A 5-day Aeronautics Conference will continue today after a successful start yesterday where industry specialists from throughout Latin America and Spain united to share and learn about new technological advances through a series of lectures and presentations. The goal of the conference is to improve equipment design and air services throughout the region.
Costa Rica News — Picture courtesy of Ad Astra Rocket Laboratory
Experts from Argentina, Mexico, Paraguay, Cuba, Panama, Haiti and Brazil, among others, are expected to attend the week’s events. Some notable companies that will be presenting their research include Costa Rican Franklin Chang’s AD Astra Rocket Lab, the Agilis Group (an American Company with operations in Costa Rica), and GMV and Indra from Spain.
The conference, which is being held at the National Center for High Technology (CeNAT) in Rohrmoser, is further proof that Costa Rica is becoming a regional leader in advanced technology.
CeNAT was created in 1999 to promote the study and development of high technology by a board of deans from several Costa Rican universities, and bears the name of Franklin Chang Diaz, a NASA astronaut from Costa Rica.
In 2006, Dr. Chang inaugurated his AD Astra Rocket Plasma Lab, which studies the uses of plasma in space and on Earth. One of the main goals of the lab is to perfect the use of plasma to launch rockets into space instead of fuel, which weighs and costs much more.
On another technological front, today marks the first day of the 8th semi-annual Teccom 2007 Information and Computer Science congress. The event began at the Hotel Palacio in San Jose this morning. Over 350 people are expected to attend.
Topics will include how to use computer technology to improve business, tendencies of the new Web generation, administration of online projects and innovations in computer technology. Different specialists in the field will give presentations to elaborate on the main themes and others.
|Written by Claire Saylor|
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Filed under: Technology on November 20th, 2007