Women in Science Panel Discussion

Celebrate Women’s Month with us! Areté in partnership with L’Oreal’s For Women in Science Programme, is hosting a panel discussion on March 14, 2020. The panel is composed of Filipina scientists with strong, established careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). They will each be discussing how they began and grew in their careers, what gender-related adversities they confronted and overcame, and how the next generation can prepare for careers in STEM.

This activity is free and open to the public. The panel discussion is not only directed at young women and girls with a strong interest in these disciplines – it is open to anyone curious about the STEM fields in the Philippines, and the female scientists who thrive in these areas.

Panelists:

Rowena Cristina Guevara, Ph.D., Professor, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute, UP Diliman, Undersecretary for Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology - Dr. Guevara’s field of specialization is speech and audio signal processing, time-frequency analysis and synthesis. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Metrobank Outstanding Teachers of the Philippines.

Lourdes J. Cruz, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus, UP Marine Science Institute - Dr. Cruz is best known for her work on conotoxins, the venom of the Conus family of sea snails. She is the first and only Filipina scientist to receive the L’Oreal UNESCO Award for Women in Science.

Emilyn Q Espiritu, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Environmental Science; Executive Director, Ateneo Research Institute of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University - Dr. Espiritu specializes in ecotoxicology, biomonitoring, and environmental policy. She is a recipient of the Metrobank Outstanding Teachers award.

Susan Pancho-Festin, Ph.D., Department of Computer Science, UP Diliman - Dr. Pancho-Festin established the Computer Security Group at UP Diliman. She studies cryptographic algorithms, message protocols, and cryptographic attacks to enhance computer application security.

Clarissa Segismundo, Microsoft Philippines - Ms. Segismundo is Education Programs Lead of Microsoft Philippines. She will be sharing the technologies that Microsoft has developed to make education more inclusive.

Antonia Bornas, Chief, Volcano Monitoring and Eruption Prediction Division.PHIVOLCS - Ms. Bornas specializes in volcanology. In recent weeks, she has been providing the public with news and updates regarding Taal volcano’s continuing activity.

Opening Remarks: Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, Ateneo de Manila University; Executive Director, Areté

Closing Remarks: Evangeline P. Bautista, Ph.D., Dean, School of Science and Engineering

MC/Moderator: Charlotte Kendra Gotangco Gonzales, MEM, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Environmental Science

Location: The Loft
Calendar   Talks and Lectures
Date Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9:00am - 12:00pm
Duration   3h
Repeats? No
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