19-anyos ‘Yolanda’ survivor, nakatanggap ng scholarship sa MIT

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PHOTO COURTESY: FACEBOOK/HILLARY DIANE ANDALES

Nakatakdang lumipad sa United States para sa kolehiyo ang Grade 12 student mula sa Tacloban matapos makatanggap ng scholarship mula sa prestihiyosong Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Abot-kamay na ng 19-anyos na si Hillary Diane Andales ang hinahangad na degree sa Physics, at makapag-ambag sa pagpapabuti ng science communication sa bansa na mas nakitaan niya ng kahalagahan nang tumama sa kanilang lugar ang bagyong Yolanda noong 2003.

Kuwento ni Andales, nadismaya siya sa sarili niya noong tumama ang kalamidad, dahil maski siya na interesado sa siyensya ay hindi alam kung ano ang storm surge.

Aniya kung mas simple lang o naipaliwanag ang scientific jargon noong kasagsagan ng Yolanda, baka sakaling marami pa ang nakaligtas sa sakuna.

Bukod sa kalamidad, marami pa aniyang pagkakataon na mahalaga ang science communication gaya sa usapin ng gamot o bakuna.

Nakatanggap si Andales ng pitong scholarship offers matapos magwagi sa 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge ang 3-minutong video niyang nagpapaliwanag sa Theory of Relativity ni Albert Einstein.

Kasunod ng pagkapanalo, nag-uwi rin si Andales ng $300,000 suportang pinansyal mula sa MIT.




Sa ngayon, ginagamit ni Andales ang kaniyang pagiging aktibo sa social media para sa pagbabahagi at pagpapalaganap ng science-related content.

 

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I have a new video out! Link in bio. This one is for the #BreakthroughJuniorChallenge participants out there! In the video, I share an excruciatingly detailed account of how I made my Breakthrough Junior Challenge entry + tips for the competition + resources. . Although it’s kinda late for this year (I planned to release this weeks ago but life happened 😅), I hope this is still helpful for the participants now and in the future years. . I’m soooo happy that a lot of participants have been reaching out to me these past few weeks. Good luck everyone!. . I know y’all are probably stressed out of your minds but remember that you’re super amazing to me! I know how much heart and mind it takes to make an entry. It really does make you want to go supernova — and not just once. . So having the passion and determination to actually submit an entry is already a great achievement. You’ve done well. You’ve learned so much in this competition. This will never be a loss, no matter the contest results 😊. . I’m particularly excited about seeing so many entries from the Philippines this year! 🇵🇭 Back when I first joined three years ago, I could not find another Filipino. I was probably the only one. So it’s absolutely heartwarming to see that everyone’s trying it out! We actually have strong contenders this year 😭 I look forward to seeing a Filipino in the finals or on-stage at NASA 💕 . . . . . #science #scicomm #scholarship #nasa #breakthroughjuniorchallenge #competition #physics #biology #math #chemistry

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