The Falling Walls Engage Hub Mexico brings together Science Engagement practitioners and organisations from Mexico, Central America and the Carribbean. The Hub is hosted by Programa Adopte un Talento (PAUTA), an organisation part of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Engage winner 2021, whose mission is to promote young people’s interest and skills in science across Mexico.


Falling Walls Engage Hub Mexico, Annual Congress, 22-25 November 2023, Mexico

The Falling Walls Engage Hub Mexico is reuniting for its yearly congress in the city of Tlaxcala in Mexico this November. Spanning 4 days, the event welcomes individuals involved in research, knowledge dissemination, communication, or scientific journalism in areas related to planetary health or social inequity in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean to join in. This highly anticipated event will provide an opportunity for the Hub’s working groups to showcase their findings, furthering the progress of their prior efforts and broadening the impact and focus on critical issues in Science Engagement in the state of Tlaxcala, within Mexico and in the region.

The congress is organised by the Directorate for Communicating Knowledge in the President’s Office of the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) and Programa Adopte un Talento (PAUTA), in cooperation with the Government of the State of Tlaxcala.

The full programme can be found here in English and in Spanish.


Tete-a-Tete Interview with PAUTA - 2023


Gabriela De La Torre joined the Falling Walls Engage Hub Canada’s virtual series on Science Engagement around the world to discuss the work of PAUTA.

You can watch the replay here.

Hub Launch - 2022


Together with PAUTA, we organised a successful Hub launch on 29 June – 2 July 2022 in Mexico City and Santiago de Quéretaro with our cooperation partners: the Directorate for Communicating Knowledge in the President’s Office of the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM); the Science Communication platform Tlaloque; and the Council of Science and Technology of the State of Quéretaro (CONCYTEQ).

The event was also made possible by our great event partners: C3 – Center for Complexity Sciences (UNAM); Universum – the Science Museum of UNAM; the National Pavilion of Biodiversity (UNAM); and the kind support of the Municipality of the State of Querétaro, the Secretariat of Culture and the Secretariat of Tourism of the State of Querétaro.

To re-experience the Hub launch and learn more about our discussion on Science Engagement and Planetary Health, read our full article here.

Hub Launch Programme - 2022


Day 1 – 29 June | Mexico City | C3 – Sciences of Complexity Center (UNAM)

  • Meeting and getting to know the group of Science Engagement practitioners from around the world
  • Perspectives on Science Engagement from Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean
  • Visit of the Biodiversity Pavilion (UNAM)

Day 2 – 30 June | Mexico City | Directorate for Communicating Knowledge, Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM)

  • Local and regional experts exchange on Planetary Health research and strategies for engagement
  • Tour in Xochimilco, UNESCO World Heritage Site

 Day 3 – 1 July | Santiago de Querétaro | CONCYTEQ

  • Keynotes and workshops: Science Engagement for scientists and students from Querétaro
  • Science activities for children
  • Closing cultural event

Day 4 – 2 July | Santiago de Querétaro | CONCYTEQ

Wrap up and next steps with Hub participants and partners (half day)

Find out the full Hub Mexico program here in PDF.

Hub Launch Sessions in Replay


  • Panel Discussion 1: Science Engagement in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, with Dr. Patricia Magaña Rueda (UNAM) and Dr. Clementina Equihua Zamora (UNAM).
  • Panel Discussion 2: Best Practices in Science Engagement, with Dolores Arenas Venegas (Universum Science Museum); Ximena Aguilar Vega (University of Stirling); Oscar Contreras-Villarroel (Giant Magellan Telescope); and Dr. Benigno Gómez y Gómez (El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR)).

Re-watch the full session here.

  • Keynotes on Planetary Health, with Dr. Carlos Faerron (Planetary Health Alliance); Dr. Sandeep Maharaj (Caribbean Planetary Health Hub); and Dr. Sandra Gallo (Government of Jalisco).

Re-watch the full session here.

Gabriela de la Torre García

Programa Adopte un Talento (PAUTA)

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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