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Reporting Contest on Great Women Scientists of the 19th and 20th centuries

CEDENNA and EXPLORA CONICYT invite you to investigate the lives of historic women scientists

April 4, 2011

Become a reporter, investigate history and meet women who discovered new knowledge that revolutionized the direction of science. This is the invitation of the Reporting Contest on Great Women Scientists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The contest, organized by the Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CEDENNA) and by the EXPLORA Program of CONICYT, invites high school students (men and women) from all over the country to become restless journalists and write reports on distinguished women researchers from the 19th and 20 centuries.

This contest is the second joint initiative of CEDENNA and EXPLORA CONICYT, following the successful Mini-Biographies of Great Women Scientists, held in 2010, which involved young people from all over the country.

How can you participate?

The participants should research and write a report about a scientist born in the 19th or 20th century and whose discoveries represent a contribution to humanity. As well as the text, the participants should prepare an infograph with illustrations, photographs or other graphic resource that can reinforce the story.

The report should be sent by electronic mail to explora@conicyt.cl, according to the indications of the instructions. For orientation on choosing a scientist, a list of notable women scientists is attached. Nevertheless, one can choose others who meet the indicated requirements.

The best three reports at the national level will receive a prize and will be published together with other outstanding texts, in the web pages of CEDENNA and EXPLORA CONICYT.

The call for submissions will be open from April 4 to June 30 2010. For more information, write to explora@conicyt.cl.

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