Award ceremony for the ‘Investigate, understand and take care of water’ contest sponsored by the CIDTA centre at the University of Salamanca.

The Centre for Research and Technological Development of Water (CIDTA) at the University of Salamanca presented the awards for its first school competition ‘Investigate, understand and take care of water’ which formed part of the larger project ‘A scientific environment: Environmental dissemination and promotion of scientific vocations through the environment, an initiative co-funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology.

First place for the group category was awarded to CRA Bajo Tormes de Monleras for their work on ‘Elms: protectors of water and living purifiers’. Second place was for the Pablo Picasso de Carbajosa de la Sagrada primary school. Individual awards were given to Óscar Sánchez and Helena Moreno.

CIDTA director Manuel García Roig congratulated the teachers and encouraged them to continue their focus on understanding and creating awareness on the importance of water. “While there seems to be an abundance of water, on a global level it is actually scarce. With climate change, dry regions are moving northbound and perhaps that will force us to manage water more carefully to conserve it and protect its quality”, he stated.

The goal of this awareness programme is “to understand everything that water is useful for and appreciate it much more” said Vice President of Research and Transfer at the University of Salamanca, Juan Manuel Corchado, while speaking to the students. Representative of the Provincial Delegation of Education Juan Manuel Sánchez Conejero highlighted the work done by students and teachers.

 More information can be found at Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

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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