Science Week reaches its 25th edition

Setmana Ciencia

The research centres located on the UAB campus are participating in the scientific dissemination activities which will be celebrated until 29 November all over Catalonia, this year with numerous activities being held online.

09/11/2020

Organised by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRi), the 25th Science Week of Catalonia (SC’20) will be held until 29 November and will include a large number of scientific and technological activities across Catalonia.

The full programme can be consulted at the following website:
https://setmanaciencia.fundaciorecerca.cat/


UAB CAMPUS ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME


Online conversations on scientific studies

The ICMAB organises a series of online meetings with researchers for students aged 17 and 18 (in their last year of secondary school), with the aim of helping them choose their university studies. In these 30-minut conversations, researchers will talk about their experiences and how they became scientists. Those interested in attending these online conversations can contact the ICMAB at: amay@icmab.cat

Memes competition

For Science Week, the Institute for Neuroscience (INc-UAB) has organised a memes competition on Instagram. Participants will be compete by sending in memes explaining one of the concepts of neuroscience and votes will be based on the number of likes received for each concept.

•    12 November

Open doors and conferences at the Institute for Neuroscience (INc-UAB)

Students from the Institut de Sant Pol de Mar will be visiting the laboratories of the Institute for Neurosciences. The visits will be done in small groups and following all health regulations, and students will be able to see the facilities and get to know the researchers, who will explain what they are working on. The Alzheimer's Neurobiology group will also offer a conference on neurodegenerative diseases to two classes at the Institut Domus D'Olivet in Canovelles.

•    13 November

“La DefeNsA de les plantes” Workshop

The Centre for Agrigenomic Research (CRAG) and the CRECIM at the UAB organise an experimental workshop addressed to students of the Institut Escola Industrial in Sabadell. The workshop focuses on plant DNA and is entitled “La DefeNsA de les plantes”, in which students must solve a scientific challenge related to bacterial pathogens that attack plants.
 
More information can be found at:
https://www.cragenomica.es/outreach/science-week

•    14 November

Launch of the SanitatVegetal2020 website

The CRAG will launch its scientific dissemination website SanitatVegetal2020, with examples of research related to plant health being carried out at the CRAG. The website is addressed to young and adult non-specialists, and will be available in Catalan and Spanish.

More information can be found at:
https://www.cragenomica.es/outreach/science-week

•    15 November

Litereary competition “Històries fòssils”

The ICP organises a literary competition on fossils entitled “Històries fòssils”. For those passionate about writing and with an interest in palaeontology, now is the chance they can sign up to participate in this children's and young adult's literary competition.

Competition rules:
http://www.icp.cat/attachments/museu/bases_histories_fossils_2021.pdf

•    16 November

Virtual Escape

Starting on 16 November, the ICMAB will be offering a “Virtual Escape” an the research conducted at the centre, focusing on materials of the future for energy, superconductros, magnetic materials, molecular electronics and biomaterials, all of which related to the Sustainable Development Goals. The activity is addressed to secondary school and vocational training students.

More information can be found at:
https://matheroes.icmab.es/

Conferences and videos on materials science

As part of the EXPOMINER fair, this year held online, the ICMAB has prepared a selection of conferences and dissemination videos which will be available on YouTube starting on 16 November. “Nanochemistry and solar light: towards an energy revolution”, with Mariona Coll; “Crystals growth and characterization - Become a detective of materials!” with Anna Crespi, Judith Oró and Roberta Ceravola; and “The sand we find on the beach hides a lot of information! - Become a detective of materials!” with Anna Crespi, Judith Oró and Roberta Ceravola.

More information can be found at:
https://www.icmab.es/outreach/

Online conference on rock detectives “Detectiu de roques: Descobrim les roques a través d'activitats. EarthLearningIdea Project”

At 4:30 p.m., Anna Anglisano, PhD student from the UAB Department of Geology and Field Officer Supporter of the European Geoscience Union; and Xavier Juan, Field Officer of the European Geoscience Union, will offer this conference.

More information can be found at:
http://www.expominer.com/minermat-2020

LABENCLASS: The energy of the future, from the laboratory to the classroom

LabEnClass is a scientific popularisation project which takes the ICMAB's research in the field of energy from the laboratories to primary school classrooms around Catalonia. The project, devised in collaboration with Funbrain and ICMAB researcher Mariano Campoy-Quiles, was awarded an FGCSIC 'Compte la Ciència' grant in 2019. The project aims to bring research into the classroom with attractive energy-related experiments catered to primary school children.

More information can be found at:
https://www.icmab.es/outreach/labenclass

•    20 November

“La DefeNsA de les plantes” Workshop

The Centre for Agrigenomic Research (CRAG) and the CRECIM at the UAB organise an experimental workshop addressed to students of the INS in Matadepera. The workshop focuses on plant DNA and is entitled “La DefeNsA de les plantes”, in which students must solve a scientific challenge related to bacterial pathogens that attack plants.

More information can be found at:
https://www.cragenomica.es/outreach/science-week


Online conference “Minerals al patrimoni cultural material”

At 4 p.m., lecturer Lluis Casas from the Department of Geology will offer this conference on minerals as a cultural heritage. The conference will present and comment of the diversity of minerals appearing in different objects and buildings. 

More information can be found at:
http://www.expominer.com/minermat-2020


•    27 November

Madame Chatelet and her instagram followers

The ICMAB will post on its YouTube channel a dramatised reading on women scientists entitled “Madame Chatelet and her Instagram followers”.

More information can be found at:
https://madamechatelet.icmab.es/

Online conference on gold in technology: “Las Tierras Raras: El oro del S.XXI que controla la tecnología”

At 4 p.m., Dídac Navarro, lecturer of the UAB Department of Geology and of the UB Department of Mineralogy, Petrology andApplied Geology will offer this conference.

More information can be found at:
http://www.expominer.com/minermat-2020

 

 

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