Goals of Student Engagement

July 11, 2014Rom communes with the Mangrove Forest, Pagbilao, Quezon, during a break in shooting.

Rom communes with the Mangrove Forest, Pagbilao, Quezon, during a break in shooting.

117 Bonanza St. Rancho Estate 2

Concepcion Dos, Marikina City 1800

 

My Dear Student,

Feeling privileged now that I am tasked to facilitate your learning of Science here at the
College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Santo Tomas, I greet you with morning sunshine care of our Most Benevolent God. Privileged because in my tutelage are artists whom I envision also as scientists.

Rom on location shooting for Agrisiiyete (Technology and Livelihood Resource Center and GMA7) at the Natural Forest and Industrial Tree Plantation of PICOP, Bislig, Surigao Sur

Rom on location shooting for Agrisiiyete (Technology and Livelihood Resource Center and GMA7) at the Natural Forest and Industrial Tree Plantation of PICOP, Bislig, Surigao Sur

To you I wish to share my on-going adventure story as an artist and as a scientist. To you I share the goal I have taken to heart — and that is Star Treks’ mission:

to go where no man has gone before.

In every way, every day, art and science provides us the discipline to accomplish that mission. To you, my invitation for us to adapt Star Trek’s mission as our personal goal.

To date, my claim to arts and science scholarship is when a professional forester complimented me by calling me an honorary forester after producing, writing and directing an educational TV series on “Sustainable Natural ForestManagement.”

My portfolio of science televisionCRM shoot benjo productions mostly dealt with agricultural and natural resource management sciences.

Shooting an interview sequence on location in Iloilo for Agrisiyete feature on Native Chicken Production

Shooting an interview sequence on location in Iloilo for Agrisiyete feature on Native Chicken Production

In the international scene, my photograph of the Ancient A’ali Burial Mounds in the Kingdom of Bahrain has been published as one of the Best of Bahrain.

 

 

 

My artistic and science exploits began in my grade school years when I consistently won general excellence, art, science, elocution contests

 

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and my school art projects published in school magazines. close up art work grade 5 pegasean cropped pegasean page pegasean page1Writing about science related topics, too has been my constant goal.  An example is The Last Huka-huka Diver about a father and son caught in an environmental dilemma.

But what I really find soulfully satisfying is my hobby as an amateur naturalist, I do my best to study and enjoy nature. Gifted with a degree of facility in the illustrative arts,

I dabble in scientific illustration,

painting and photography.

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My family I bring with me so that they too may enjoy learning nature.

And so now I stumble upon a new source of happiness and that is to see you too get excited with science.

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