Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Doctor Who Discover the New Planet

Dr. Josette Biyo
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A planet was named after De. Josette Biyo, but she wants to be remembered as a teacher than as a scientist.

Dr. Biyo first taught in rural school for eight years. She faced the challenge of lack of facilities with her creative and innovate teaching style, which made complicated lesson easy to understand.

Her innovated teaching method in science research earned Dr. Biyo world wide recognition as she bested 4,000 teacher globally to win the Intel International Science and Engineering fair. She is first to receive an award for Excellence and Louisville, Kentucky, which honor teachers who inspire students to undertake research.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology named a minor planet, "Planet Biyo," in her honor.

Dr. Biyo took up Biology in UP Visayas so she could become a doctor. But her father lacked the means to send her to a medical school. This did not prevent her to become one of the greatest teachers the Philippines is proud of.