National Science Fair in Lima
From November 9 to 12, the National Science Week will be held with more than 200 projects to be exhibited demonstrating the latest scientific and technological advances from the country´s public, private, academic and scientific sectors.
Science Week will include the Peru Science Fair and the Eureka School Science Fair, which will be attended by students from more than 100 schools throughout the country.
The National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC) will announce Monday the launch of the National Science Week.
The president of the CONCYTEC, Fabiola León-Velarde, and the Vice Minister of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Industries of the Ministry of Culture, Jorge Arrunátegui, will participate.
During the press conference several scientific projects developed in Peru will be exhibited including a mesh contraption that when placed on the user´s head uses the cerebral frequencies to give orders towards a robotic prosthesis; a team from the Peruvian Navy that identifies noises from the bottom of the sea to detect submarines, as well as an intelligent plant that displays its needs in terms of lack of water, light and heat.
The National Science Week is the most important activity organized by the country in order to bring closer and publicize the contributions of science, technology and innovation to the public.