Science plays an essential role in maintaining a stable and sustainable economy and for the proper development of countries. However, society and citizens in general do not always have an understandable access to scientific and technological advances, nor how these contribute to improving their quality of life. In this context, the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas Margarita Salas is very aware of the importance of bringing science and its achievements closer to the non-specialized public, to explain its advances, its potential and, also, its limitations.
Towards this objective, the CIB Margarita Salas develops and participates in multiple dissemination projects that allow us to bring our work closer to a general public, with a special focus on high school students, as we consider that they are the basis of the future Society.
"MADRID SCIENCE WEEK", DAYS OF OPEN DOORS AND GUIDED VISITS
Opening the gate of a research center goes beyond showing large specialized equipment but seeks to explain how we work, what are our motivations and objectives, how we use the resources that are invested in science and how these results can revert to Society.
Guided tours, dedicated mainly to schools and institutes, but also open to the general public, have a great acceptance and are requested throughout the year. For more information, contact email@example.com.
"Science Week" is one of the most important scientific dissemination events in Europe, aimed at citizen participation and organized in Madrid, through the Madri+d Foundation. More information (in Spanish): http://www.madrimasd.org/semanaciencia/
* Activities organized by Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas during the "Science Week" 2019: link.
"CIENCIA EN EL BARRIO" (CSIC)
CIB Margarita Salas collaborates with this project developed by Vicepresidencia de Cultura Científica del CSIC, offering guided visits to relevant scientific facilities. More information: link.
This program, organized by the Comunidad de Madrid, aims to bring students to the workplace through stays of one week in companies and scientific institutions, with the intention of approaching the education system and the work environment. More information (in Spanish): https://www.educa2.madrid.org/web/4eso-empresa
SPANISH BIOLOGY OLYMPIAD
The finalists of the Spanish Biology Olympiad are welcomed to CIB Margarita Salas for a week, as a reward for their effort and the high grade obtained in the test, bringing them closer to research, and promoting the study of Biology and related areas. More information (in Spanish): http://olimpiadadebiologia.edu.es/
TRAINING COURSES FOR TEACHERS OF THE COMMUNITY OF MADRID
The Institutional Delegation of the CSIC in the Community of Madrid (CM) offers the courses with which the CSIC participates in the CM Teacher Training Plan. Enrollments are made through the Permanent teacher training program of the CM. More information here (in spanish).
In the 2019/2020 academic year, the CIB Margarita Salas participates with three courses: (1) New tools in genetic research, (2) Controversies in Biology and Biomedicine with social repercussion and (3) Frontier research on Biomedicine and health and new training.
In the priority line of our commitment to the Society, we think that it is necessary to move initiatives there where the citizens are, and organize events outside our center, in the informal setting provided by cafeterias, bars or other locations, which allow us to reach a different and broader public to whom scientists report current issues favoring the generation of debates.
With this idea in mind, CIB Margarita Salas staff members organize or are involved in several projects which are detailed herein:
* Tuesday November 5th, 19:30h - "Cómo abordar la gestión sostenible de plásticos desde la biotecnología", Dr. Auxiliadora Prieto (CIB-CSIC)
* Tuesday November 12th, 19:30h - "La luna: geología y recursos como motores de progreso para el futuro de la humanidad", Dr. Jesús Martínez Frías (IGEO-CSIC/UCM)
* Wednesday January 22nd, 19:00h - "La copita de vino saludable y otros mitos sobre la salud en la vida cotidiana", Dr. Esther Samper (Bachelor of Medicine and Master in Biomedical Biotechnology. PhD in Tissue Cardiovascular Engineering)
CIENCIA CON TRES ENCANTOS
* Friday January 24th, 19:30h - "Nanomedicina contra el cáncer: pequeña pero matona", Álvaro Somoza (IMDEA Nanociencia)
“CIUDAD CIENCIA” (CSIC)
Several researchers participate in this scientific dissemination project, promoted by CSIC and Obra Social "la Caixa", whose purpose is that the inhabitants of towns far from large urban centers get to know first-hand the latest scientific and technological news. More information (in Spanish): www.ciudadciencia.es
Cuéntame de Ciencia (blog associated to the MCIB Master)
PUBLICATIONS ADDRESSED TO A GENERAL PUBLIC
* Contributions in the Collection “Qué sabemos de…”. Coordinated by CSIC y the Publishing House Libros de la Catarata.
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas Margarita Salas keeps relationships with:
Educative Institutions, giving talks addressed to students in schools/high schools. Special mention deserves the collaboration with the Institutional Delegation of the CSIC in Madrid, which coordinates the offer of talks within the Educative System in this Community. More information: www.d-madrid.csic.es.
This section will include specific events related with scientific dissemination which are celebrated at CIB Margarita Salas, organized by our researchers outdoors or with the participation of a member of our staff.
- IV Edition of Scientific Monologues "Club de la Ciencia", Teatro Filarmónica de Oviedo- February 28th 2020
With the participation of Dr. Nuria Campillo.
- Universidad Europea de Madrid - January, 30th 2020
Talk by Dr. Carmen Fernández "Resonancia Magnética Nuclear: de las proteínas a los frescos de Pompeya".
- "Club de lectura Ciencia en el Barrio", IES Pradolongo - January, 29th 2020
Dr. Nuria Campillo and Carmen Fernández will talk with the attendants about their book "Cómo se fabrica un medicamento".
- Scientific Conferences Addressed to Schools in Autonomous Community of Madrid - January, 28th 2020
Talk by Dr. Carmen Fernández "La farmacia a lo largo de la historia" at IES Isabel la Católica.
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