Olga Medrano

Olga is the first Mexican to win the Gold Medal at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, held in Busteni, Romania.

147 girls from 39 countries participated in this Olympiad. 

This 17-year-old hails from Zapopan, Jalisco. She will study mathematics at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Olga visited the official residence of Los Pinos.

"It was an honor to meet you this afternoon, Olga. You are a source of pride and enormous promise for Mexico. I wish you every success.” EPN

Yair Israel Piña López

Researcher at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), through the International Space Education Board.

Twenty-year-old Yair is in the fifth semester of physics at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences

He conducted research on radiation measurement in space, published in the Journal of Physics, entitled:

“"Development of materials with thermoluminescent properties for measuring radiation in space”.

In 2015, he participated in NASA’s Orion program. He was also invited to participate at the Samara University Project Pilot Manager in Russia, to develop a satellite component and measure the ions in the ionosphere.

He is the youngest researcher in NASA.

Outstanding students

On July 27, the country’s most outstanding students visited the Official Residence of Los Pinos.

"You are the present in the attention your deserve, but you are the promise of tomorrow because you will have the great opportunity and responsibility of ensuring that Mexico continues to grow, so that Mexico remains a great nation and can build promising horizons for society, of opportunity and fulfillment”. EPN

Elisa Carrillo

Prima Ballerina at the Opera of Berlin. At the age of 6, she began studying classical dance at a private academy.

She was admitted to the INBA National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance at the age of nine.

Image gallery Meeting with Elisa Carrillo Cabrera

Olympic Champions

In Rio 2016, various Mexican athletes joined the elite world of sport: 16 Mexicans were among the top five in their category, surpassing the achievements of the past 20 years, and 21  were among the top eight places in the world.


María Espinoza and Germán Sánchez won second place in diving, while Ismael Hernández won bronze in the pentathlon.

Misael Rodríguez won the first medal of the Mexican delegation with a bronze medal.

Lupita González won the silver medal in walking.

Germán Sánchez, won silver in the 10-meter diving platform.

Ismael Hernández won bronze in the pentathlon.

María Espinoza won the silver medal in Taekwondo.

VIDEO: Recognition of Mexican Delegation and Paralympic Medalists in Rio de Janeiro 2016.

"Mexico feels really very proud of each of you, the women and men who are part of this delegation”: EPN

Paralympic Champions

The Mexican delegation gave remarkable performance in Rio 2016, honoring Mexico’s name.

69 members participated in nine disciplines, with great courage, commitment and commendable results.

These athletes won 15 medals: four gold, two silver and nine bronze.

Forty percent of the members of the delegation were in the top five places in the competitions in which they participated, and 75 percent were in the top eight places in all the competitions.

President Enrique Peña Nieto congratulated the Mexican delegation and Paralympic medalists in Rio 2016.

"Feel proud of this great personal achievement for you and this great achievement you have given our country by representing it”. EPN

Zaid Badwan

This young entrepreneur, born in Zapopan, Jalisco, who has spent his life in Mexico City, is changing the way to help the health sector and medicine through new technologies such as 3D printing.

Trained as a Mechatronics Engineering at UNAM, he conducted scientific research on 3D printing at the University of Southern California, in the United States and went on an academic exchange with a focus on entrepreneurship at the Institute of Political Science in Paris, France, also known as SciencesPo.

He was one of the five winners of the SPIN 2016 Prize, the biggest event for Ibero-American university entrepreneurship, for his creation of an immobilizer for fractures.

"Congratulations to Zaid Badwan, winner of the -#SPIN2016 award, for his creation of the -#NovaCast  immobilizer using 3D printing”: @EPN

Zaid has obtained outstanding achievements in the world of entrepreneurship.

National Science, Arts and Literature Awards

A list of the prize winners is given below: The National Science Prize was awarded to David Kershenobich Stalnikowitz, and Ana Cecilia Noguez Garrido, in the field of Physics and Mathematics and Natural Sciences;  while Lourival Domingos Possani Postay and Luis Enrique Sucar Succar won the award for Technology, Innovation and Design.

The National Prize for Art and Literature was presented to Aurelio de los Reyes García Rojas, in the field of History, Social Sciences and Philosophy; Elsa Maria Cross y Anzaldua in Linguistics and Literature; Gabriela Ortiz Torres in Fine Arts; and Manuela Cecilia Lino Bello in Popular Traditions.

VIDEO: Presentation of National Awards for Science, Arts and Literature.

“Their contributions range from research on liver disease and the study of nano particles to the properties of scorpion venom and development of artificial intelligence” and their work “In the areas of music composition, creative writing and research on film history and folk art”: EPN