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.
With the idea of constructing a dramatic text that contains the basic concepts of nanotechnology and its applications in medicine, the new group “Nanotheater” from the University of Santiago wrote the work “Small Great Things”, which was presented from Thursday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. in the Victor Jara Arts Chamber at USACH.
The work, which was encouraged by the Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CEDENNA), is a comedy in an style of the theater of the absurd (Moliere, La Fontaine) or a fable, updated and made appropriate to the point of view of young people today, in which the properties of nanoparticles are presented in relation to medical treatment, using the resource of shadow theater.
For Dr. Luis Velásquez, head of the CEDENNA research line that organized this activity, the play seeks to make the basic concepts of nanotechnology and its potential applications known in a way that is more entertaining and reaches out to students.
“We hope that this work will encourage high school students to be more interested in sciences that offer direct applications in solving problems and generating new technologies”, stressed the researcher from the center.
The visit of the high school Francisco de Miranda from the community of Peñalolén is being contemplated for the opening.
Nanotheater Group: Inspired by education
The theatrical group Nanotheater is made up of professional from different areas in USACH (advertising, biochemistry, civil electrical engineering and food technology, among others) inspired to creating and mounting production that promote education.
Their mission is to bring new knowledge to students so that they can discover in the near future their own vocation through the arts.