The sustainable use of water and the promotion of scientific vocations were the objectives of the program presented today by the

Today, the University of Salamanca, through the Center of Research and Technological Development of Water (CIDTA), presented the project ‘A scientific environment: Environmental outreach and promotion of scientific vocations through the environment’, whose objective is to convey to the students of Salamanca the importance of water and the scientific projects that are carried out about this vital resource.

To this end, a variety of activities were held throughout the week at the Cultural Center of Caja Espana Duero, targeting primary, secondary, upper secondary and vocational students.

It is very interesting to be a part of these initiatives aimed at young students of different ages not only because it helps them to see the importance of water and its rational use, but also because they can see scientific projects that are carried out at CIDTA about this most basic resource, which may lead to the involvement of these young people in similar scientific projects in the future.

This initiative is related to World Water Day, which will be celebrated next 22 March. The events are sponsored by the UN through its organization UN-Water, which aims to highlight the importance of water in its social dimension, its ability to generate well-being or misery, and the impact of its work.

 

 

 

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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