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Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists: A Day of Imagination and Inquiry at the UN

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Feb 13, 2024
Girls enthusiastically participated in science activities on the UN’s International Day dedicated to them

On a day dedicated to promoting scientific skills and imagination in girls and young people, the UN held science activities at the Library of Mexico. The event was organized by the adopt a talent program, which conducted a series of workshops where participants carried out experiments and proposed solutions to challenges.

During the experiment, the girls were encouraged to use their imagination and develop their scientific skills. They designed and created models that would allow objects to remain on the surface of the water using aluminum foil structures based on their imagination, basic information, and verification. Another experiment required them to propose ways to reverse oil contamination in water, encouraging reflection and the design of different strategies to clean contaminated waters.

The participants sparked curiosity by asking lots of questions and discussing their findings during the experiments. They touched materials, observed them, used their imaginations while carrying out tasks. Afterward, they learned important lessons about cleaning contaminated water and shared their new knowledge with their parents.

The adopt a talent program aims to encourage young people to observe, learn to predict, generate hypotheses, and interpret data. They also work with groups in different states to offer periodic workshops.

The day ended with presentations about challenges faced by women in science fields. These presentations emphasized the importance of encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science technology engineering mathematics (STEM).

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