The Vice President for Research and UCC+I organized this event to highlight the importance of scholarly publishing. During the event, the fourth prizes for scientific publication and certificates of participation in the 22nd Science Week and the 13th European Night were presented to researchers.
The scientific community at URJC has received recognition for his efforts and dedication in promoting community interest and knowledge in scientific issues. The second edition of Ciencia eres tú invited educators who participated in the 22nd Science and Innovation Week and the 13th European Night of Researchers, two of the most important events in the field of science publishing that this year reached nearly two hundred activities between both events.
Professor Carmen García Gallera, Academic Director of the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit (UCC + I), expressed her gratitude and congratulations to the champions of these activities. “We congratulate you for always searching the trunk of creativity and imagination to present your most complex investigations to the whole community in a simple and understandable way.” The Director of UCC+I also highlighted her contribution by highlighting the role science plays in the progress of society and the importance of publication.
The ceremony was presided over by Vice-Chancellor for Research Visits López Miranda González and was attended by César López García, Head of the Science Dissemination and Participation Unit of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), Rocío Schettini, Director of the Office. In order to promote the Madrid System of Universities, Science and Innovation, and Pilar Fernández de Pablos, President of UCC + I of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
IV Scientific Publication Awards
Participants in the fourth call for Scientific Publication Awards also received a diploma for their participation during the celebration of this event, and the Vice Rector for Research handed over prizes to the three winners of this competition, which cooperated with FECYT- Ministry of Science and Innovation.
The first prize went to Pablo Solano López for his activity AulaSPUTNIK, an initiative that seeks to inspire and spread through participatory activities in the field of the aerospace sector. This project aims to awaken interest in scientific and technological professions and bring technological progress closer to the student body. “The topics of the workshops were diverse: understanding what a satellite is and how it helps us with collective rights, how an airplane works, what is STEAM and what are the gender stereotypes we unconsciously have in professions,” noted the URJC professor.
The second prize is awarded to Alberto Polo Romero for the activity Archeology for All, a project aimed at encouraging the active participation of all people through universal access to scientific knowledge of the past.
Finally, the third prize went to Diana Diaz García for the activity Play with Sci! This board game collection shows how fun learning chemistry and science in general can be, motivating students by adapting games like Monopoly and Who’s Who?