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Pinoy NASA engineer thanks Baguio teachers for molding him to love Math and Science

Photo Courtesy || Saint Louis University

Cordillera - A Filipino engineer who played a key role in ensuring Perseverance rover safe landing on Mars was educated in Baguio city during his high school life. 

Gregorio Villar said in an interview with Teleradyo on Friday that he was a high-schooler in Baguio who was very good at math and science.

"I was a high-schooler in Baguio City. I was very good at math and science. I was a big nerd. Still a nerd. That's not a bad thing 'cause nerds rule the world now," Villar said. 

The 33-year old NASA engineer said part of him to pursue his journey to work in NASA is because of his teachers at the Saint Louis University - Laboratory High School in Baguio. 

"I thank part of my education in the Philippines for that. I studied so much in the Philippines, my foundation in math and physics because of my teachers there in high school," he said. 

Villar said becoming an astronaut and going to space has always been his dream. 

"The dream is to go to space someday, maybe even Mars," Villar added.

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