With the aim of motivating girls and teens in STEM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for short in English – and considering them as future career options, Ingenious Week 2022 held its sixth edition, which for the second time arrived in Antofagasta via Genius and hidden | horse.
Talks and workshops were the main activities of this festival that celebrated STEM which had a week dedicated to different activities for girls, teens and their families.
Creativity Week started with field interventions in which 120 people participated girls To be inspired by science and technology. In this way, students Humberto González Echegoyen Environmental School and José Lancaster Missionary School, They held an astronomical technology workshop “Communicating in Space”, developing an electronic device for communication in Morse code, as well as an astronomical science workshop “Discovery of New Materials in the Universe”, where they experimented with the chemical and physical interactions of molecules. Scientists.
“We need girls who are currently studying basic education to experience, learn and have a close and educational connection with science and technology. In this way, we will open new paths and opportunities for girls in the region, so that they can look at these regions with different eyes, thus opening up new possibilities in their future educational decisions.” From Antofagasta to the world.” explained. Gabriela Castillo, CEO, IngeniousAbout the realization of this festival in the region.
for his part Cristobal Marshall, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Escondida | horse He expressed the importance of developing new skills and competencies that are compatible with the challenges of the region. “In the Hidden | At BHP we work on initiatives that allow girls and young women in our region to see fields of study such as STEM, tangible possibilities for personal growth, while at the same time contributing to future challenges. We have seen the huge interest that exists and that motivates us to continue on this path.”
During the week, chatting was also done online open sky lab Led by the first female astronomer from Antofagasta, Penelope Longa Penawho has motivated hundreds of girls, families and teachers with her life and professional history, with the aim of bringing science and technology closer to them experimentally.
For more information on Ingenious, visit www.ingeniosas.org