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Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Young students go nano with the ICN2 during the Science Week

The ICN2 celebrated two lab tours to share with young students some the facts and wonders of the nanoscale. The visits were hosted by the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, led by Prof. Laura Lechuga, and coordinated by the ICN2 Marketing and Communication Department. Two institutes located in Barcelona also hosted a talk about nanotechnology by the ICN2 to celebrate the Science Week.

The ICN2 was involved in a series of activities celebrated in the context of the Science Week. Through Lab tours and science outreach talks it shared with the educational community some facts and impacts related with the research led by the ICN2 community.

On November 12 the ICN2 welcomed, together with the ICMAB, high school students from the Institut Can Mas in Ripollet. They were introduced to the nanoscale by Francisco J. Paños, from the ICN2 Marketing and Communication Department, and were invited to enter the NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group’s laboratories, led by Prof. Laura Lechuga. There they had the opportunity to see firsthand how research is done.

Also on November 12 the Head of the ICN2 Marketing and Communciation Department, Àlex Argemí, visited two high schools in Barcelona to deliver a talk about nanoscience and its implications. During the event students from the Menéndez Pelayo Institute and the Claret Institute participated in a discussion inspired by the dialogue methodologies designed by the Nano2All European Project.

Additionally, last Monday 18 November the ICN2 received a group of 50 students of 11-12 years old and showed them the facts and wonders of the nanoscale. The group came from the Escola Guillem Fortuny, in Cambrils, and enjoyed an introduction to nanoscience and nanotechnology held at the Seminar Room together with several activities prepared by the aforementioned group led by Prof. Laura Lechuga. The experience was completed with a guided visit to some of the most relevant equipment of the ICN2, such as the Clean Room and the STM.