CD. Victoria Tamaulipas. – The Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT) is working on activities that allow children to sow the seeds of scientific activity, a project that will serve in the future to generate a culture focused on knowledge and the development of research in various areas.
For this purpose, the 2023 Children’s Science Festival was developed at the UAT’s Institute of Applied Environment (IEA), which included workshops and activities on topics such as biodiversity and aquaculture.
At the beginning of the activities, Dr. Leonardo Uriel Arellano Mendez, Director of Research and Technology Development of the North American University Secretariat for Research and Graduate Studies, was also present, as well as Dr. Idilia de la Rosa Manzano, Director of the Watchdog.
When making the inaugural declaration, Dr. Arellano Mendez said that the line of action set by Rector Guillermo Mendoza Cavazos is for the University to engage with all sectors of society, and within this framework these types of activities are organized to sow seeds of science in children who will return to UAT as undergraduates.
For her part, Dr. Idilia de la Rosa said that the aim of this event is to encourage children to love science through activities through which they learn about and learn about the scientific work that is being done at this UAT research center.
He thanked Professor Jorge Iguya Salinas, Principal of Simon Bolivar Primary School, for accompanying his students and allowing UAT to collaborate in the children’s education, thus contributing to the development of Victorian society.
This is so that they can continue to celebrate Children’s Day with these activities. He pointed out that this year we started an activity to celebrate girls and women in the field of science, which also targets children, and this is exactly what we want, to promote scientific advocacy among children.
He emphasized that in the Institute of Applied Environment at UAT many scientific activities are being carried out and that the idea of getting closer to children is to transfer this work to primary school students.
He noted that the festival is organized with a series of activities designed for learning on topics such as “Parrots and Parakeets of Tamaulipas”, “Biodiversity of Tamaulipas”, hydroponics activities and training to learn about dyes and medicinal plants.
Finally, he commented that the institute maintains a work program that promotes the curriculum of its scientific projects to the population, and in the same way, the postgraduate programs that are offered continue to be promoted to reach a greater number of professionals.