Schools of the province will come together in the final taking place tomorrow, Friday the 24th of March, in the Biology Faculty.

 

The Biotechnology Association of Salamanca has organized the Inaugural Competition of Scientific Culture and Education with the aim of promoting science and, more specifically, Biotechnology. The competition is aimed at students from the final year of Compulsory Secondary School and the first year of Upper Secondary School from the Province of Salamanca and is divided into two parts: one concerned with education and the other with scientific culture. Within the context of the former, the pupils will form groups of 3 or 4 to present an educational video lasting 5 minutes. In the second part, the teams will participate in a question and answer round on the themes of general science and biotechnology.

The competition final will take place tomorrow, Friday the 24th of March, in the Biology Faculty, specifically in the Lecture Hall in the Discórides Building, and will begin at 3.30pm.

6 teams from two of the province’s schools will participate and a total of more than 20 pupils will demonstrate their knowledge in different scientific fields.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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