ZACATECAS. The Zacatecas government led by David Monreal Vila, supports two Zacatecan recipients of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) with scholarships abroad, who, upon completion, pledge to again contribute to the transformation of their home country, with the application of the knowledge they will acquire. in Switzerland and England.
From the Zacatecan Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (Cozcyt), Lizbeth Sarahí Mendieta Rodríguez and Leonardo Quirino Olvera, graduate students in Engineering and Technology, received advice on compliance procedures and electronic file integration; and Physical Mathematics and Earth Sciences, respectively.
Due to their innovation and social impact, the two Zacatecan projects were selected by the Federation among the dozens of proposals participating in the 2021 Conacyt Noreste Regional Scholarship call, in which young students from the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León also participated. and Tamaulipas.
Lizbeth Mendieta will study her doctorate directly at Durham University, where, next January, she will travel to the UK to develop the Sustainable hydrogen production project for decarbonization integrated energy systems, which will last three and a half years.
Meanwhile, Leonardo Quirino has started his Master in Climate Science at the University of Bern, Switzerland, with a specialization in Environmental Climate Economics, a program in which he will dedicate two years of continuous study.
For the new government, science and technology are indispensable tools as they provide the generation and application of cutting-edge knowledge, useful for achieving social welfare, rebuilding social order and promoting local innovation, therefore. Cozcyt provides support to Zacatecan youth for quality specialization and training.