‘Science for Youth’ is international, following changes due to the pandemic: UNAM

Queretaro, Qatar, August 1, 2021. – Juan Martin Gómez Gonzalez, Senior Researcher at the Geosciences Center of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Campus Juriquilla, revealed that the “Science for Youth” course.

Prior to the pandemic, UNAM extended an invitation to the course, for which up to 40 young people attended the course; This figure was the maximum, derived from the fact that UNAM should have been responsible for transportation, hotel and food for those who registered in the scheme.

The epidemic caused by the Covid 19 virus prevented the implementation of the course in person and led to its actual implementation, while the call was attended by children from 14 destinations, and 14 countries joined the virtual activities.

The June 2020, January 2021 and June 2021 sessions saw high participation, even in the last cycle, where there were fewer participants, however, attendance kept exceeding.

From June 27 to July 3, the training course was held, which resulted in 50 contacts in the morning and 140 in the afternoon. In June 2020, 300 official registration applications were received from those interested in obtaining a certificate for their attendance.

It is necessary to take into account that many factors can cause the decline, among which are fatigue from Internet activities and selection processes for entering a career in universities.

It is a program born in Guanajuato in 2009 to bring young people closer to science, after its repetition had a notary effect among the population, especially after fostering interest in continuing academic preparation in some fields of science.

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