Presentation of the ‘III Competition for the Dissemination of Science in Salamanca for Master’s and Doctorate students’ with selected works on display at the exhibition.

Today the University of Salamanca inaugurated an exhibition of various works selected in the ‘III Competition for the Dissemination of Science in Salamanca for Master’s and Doctorate students’ which included six winning entries. The objective of this initiative is to promote the dissemination of scientific research in academic institutions by the students themselves, whose goal is to summarise the essence of their work in a single poster.

The exhibition comprises 25 works selected among 65 entries, five more than the previous event. The subjects are very diverse among the research groups at the University of Salamanca: astronomy, botany, electronics, immunology, neurophysiology, pharmacology, hepatology, organic chemistry, education, economics, biometrics, geotechnology, chemical engineering, metabolic engineering, museography, archaeology, urbanism, art history, art and sociology.

Cristina Pita, Vice Rector of Student Affairs and Manuel Heras, Director of Cultural Activities Service for the University of Salamanca presented the winners and highlighted the high quality of their work. Raul Rivas, member of the jury panel, explained the criteria used in the selection process, insisting that “It is important to disseminate scientific work to the society, even if it’s very specific”. To this end, the design, scientific value and, above all, the ability to convey the research objective to the general public were all factors taken into account.

One very good example of dissemination was the poster created by Rodrigo Ledesma Amaro called “Engineering microorganisms for a healthier and more sustainable world’, which won the award for best work in the category for Engineering and Architecture. “We work in a field that is difficult to explain, so I focused on explaining the applications of the field of biodiesel and omega-3 production” he stated.

Along these lines was the winner for the best work in the category for Health Sciences, Daniel Duque Doncos, who tried to make his entry “To hear or not to hear, a specific adaptation to stimulus in the auditory system’ as ‘simple as possible’.

The award for best work in the category for Social and Legal Sciences was given to Elena Calvo Ortega for ‘Equality? Women in sports broadcasting’, which reveals that the image of women in sports broadcasting focuses more on a sexual role than on professional accomplishments.

The award for best work in the category of Arts and Humanities was given to Sara Maria Sena-Esteves Prata for ‘Archaeology in the High Middle Ages in the Occidental Peninsula: the rural problem in the São Mamede (Portugal) mountain range’. Finally, the award for best work in the category of Sciences was given to Cristina Sardon for ‘Solitions in Nature’.


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 Universidad 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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