Quito, December 20, 2018
STEM project fair was a success
After ten weeks of the application of the pilot plan STEM Mentoring (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), applied in the Juan de Salinas Educational Unit, under the guidance of FIDAL, the second, third and fourth grade students presented their work end.
At the STEM Fair, held on December 19, 2018, second grade students focused on recycling and environmental conservation projects; Those in the third year built water clocks, the solar system, worked on the characteristics of light, weights, masses and densities, alternative sources of energy, etc .; For their part, the fourth-year students made water filters and solar ovens. In addition, there were artistic performances of dance and music, regarding the proximity of the Christmas and New Year's Eve parties.
Parents, authorities, teachers and the rector of Juan de Salinas Alexandra Alcocer attended; Rosalía Arteaga, Executive President of FIDAL; teachers of the ESPE; and Monica Torres, an expert who adapted the standards of the New York Academy of Sciences to the national curriculum.
During the project process, the representatives of twelve parallels of the institution had the support of 31 students from the University of the Armed Forces ESPE belonging to the careers of Mechatronics, Geographical and Environmental Engineering, and Early Childhood Education, who were their mentors.
The STEM Mentoring pilot plan was carried out thanks to the joint work of ESPE, Microsoft, FIDAL and the STEM Academy.