Three UABC graduates awarded with the State Prize of Science and Technology 2017

Three UABC graduates awarded with the State Prize of Science and Technology 2017

Feb 25, 2018

Three Cimarrones of the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) were awarded with the State Prize of Science and Technology 2017 granted by the Government of the State of Baja California, through the Council of Science and Technological Innovation of Baja California (CocitBC), for their contributions in scientific research and technological development, achieved with the support of the UABC.

The first to receive it in the “Mode I. Technology Development Award Applied to Companies” was the graduate José Ángel Zaizar Prado, graduated from the UABC and Director of the company Industrias Bioquim S.A. of CV, for the development of a micro-encapsulated disinfectant with broad spectrum of application in hospitals, carried out jointly with a group of researchers from the Institute of Engineering of the UABC, formed by doctors Benjamín Valdez Salas, Nallely Rivera Reyna, Navor Rosas González and Ernesto Alonso Beltrán Partida.

In “Modality II. Innovation Award in the Category of Entrepreneurs “was recognized by Dr. Roberto Luis Ibarra Wiley, graduate of the Doctorate in Sciences and Engineering. Ibarra Wiley is also a professor at the Institute of Engineering. He won the prize for the development of his” Model of Creation of High Technology Companies and Application within the State of Baja California “, issued as part of his doctoral research directed by Dr. Benjamín Valdez Salas.

The Rector of the UABC, Dr. Juan Manuel Ocegueda Hernández, said he was honored and proud by the achievements of these three Cimarrones and their scientific and technological projects that were developed in coordination with the Engineering and Agricultural Sciences institutes, both of the Mexicali Campus.


Governor of the State, Francisco Arturo Vega de Lamadrid, congratulated the winners of this year’s award for their contributions to the scientific growth of the state.

“Today we´re looking at a very valuable example of this outstanding human capital that makes Baja California great and the institutional quality that supports and encourages us to continue working. Science and technology contribute to raising the welfare of our state, our country and the world, ” the governor concluded.
Fuente: UABC

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