Juárez kids learn the functions of the heart

Alondra Alvarado Ibáñez conducts a workshop Thursday at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez for children from Vicente Guerrero Primary School. Alvarado Ibáñez is a doctoral student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Workshop’s mission is to nurture interest in science

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

In order to encourage scientific study from an early age, a doctoral candidate from the Institute of Cellular Physiology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Alondra Alvarado Ibáñez, presented a workshop called “Heart Talk” to students from Vicente Guerrero Primary School in Juárez.

The workshop is part of the Arterial Hypertension Symposium: An Ongoing Concern organized the Academy of Physiology, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez and was part of Health Sciences Week at the univertsity.

Alvarado Ibáñez put on the workshop on Thursday for children 10 to 12 years old.  A second workshop on Friday will be for children 6 to 9 years old.

The coordinator of the academy of Physiology, Miguel Ángel Rosales Serrano, and University Extension Coordinator ICB, Antonio Muñoz Bernal, saud the doctoral student spoke to the children about the functioning of the heart and conducted some laboratory demonstrations.

Muñoz Bernal said this type of activity is done in the Federal District and elsewhere in Mexico in order to stir in children a curiosity for science. Every weekend, Alvarado Ibáñez and a group of teachers travel to different places different places for the activity.

Alvarado Ibáñez traveled to the border to participate in the symposium, which began on Tuesday at UACJ.

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