SCICOMM

As an astrophysicist-in-training who feels deeply inspired by the cosmos, I want to share the excitement of science. At the same time, as a survivor of Supertyphoon Haiyan—where better science communication could have saved thousands of lives—I also want to share the life-saving value of science.

Science gives us life, both literally and figuratively—and through my work, I want people to feel that. On this page are my scicomm work in various mediums: videos, public talks or webinars, writing, graphic/vector art, Twitter threads, and so on. 

Scroll to the bottom of this page for a detailed listing of all my scicomm and outreach activities so far.

📽️ VIDEOS

✏️ WRITING

Twitter icon TWITTER THREADS

CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING

This is a detailed listing of all my webinars, talks, presentations, and scicomm activities so far (★ – highlighted activity).

Social Media

Content Creator, YouTube Channel “Hillary Diane Andales”
Content includes physics videos, science communication tutorials, science student lifestyle vlogs
1.4M views, 14.8K subscribers

★ Host, Writer & Researcher, “Pinoy Microsatellites (Trans: Filipino Microsatellites)” explainer video
Collaboration with ABS-CBN, the Philippines largest media company
530K views (Facebook), 97K views (YouTube)

2021

Guest Speaker, “As a Young Filipino in Physics” in 9th Carolinian Summit
University of San Carlos – Philippines (Remote) | 300 college students

Panelist, Scholars for Scholars: How Can I Pay for College Abroad?
Coalition of American University Student Experiences (CAUSE) Philippines (Remote) | 3,000 viewers

Guest Speaker, “As a Young Filipino in Physics” in Quaran-teen: Making Giftedness Meaningful Today
Philippine Center for Gifted Education (Remote) | 400 viewers

Reactor, Katilingban han Kabataan (Trans: Fellowship of the Youth): The Waray Youth as Champions of Social Change
Children’s Museum and Library, Inc. – Philippines (Remote) | 2,500 viewers

Keynote Speaker, STEM UP: Virtual Science Fair
Pasay City South High School – Philippines (Remote)| 100 high school students

Guest Speaker, Adobe Creative Campus Collaboration 2021
Adobe Education (Remote) | 150 attendees

Resource Speaker, Ready CETs Go: A Webinar on US College Admissions
Philippine Science High School – SOCCSKSARGEN Region Campus (Remote) | 100 attendees

Speaker, Adobe AUS-NZ Digital Literacy Roundtable
Adobe Education (Remote) | 100 attendees

★ Guest, “Creativity in STEM” in Adobe Digital Literacy Café
Adobe Education (Remote) | 100 educators/viewers

★ Guest Speaker, Usapang Liknayan II (Physics Conversations II): Women at the Forefront of Physics Education
Philippine Normal University (Remote) | 700 viewers

★ Resource Speaker, “Saving Lives with Science Communication” in Juan Agham: A Science Communication Webinar
University of Santo Tomas – Philippines (Remote) | 6,200 viewers

★ Guest Speaker, “As a Young Filipina in Physics” in 2021 International Women’s Day Virtual Forum
Department of Education – Philippines (Remote) | 7,800 viewers

Resource Speaker, “Saving Lives with Science Communication” in Agham-azing Ways to Combat COVID-19
Philippine Science High School – Central Luzon Campus (Remote)| 1,600 viewers

★ Workshop Instructor, Communicating Physics: A Science Communication Workshop
Mapua University – Philippines (Remote) | 150 college students

2020

★ Guest, Khan Academy Homeroom Podcast and YouTube Series
Khan Academy (Remote) | 18,300 viewers

★ Keynote Speaker, 2020 Philippine Science Communication Festival
Atom Pinoy – Philippines (Remote) | 10,000 viewers

★ Resource Speaker, “A Crash in Science Communication (and Changing People)” in Youth STEM Summit
Youth STEM 2030 – International (Remote) | 150 student researchers

Guest Speaker, “Journeys: Exploring and Sharing the Wonders of the Universe”
University of San Carlos Physics and Astronomy Society – Philippines (Remote) | 1,000 viewers

★ Guest Speaker, “Something From Nothing: The Unlikely Union of Science and Magic in an Aspiring
Astrophysicist’s Journey” in Adobe EduMAX
Adobe Education (Remote) | 450 attendees (educators, academic administrators, creatives)

★ Speaker, “Exploring and Sharing the Wonders of the Universe” in Physics Meetup
Central Mindanao University – Philippines (Remote) | 5,100 viewers

Panelist, Scholars for Scholars: The CAUSE-sts of Studying Abroad
Coalition of American University Student Experiences (CAUSE) Philippines (Remote) | 18,000 viewers

Guest Lecturer, “Conservation of Mass and the Origin of Elements”
Prodigy Dev Center – Philippines (Remote) | 1,500 viewers

★ Speaker & Panelist, Research, Innovation, Science & Technology Segment in International Youth Day 2020
Youth Advocates for the Philippines (Remote) | 75,000 viewers

Featured Digital Literacy Thought Leader, Adobe Digital Literacy Stories
Adobe Education (Online)

Workshop Instructor, Science Communication Workshop
Probe Media Foundation Inc. – Philippines (Remote) | 50 students

Speaker, Adobe Creative Campus Collaboration
Adobe Education & San Diego State University, CA | 110 attendees (educators, administrators, creatives)

2019

★ Student Spotlight Speaker, “My Magical Journey in Science and Creativity” in Adobe EduMAX
Adobe Education at Los Angeles, CA | 250 attendees

Keynote Speaker, “My Journey in Physics”
Knowledge Channel Internship Program – Philippines| 750 views

Speaker, “STEM and Science Communication” in STEM EXPO 2019
Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs | 100 attendees

Keynote Speaker, Recognition Program
Philippine Science High School – Ilocos Region Campus | 900 attendees

Keynote Speaker, Commencement Exercises
Anonang Elementary School, Bogo City, Cebu, Philippines | 200 attendees

Keynote Speaker, Graduation Rites
City of Bogo Science and Arts Academy (All Levels) – Philippines | 500 attendees

Keynote Speaker, Commencement Exercises
Sacred Heart School, Tacloban City – Philippines | 200 attendees

Guest, nuLab Science Bus
Department of Science and Technology – Science and Education Institute | 30 students

Panelist, “Addressing the Learning Crisis of Children in the Philippines…” in District Conference 2019
Rotary Club – Philippines | 120 attendees

★ Lecturer, “A Tour Around the Universe”
F. Benitez Elementary School, Makati City, Philippines | 50 elementary school students

★ Keynote Speaker, “How can you become a scientist?” in STEM Learning and Action Through Play (LEAP)
Zapatera Elementary School, Cebu City, Philippines | 180 elementary school students and volunteers

2018

International Jury Member, Science Film Festival 2018
Goethe Institut (Online)

Writer and Creator, Explainer Video on X-Ray Radiation
DOSTv (Online)

Keynote Speaker, “My Journey in Science Communication” in Earthbeat Bootcamp 2018
Assumption Academy, Tanauan, Leyte, Philippines | 150 attendees

★ Opening Speaker, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Scientific Forum 2018
United Nations in Vienna, Austria | 200 attendees (global leaders, policymakers, and researchers)

Keynote Speaker, “My Journey as a Young Scientist” in Starbooks National Convention – Mindanao
Department of Science and Technology – S & T Information Institute – Philippines | 200 librarians/teachers

Resource Speaker, “Communicating science to the public”
Central Luzon State University; Probe Media Foundation, Inc. – Philippines | 50 students

Inspirational Speaker, “As a Young Woman in Physics” in STEMPower Our Girls Workshop Series
Philippine Business for Education in Cebu City | 100 elementary school students and parents

Inspirational Speaker, Science Research Summit
Philippine Science High School System | 250 high school students and teachers

Keynote Speaker, “My Journey as a Young Scientist” in Starbooks National Convention – Luzon
Department of Science and Technology – S & T Information Institute – Philippines | 100 librarians/teachers

Speaker & Panelist, “As a Young Woman in Physics” in Women Inspiring Women Forum
Department of Science and Technology – Science and Education Institute – Philippines | 80 students

Resource Speaker, “Science is Everywhere” in Innovation Workshop
Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC) Group | 40 business executives

Keynote Speaker, “My Journey as a Young Scientist” in Starbooks National Convention – Visayas
Department of Science and Technology – S & T Information Institute – Philippines | 200 librarians/teachers

Resource Speaker, “How can you make a science video?” in Indie-Siyensiya Launch & Filmmaking Workshop
Department of Science and Technology – Science and Education Institute – Philippines | 100 students

Resource Speaker, “On video-based educational materials” in IAEA Regional Workshop on Curriculum Dev’t
International Atomic Energy Agency | 40 educators and researchers

Speaker, “The Significance of Science Communication”
Department of Education & Philippine Nuclear Research Institute | 50 attendees

Guest Lecturer, “Relativity & Quantum Physics”
Eastern Visayas State University – Graduate Program in Education – Philippines | 40 graduate students

Keynote Speaker, “The Big Questions of Physics” in Hipnayan: A Physics Fair
Adamson University – Philippines (Remote) | 100 students