Outreach News

Monday, 11 June 2018

Feynman visits the Barcelona Science Fair with ICN2 ambassadors

Once again the Barcelona Science Fair brought together science lovers and scientists in a wonderful setting for family fun and discussion. The ICN2 joined the celebrations around the 100th anniversary of Richard Feynman’s birth, also presenting some of the highlights of its Severo Ochoa Programme.

Monday, 09 April 2018

The ICN2 reopens its doors for this year's ESCOLAB

Lab tours give young students the opportunity to interact with real scientists and get a sense of what happens at a research centre. Last week almost 100 students came through our doors to learn about the research carried out at the ICN2. This event was made possible thanks to the participation of the researchers and admin personnel who gave up some their time to organise some unique experiences.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Nanoscience taken out of the lab at the 10alamenos9 Festival

The 10alamenos9 Festival of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology was held last week, with over 100 activities to choose from across many locations in Spain. Among them, the UAB Campus in Bellaterra, where a lively activity was run for over 200 students, including a visit to the ICN2.

Friday, 09 February 2018

Promoting women in STEM at local secondary school

Last month Dr Belen Ballesteros, leader of the ICN2 Electron Microscopy Unit, gave a talk at the La Vall secondary school in Bellaterra. In a forerunner to the events planned at the ICN2 as part of the Spanish “11F” promotion of women and girls in science, her talk aimed to show another face of science, while also introducing the students to exciting field of nanotechnology.