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A look at the first three pages of both Google and Yahoo! search results are enough to refuel my desire to write for the sake of Philippine science. I’m not talking about just IT, though it seems that I have been for the past few entries. But for a while now, I’ve wanted to learn and write more about other fields – biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, mathematics, engineering, etc. – and the headway that we Filipinos may be making.

I say “may” because, well, I’m finding it hard to learn about it. It’s easy enough to search “science news Philippines” and be led to single articles on renewed preservation efforts or the discoveries of new species in the country. There’s also the occasional weather (typhoon) report. But I can’t seem to find out enough about what our scientists are doing in other fields. What if I want to know, for instance, what comes out when our tax money goes into funding for local sci/tech? What if I want to know whether sci/tech in this country is really as bad as some kabayans think it is?

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You’re kidding me. Over here! I, ME, KATRINA A. wants a job writing in IT. Please, pretty please.
clipped from education.zdnet.com
ComputerWeekly reported yesterday on a UK study that found many college graduates didn’t want to enter information technology careers because they would be “boring.” These same grads acknowledged that job prospects and salaries in the industry were quite good, but still had no intention of pursuing careers in the field.
A job as a member of the Best Buy Geek Squad does not count as an IT career. Teaching math using the latest software is an IT career. So is managing development of a video game or making the Phoenix lander actually pick up chunks of ice. Statistical analysis of banking data or designing new web interfaces for sex education? Both IT careers.
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