under the motto “We are moved by curiosity”was held at the Technological Laboratory of Uruguay (LATU) the presentation of the 18th Science and Technology Week. This initiative, which involves 69 institutions in 100 locations throughout the country, will have the participation of more than 40,000 people, of which 80% will be students.
A total of 152 dissemination activities will be carried out distributed in more than 33 days. The main activities include talks, workshops, demonstrations in educational centers and open days with scientific and technological institutions.
The national director of Education, Gonzalo Baroni, highlighted the importance of this initiative, which has become a State policy transcending the governments of the last 18 years. Baroni highlighted the inter-institutional work of the 19 public organizations that make up the organizing commission, which have made it possible to carry out this scientific dissemination event uninterrupted year after year.
One of the outstanding characteristics of this Science and Technology Week is its decentralized approach, highlighted the hierarch, covering a total of 100 locations throughout the national territory.
For his part, Ruperto Long, president of LATU, emphasized that the organization’s mission is to promote progress in the quality of products and services in Uruguay, which requires constant development and acquisition of knowledge. He stressed that the Science and Technology Week is a key component for the country’s development in this regard.
The objectives of this event transcend scientific dissemination, since it also seeks to contribute tol process of scientific literacy of the population and heachieve a greater understanding of science, emphasizing its impact on people’s daily lives.
Activities of the Faculty of Sciences
The Faculty of Sciences is one of the participating institutions in the 18th Week of Science and Technology. As reported on his social networks, he presented some activities.
Presentation of the book: “A history of the future. Encounters with Rafael Guarga”
The Faculty of Sciences presents the book “A history of the future. Meetings with Rafael Guarga”, which will be presented by authorities of the faculty. Guarga is an engineer from Udelar, Master’s and PhD from UNAM in Mexico. He was rector of the University of the Republic between 1998 and 2006. Among other developments, Guarga created a device that combats fog in the Panama Canal and saves millions of dollars.
Launch of the book: “Much more than honey: Bees from Uruguay”
This book, aimed at children, seeks to convey the relevance of these insects in the Uruguayan ecosystem. Its creation has been possible thanks to the collaboration between researchers from INIA, IIBCE and UdelaR.
Photographic exhibition: “A sea in motion. Women in Oceanography. Stories of pioneers”
The CSIC Group Biological Oceanography and Plankton Ecophysiology will present this exhibition, which offers a historical journey that highlights the contribution of women to the development of science in the field of oceanography.