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Young engineer from NASA promotes space science in Mexico
Mendieta Jiménez was pleased with the young Mexican-American’s efforts, contributing to the education and training of young talents of space science - Photo: File photo/UAM & Reuters

Young engineer from NASA promotes space science in Mexico

07/08/2018
13:51
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Mexico City
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Mexican-American Miguel del Castillo Hoffman is a software engineer at the Ames Research Center of NASA in California

Miguel del Castillo Hoffman, a young Mexican-American and Software Engineer at the Ames Research Center of NASA in California, United States, illustrates a new phenomenon that is happening to our fellow citizens.

"They learn there and return to share their knowledge with solidarity and enthusiasm to their fellow nationals," argued the general director of the Mexican Space Agency (AEM), Javier Mendieta Jiménez.

Miguel gave a seminar on World Wind, an open source educational project of NASA for the use and display of geospatial information.

The purpose of the course was to facilitate access to applications development of Earth’s geophysical data for space, climate, vegetation, disasters caused by natural phenomena, and many others.
 

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Mendieta Jiménez was pleased with the young Mexican-American’s efforts, contributing to the education and training of young talents of space science, according to a statement from the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT).

NASA’s World Wind application has been in operation for more than 13 years ( prior to the platform known as Google Earth), and it was always meant to be an open educational source, according to Castillo Hoffman.

The educational project provides great flexibility for creative development and is very useful for training young talents in Mexico, he said.

As an example of this, he stated that the Technological Research and Development Institute of the Navy of Mexico (INIDETAM) and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) both use World Wind to develop geospatial applications in their projects or simulators of logistic operations for routes between pipelines.

The young engineer thanked the opportunity that AEM has offered and welcomed the actions undertaken since his full entry into office in 2013 to boost national talent and international cooperation.
 

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