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Bryann Esteban Avendano

Bryann Esteban Avendano

Leader of STEM education and Director of Education in ScienteLab

Scientist, Leader STEM education. Data scientist. Facilitator of community-based decision making process and leader in STEM education. Experience in research, education and consultancy for the rural development. Academic training includes: data modelling, decision-making and scenario planning. My interest: Ph.D in science, data-based support and consultancy using participatory design thinking methodologies. Innovation for a diverse range of public policy like agri-biotechnology, science-based business, environmental issues, rural education, and social appropriation of science and technology.

GCL 2018 Colombia

Skills

Biotechnology

IT - Agribusiness (Big Data)

Scientific-based business (Coaching)

Speaker and Teacher  – Children and Young People facilitator.

Coaching for Pitch Presentation  

Journalist / Writer – Public appropriation and communication of Science and Technology.

Achievements Or Awards

DAAD - Academic Exchange - Full Scholarship. Universitât Flensburg. Flensburg, Germany. 

CIRAD- Agricultural Research for Development. Agropolis International. Montopellier, France.

Best cohort average. School of Environmental and Rural Studies. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana 2014.

Best Student's thesis - honourable mention. Faculty of Science. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana 2013.

DAAD Full Scholarship – Raising awareness for biodiversity features in Colombia and Germany. Universität Flensburg, Germany. 2013.

Cruz San Pedro Claver Award. Social responsibility. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana 2012.

Colciencias – Young Research Fellowship 566-2012. Department of Science in Colombia - Colciencias.

Clubes de Ciencia Colombia. MCO-Harvard University- Colciencias and Universidad de los Andes 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Profesion

Scientist, Leader STEM education. Data scientist. Facilitator of community-based decision making process and leader in STEM education. Experience in research, education and consultancy for the rural development. Academic training includes: data modelling, decision-making and scenario planning. My interest: Ph.D in science, data-based support and consultancy using participatory design thinking methodologies. Innovation for a diverse range of public policy like agri-biotechnology, science-based business, environmental issues, rural education, and social appropriation of science and technology.

Hobbies

Mountain Tracking.  Swimming.  Science fiction (reading/writing)

Job Experience

1. Teach for All - STEM Education. 2. Biotechnology - Agribusiness. 3. Data scientist - IT Natural Resources Modelling. 4. Social appropriation of science and technology.

Fellow, Teacher of Science and Leader of STEM Education

Teach For All / Enseña Por Colombia                                                                                       https://teachforall.org/

▪  Teaching science (physics, biology and chemistry) to children at unprivileged schools in rural zones.

▪  Science project manager at Miravalle School – Asociación Alianza Educativa

▪  Writing papers about STEM education in Colombia. 

Head of STEM Education and Co-Instructor

Clubes De Ciencia Colombia / Science Clubs International.  https://www.clubesdeciencia.co/members/

▪  Coordinate and lead a group of scientists for working in scientific projects with children.

▪  Design scientific courses for Kids 12-K to 17-K in rural zones of Colombia.

▪  Connect local and International scientists.

Researcher, Ecologist

Department of Rural and Regional Development. COMET-LA. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.   

▪  Analyse community-based governance models of natural resources (Col., Mexico & Argentina).

▪  Participatory Modelling of natural resources management and scenario planning for planning.

▪  Collect and analyse biological, social and environmental data from conservation strategies of biodiversity, water, climate change and social-economic issues (fishing, mining and deforestation).

Research Assistant, Biologist

Lab. Biological Agriculture. Agri-Biotechnology. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

▪  Analyse data from sustainable management practices for Bamboo forests in Colombia.

▪  Statistical analysis of experiments and research methods in Biotechnological processes.

▪  Lab assistant for Biotechnological processes with microorganism and plants in-vitro.   

Higher Education

B.Sc. Biology. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - ColombiaB.Sc. Ecology. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - ColombiaCertification. Applied Statistics. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Colombia

Certification. Data Science for Natural Resource Management. Montpellier, France. Center for International Reseach on Agriculture and Development CIRAD - France
Ph.D Prospective Student Engineering and Modelling for Natural Resources management. University of Canterbury.  Christchurch, New Zealand.

Projects

Science Club International - Clubes de Ciencia Colombia

The Science Clubs are free intensive week-long courses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) topics for young Colombians, who are studying in high school in public institutions. The clubs are a great opportunity for the students to experience the world of research, starting from the conception of ideas, the design and execution of experiments to the communication of their results. Each Science Club is run by a researcher (typically a doctoral student or postdoctoral researcher) from an institution abroad, working as a team, together with a co-instructor of a Colombian institution, and directed to a group of 15 to 20 students. The more practical the club is, the better. There are many ways to do it, whether with experiments, debates, reading sessions, experiences using the computer, among others. During the Science Club week, an academic symposium will be held in which instructors will communicate their research topic to a general audience. The objective of this symposium is to promote the creation of networks of scientific and academic collaboration between the participants of the Science Clubs and the scientific community of the city where the Clubs are held.

Institutions

ScienteLab

ScienteLab is a non-profit organization of Colombian scientists whose mission is to improve and promote the access to quality education, in both science and technology related fields, to children and youth in Latin America. ScienteLab collaborates with the Colombian scientific diaspora, engaging and focusing their collective efforts in order to strengthen science, technology and innovation in different contexts.

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