Universidad del Valle de México Student Wins Bronze at INFOMATRIX 2014

A short film titled “A Better World,” developed by Jorge Parra López, a sixth semester high school student from Universidad del Valle de Mexico’s Toluca campus, won the bronze medal at the South American INFOMATIX Computer Olympiad.

Seventy-two teams reached the finals in the olympiad and publicly presented their projects to the technology community at the Granados campus of Universidad de Las Américas in Quito, Ecuador.

López’s film, “A Better World,” is a story about the suffering of children who are victims of domestic violence, who are then assisted by a graduate from a social assistance institution, which allows them to resume their studies and be adopted by a family who provides them a better quality of life.

Student teams participate in categories that include programming, digital art, short films, animation and digital music. INFOMATRIX was organized by the Latin American Society of Science and Technology (SOLACYT), and is chaired by Fernando Guzman Muñoz and the Educare Group of Ecuador, with the support of the government of the province of Pichincha and the Ecuadorian Software Association.