Chilean Cognita students compete in international science challenge
Students from Cognita’s Pumahue-Manquecura network of schools have become the first Chilean students to ever compete in The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC). The nine students joined a select group of 100 16-18 year olds from around the world, all of whom share a passion for science.
The BIYSC programme is designed to offer students a world-class experience, allowing them to work on scientific and technological challenges posed by international research centers. Some of the projects our students completed in this year’s programme included, Taking a closer look at DNA, Neuro-Robotics as a tool to understand the brain and Uncovering the hidden diversity of the oceans. BIYSC mentors acknowledged our students’ outstanding performance and successful completion of all the challenges.
“I had the opportunity to share this great experience with our nine Chilean students and I feel very proud, not just of their inclusion in such an elite group but also of the commitment and enthusiasm they showed throughout,” says Antonio Reyes Leiva, Science Coordinator for the Pumahue-Manquecura schools. “They were great representatives of the Pumahue Manquecura network and the Cognita schools family.”
While in Barcelona for the BIYSC, representatives from Cognita’s Chilean and Spanish schools also met to strengthen connections within the global schools group and discuss opportunities for student and staff collaborations between their schools in the future.