On the day dedicated to girls by the UN, young women excitedly participated in science activities held at the Library of Mexico. The activities aimed to promote scientific skills and imagination in girls and young people. The adopt a talent program conducted a series of workshops where participants carried out experiments and proposed solutions to challenges.
The first experiment required participants to design and create a model that would allow objects to remain on the surface of water. Using their imaginations, basic information, and verification, they constructed aluminum foil structures that were able to hold objects in place. The second experiment called for participants to propose ways to reverse oil contamination in water, encouraging reflection and the design of different strategies to clean contaminated waters.
During the experiments, curiosity sparked a lot of questions and discussions among the participants. They touched the materials, observed, and used their imaginations while carrying out the tasks. Following the experiments, the girls learned about the importance of cleaning contaminated water and even shared their newfound knowledge with their parents.
The adopt a talent program aims to encourage young people to observe, learn to predict, generate hypotheses, and interpret data. In addition to offering periodic workshops in different states, they also work with groups in those areas.
The day ended with presentations about the challenges faced by women in science, emphasizing not only sharing stories of successful female scientists but also highlighting the obstacles that women face in pursuing careers in science-related fields such as technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).