The Doctor of Natural Resources and Chemical Engineer told about the beginning of his scientific career to then discuss on forest biorefineries and biomass explaining the importance of this natural resource for the country with practical examples. “In Chile we have excellent opportunities to be leaders in this field, as we have many forests, which are the cheapest in the world”, he said.
When one of the visitors asked him about how he decided for this career, he said: “I do not know the answer. I’m sure I would have been happy as a philosopher, gardener or engineer. My chemistry teacher basically motivated me, but if I had a good biology teacher probably I would have studied something else. The important thing is to do what you like”.
After the talk, the students were divided into two groups to visit the facilities of CICAT and UDT.
The activities end on April 12 by firing rockets, after that the 159 participating students will become part of the great family of Chilevanenses that already has more than 2.200 young people across the country.