Nearly 150 people, including the research and technical team, from the University of Coruña are participating this year in the celebration of Noite Europea das Persoas Investigadoras that will take place on Friday at the A Coruña and Ferrol campuses. In the latter, nine different proposals will be implemented face-to-face, designed to receive around 600 people who will have the opportunity to approach, in an entertaining and attractive way, some of the main research areas located in the University of Ferrol space. The activities to be developed are as follows:
Visit Lake Doninios
The activity, which will be carried out under the title “Lakes as sentinels of environmental change: the case of Lake Doninius”, will aim to highlight the importance of the study of lakes in learning about environmental changes that occurred in the past. and how this information can be used to better manage the future. The activity has two shifts: one from 10am to 1:30pm – mainly for small college students – and another from 5:30pm to 8:30pm – for the general public – both with 25 places available. It is necessary to register in advance through the event’s G-Night website.
“To illuminate this change into significance”
This is the name of the workshop that will take place over the course of Friday, 10:00 am to 8:30 pm, at Citeni (the new name for CIT) in Esteiro. Aimed at school and family audiences, it will be organized on a 10-person per session basis and will provide participants with an introduction to laser applications based on the characteristics of the laser beam. School visits will take place from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and in the afternoon, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM, those visits are open to the general public, with free admission until capacity is reached. You can reserve a place through the Citeni website.
Polymers and 3D printing
Other workshops scheduled for Friday include the use of sustainable polymers for 3D printing, through which new additive manufacturing techniques in polymers will be approximated and the development of new functional materials for printing. More sustainable and less environmentally friendly. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for schoolchildren (registration required) and sessions are open to the general public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cetney Plastics Lab.
Another venue for Friday’s European Researchers’ Night will be the Citeni Hydrodynamic Test Channel. The workshop “Sailing at sea in miniature: scale models of ships other than the Canal de essaios” will be held there, targeting schoolchildren in the morning and the general public in the afternoon (from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm). It will be an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with this infrastructure, which is one of the few infrastructures of its kind in Spain that allows testing the capabilities of the behavior of the sea of floating structures exposed to the action of waves.
In other Citeni laboratories, namely the fluid laboratory, the workshop “A maxia da surfactant for tension and fluids” will be carried out in which through simple experiments, we will see how a piece of coin can float on the surface of the water. Thanks to this property of water, the ship can be propelled without electricity or Even when suppressing the waves in the sea. Registration is required for morning school visits and afternoon sessions open to the public from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
Other workshops planned in Citeni are those with the title “Camiños Curtos and camiños rapides e camiños imposibles”, a proposal from CITMaga, the Center for Mathematical Research and Technology in Galicia and Ferrol Research Center itself. Five professors and researchers associated with CITMaga will present a workshop in which the properties of the different curves will be explored, which will make it possible to see, among other things, “how the fastest chip that can be built is formed”, as they progress. In the morning for school children and from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM for the general public.
Activities in the CIS
The program will be complemented by three more activities that will take place in the CIS facilities of A Cabana, where a session will be held for the public on experiments with new materials; Another focuses on augmented and virtual reality; And the afternoon session (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm) aimed at the general public to learn about the center and be able to experience different virtual and augmented reality devices, as well as the various developments that have been made using virtual reality lenses. Access will be free.
All of these proposals, completely free of charge, will allow citizens to get closer to the work of researchers from the Ferrol Campus, who will explain in an informative way some of the work and tasks that they do.
The Noite Europea das Persoas Investigadoras programme, which on Friday will produce about thirty works in Coruña and Ferrol, is organized in Galicia by the three public universities under the name G-Night.
UDC Dean, Julio Abalde; Education Counselor in Coruña, Jesús Selemen; Director of the Scientific and Cultural Publishing Unit at UDC, Christina Naya; And Technical Director of the Center for Research at Navais and Industrial Technologies (Citeni) in Ferrol, Anne Gossett, yesterday presented an event program that takes place simultaneously in 400 cities in Europe.