On the day dedicated to girls by the UN, young women excitedly participated in science activities at the Library of Mexico. These activities aimed to promote their scientific skills and imagination. The adopt a talent program conducted a series of workshops where participants carried out experiments and proposed solutions to challenges.
During the first experiment, the girls were tasked with designing and creating a model that would allow objects to remain on the surface of water. Using their creativity and basic information, they constructed aluminum foil structures that they used for verification. In the second experiment, participants were encouraged to propose ways to reverse oil contamination in water, which sparked discussions and reflection about different strategies for cleaning contaminated waters.
The experiments ignited curiosity among the participants as they touched materials, observed and used their imaginations while carrying out tasks. Following the activities, the girls learned valuable lessons about cleaning contaminated water and shared their newfound knowledge with their parents.
The adopt a talent program aims to inspire young people to observe, learn to predict, generate hypotheses and interpret data. They also collaborate with groups in different states to provide periodic workshops.
The day ended with presentations about the challenges faced by women in science, emphasizing both sharing stories of successful female scientists as well as highlighting obstacles that women face in the scientific community. The presentations underscored the importance of encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.