“El Trompo Interactive Museum” and the Technological University of Tijuana (UTT) will be hosting the 22nd National Science and Technology Week sponsored by CONACYT to be held from Monday 19 through Friday 23 October in the border city of Tijuana. “During this week, several players will converge in a common area featuring different forms of transmitting knowledge”, said Alfredo Babun Villarreal, Head of the Council for Science and Technological Innovation of Baja California (COCIT).
“Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid wants Baja California to be distinguished nationally for the participation and quality of the events that take place at different locations within the state, so this particular program will be dynamic and fun, with around 115 different activities for 30,000 children and young people who seek to come to Baja California”, the official said at a press conference.
Enrique Estrada Loera, Regional Development Deputy for CONACYT in the Baja Peninsula, said the event aims to create a space in which the interest should encourage scientific and technological disciplines among children and young people; the culture of science and technology is promoted; and collaboration between the different actors of society results in the transmition of knowledge.
Meanwhile, Raquel Stabinsky, President of the board of “El Trompo Interactive Museum” declared that as of Monday, October 19 there will be conferences, workshops and screenings for the general public, thanks to the participation of higher education institutions such as UABC, CETYS COLEF, UNAM’s Center of Science and Nanotechnology, National Polytechnic’s CITEDI, UNAM’s Institute of Astronomy, the Cicese Environmental Corporate and the Youth Scientific Society.
Raul Soria, representative of the state education system said the UTT will offer exhibitions, workshops and conferences with renewable energy topics, mechatronics, industrial operations and information technology to young graduates and elementary school children.
Finally, Alfredo Babun Villarreal, Head of the Council for Science and Technological Innovation of Baja California. concluded saying that the activities will have no cost for attendees and the total investment for activities in the state is estimated at one million pesos.