How Can STEM Help Improve Education? How Can STEM Help with SDG4? | SHE-ensya Lecture Series (Environment)

Hello Science Fans!

How can science and technology help improve quality of education and ensure access to all?

In this video, we talk about the current status of access to quality education in the world and in The Philippines, specially given the challenges of the current pandemic. We also look at the different indicators that the United Nations (UN) has created to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4): Quality education. We confront the different challenges that we face when it comes to learning, and the different systems that we need in order for us to battle ignorance! And, of course, we look at the different ways on how STEM can help achieve this goal.

So, if you want everyone to have access to equitable and high quality education, then please check out this video!

Learn more about the SDG’s here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Why Do We Get Asthma? | SHE-ensya Why Series

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Have you ever suddenly had difficulty breathing?
Was it because of smoke, pollen, or pet fur?
You might be suffering from asthma!

In this episode of the SHE-ensya Why Series, we look at the science behind why we get asthma attacks! We discuss the causes for asthma and how it is triggered by different materials. We also discuss the different types of severe asthma, which shows us how important it is to consult with your doctor in order to help improve your treatment!

So, if you want to take better care of your lungs and you want to make breathing easy for you, then watch this video!

The SHE-ensya why series will dissect some of our most head scratching why questions, teasing out the scientific principles from historical records, conspiracy theories and mass media. 

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.

And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

How Can STEM Help Improve Health and Well-Being? | SHE-ensya Lecture Series (Environment)

Hello Science Fans!

How can science and technology help improve the health and well-being of billions of people?

In this video, we talk about the current status of health and healthcare services in the world — given the existing pandemic. We look at the different indicators that the UN has created to achieve SDG 3: Good health and well-being. We confront the different challenges that we face when it comes to our health, and the different societal systems that need to be put in place for us to be able to be healthy and well. And most importantly, we check how STEM can help achieve this goal.

So, if you want to know how to help achieve good health and well-being, please watch this video!

Learn more about the SDG’s here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Why Do We Get Dizzy After Eating a Big Meal? | SHE-ensya Why Series

Hello Science Fans!

After a good mukbang or buffet, do you sometimes feel dizzy?
Do you think you suddenly got high blood (aka hypertension)?

In this episode of the SHE-ensya Why Series, we look a the science behind why we get dizzy after eating a lot! We discuss the biology of dizziness and how it can be linked to blood sugar, blood pressure, and even stomach enzymes going out of place. We also give out health tips to avoid feeling discomfort after eating.

So, if you want to avoid feeling bad after eating, then this video is for you!

The SHE-ensya why series will dissect some of our most head scratching why questions, teasing out the scientific principles from historical records, conspiracy theories and mass media.

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Q&A with Your Resident Filipina Scientist + Mukbang!!! | SHE-ensya Specials

Hello Science Fans!

Welcome to the first ever SHE-ensya Q&A + Mukbang!

In this video, we get to enjoy some delicious seafood while I get to answer some of the questions you submitted via the SHE-ensya social media pages. We catch up on life, talk about tips on how to be a good Youtuber, discuss why I keep on discussing the environment, and SO. MUCH. MORE.

Please have some snacks with you, as this video can make you hungry! Enjoy!

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

How Can STEM Help Stop Hunger? |SHE-ensya Lecture Series (Environment)

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How can science and technology help solve the problem of world hunger?

In this video, we talk about the causes for world hunger or food insecurity. We look at the different indicators that the UN has created to achieve the goal of Zero Hunger. We get in touch with reality and see the status of hunger in the world — given the Covid-19 pandemic. And most importantly, we check how STEM can help achieve this goal.

So, if you want to help stop hunger and food insecurity, please check out this video!

Learn more about the SDG’s here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Does Cold Weather Make Us Sick? | SHE-ensya Why Series

Hello Science Fans!

Do you wear socks at night?

Do you avoid sleeping with wet hair?

Do you avoid cold drafts?

Do you do all these because you think the cold temperature can make us sick?

In this episode of the SHE-ensya Why Series, we look at the science behind the connection between cold weather or cold temperature and colds and flu. We discuss the primary causes for us getting sick, and the possible links these have with low temperatures. We also look at the other possibilities as to why we feel under the weather when the weather turns. And we look at the best ways to prevent us getting colds and flu!

So if you want to know if the coming cold weather is bad for you, please watch this video!

The SHE-ensya why series will dissect some of our most head scratching why questions, teasing out the scientific principles from historical records, conspiracy theories and mass media. 

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.

And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

How Can Molecular Biology Help the Environment? Can Genetics Fight Global Warming? | SHE-ensya Specials

Hello Science Fans!

I’m proud to share with you a video that talks about how molecular biology can help in the battle against climate change.

It’s a short lecture I prepared for a webinar hosted by the UPLB Cell Biology organization. And here, I got to talk about DNA barcoding and how it helps in the conservation of biodiversity. I also talk about how it helps in understanding the subtle differences across species that allow us to find unique adaptations to the environment. I get to talk about how we study the response of different organisms to the environment by looking at the different molecules inside them. And I also discuss the controversy behind genetic engineering and GMOs.

If you want to see how studying the DNA and the things that happen inside cells can help the environment, then please watch this video!

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.

And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

What is SDG1 on Poverty? How Can STEM Help Fight Poverty? | SHE-ensya Lecture Series (Environment)

Hello Science Fans!

It’s time for a close-up of our Sustainable Development Goals — starting with SDG 1 on Poverty!

In this video, we look into what poverty really is. We look at its various (complex) aspects, and the different ways that SDG1 lays out plans to try and stop it! We get in touch with reality and see the status of existing actions, and most importantly, we check how STEM can help achieve this goal.

So, if you want to help reduce poverty in the world, I hope you can check out this video.

Learn more about the SDG’s here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Are Essentials Oils Good For Us? | SHE-ensya Why Series

Hello Science Fans!

Are essential oils essential to our lives?

In this episode of the SHE-ensya Why Series, we look at the science — at least, what little there is — on the use of essential oils. We discuss how its components are highly varied, and why this makes it inconsistent at best, and dangerous at worst. We discuss how it is used, and how the substances in it affect our bodies. And we look at why it has been very difficult to study scientifically.

So if you want to find out if you should be inhaling that peppermint sage oil, then please watch this video!

The SHE-ensya why series will dissect some of our most head scratching why questions, teasing out the scientific principles from historical records, conspiracy theories and mass media. 

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.

And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!