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Yucatán girls win at Expociencia Guatemala 2021

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MÉRIDA, YUCATAN, MX.– Students Nadia Góngora Mis and Dianela Cerón Matamoros, started a science project last year during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) called “The battle of the black soldier fly. Composting organic waste”, which led them to be selected at the international level in Guatemala as part of the Mexican science delegation.

This position will allow them to represent Mexico at Expociencia Costa Rica in 2022 and for Freddy Góngora Cabrera, selected as ABC Teacher by Mexicanos Primero in 2014; Teacher of Excellence by the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Itesm), Distinguished Teacher in 2017 and other recognitions, it is a great achievement that already on different occasions from the Oxkutzcab community girls and boys come out to represent Yucatán nationally and internationally in various projects.

The students began the project when they were in sixth grade at the “Valentín Gómez Farías” school and it allowed them to obtain accreditation to represent Mexico at Expociencia Guatemala 2021.

The project “The battle of the black soldier fly. Composting organic waste” competed in the first stage with more than 400 projects from other Mexican states and countries such as Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, India, Thailand, Russia, Hong Kong, Romania, and Zimbabwe, for example.

Teacher Freddy Góngora indicated that the intention of creating this project is to make people aware of how to use their organic waste and also to get to know the black fly, which also provides environmental benefits.

In the project, the girls have found that the larvae of this fly are used to feed the community’s poultry, which also generates a more organic diet.

For teacher Freddy, the fact that the girls have this distinction is important, since they are students who grow up in a rural environment, where it is very difficult for them to have access to science at times.

Teacher Freddy considers this distinction important, since recently other girls from the same community were also selected for ExpoCiencias Yucatán 2021, so they will represent the state at a national level in the exhibition to be held in Durango.

With the selected project they seek to disseminate findings made by researchers of the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), that is, about facts that have been published in scientific journals, but with technical words and possibly even translate them into a simpler and even didactic language.

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