The internal briefing of MELON on communication and outreach activities is previewed for January 2021

Who is a Scientist?


Initiative ROOTS: Talk for kids of 8 -12 years old

October 3rd 2020, Dr. Cynthia Quinteros, a member of MELON research project, presented an overview of the scientific life from the perspective of her own personal experiences. The presentation, organized in frame of the program ROOT, was devoted to unveil some myths regarding the archetypical figure of a scientist by the presentation of a real-life example, a woman scientist educated in a foreign in-development country. The talk was conducted in English with simultaneous translation to Dutch, and accompanied by an accordingly designed presentation. The engagement of the kids in the activity was evaluated as positive based on the questions formulated after the talk. The initiative ROOTS consists of a multilingual science programme for kids of 8 -12 years old and supported by the University of Groningen. Its main goal aimed to impact in the university’s neighbouring communities by promoting scientific vocations.

School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

October 2020. MELON researchers from INN-CNEA/CONICET-BA have co-organized the School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2020, oriented in this occasion to health and biology. The School took place between October 19-28 th . Lectures on “Thin films growth and applications” and “Magnetic characterization” were given by Dr. Rubi and Dr. Steren. In total, around 150 graduate students from different Argentinean and Latin American institutions attended. The School was given in virtual mode through Google Meet platform and was also broadcasted in YouTube for non-registered participants, the program is given at the web--site of the school

“Laboratorio 0”, From Boulogne to neuromorphic computing

July 18th, 2020, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) – Buenos Aires, Argentina, on-line.

A virtual talk "From Boulogne to neuromorphic computing and a particular double life " for advanced secondary students was given in Centro Atómico, Argentina, by Dr. Cynthia Quinteros, seconded from University of Groningen to Buenos Aires. These activities have been organized from the last 30 years, and aim to both trigger scientific vocation in teenagers and disseminate CONICET-CNEA research activities to the society. The presentation was advertised in social newtorks such as Instagram. More then 40 pupils virtually visited the lecture.