Ciudad Juarez.- With the final delivery for 2023, today another edition of the “Saturdays in Science” program of the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ), a free scientific publishing event presented in the interactive museum “The Wheeler.”
Blas García Flores, coordinator of the Citizen and Popular Cultures Education Area of the UACJ, noted in an interview with Netnoticias that the program opened its doors on this border in 2007, in coordination with the Mexican Academy of Sciences, and is a model and is being implemented at the national level.
The initial name is “Sundays in Science” because that is how it appeared in Mexico City, where each headquarters across the country chooses the day and therefore the name in which they will hold their talks, García Flores shared.
“In our case, Science Saturdays, we have been around for 16 years, with science publishing talks for the general public but mainly for children,” the interviewee described.
However, the activity is not limited only to Saturdays, but also to Fridays when the same lecture is given but to schools located on the outskirts of the city, thus sharing the topics with boys and girls who hardly come to the museum.
Delivery takes place on the second Saturday of every month, and during the month of October dedicated to science, an edition is made every week.
Today, Saturday, November 11, will be the last session of the year, so the community has the opportunity to attend the event at 1:30 pm with the theme “Emprend@ventura!”, by Dr. Fanny Thelma Solis Rodriguez.
During the first 13 years of the program in the city, talks were given by speakers sent by the academy, and after the pandemic, the collaboration of experts from the region such as researchers from UACJ and UTEP was prioritized.
Concluding the 2023 programming today, coordinator García Flores invited the community to stay informed on the social networks of the Sábados en la Ciencia UACJ, where the event will be broadcast live for those who cannot attend and the 2024 agenda will be shared.
Every year on 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development is an event observed since 2002 to remember the commitment made by countries at the World Science Conference held in Budapest in 1999, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). ) and the International Science Council (ICC).