Julio Cardenas

2023 IVLP Impact Award Project: Computational Thinking to Promote STEAM Methodology in High SchoolPeru

Julio Cardenas studied mechanical engineering at the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, received his Master's in Business Administration from the Universidad del Pacífico, a Master's Degree in Marketing from the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas and earned his post-doctorate degree in Administration from the Universidad Nacional del Callao. Julio has worked for the last 27 years in the higher education sector, with previous 10-year experience in the industries of: metalworking, chemical and food. He is very passionate about youth education and is currently leading a Peruvian College called ELITEC whose main objective is to provide the highest standard level of technological education.

IVLP Impact Award Project: Computational Thinking to Promote STEAM Methodology in High School

The project developed a training program on computational thinking, with emphasis on block-based programming language, under a STEAM methodology approach, for 40 students in Peru. Students applied what they learned in the construction of a video game that sought a solution to a social problem in their community. The proposal impacted students between the ages of 13 and 16. At the end of the program, students had the opportunity to form the School Innovation Club of the Educational Institution.

"The students are learning the technology applied to solve real-life situations, which is ideal… and the purpose of this project is being achieved." - Professor

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Julio was a participant in the IVLP Project U.S. Community Colleges, organized by the U.S. Department of State and World Learning.

Julio's exchange experience led to the development of his IVLP Impact Award Project: "The IVLP experience made it possible to recognize how academic initiatives in the United States are closely linked to the business and government sectors."

U.S. Communities Visited

Washington, DC; Pensacola, FL; San Antonio, TX

Country: Peru

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