With the aim of promoting knowledge and regional scientific work to the whole family, the team “Science, Technology and Society”, C-TyS, from the University of Antofagasta, will carry out the sixth version of the Science Festival “Antofagasta, source of universal knowledge 2021”.
The event will take place between October 3 and 8, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and will be broadcast live. It will include a series of talks, talks, workshops and scientific capsules from various units, research centers and public and private institutions.
It also highlights the realization of some activities in person, with reduced capacity and following the health regulations in force in the places where these events will be held, in addition to the presentations and interventions of various artistic groups, which seek to consolidate the event as a milestone not only in the dissemination and scientific dissemination, but of the multiple cultural expressions that are carried out in the region.
This sixth version will begin on Sunday, October 3, at 12:00 pm, with the talk “Science in the Convention, the space to democratize knowledge”, which will be dictated by Cristina Dorador, current conventional constituent and researcher at the University of Antofagasta.
To continue with a face-to-face workshop on digital manufacturing, which will be held at the facilities of the José Maza Sancho Scientific Institute, by Ingrid Jamett and Paulina Carrasco, from the Circular Economy Center of the University of Antofagasta. It ends with the exhibition “Response of the human being in the height”, by Morín Lang, academic of this same house of studies.
The following days will have conferences, audiovisual presentations and practical experiences on different topics, such as renewable energies, mining, education, indigenous peoples, astronomy and health.
Among them can be mentioned, the exhibitions “Scientific dissemination on Tiktok”, by the scientific youtuber Sebastián Rojas “Wikiseba” (October 5); “Where are the meteorites in Chile?”, by geologist Millarca Valenzuela (October 6); and “Variations of PCR applications”, by Francisco Solis, researcher at the University of Antofagasta (October 6).
These activities seek to promote the dissemination and dissemination of the work carried out by scientists in the region and that make this area of the country an important natural laboratory, worldwide.
The coordinator of C-TyS UA, Gladys Hayashida, commented that “the continuity of this mass dissemination initiative is important. For this reason, the activity will be developed, this year, in hybrid format, with some activities in person. Because access to knowledge information is a right of all and the most relevant thing is that it is knowledge generated mainly in our Region, with the participation of local exhibitors who, through their various works, communicate science in an entertaining way, applied to everyday life”.