Yucatecan high school students Daniela Toro Castillo and Alán Ávila Basulto, representing Mexico, won the silver medal at the international science exhibition “Jóvenes y Ciencia 2019” (Youth and Science 2019), competing against countries such as Russia, China, Spain, Germany and Turkey, among others.
Emerged from the “CICY Talent” program, both teenagers are 15 years old. Daniela is a student of the online mode of the Autonomous University of Yucatan (Uady) and Alán, a student of the Cumbres Institute. They were coached by biologist Alberto Cauich Rejón, and they stood out in the event as the only Mexican and Latin American representatives in this international technology competition that took place in Milan, Italy.
In its first participation in the Expo Ciencias Estatal event, the Scientific Research Center of Yucatán (CICY) presented the scientific dissemination project “Plants also get sick” developed by these two young talented students.
The initiative was profiled as the best at state level, and later it won the first place at national level in the contest held in Morelia, Michoacán, between the months of November and December.
Finally, on March this year, Daniela and Alán’s project won the silver medal in the European competition, in the “Highschool” category.
TYT Newsroom with information from SIPSE