Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de marzo de 2014 vol.15, No.03


Agustín López-Munguía Canales

In this article the participation of researchers in the popularization of science is analyzed. For this purpose, the statutory definition of this activity in the context of UNAM’s academic staff activities as defined in the Academic Staff Regulations (Legislación Universitaria) is taken to start the analysis. This is followed by the description of how the popularization of science is organized in the institutes and research centers in UNAM as well as the importance of science vulgarization activities in the overall evaluation of the researcher’s work. Personal opinions as well as those of selected members about the role of scientist in science vulgarizations are presented.

Keywords: Science museums, public communication of science, life-long learning, educational society, evaluation and research in museums.