Advocates of Science and Technology for the People or AGHAM is an organization scientists, technologists, and engineers founded in 1999. A tree planting activity in partnership with Kalingap Marikina Watershed aimed at raising awareness and protecting a significant water source was AGHAM‘s contribution to 350.org‘s global action day for the environment on 10.10.10. For more information about AGHAM visit www.agham.org.
Video footage by Natalie Pulvinar, photos by Lito Ocampo, and editing by Karl Ramirez. ‘Pangarap kong mundo”, the song used in this short video was performed by Lady High for the environmental album Rapu-Rapu.
This year, we are celebrating Agham and Agham-Youth’s ten years of making science and technology serve the people. As a tribute to a decade of struggle and service, I’ve uploaded and collected in a YouTube playlist the thematic (and classic) short videos of Agham and Agham-Youth since 1999. Click here to reminisce and strengthen your commitment.
Reposting from Marjorie Pamintuan’s column in the Manila Times, SciPop: Popularizing Science. Marj is a member and an officer of Agham-Youth, an organization of advocates of science and technology for the people. Agham-Youth has just celebrated it’s 10 years of activism and service to the Filpino people last March 29, 2009.
Of course, I’m proud to be one of the founders of Agham-Youth.
SciPop: Popularizing Science
by Marjorie Pamintuan
It was March 1 when I woke up at four in the morning to catch a ride to the Rosario National High School in Cavite. We were to hold a Career Orientation Day for high school students under our SciPop program. After a minibus and tricycle ride, we were facing 200 students eager to hear about careers in science. Continue reading
Prometheus Bound (click here for the documentary), a documentary about the state of science and technology in the Philippines, was produced by Agham (Advocates of Science and Technology for the People) and the Science for Society Program of the College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman. Overhauling the original concept, it was jointly written and directed by me, Natalie Pulvinar, and Prof. Gani Tapang. Weng Castillo was our very helpful production assistant.
This by the way, is the bloopers version. Hehe!