On a day dedicated to young women by the UN, held at the Library of Mexico, girls excitedly participated in science activities designed to inspire their imagination and hone their science skills. The Talent Adoption Program led a series of workshops where participants conducted experiments and proposed solutions to challenges.
During the workshops, girls were able to use their creativity and develop their scientific knowledge through activities such as Fleet, Float workshops and spill clean-up experiments. The first experiment required the girls to design and build a model that would allow objects to float on water using aluminum foil structures based on their imagination, basic information and verification. Another experiment prompted the girls to think creatively about ways to reverse oil contamination in water.
Throughout the experiments, curiosity caused many questions and discussions among the participants as they touched materials, observed data, and used their imaginations to complete tasks. After the experiments, the girls learned valuable lessons about the importance of cleaning up contaminated water and shared their newfound knowledge with their parents.
The talent acquisition program aims to motivate young people to observe, learn how to predict outcomes, generate hypotheses and interpret data. They also work with different groups throughout Mexico to offer periodic workshops. The day ended with presentations on the challenges faced by women in science, emphasizing the importance of encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).