What is your dream job in science or technology?

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Chemist? Web developer? Mad scientist? Astronaut?

Tell us about your dream job. Is anything standing in the way? Or, if you already have your dream job, tell us about your journey to get it.


Denisse Cruz Meycauayan, Bulacan, 3018, Philippines
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Work with Action, Pursue with a Burning Passion

I am Michael Reyes, 18 years old, and my dream job is to become the CEO and the founder of a corporation that can compete with the world’s leading technological companies like Facebook, Google, Apple and Microsoft. This has been my dream since I started admiring their contributions in technology when I was a kid. Their inventions had contributed in creating breakthroughs and revolutionary advancements in technology and also in simplifying our daily tasks. Their brilliant creations helped not only millions but billions of people worldwide, and that’s why, I am determined to fulfill this dream not for the fame or popularity but to help other people. Using my ideas, I plan to create my own inventions in order to help many people. I am always using many inventions and gadgets developed by other people and I can say that until now I am still astonished on how these ideas can be very helpful in solving specific problems of people and in making their lives simpler.

There are challenges that I face in making my dream job possible. The very first hindrance in achieving my dream is the financial problem. With my current financial situation, I am barely making it in terms of paying the required reasonable tuition fees and almost not having the additional expensive resources in studying. Another challenge is the need of mentoring support from experienced technopreneurs and the fear of failing due to my inability to rationalize things that I need in order to fulfill my dream. But I am confident that I will not falter in attaining my dream job due to these difficulties. I can fulfill my whole-hearted purpose of helping other people through my ideas and inventions someday because my passion of helping them will not burn out and will always be here inside me.

mmreyes2 Manila, Manila Fővárosi Régió, Metro Manila, Philippines
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Hybrid Smart Street Lights Engineer

I’m Angelo James Levantino, an Electronics Engineering student from the Technological Institute of the Philippines- Manila. My dream job is to help my fellow Filipino people in rural areas to meet their electrical needs by developing hybrid smart street lights using renewable sources of Solar Energy, Wind Energy and Thermo-electric Effect. It has a wireless sensors to save energy that will only light up if there is a presence of a person, animal, car or detects a motion and it will remain dim if there is no presence . This will help people in some remote barangays who have no power lines and are only using diesel generators to power their homes. There are many remote towns and roads in our country with no street lights. This can endanger the lives of drivers, travelers and people trying to cross the streets. Accidents can happen when drivers are being blinded because of the high-beam lights from the other car in the opposite lane. I want to address this electricity poverty in some of our roads through my hybrid smart street lights. The main challenge that is before me is the lack of funding. I can design a proof of concept but I lack financial resources to really build many and install them. Secondly, I need a team to help me. Then I will need the support of the government to be able to deploy my street lights. Through my grit and determination, I know I can overcome these fulfill this dream of having my hybrid street lights illuminate the dark places towards safer roads the remote parts of my country.

Ajay Levantino Conception, Romblon, Mimaropa, Philippines

Technopreneurship For The People

My heart has always been set in arts, with the passion of storytelling and creative illustrations. The pursue in the engineering track began when my mother denied me the chance to pursue my 'passion'. She thought it was the practical way, there's no money in arts especially in this developing country. She just wanted me to secure my future because she believed, in engineering, there's money. Plenty of 'em. That mentality is common to us Filipinos and it's all rooted to two reasons: poverty and corruption.

Of course, our one-track goal is to get a degree, get a job, get a house, get married and settle down...rich. Because I'm already an engineer. I am entitled to bountiful wealth. But as soon as I enrolled in one of the fast-evolving engineering schools, I learned that there's more than just having a title of Engineer attached to my name. I learned that being an engineer is dedication to science and technology that improves the lives of people, rich and poor alike, without compromising Mother Earth. And there are many ways to be 'that' engineer. Either you could work for a company with that mission or you can start from scratch. And with the rising unemployment, I heard from experts that to increase job vacancies, new companies and new entrepreneurs must emerge. And I thought, why can't I be one of those new entrepreneurs? Technopreneur, even. Now, I'd like to pursue engineering and be a starter of a company or a small business with a mission of providing products and services that improves lives of people, is nature-friendly and generate job opportunities for the people.

As for my passion? There's a perfect time for that. Just for once in my life, I'd like to be a person with significant contribution to my people, to the Filipinos that had always provided food that we can eat on the table but got nothing in return.

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