BEST PRACTICE 10 – RESEARCH CENTRE

Organisation: CFM (Centro de F穩sica de Materiales) and Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC).

Original name of the project: School visits.

 Duration of the meetings: 2 hours.

Venue: the CFM and the DIPC.

Description

 The Centro de F穩sica de Materiales (CFM, CSIC-UPV/EHU) and the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) organise annual visits to schools in Gipuzkoa. Fourteen visits are programmed and receive around 500 students.

Programme:

 9:30-10:00. Presentation: research centre, nanoscience and scientific careers.

 10:00-11:00. Visit to three laboratories. Researchers describe the work of the laboratories and show how to use the tools and equipment.

1) DIPC Computing Center.

2) Nanophysics and Nanoscience Laboratory (CFM).

3) Polymer chemistry laboratory (CFM).

 11:00-11:30. Lunch in the CFM cafeteria.

Strengths:

  • Getting to know the technical and personal bases of the best research centres worldwide.
  • Making cultural diversity visible and showing that current science is based on collaboration between experts from all over the world.
  • Breaking racial, gender and linguistic stereotypes.
  • Making women visible, although right now the gender proportion is not balanced.
  • It is a unique experience for young people.

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