Registration for high school students is open until 23rd October for “Bojos per la Ciència” (Crazy about Science), the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera initiative that aims to encourage scientific vocation.
2018 will be the first year that IBEC takes part in the programme, first launched in 2013, which offers courses – held on a series of Saturdays throughout the year – to selected high school students who show aptitude in science.
The theoretical-practical sessions taught by researchers at the participating research centers, which include IRB, CREI, ICN2, ICIQ and more, cover topics such as biochemistry, biomedicine, economics, physics, food, mathematics, nature, new technologies and chemistry.
IBEC’s course on bioengineering will introduce students to the multidisciplinary environment offered by the field, where different disciplines come together to solve health problems. Each of IBEC’s groups will provide one of the 21 sessions, during which the students will find out about the controlled release of drugs, biomaterials, regenerative therapies and the medicine of the future, among other topics. They’ll also be able to take part in complementary workshops dealing with ethical questions or that provide specific training in the environment of a research laboratory.
The course will be held on Saturdays from January 20th to October 20th 2018 at IBEC, as well as at other collaborating centers such as the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, IDIBAPS and the Diagonal Besòs Campus of the UPC.
For more information, check out the Bojos per la Ciència website.