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Science workshops in isolated communities in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico
Author(s): Cristina Solano; Antonio Campos; Eleonor Leon

Paper Abstract

The original initiative or this program was from the Science Council of the State of Guanajuato, and it was extended thanks to the support of the SPIE grant. The outreach coordination supported the idea of visiting elementary schools that belong to remote municipalities or rural schools of the region; we have worked with communities from 30 to 300 miles apart from the city of León. The workshops to be given were chosen, taking into consideration that they needed to be really representative, creative, and demonstrative, useful and at the same time neither expensive nor delicate. The school were reached and in several occasions. At the moment, at least one request of workshops for communities is served every week, where approximately 5000 children had been attended in the last two years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8481, Optics Education and Outreach II, 84810P (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930037
Show Author Affiliations
Cristina Solano, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Antonio Campos, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Eleonor Leon, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8481:
Optics Education and Outreach II
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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