CEDENNA organizes numerous outreach activities, including conferences, talks, competitions, schools, seminars and exhibitions, to present its work to the general community, generating greater interest in science among the youth of our country.
This coming Tuesday, April 26 the ProNano workshop will take place, aimed at informing high school science teachers about developments in nanoscience being made by different disciplines. The workshop will begin with introductory talks about CEDENNA’s six research lines. In the afternoon participating teachers will tour five laboratories on the campus of the University of Santiago.
The Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CEDENNA) is prepared to receive around 35 high school science teachers that will participate in the ProNano Workshop to learn about advances in nanoscience. One of the main objectives of CEDENNA is to inform the general public, and especially students, about nanoscience and nanotechnology to promote a multidisciplinary scientific and technological culture. In pursuit of this, this workshop brings together high school teachers who are forming future scientists.
In the third workshop, ProNano will present advances in CEDENNA’s six research lines: Computer Simulations, Magnetic Nanostructures, Chemistry of Nanostructures, Physical Chemistry, Packaging Technology and Nanobiomedicine.
During the afternoon participants will visit the laboratories of Pharmacology, Magnetism, Soils and Environment, Nanomagnetism, Packaging on the campus of the University of Santiago.
The conference will be opened by CEDENNA’s Director Dr. Dora Altbir Drullinsky, who will discuss the revolutionary scope of nanoscience and nanotechnology in the 21 st century. The National Exact Science Prize winner (2007) and professor of the University of Chile, Dr. Miguel Kiwi, will also present at the workshop.
The ProNano Workshop on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for high school teachers is one of a number of activities undertaken by CEDENNA aimed at scientific outreach and dissemination. Another is the contest for videos on Chilean women scientists that was recently inaugurated with an invitation to the general public and basic and high school students to learning and informing about Chilean women scientists. More information is available at http://www.cientificaschilenas.cl.
You can download the Pronano file.