URACCAN, because of the educational relevance and the formation of values
Students of URACCAN in Bilwi, performing their professionalization practices.
Neylin Calderon

The University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast (URACCAN), committed to educational relevance, has several laboratories for the student community to carry out its professional practices there.

These laboratories exist in the four URACCAN enclosures and are designed for all the races offered by the institution. They are spaces of professionalization that guarantee the scientific and technical experience that students of this Intercultural Community University need to enter the labor market.    

At the Bilwi campus, students of Intercultural Medicine can make use of both the Laboratory of Anatomy, as well as the Laboratory of Biology and Histology. On the same campus there is the Water and Soil Laboratory, which is most used by agroforestry engineering students, as well as the Natural Laboratory "Snaky", which is located in the community of Moss, in the municipality of Waspam, Northern Caribbean of Nicaragua.

The Computer Science Laboratory, in addition to being the core of the students of Systems Engineering and the Bachelor of Computer Science, is available to the other careers of the campus, since in it they receive classes related to the field of computing. In addition, all URACCAN students are trained in the use of the Moodle virtual platform, which is used as a complement to strengthen face-to-face education.

In addition, the Bilwi campus has the Language Laboratory, where specialized, communicative and Bachelor of English courses are taught. There is also the Geographical Information System Laboratory, where the student community knows and maps the municipality, communities or territories of the Caribbean Coast. In the Waspam extension is the Nursing Laboratory.

Scientific-technical utility of laboratories

According to Dr. Brigeth Sam, professor of the career of Intercultural Medicine, the Laboratory of Anatomy allows to give way to clinical modules, "Where students demonstrate their skills, skills and competencies acquired during the teaching and learning process; they and they already come prepared with their gabachas, nasobuco (masks) and gloves to touch everything we have here."

For his part, the master's degree Noé Guadamuz, coordinator of the area of Science, Technology and Environment, said that civil engineering students have the opportunity to carry out their internships in the drawing room. "The conditions were built and created with drawing tables so that they can receive the subjects of Drawing I and II; the idea is that they make the hand-crafting of architectural plans, learning how to use the materials and instruments to draw," the official detailed.

Guadamuz also emphasized the scientific laboratories found on the Bilwi campus. "One is of Biology and Histology, basically there it is used for classes like Biology; Medical students also use it and those at the Leadership School, more than anything, is to use microscopes to see microorganisms, cells; the other is Water and Soil, which is used by Agroforestal and Civil, which is where we work the part of soil sample processing," concluded the teacher.