Science clubs are designed to help students to 4 to 18 years old to develop scientific skills, critical thinking and their interest in science. PAUTA works with teachers to open spaces in their schools. PAUTA science clubs have an important presence in economically disadvantaged communities, with the participation of indigenous girls and boys, migrants, gifted and talented, children with disabilities (mainly autism spectrum disorders and physically disabled students).


Latin America & The Caribbean


Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

Other location

Estado de México, Mexico

Type of Organisation


Focus Area / Approach

Education Programme

Impact Towards SDGs

Goal 4: Quality Education, Goal 5: Gender Equality

Main Target Group


Active Since



What This Organisation Can Offer

PAUTA also organizes workshops and events that involve not only children and youth, but also their families and the community in general.

The science workshops are extracurricular spaces led by a workshop leader, which also seek to develop scientific skills and critical thinking.

The workshops aimed at families have the purpose of supporting the promotion of science at home, that is, that parents or guardians are able to get involved in the construction of knowledge through inquiry, experimentation and analysis.

Science fairs are events that are organized every year, in which children and young people share their research projects, receive feedback from people in the scientific community and can learn about the work of their peers from other states of Mexico.

Programa Adopte un Talento AC, is the host of the Falling Walls Engage Hub Mexico, which brings together professionals and organizations working in the scientific field in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

What This Organisation Is Looking for

PAUTA works to foster talent for science and mathematics among children and young people, as well as to develop their critical thinking. The goal is to develop people with an interest in science, but also citizens with a greater capacity for participation who assume themselves as agents of change in their society.

Contact Person

Programa Adopte un Talento AC (PAUTA)

Programa Adopte un Talento (PAUTA)

Gabriela de la Torre García

2021 Winner | Science Engagement 2022 Advisory Board | Engage 2021 2021 Winner Engage Advisory Board Member Winner Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage)

Gabriela de la Torre is the Manager of the Falling Walls Engage Hub Mexico. She has dedicated her professional life to gifted and talented education and holds a PhD in Scholar Psychology and Child Development from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain.

Gabriela is the General Director of the Adopt a Talent Program (Programa Adopte un Talento, PAUTA), a nonprofit organization at the Nuclear Sciences Institute of the National University of Mexico (UNAM). The program seeks to develop the scientific vocation in children and youngsters across Mexico through extracurricular activities.

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