Want to partner with future scientists?

(AUG. 12)—This early in their career path, the UP Diliman College of Science (CS) has shown concern with the needs of the country’s future scientists.

CS recently launched “Be My Lab Partner!” a program that aims to partner future scientists with donors who can help with their internet and gadget needs.

The program is a result of a CS assessment that more than 80 of their undergraduate students are challenged with online learning.  The students do not have the means to pay for a stable internet connection and lack a device they can use for their classes.

CS is looking for donors who would like to invest in the future of the country’s science and technology by investing in their students.

Donors can be individuals, groups, or organizations. Donors can also pool their resources to provide more substantial support to the students.  Donors have different options: a. Provide a monthly internet allowance for four months (P1,500 x 4 = P6,000); b. Provide a tablet and a monthly internet allowance for four months; and c. Provide a laptop and a monthly internet allowance for 4 months.

The laptop/tablet should have the following minimum capabilities: a. It is able to connect to and browse the internet; b. It is able to do Microsoft Word processing, create Microsoft Powerpoint presentations; and c. It is able to perform basic computation.

Donations will cover the internet costs of a student for the First Semester (September – December 2020) AY 2020-2021.

The donors also have an option to select a student from the College’s six institutes offering undergraduate degree programs (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and Physics).

Interested donors may contact Prof. Lillian Jennifer Rodriguez, PhD, CS Associate Dean for Student, Alumni and Public Affairs at 09984883144 or email