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The Barcelona Science Park opens call for the Research in Society 2021-2022 program

The Barcelona Science Park has kicked off a new edition of the Research in Society programme with the opening of the pre-registration period for the experimental workshops “Discover research!” and “Do research!”. Places will be assigned to the applicant schools by drawing lots.

Discover research! is aimed at students from upper primary and features activities led by researchers and instructors which enable young people to carry out experiments using the scientific method while having fun, as they add to their knowledge about core concepts in two areas: biomedicine and physics and chemistry. The workshops are rounded off with an interactive tour of the Barcelona Science Park so that the young people can see what really goes on every day in a laboratory.

Do research! is addressed to the lower and upper secondary and vocational training community and features around 50 workshops during the school year which give students a first-hand look at the research being conducted at the PCB and its connection with their educational syllabus. The workshops are run by researchers who get the young people involved in experiments related to their research projects, all following the scientific method, along with techniques and instruments commonly found in laboratories.

Discover research! and Do research! are part of Research in Society, a programme launched by the Barcelona Science Park in 2003 to bring science closer to the public at large and encourage vocations among young people. It currently includes over 100 activities in which around 5,000 people participate every year.

The programme t is backed by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) under the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, and by the Barcelona City Council. In 2016, this initiative has been awarded with the Educational Quality Label from Barcelona’s Pedagogical Coordination Council (CCP) set up by the Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education (IMEB).

» The pre-registration period ends on September 14th.
» Check the rules of the draw on the Research in Society website. In Catalan  [+ info]