Día de la Ciencia: Un Vistazo al Laboratorio/Day of Science A Look into the lab

April 28, 2022, 11:00 am -
12:30 pm

Por tercer año consecutivo, el Consulado General de México en San Francisco se está asociando con el departamento de Sciences at Cal de la Universidad de California, Berkeley para organizar el “Día de la Ciencia”, un evento que le otorga a la comunidad hispanohablante la oportunidad de interactuar con científicos de diversas disciplinas y les permite tener una experiencia más cercana con las actividades que éstos realizan en su día con día. Este evento se llevará a cabo de manera virtual y contará con la participación de 5 científicos de la UC Berkeley.

Dicho evento consistirá en tours, previamente grabados, del laboratorio o campo laboral de cada uno de lxs científicxs, y será seguido de una mesa redonda sobre la vida cotidiana de lxs científicxs participantes y su trayectoria profesional en el campo de la ciencia. ¡El público tendrá la oportunidad de conocer a científicos de la química, la biología, la física, la ciencia ambiental, y mucho más! Como organizadores de dicho evento, esperamos que no solo se desmitifique las carreras científicas, sino que también inspire a la juventud y las nuevas generaciones a emprender una carrera en el campo de las ciencias.

Importante: este evento se realizará completamente en español, con el fin de alcanzar un impacto entre la comunidad hispanohablante.

For the third year in a row, the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco is partnering with Science at Cal at UC Berkeley to host “Dia de la Ciencia,” an event that gives the Spanish-speaking public an opportunity to interact with scientists from different fields and have a closer experience with real scientific activities! This event will be a virtual event showcasing five UC Berkeley scientists.

The event will consist of prerecorded tours of each scientist’s lab or field site, followed by a roundtable panel discussion about the day-to-day life of a scientist and their career path in science. Attendees will meet scientists from chemistry, to biology, to physics, to environmental science, and more! We hope to both demystify scientific careers, while also inspiring youth to follow a scientific career.

Please Note: This event will be delivered in Spanish.

Event Hosts

The Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco is an official representation of the Government of Mexico in US territory. One of its principal functions is to serve the community of Mexican origin that resides within our jurisdiction, which includes the San Francisco Bay Area. This Consular Representation has a Department of Community Affairs, whose main tasks include the promotion of educational and scientific topics. We have taken advantage of the participation in the Bay Area Science Festival, as the only Spanish-speaking institution, to encourage the interest of the Mexican community in the STEM field.
Science at Cal connects UC Berkeley Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) researchers with diverse community groups of all ages and backgrounds, for science engagement and learning. Accessibility, inclusiveness, creativity and innovation are hallmarks of Science at Cal events, which reach tens of thousands of people annually. Throughout the year, Science at Cal presents ongoing, free outreach programs in STEM and other disciplines, helps promote other groups’ related efforts, and creates new programs and initiatives at Berkeley and in the community. This broad scope of activities is made possible by Science at Cal’s dynamic network of campus alliances and valuable community partnerships.

COVID Safety

The Bay Area Science Festival will manage all in-person events with the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, hosts, exhibitors, and guests in mind. In response to COVID-19, we will be implementing public health requirements for all event hosts and attendees in accordance with local and state guidelines in order to celebrate science safely throughout the Bay Area. 

The Bay Area Science Festival encourages you to get vaccinated, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Be sure to check back for updated and more detailed COVID safety information prior to attending.

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