First, master your fears—this is related to letting go of perfection.
The second involves testing, iterating, evolving. It’s about evolutions not revolutions. When you test and iterate, you have more opportunities to figure out what works.
Third is, stick to your roots. Know who you are. For me, I’m Filipina American, and I didn’t realize until my mother pointed out to me that the largest source of caregivers for the U.S. is the Philippines.
And the fourth piece is: stay true to your passion. I had an opportunity to be a CEO of a mobile entertainment company and I turned it down because my mentor asked me, are you in the pain business or the pleasure business? I wanted to solve the pain point of finding caregivers.” —
PhilDev Trustee Sheila Lirio Marcelo
A wonderful initiative for Filipino scientists!
Are you a Pinoy scientist? Do you have friends who are? We need contributions to keep this site going. If you’ve been meaning to submit, please do so soon. There are not too many of us, so every post counts. It shouldn’t take too long to put one together; you can find instructions here. I look forward to your emails!
We’d reblog every entry if we could! Great site featuring Filipino scientists at work and play.
This site shows Filipinos doing all kinds of science in all kinds of places. We hope that this helps displace outdated and unrealistic stereotypes of scientists as “white men in lab coats” or “lone geniuses”. Our message to the next generation of inquisitive, young Filipinos is: You can be a scientist, too!
Page added (to sidebar): About Us
Explore the Internet in Introduction to Computer Networks
Introduction to Computer Networks will explain how the Internet works, ranging from how bits are modulated on wires and over the air to understanding application protocols like BitTorrent and HTTP. You will examine many concepts in current practice and recent developments, such as net neutrality and DNS security. Join Stanford professors Nick McKeown (co-founder of Nicira Networks and winner of ACM Sigcomm “Lifetime Achievement” Award) and Philip Levis (inventor of tinyOS and co-founder of Kumu networks) in exploring the Internet in Introduction to Computer Networks.
Begins October 8, 2012. Register at http://networking.class.stanford.edu/
Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Batteries will focus on the operating principles and applications of emerging technological solutions to the energy demands of the world. The course will begin with a discussion of the scale of global energy usage and requirements for possible solutions. You will then explore the physics and chemistry of solar cells, fuel cells, and batteries and the promise of materials research to offer next-generation solutions. Join Stanford professor Bruce Clemens (President of the Materials Research Society) in exploring solutions to global energy needs in Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Batteries.
Begins October 8, 2012. Register at http://solar.class.stanford.edu/
More courses here: http://online.stanford.edu/courses/
Charles Wheelan on 10 things commencement speakers won’t tell you, to complement some timeless smart things commencement speakers do tell you.
You don’t need to be a US citizen to apply; you do need to get yourself to New York on your own though. But all in all, a great opportunity for women engineers!
New York City startup Etsy, in conjunction with New York-based Hacker School, just announced a new scholarship and sponsorship program, including $50,000 in Etsy Hacker Grants, for women in tech. The program plans to welcome 20 women pursuing engineering jobs to New York and is focused on bringing more women into engineering positions at Etsy and across the industry.
Learn more about the program and apply here.