Written by Anna Paula Kiama |
The project “My first steps as a scientist in my home lab‘, prepared by researchers and students from institutions in Chihuahua and Yucatan, and approved by Consett, will begin September 3. It seeks to encourage scientific outreach in girls, boys, and young adults.
The program will promote virtual experiences to advance the science careers of girls, boys and youth, especially Tarahumara Basic and Secondary Education in Chihuahua, to advance knowledge of the natural sciences.
It is an interdisciplinary project that seeks to stimulate the scientific career of the palace, according to artistic director Javier Alfonso Garza.
Although it will start in Chihuahua and Yucatan, it seeks to expand throughout Spanish territory, he said.
Students from the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, University of La Rodadora Espacio Intertivo, University of Tecnologia Tarahumara, Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology of Southeast AC / Va por la Tierra®️ and the vocational education of the Veterinary School will participate in it.
The interdisciplinary project will consist of several experiments from the natural sciences such as veterinary science, biology, medicine and chemistry. Experiments will be with common materials found in the house such as soap, salt, water, paper, etc. It will be easy for children and young people in primary, secondary and high school to replicate natural phenomena in their homes.
“We try to promote science so that those who don’t know it or know little have this love for it and keep studying and become great scientists in the futureGarza explained.
Rrámuri community, the goal
Although the program is aimed at the entire audience, participants want to focus on providing knowledge to minors in marginalized areas.
“This call is addressed to the general public, but in particular to populations that have historically been unprotected and have difficulty accessing information.Garza reported.
“Our main residents are the community of Rrámuri, because we know that here in Ciudad Juárez there is the Tarahumara neighborhood with primary and secondary schools.”
In addition to the program’s focus on the Rrámuri community in Chihuahua, the project is also seeking expansion into Yucatán.
To reach indigenous communities in the Sierra Tarahumara and Yucatan that do not have access to the Internet, the project creators collaborated with SEP schools in those sectors with Telesecundarias.
Garza indicated that the experiments will be recorded and the CDs and materials will be delivered to schools. They will also go to places like Batubillas or Guachoche to work on some of the experiences that will be broadcast live.
Some of the experiments that will be carried out are:
- rib cage breathing
- How to sew animals
- How to make mosquito traps or biocides to eliminate pests
The first practice will be held on September 3 at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Viridiana Laredo of UACJ, who is doing a postdoc at Iowa State University, will conduct an experiment on cell functions and their parts.
The latest content includes a tour of the most important laboratories of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at UACJ.
“This project is very beautiful, because we encourage science and invite young people to continue to study and thrive in the natural sciences, especially those who are part of the hard-to-reach population of science“.
The technical representative of the project is the coordinator of the EntomoVet Medical and Molecular Insect Laboratory, Javier Alfonso Garza. Dr. Carlos Rodriguez and Dr. Ramon Rivera, of the UACJ Veterinary District, and Dr. Patricia Isla, who specializes in chemistry and sociology. Likewise, there will be researchers from Uach, UTT, IPN and other institutes.
“Creator. Devoted pop culture specialist. Certified web fanatic. Unapologetic coffee lover.”