Peruvian students Liseth Curasi of Cusco, Natalie Valdivia of Arequipa, Pamela Gómez of Cusco, Manuel Chirinos of Callao, William Aguilar of Cusco, and Luiz Nizama of Callao received scholarships from the U.S. Embassy in Peru to attend the Institute of the Americas Science Camp from July 9-22 at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).
These students were chosen at the national level from high achievers at the “EUREKA” National Science and Technology Fair sponsored by CONCYTEC.
During the two-week residential camp at the Institute of the Americas, students will receive classroom and field instruction from UCSD and regional college instructors, with projects designed to help them understand environmental issues, test scientific principles in the lab, learn more about engineering, and enhance robotics & coding skills by designing and constructing an underwater and Lego robot. The camp will also help students shape and build their innovative skills as they work in teams to develop creative scientific projects that will be evaluated by instructors during the camp’s final session.
From left to right: Natalie Valdivia, Liseth Curasi, Manuel Chirinos, Luis Nizama, Willian Aguilar, and Pamela Gomez.