On November 24 and 25, 150 students from the different research centers of the Millennium Initiative, met in Concón for the second year at the "Encuentro de Jóvenes Consciencia, pensando Chile desde la Ciencia".
The instance seeks to create links between the young scientists of these centers, in addition to creating collaborative networks of work, thinking about how they can contribute from their role in public policies and how to effectively communicate their work to the community at large.
The Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) was represented by five of its members: Frauke Albrecht (postdoctoral researcher), Carolina González (doctoral student), Daniel Veloso (undergraduate student), Paula Ruiz and Luis Valencia (both master students ).
The postdoc Frauke Albrecht valued the initiative that seeks to emphasize the importance of communicating science. "It's always good to meet other people who work in a similar area. The meeting was very interdisciplinary and especially you could learn that there are institutes and millennium nuclei in broad themes in different regions of Chile, "said the researcher.
Meanwhile, Daniel Veloso; Geophysics student and IMO scholar made a positive balance of the activity. "Instances such as these, are those that every young scientist needs to know the different scientific areas, that are developing in the country, to generate interdisciplinary collaboration networks, and in this way to think about how we want the development science in the country and which should be their role in the short and long term, "said the student.
Notably the meeting was attended by members of the Commission of Science and Technology of the Chamber of Deputies, representatives of the Parliamentary Technical Advisory Library of the National Congress of Chile and representatives of the Chilean Association of Scientific Communication (ACHIPEC ).