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From Chile to New Mexico: Sister Cities and Observatories

19 Jan 2020, 19:33 UTC
From Chile to New Mexico: Sister Cities and Observatories
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Sister Cities and Observatories (SCO) is a collaboration with Associated Universities Incorporated (AUI), the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and the schools surrounding the Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico and ALMA in San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. The program seeks to reinforce the school curriculum through STEAM activities and encourage cooperation between students and teachers in both countries. Students and teachers participating in the program engage in shared research experiences and become ambassadors in their respective local schools.

For 10 days in October, NRAO in Socorro, NM hosted two students and a teacher from Tocanao, Chile as part of the Sister Cities and Observatories (SCO) program. Sister Cities is a STEAM student exchange program linking together the educational and scientific communities from the VLA in New Mexico and ALMA in Chile. Cohorts consist of two students and a teacher who travel from one country to the other, resulting in one exchange in each community per year.

This year’s Chilean cohort was comprised of mathematics teacher Filipe Lizana, and students Simón Contreras (11th grade) and Camilla Pérez (9th grade), from the Toconao Educational Complex. The cohort, along with Sonia Duffau, the Outreach ...

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