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Ana Maria Correas Galan: Scientifc Summer Campus: promoting interaction between young people and real actors of science and technology

Scientix European Conference, Brussels, 6-8 May 2011

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  1. 1. 1<br />Scientific Summer Campus: <br />promoting interaction between young people and real actors of science and technology<br />Ana M. Correas & Rocío Castrillo<br />Spanish Foundation for Science and technology (FECYT)<br />Scientix, Brussels 7 May 2011<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Scientix, Brussels 7 May 2011<br />Table of Contents<br /><ul><li>SpanishFoundationforScience and Technology
  3. 3. Anoverview
  4. 4. Thescience and innovationculturedepartment
  5. 5. ScientificSummer Campus
  6. 6. WhatistheScientificSummer Campus?
  7. 7. Methodology
  8. 8. Results
  9. 9. Conclusions</li></li></ul><li>3<br />Scientix, Brussels 7 May 2011<br />Who are we?<br /><ul><li>TheSpanishFoundation of Science and Technology (FECYT) ispublicinsitutionborn in 2001 and dependentontheSpanishMinistryforScience and Innovation.
  10. 10. TofosterScience and Innovation and tobringthemclosertoSociety and giving responses totheexpectations and needs of theSpanishSystem of Science and Technology</li></ul>Institution of reference in<br /><ul><li>DISSEMINATION
  11. 11. INFORMATION
  12. 12. METRICS</li></ul>of R&D<br />
  13. 13. 4<br />Scientix, Brussels 7 May 2011<br />Sciencedissemination<br /><ul><li>National R&D programmefortheenhancement of sciece and innovationculture (about 1.000 projectseveryyear, 4m€)
  14. 14. SINC agency (21.000 web visitseveryday)
  15. 15. Sciencephotographycompetition.
  16. 16. Networks: museums of Science, Scienceteachers in Secondaryeducation, cities of Science, etc.
  17. 17. ScientifcSummer Campus</li></ul>… and many more!<br />
  18. 18. WhatistheScientificSummer Campus?<br />14 daysin July in directcontactwithScience, technology and innovation<br />… in anuniquescientific and cultural environment!<br />Budget 350 k€<br />FECYT (MinistryforScience and Innovation)<br />Ministry of Education<br />Severalexperiencessince 2007<br />2010: 300 studentsfromalloverSpain<br />5<br />Scientix, Brussels 7 May 2011<br />
  19. 19. WhatistheScientificSummer Campus?<br />FOR FREE!<br />6 regions<br />11 publicUniversities<br />Andalucía<br />Asturias<br />Cantabria<br />Cataluña<br />Galicia <br />Madrid<br />Students<br />Twoweeksforeachlevel<br />17 yearsold– 4-17 July 2010 <br />16 yearsold– 18-31 July2010<br />2 researchprojectsper student (1 per week) <br />Universities’ contribution<br />Researchprojects’ design and contents<br />Teachers<br />Labs and workingrooms<br />Accommodationforstudents<br />University<br />SecondarySchool<br />6<br />Scientix, Brussels 7 May 2011<br />
  20. 20. Methodology. Selection of students<br />7<br />Scientix, Brussels 7 May 2011<br />Criteria<br /><ul><li>Academicqualifications - Average > 7,5
  21. 21. Students’ motivation
  22. 22. Recommendationsfromteachers</li></li></ul><li>Methodolgy. 26 researchprojectssimultaneoulsy<br />8<br />Scientix, Brussels 7 May 2011<br />
  23. 23. Results: participationrate<br />Percentage of boys and girls participating in the Programme<br />Percentage of boys and girls participating in the selection phase<br />9<br />Scientix, Brussels 7 May 2011<br />
  24. 24. Results: satisfactionquestionnaire<br />10<br />Scientix, Brussels 7 May 2011<br />59.51% of students considered that their participation in the Programme can help in their choice of careers in the future.<br />
  25. 25. Conclusions<br />11<br />Scientix, Brussels 7 May 2011<br /><ul><li>Perceived as very useful to increase the interest and understanding of Science and Technology
  26. 26. No gender bias: same interest for girls and boys
  27. 27. Next steps: Impact analysis on the election of future careers
  28. 28. Potential extension of this initiative to a European sphere</li></ul>Next…<br /><ul><li>2011: 1.200 students / 20 universities
  29. 29. Public-private collaboration
  30. 30. Budget: 1,190 k€</li></ul>4 times bigger!<br />
  31. 31. Thanks!<br />12<br />Scientix, Brussels 7 May 2011<br />More information:<br /><ul><li>Ana M. Correas (Coordinator) ana.correas@fecyt.es
  32. 32. Rocío Castrillo rocio.castrillo@fecyt.es</li></ul>FECYT (SpanishFoundationforScience and Technology)<br />www.fecyt.es<br />

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