This year IRB Barcelona has supervised 39 research projects done by secondary school students
The awardees will present their work in two public science fairs to be held this year
Yesterday, Wednesday March 11, La Pedrera Auditorium hosted the awarding of prizes for the «Tutoring for Secondary School Students», a program promoted and coordinated by the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB) with the support of Fundació Catalunya–La Pedrera and the collaboration of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona). The event was attended by Adela Farré, director of Communications, Marketing and Promotion of the PCB; Lluís Farres, director of the Department of Knowledge and Research of Fundació Catalunya - la Pedrera; José M. Fernández, professor of Biology, University of Barcelona (UB) and contributor to the program, accompanied by the students and tutors involved in this initiative.
"Tutoring for Secondary School Students" is part of the Knowledge Area of Fundació Catalunya–La Pedrera and the science outreach program «Research in Society» of the PCB. The initiative offers 11th grade students the possibility of carrying out the practical part of their research project at the different laboratories of organizations located at the PCB. This year IRB Barcelona researchers have supervised 39 of the 66 projects within the programme, mentoring the students throughout the whole project. Students also have the guidance of their regular teacher, who will be in charge of the project.
The awards 2014-2015 have been given to students tutored by IRB Barcelona researchers:
The «Tutoring for Secondary School Students» program concludes each year with the awarding of prizes to the winners of the best jobs, which will also be on exhibit at a stand in the «Live Research» Fair, which this year will be held at the Historical Building of the UB from 8 to 10 April. This will bring the students the opportunity to explain to the public the details of the research project they have carried out.