Pauta, by Alejandro Frank, the space where the little scientists of Mexico are trained

“I would say that the stamp that Dr. Frank has left, and the way in which he has contributed, is to imagine Pauta as a program as big as our country and without borders towards other countries”, says De la Torre in an exclusive interview with Enlace Judío. “This is easy to say, but it is complex because when it was born as a UNAM program (…), it was also seen how it could grow, how it could reach beyond, to spaces where even the UNAM has not had the opportunity to generate, let’s say, infrastructure. “

Because science has to come to all corners of the world, to places where there are no laboratories and, many times, there are not even good Internet connections. “And this was a challenge that has been overcome and that we have achieved through having this figure, as a UNAM program, but also a figure of civil association, without losing our academic essence“, De la Torre celebrates.

“And now comes the challenge of doing it one hundred percent national“, He adds, and explains that, due to the pandemic and the restrictions that have had to be imposed on face-to-face activities, Pauta has received the“ push ”it needed to go where it had to go in any way, to those corners of the country where UNAM does not have infrastructure, but even beyond, since it is about “break boundaries and to be able to begin to imagine ourselves in other countries, in other cultures, sharing with other sister programs in the world to be able to generalize and, as external evaluations have told us, to be able to scale this model not only in the country, but to look towards towards the 2030 agenda. “

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