|Name Josette Biyo||Education De La Salle University|
Dr josette biyo on mentoring successful women
Dr. Josette T. Biyo (born 1958; née Talamera) is a Filipino educator and former executive director of the Philippine Science High School System. She has received international recognition for her contributions to science and education.
- Dr josette biyo on mentoring successful women
- Josette biyo
- Early life and academics
- Biyo science research teaching method
- Awards and honors
Early life and academics
Josette Biyo was born on January 19, 1958, in Januiay, Iloilo. She earned her bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of the Philippines Visayas in Miagao, intending to continue to medical school. Instead, she took a teaching post and afterward earned a Ph.D. in biology from De La Salle University in Manila. Her dissertation examined seagrass community dynamics on Guimaras Island.
In 2004, Biyo was conferred with an honorary doctorate in humanities by the Manila Central University.
After her research concluded, Biyo spent eight years teaching in a rural community in her home province, Iloilo. She used her knowledge of biology to educate the residents in primary health care using local plants and ingredients.
In 1995, Biyo accepted a science teaching position at the Philippine Science High School Western Visayas Campus. In her three years there, she developed and refined a unique educational philosophy that fosters a "culture of science". She also organized teaching trips for educators on the island of Panay, was invited to Laos and Cambodia to speak on her teaching ideology, and developed a formal method of science teaching and research.
Biyo served as the Executive Director of the Philippine Science High School System from October 17, 2011 to March 31, 2014. Afterwards, she became the director of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute.
Biyo science research teaching method
Biyo's methodology encourages students to adopt several learning and life behaviors, in order to maximize their career potential.
Biyo's mentorship and teaching methods have cultivated noteworthy scientists in diverse fields of research, including oceanography, marine life, physics, and robotics.
Awards and honors
The Florian main-belt asteroid 13241 Biyo, discovered by LINEAR at Lincoln Lab's ETS in 1998, was named in her honor. The naming was part of the International Excellence in Teaching Award she received during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in 2002. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 24 July 2002 (M.P.C. 46109).