Results about: outreach
To increase public awareness of science, researchers are increasingly encouraged to explain what they do and why they do it and in the process they are challenged to break the stereotype of a scientist. But to be able to engage non-scientific audiences, the first step is to know how stir up curiosity about science. In April, Rachel Cruickshank, founder of Barcelona Fun Science, held a workshop using demonstrations and science-play sessions to reach adult audiences at IRB Barcelona.
At the beginning of 2017, IRB Barcelona launched its Artist in Residence programme, which aims to bring artists who have an interest in science closer to researchers, data and infrastructure at the Institute. By fostering interactions between artists and scientists, the programme offers new opportunities for inspiration and reflection on both sides. Anna Rierola is the 2017 Artist in Residence.
IRB Barcelona is to participate in the two-week (10-21 July) scientific summer camp through the project “Drosophila melanogaster: a model to study human disease”.
This initiative is organised by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation, in collaboration with first-class research centres all over Catalonia, including BIST centres.
On May 27-28, the Barcelona Science Festival will bring a hundred science activities to the Parc de la Ciutadella.
IRB Barcelona is to participate in the Festival by giving a talk on Network Medicine and holding two workshops for a wide range of public.
During 2017, five activities programmed by the Institute to promote scientific culture will be supported by the FECYT.
Last Saturday IRB Barcelona held its Open Day and received around 400 visitors.
Public of all ages visited the labs, participated in workshops and attended talks at the centre, which is located at the Barcelona Science Park.