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Universidad EAFIT
Carrera 49 # 7 sur -50 Medellín Antioquia Colombia
Carrera 12 # 96-23, oficina 304 Bogotá Cundinamarca Colombia
(57)(4) 2619500 contacto@eafit.edu.co

Frequently asked questions

How can I participate in EAFIT Children's University?​

How can an educational institution participate in EAFIT Children's University?

What do the children do when they attend EAFIT Children's University? 

What does it cost to attend EAFIT Children's University? 

How long is the day of the workshops? 

Will the activ​ities done during the day be published somewhere? 

Who is a workshop leader?​

How can I become a workshop leader at the EAFIT Children's University? ​

What other programs are of​​fered by EAFIT Children's University?​


​​​​​​​​​​​How can I participate in EAFIT Children's University?

This is possible if you are a relative of a University employee at EAFIT or a student at one of the private or public educational institutions that are invited each year to participate in the first stage of the EAFIT Children's University. 

At the end of January, the participants of the program receive a call and an informational meeting is held, where the employees of the university and educational institutions inform about the requirements to participate in the first phase of the program, "Encuentros con la pregunta". After this, children and young people can take part in the program for four consecutive years. 

In case that a child or young person that is interested in participating in the program is not invited to take part, he can postulate his application for the following year. It is essential that he manifest his intention to be part of the Universidad de los Niños in a letter.

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​​​​​​​​​​​How can an educational institution participate in EAFIT Children's University? ​​

By sending a request for admission to the program, written by the directives of the educational institution, and addressing it to uninos@eafit.edu.co or by mail to Carrera 49 # 7 Sur - 50 . Avenue Las Vegas , EAFIT .

 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​What do the children do when they attend EAFIT Children's University?

When children come to the University, they participate in workshops which are inspired by a question. In the first phase, "Encuentros con la pregunta", these are formulated by children and youth in the program.  In the second phase, "Expediciones al conocimiento", the questions come from the fields of research of the scientists.

​One Friday a month, between March and November, workshops are divided into three segments: 

  • Workshop​

The groups carry out activities that are connected to the question of the day. These activities include explorations through their senses, artistic expressions, orientation games, group work and conversations.

  • Aulas Vivas​

Here, the participants visit laboratories and specialized areas of the university EAFIT, where they work on research projects and  topics related to the question of the day.

  • Conversations with the researcher

The children get the chance to talk with the scientist, get to know him and what he does at the University. They also discuss concepts related to the workshop, draw conclusions and answer the question of the day.

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​​​​​​​​​​​What does it cost to attend EAFIT Children's University? 

Participation is free of charge. Children who attend the workshops at the Universidad de los Niños will at no point pay for their participation. The program covers the costs of materials and refreshments for the day. Only the transportation to the campus is the responsibility of the parents or educational institutions.

 

​​​​​​​​​​​How long is the day of the workshops? 

The workshops attended by the children and young people are held between 7:30 am and 1:00 p.m. at Universidad EAFIT.

 

​​​​​​​​​​​​Will the activities done during the day be published somewhere? 

Whenever children meet to participate in the workshops "Encuentros con la pregunta" or "Expediciones al conocimiento", the communication team of the program makes a report about the different activities carried out at the University.

Information gathered during the day will be published in the social networks Facebook (link) and Twitter: @ Uninoseafit , and on the website, so that people who are interested can get information about the activities in the workshops , Aulas Vivas and conversations with scientists.

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Who is a workshop leader?​

​The workshop leaders are a group of university students from various undergraduate programs who voluntarily help in the program. They can start from the third semester. Teams that lead the workshops of the program are formed newly each year.

 

How can I become a work​shop leader at the E​AFIT Children's University? 

To join the group of workshop leaders you need to be a stude​nt of the University EAFIT . Those interested​ can contact Elcy Maryory Yarce Vasco, coordinator of the group of workshop leaders, by mail at eyarce@eafit.edu.co.

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​​​​​​​​​​​What other programs are​ offered by EAFIT Children's University?

Zoom ciencia 

EAFIT Children's University, in partnership with EAFIT Summer School, offers children and youth interested in participating in its activities, and that for various reasons were not able to take part, the Zoom ciencia program. 

Participants between the age of 10 and 13, spend two weeks at the University and get to know three different areas of research: humanities, natural sciences and engineering.  This encounter happens through experiments and inquiries which are carried out together with college students and some of the most experienced researchers at EAFIT.

 

Methodology and formation of workshops

For those private and public educational institutions in Medellin, the metropolitan area and municipalities of Antioquia that are not participating in the Universidad de los Niños and want to know the methodology of the program exist the following alternatives: 

  1. Schools can sign up for extra workshops that were held at the Universidad de los Niños. 
  2. Teachers can enroll in workshops to get to know the methodology of the workshops of the Universidad de los Niños.

For more information about these options, please contact Ana María Jaramillo, project coordinator at the Universidad de los Niños, via email: ajaram18@eafit.edu.co 

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