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 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 developes 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 dirección.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" 2017: link.
"CIENCIA EN EL BARRIO" (CSIC)
CIB collaborates with this project developed by Vicepresidencia de Cultura Científica del CSIC, offering guided visits to relevant scientific facilities. More information (in Spanish): http://www.csic.es/ciencia-en-el-barrio
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 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/
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 staff members organize or are involved in several projects which are detailed herein:
* Tuesday January 22nd, 19:30h - "La Tabla Periódica: historias de guerra, venenos y ambición", Alejandro Navarro (Bioquímico y Doctor en Economía. Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE)
* Wednesday January 16th, 19:00h - "¿Por qué somos como somos?", Dr. Álvaro Martínez del Pozo (UCM)
CIENCIA CON TRES ENCANTOS
* Friday February 1st, 19:30h - "Por un mundo sin ELA", Dr. María Teresa Solas (Vicepresidenta de Fundela)
“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.csic.es/ciudad-ciencia and 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 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: http://www.d-madrid.csic.es.
This section will include specific events related with scientific dissemination which are celebrated at CIB, organized by our researchers outdoors or with the participation of a member of our staff.
- "Qué sabemos de... El parkinson", "Navidades Científicas del Gobierno de Canarias" - December 13th and 14th
Talks by Dr. Carmen Gil Ayuso-Gontán in Facultad de Farmacia (Universidad de La Laguna) and IES Andrés Bello. More info here.
- Talent Woman: "80 años de talento", Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga (FYCMA) - 30 November-1 December 2018
With the participation of Prof. Flora de Pablo. More info here.
- "El Alzheimer", Charla con el CSIC en Salamanca y Segovia (Salamanca) - 30 November 2018
Talk by Prof. Ana Martínez. More information here.
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