From the printed edition.
With great attendance, between Thursday 29 September and Tuesday 4 October, the 11th edition of “Plaza Ciencia” took place in Plaza San Martín de San Justo, the region’s science, technology and innovation fair where students from different parts of the neighborhood sparkled with their amazing projects.
The event featured dialogues, workshops, conferences and interactive stations, in addition to technological developments and future proposals. “We dream of being the city of innovation in Argentina and the first in Latin America. For this reason, we are generating this revolution in education from the third room”, emphasized the mayor of Matanzas, Fernando Espinosa, regarding the educational policies geared towards the development of science and technology that they implement.
“This is a local state that bets very much on education,” the mayor said as he pondered, “We have started delivering robotic kits from grade four. In these 10 years, we have already delivered over 250,000 kits.”
The science of inclusion
explained Marcela Villa, School Principal of the 505th Private School of Ramos Mejia.
Thus, many projects, including the winner, involved joint work between technical and private schools in search of improving children’s quality of life along with science.
Tech No. 11 and Special No. 507 were the winners at Ciencia Arena. They received a prize of 200,000 pesos. Technologies #14, 10, and 6 and specials #505 and 511 are also mentioned.
Football and robots
Students of technical schools No. 7 in Laferrere and No. 13 in Virrey del Pino, respectively, dazzled with “automated football”. “We’ve put together a field where two trolleys are connected by bluetooth that are managed using a tablet,” they explained.
Project “Eco Chair”
First Place Winner, Technical School No. 11 of Ciudad Evita Worked with School of Special Education No. 507 of Isidro Casanova in “Eco Silla”. The project consists of a “lift chair” that allows people who need it to move around.
The New Vision, designed by students from Technical School No. 10 of Ciudad Madero, is a prototype (glasses) with an ultrasonic sensor that warns each time a “dangerous” object, such as labels, is detected.
Science in motion
A student from Technical School No. 5 in San Giusto presented a “moving science” microscope that can be found in a single drop of water. “The boys are interested, they ask a lot of questions and we play too,” he appreciated.
Technologies and Inclusion
Developed by Technical Students No. 10 in Madero and Special School No. 505 in Ramos Mejia, the program “Wings to fly” improves interaction with their classroom environment through images and audio output.