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Friday, September 29 , was ” The Researchers’ Night ” in Zaragoza . An event held at both national and European level in which a total of 29 Spanish cities snapped their schedules to celebrate the event. ” The Researchers’ Night ” has been held since 2005 and aims to popularize and create awareness of science and research in Europe , especially among children , through the Marie Curie program .
And of course Ibercivis, could not miss this celebration ! Side by side with centers such as the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (INA) , the Institute of Engineering Research (I3A) , or the Institute of Mathematics and Applications (IUMA) . Ibercivis with Gripenet project and applications like ” Semantic Maps ” and “Analysis of Cells ” within the framework of the European project Socientize , interacted with the small and not so small concerning their contribution to science . In parallel, Fermín Serrano , executive director of the Foundation , presented the issue of citizen science to the curious audience . Quoting the following: ” From Ibercivis we try to highlight the social value of people who can help the scientific community in a simple way and this is why we are here today , as well as other centers of our trustees are in different cities , reporting on the work of scientists , the benefits to society and its impact on everyday life. “
The Plaza San Francisco , the Paseo de la Independencia and Plaza de los Sitios , located in central Zaragoza , were in charge of hosting the daring attendees where the participants explained what science is in a fun way and promoted research as a career since childhood.
The beginning of the afternoon gave way to all kinds of workshops, interactive science shows , experiments and scientific symposia . Besides that, the intrepid had the opportunity to try some of the equipment that make up the labs.