Project | Uruguay E-Scientia Exhibit

LOCATION: Montevideo, Uruguay | PROJECT LAUNCHED: 2010

IEEE Exhibit


  • IEEE Educational Activities Board
  • Espacio Ciencia


E-Scientia is an interactive exhibit on electro-technology. The aim is to show high-school students the importance of electrical engineering and to display how electronic devices work, as well as who designs them and how they are manufactured. The exhibit ultimately is intended to generate interest in the electrical, electronics and computer engineering fields by mixing information in an interactive, technological setting.

The exhibit is centered on the Franklin 125 Y module and is a model of a spaceship located at the Espacio Ciencia science museum in Montevideo, Uruguay. Each participant is part of a flight mission, where they must build an electronic device to provide power, propulsion, communications, life maintenance and defense for the spacecraft. The devices are built using educational electronic kits. Prior to the building of the devices, participants undergo a basic training based on a multimedia experience. After the mission is completed, they are shown a video on IEEE. At the end, each participant receives a diploma of “Junior Engineer,” and prizes are handed out for the best performance.


IEEE’s E-Scientia Page

In July 2010, the IEEE launched a new exhibit, named E-Scientia, that stimulates real-time electronics engineering at Espacio Ciencia in Montevideo, Uruguay.

E-Scientia is directed toward pre-university level students ages 8-16 with preliminary interest in science and engineering. The exhibit is presented in a large, space-ship like structure equipped with the latest computational, electric circuit hardware, and audio visual equipment. Students use this equipment to solve challenges posed during a simulated space flight.


Interactive Exhibit Launched at Uruguay Science Museum | July 2010

IEEE has launched an interactive science exhibit at the Espacio Ciencia museum in Montevideo, Uruguay. The E-Scientia exhibit is aimed at raising awareness among high school students about careers in electrical engineering, computer science, and technology by demonstrating how electronic devices are designed and applied. The museum, a self-styled interactive center of science and technology, is part of the Technological Laboratory of Uruguay, which works to sustain the country’s economic development through innovation.

Launched in July, the E-Scientia exhibit was developed by volunteers from the IEEE Educational Activities Board. The exhibit, meant to be visited by groups of high school students, is a 3-meter-high, 6-meter-long replica of the Apollo 11 Eagle spacecraft. Inside are five interactive stations that deal with different aspects of electrotechnology: communications, energy, propulsion, defense, and biomedicine. In addition to museum staff, volunteers from local IEEE student branches are on hand to help explain the technical concepts.




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