This year-long mentoring programme for secondary school students in their first year of baccalaureate aims to foster passion for science and promote scientific vocations.
Students can participate in a range of workshops and hands-on sessions, where IRB Barcelona researchers serve as mentors in the lab and provide training on the state-of-the-art research and methods.
This programme also gives students the opportunity to do their secondary school science project ("Treball de Recerca") under the tutelage of an IRB Barcelona researcher, who will work alongside them throughout the planning, experimental design and execution of the project, sharing with them the importance of the scientific method as the backbone of all rigorous scientific inquiry.
The Crazy Club is a new initiative linked to this project and was launched to give the participants from previous editions of the Crazy About Biomedicine Programme the chance to meet, discuss and build a network of young people interested in developing a career in biomedical research. The Crazy Club already has more than 90 members, and future activities will be aimed at equipping students with new skills, including time management, public speaking, team working and research integrity.