Some weeks ago, on August 9, was the deadline for participating in the first national contest for videos on Chilean Women in Science, sponsored by our Center, the CMM and the Chilean Science Academy.
The contest, which aims to highlight the contribution of women scientist to the country, received the submission 68 videos that uploaded by participants to the website www.cientificaschilenas.cl. Forty of the videos received were in the school category and 40 in were in the general public category. Some 49 videos were submitted from Santiago and 19 from other regions of the country. In relation to the outreach of the contest, the contest’s website had more than 12,400 visitors and the Facebook fun page had more than two thousand I Like votes.
The contest judges will now select the finalists and it is expected that the final awards will be made in October.