting applicants for its Women in STEM Scholarship Programme. Successful applicants will receive a full scholarship to study a master’s degree or an Early Academic Fellowship in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at a prestigious UK university. Enjoy benefits including a 12-month stipend, accommodation allowance, visa and insurance coverage, and special support for applicants with children. The full lists of universities, courses offered, and eligibility criteria are available on the British Council Women in STEM website:

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