I would like to bring everyone’s attention to my newfound excitement: attending seminar/talk/conference given by well-known and respected scientists/speakers. Here is how the story goes.
A few weeks back on 22 April 2019, I attended a scientific seminar given by Dr. Inger K. Damon
, a scientist from the United States’ Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). So, first question. Who
is Dr. Damon? She is the Director of the Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology at CDC. So, what does that mean
? That means if the world is under the threat of highly dangerous microbes, she would be the one at the helm. In fact, she was the commander
for the largest international emergency response during the Ebola virus epidemic back in 2014-15.
What am I telling you now? It dawned on me recently that there is this untapped resource least utilized by Malaysian students abroad: the chance to be in the audience of the brightest minds. I am elated being able to listen to the first-account story of brilliant minds sharing their struggle and success to achieve something, and that something benefits us.
So, to Malaysian abroad especially, chances like this may not come as often. Utilize it, and disseminate it.