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Friday, 30 October 2015

ICN2 collaborates with CESIRE in bringing research to high school science teachers

Dr Marc Maymó, from the ICN2 Nanoscience Instrument Development Division, and Dr Ignasi Fina, postdoctoral researcher from the ICN2 Oxide Nanoelectronics Group, presented the Institute in front of almost 30 teachers taking part in a CTM (Science, Technology, Maths) training program for teachers.

ICN2 was invited to participate last Wednesday October 28 in the opening session of a CTM (Science, Technology, Maths) teachers training. The program is led by CESIRE (Centre de Recursos Pedagogics Especifics de Suport a la Innovació i la Recerca Educativa) of the Government of Catalonia and its aim is recycling and updating teachers knowledge and approaching them to research and its role in society.

Dr Marc Maymó, from the ICN2 Nanoscience Instrument Developmeont Division, and  Dr Ignasi Fina, postdoctoral researcher from the ICN2 Oxide Nanoelectronics Group, presented the Institute in front of almost 30 teachers taking part in the CTM trainning program.  They made a quick introduction to nanoscience and nanothechnolygy and then explained how they develop their different positions at ICN2.

One of the main issues they wanted to highlight is the interdisciplinarity of the research centres like ICN2 and how biologist, chemist, physicians or engineers work together and learn from each other. In that sense Dr Fina talked from a more applied point of view of the science meanwhile Dr Maymó explained how his Division helps researchers in the Institute to create or improve equipment to develop their research.

 

It is also important to help students to identify new ways to work in science different from the traditional trajectory of a senior researcher. The point of view of experts in different areas, sometimes not strictly scientific, can be definitive to solve a lab problem. Both teachers and researchers were happy to discuss in a friendly environment. The event was part of a broader collaboration with CESIRE, including projects such as NanoEduca.