Students of the IES Miraya del Mar of Torre del Mar, selected to participate in the Science Fair

Students of the IES Miraya del Mar of Torre del Mar, selected to participate in the Science Fair

The Institute of Secondary Education (IES) Miraya del Mar Torre del Mar will participate from Thursday and until Saturday 18 at the 17th Science Fair, which is held in the Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions and Congresses of Seville. The Science Fair is an educational and cultural project organized by the Andalusian Society for the Dissemination of Science, the Discover Foundation and the Secondary School of Seville, directed on the one hand to research centers, universities, museums and companies that have among its aims, the dissemination of science and technology and, on the other, to schools that voluntarily want to participate.

In this edition, and on the occasion of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the arrival of Apollo 11 to the Moon, a group of students from IES Miraya del Mar have presented an audiovisual project under the format of video and panels, with the title of 'New space and Cubesats', analyzes the role of these as a fundamental support for the development of a future life in space (as a good example of nanosatellites that are), in addition to the business that could be developed in it.

These ten students, students of the second year of high school are: Álvaro Fernández, Carlos Marín, Carolina Herrera, Pablo García-Santos, Carlos Pasión, Francisco Javier Salido, Gonzalo Martín, José Miguel de Amo, Andrea Portillo and Blanca Sánchez, while the teachers They will be accompanied by María Dolores Fernández and Patricia Carmona, who teach the subject of Economics.

During this weekend, this group of students will present and defend their flagship project as well as presenting to the participants a small sample of other projects that are being carried out at the IES Miraya del Mar, such as the so-called 'Space Toys', developed in the Specific Classroom of the center and 'The woman and the Universe', made by students of 3rd of ESO.

They are the only educational center in Malaga that has been selected to participate in this fair, whose purpose is to create a space that allows the exchange, dissemination and communication of scientific knowledge, in which the actors-disseminators are the students of the educational centers, faculty of universities and staff of research centers and innovative companies. An edition that this year expects to have almost 7,000 people, who will be those who "tell science" to the more than 26,000 visitors expected to attend the Andalusian capital.

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