18 · 06 · 2021
Students between 14 and 18 years old with a passion for science will be able to apply until July 11 to be part of the tenth edition of this comprehensive training program, which will be held for the first time virtually, due to the pandemic.
Santiago, June 2021.- This Friday, June 18, applications began to be part of the tenth edition of Aldea Bayer Kimlu, a free activity organized by Bayer and Fundación Ciencia Joven. The initiative will allow 40 students from Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to become leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a collaborative way.
Schoolchildren between the ages of 14 and 18 who are in high school will have until July 11 to apply for the program that, for the first time, will be held virtually due to the pandemic. The Bayer Kimlu Village will have three stages in which young people will develop group projects under the guidance of science leaders.
The first stage, called “Virtual Welcome Camp”, will take place between August 16 and 28. The young people will start the development of their own projects and will participate in workshops, talks and group dynamics. They will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in science in a dynamic and practical way, in addition to meeting students from the continent with whom they share the same interests.
In the second stage, between August and January, the teams will continue to deepen their STEM projects with social impact, this time, with the support of mentoring from experts. Finally, the last week of January, in the third stage of the Bayer Kimlu Village, the 40 students will present their projects and conclusions to their peers. After closing, they will have the option to become part of the Kimlu Network, an active network of future and future leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Latin America.
In its previous nine versions, the camp has already inspired more than 380 young people who have developed personally and professionally. Today they study at the best universities in their countries and the world, and form a dynamic network for the exchange of knowledge and contacts. “The transformation from a camp to a village leads us to rethink the importance of collaboration in STEM areas and how they should generate a positive impact on the communities in which we live. That is what we seek, that those who participate in this tenth version they become young agents of change with the ability to contribute to the construction of a better society through science and technology “, says Eduardo Guzmán, director for Chile of the Young Science Foundation.
“Although the Covid-19 pandemic has generated devastating consequences in the world, in this year and a half society has revalued the importance of research and science to face the challenges of humanity,” said Camila Reid, manager of Bayer Chile Corporate Communications. “At the Bayer Kimlu Village students from four countries will have the opportunity to be inspired, trained and be part of a network of future leaders committed to science and knowledge,” he added.
To register who must complete the form available on the website: https://cienciajoven.la/programas/aldea-bayer-kimlu/.