John Joson Quimpo (BSc, Year 4)

John Joson Quimpo (BSc, Year 4)

John Joson Quimpo (BSc, Year 4)

I’m currently doing a final year project (FYP) in fulfillment of the graduation requirements for a Major in Chemistry, under the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programme (URFP), and I will be doing a Directed Studies project for my second Major in Biological Sciences in the second semester.

The FYP is a heavy undertaking and requires me to balance my time well between my academics and my work in the laboratory. Aside from learning to discipline myself and to manage my own time, I got a chance to glimpse at life in scientific academia. This allows me to evaluate my prospectsive for either a career or doing a postgraduate degree after graduation.

The most exciting thing about working in a science laboratory is finding out that that the most groundbreaking scientific discoveries start from the many questions bred by curiosity. Through experimentation, hypothesis testing, and deduction, we get a little bit closer to the truth of how things work. To be part of that global collective endeavor advancing the frontiers of human knowledge, slowly but surely, appeals to me and aligns well with what I believe to be meaningful.