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Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López , 8, is the first girl in Mexico to receive the ICN Recognition for Women , awarded by the Nuclear Sciences Institute ( ICN ) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico ( UNAM ), for demonstrating outstanding skills on science diffusion . Xóchitl is from Altos de Chiapas , Chiapas , southern Mexico, and she is currently attending third grade at Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez elementary school . Her parents recall that she has been passionate about science from an early age , even though they live in a rural area and they do not have the means to send Xóchitl to extracurricular classes. Jesús Iradier Santiago , State Coordinator of UNAM's Adopt a Talent Progra... Full story

13 March