One of the main missions of ICMAB is to encourage scientific vocations and increase the general scientific knowledge of the society. Throughout last year, ICMAB continued to offer public engagement and science education activities. More than 30 events were held, including workshops for primary and secondary schools, training courses for teachers, school visits, summer internships, open day, science cafés, materials kit loans, and participation in science fairs and events for the dissemination of science (10alamenos9, Saló de l’ensenyament, Desgranando Ciencia, Science Week…). The ICMAB was also deeply engaged with the media in connection with the new findings published by our scientists in high-profile journals, and institutional and outreach activities, which led to articles in the press and online media as well as participation by scientists in radio or TV programmes. Moreover, we increased our online presence and interaction with the public through the main social networks and website. The communication & outreach will be reinfored in 2017 with a new officer.
ICMAB is present in the major social networks:
ICMAB participates in many Public Engagement activities for high-school and university students, and for the general public. Some of the Festivals that we participated in 2016 are:
Out center receives every year visits from differnt highschools. We offer a seminar from one of our researchers and a visit to our main facilities. During 2016 we had the following visits: