Science communication practices at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Museum and Science Center Programs, Park, Outdoor, and Garden Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Museum and Science Center Exhibits, Parks, Outdoor, and Garden Exhibits, Higher Education Programs
Undergraduate/Graduate Students | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Evaluators | Learning Researchers
Education and learning science | General STEM | Geoscience and geography | Health and medicine | Technology
Access and Inclusion: 
Hispanic/Latinx Communities
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Description or Abstract: 

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is one of the world's single largest employers of science communicators, with over 350,000 students and 40,000 staff. Its science communication activities include five museums (Universum, Museo de la Luz, the Geology Museum, Museo de la Medicina Mexicana and Musem of Geophysics), botanical gardens, as well as a wide range of cultural and outreach activities. It has several programmes for training professional science communicators. The science communication staff are spread across the campuses in Mexico City and four other cities, including writers, explainers, researchers, evaluators, who produce exhibitions, magazines, books, theatre, screenings and science cafés. This activity is diverse and sometimes operates to different agendas.

Publication Name: 
Journal of Science Communication

Team Members

Ana Claudia NepoteAna Claudia NepoteAuthor
Elaine Reynoso-HaynesElaine Reynoso-HaynesAuthor

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