Zacatecans abroad: promote technology development

Two Zacatecan youth projects were selected by the Federation among dozens of participants, to be awarded scholarships abroad, by the National Council of Science and Technology (Concyt). His works stand out for their innovation and social impact.

Lizbeth Mendieta Rodríguez and Leonardo Quirino Olvera are graduate students in Engineering and Technology; and Physical Mathematics and Earth Sciences, respectively. They received support from the call for Conacyt Regional Northeast Scholarships 2021.

Lizbeth Mendienta will attend a Direct Doctorate at Durham University, UK. He will move next January to develop his project “Sustainable hydrogen production for decarbonization integrated energy systems”. The implementation period is three and a half years.

On the other hand, Quirino Olvera is already at the University of Bern, in Switzerland. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Climate Science with a specialization in Climate Environmental Economics. In this program he will spend two years of continuous study.

Through the support of the Zacatecan Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (Cozcyt), from the state government, it is hoped that, after students return to their homeland, they can apply the knowledge gained in Switzerland and the UK, in the realities of the country.

In this sense, science and technology are indispensable tools to bring about significant changes in entities. In this way, important tools can be made available to generate and apply cutting-edge knowledge.

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