“I want you to stay curious.”
Thus said by Engr. Kristine R. Tolod who was the plenary speaker during the 2nd Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus (PSHS – BRC) Science Fair held last March 15, 2013.
“Recognize that there will always be constraints and it is important that you befriend your research environment,” Tolod stated as she recalled the hardships she has encountered while she was still performing research in PSHS-BRC and how hard it has been to finish the study with limited equipment and facilities.
Now working as a petrochemical specialist in Petron, Tolod also reminded the budding researchers to go with good people “who can always create better ideas” despite challenges that they may encounter along the way.
She reminisced how she and her groupmates, which she considered as the “good people”, were able to accomplish their study, which eventually brought them to the international renewable energy conference in Yokohama, Japan.
“There are no shortcuts in achieving real growth and maturity as a researcher, “she added as she talked about the challenges she has survived while working on her study abroad alone.
“We should channel our efforts to solve the problems of the Philippines because this is where we live,” she finally stressed.