04.11.2013

Tecnópolis closed the 2013 edition with a great celebration

The exhibition ended its third edition, in which the Ministry of Science showed 22 spaces, bringing science closer to the people through exhibitions, lectures and popularizing activities.

Tecnópolis closed the 2013 edition with a great celebration

Tecnópolis closed its third edition with a fireworks show.

The most important mega exhibition of science, art and technology in Latin America celebrated its last day of the year with a massive event attended by the Vice President in exercise of the executive branch, Amado Boudou and the General Secretary of the Presidency, Oscar Parrilli.

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, with its 22 spaces, was the portfolio with the largest presence in the exhibition organized by the Bicentenary Executive Unit.

More than 520,000 students and young students from 24 provinces of our country enjoyed Land of Dinos, with 40 robotic replicas of dinosaurs at real scale, the Aquarium, with over 50 species of freshwater and saltwater fish, the amazing theme park proposed "no fear" to Mathematics, the world of perceptions in Neuroscience, soil and flora of the country in Biodiversity; and Biotechnology, where they could try a social probiotic developed in Tucuman.

Within the Exhibition Grounds, in the space of Physics and Astrophysics, many families and students could learn more about classical quantum physics, theory of relativity and over 164,000 visitors were encouraged to defy gravity at the Newton House. Geology, one of the most visited places shook 64,000 people in the earthquake simulator, while the Human Evolution space presented the "Making us humans" exhibition, held together with the University of Burgos, 336,000 people participated. A total of 130,143 people visited the Human Body exhibition, prepared exclusively for this edition of Tecnópolis, which exhibited 130 human dried pieces. Also, among the outdoor activities, the professional arena, received more than 10,000 people who tested their strength, concentration and skill encouraging them to climb.

Other proposals of the Ministry within the mega exhibition was the development of Innovate to Include space, a playground with games accessible to children with disabilities, and where numerous talks and activities related to the inclusion of people with different disabilities were held. Nanotechnology was also present, thanks to the Argentinean Nanotechnology Foundation (FAN), had its own space in which the latest innovations and developments in the field were exhibited. Also the National Agency for Science and Technology Promotion had the opportunity to present their funding instruments on a stand within the park.

Moreover, the 9th. edition of the INNOVAR contest was held at Tecnopolis, with more than 480 inventions exhibited, where the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation awarded $ 985,000 in prizes to 60 winners. Also, more than 19 researchers of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), gave lectures on Biotechnology, Archeology, Ethnography, Medicine, Biology and other disciplines in each of the respective spaces.

Other of the popularizing activities organized by the Ministry of Science was the series of talks on Stem Cells "Do not let yourself be deceived", in which the public could attend, free of charge, to the presentations of eight professionals and researchers in different areas of medicine and learn more about safe methods and proven treatments of such type of therapies. Finally, more than 200,000 kits of science popularization were given with posters and books to families, students and teachers from schools across the country.

The Tecnópolis 2013 farewell event featured recitals of El Choque Urbano y la Fanfarria de Granaderos, presented together with 400 children of Las Heras, Santa Cruz. Científicos del palo, Cafundó + 10 Orquesta y Orkesta Popular San Bomba were also present, in addition families enjoyed games and activities. At the closing time, Villa Martelli lit up with a massive fireworks display surprising children and adults.

Tecnópolis 2013, "The Challenge of Knowledge" was held from July 13 to November 3, organized by the Bicentenary Executive Unit of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Nation. In less than 90 days of activity the exhibition has received more than 4,000,000 visits and a total of 12,000,000 visits from its opening in 2011 to the present edition.

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