July 2016 Nanostructires for Photonics (NSP2016). International summer school and workshop (Russia): Public Outreach

Physics and technology of nanostructured materials for photonic applications has become an important area of research that is poised to transform ongoing technologies and ultimately our everyday life in the future. NanoEmbrace partners gave tutorial like lectures and presented the consortium and the science to general public via youtube video.

























February 2016, Newcastle University (UK): Nanotechnology and Nanochemistry in the Classroom.


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     Within the context of the RCUK Cutting Edge Science          courses, Andres Aldana (ESR12) organised a course aimed at school teachers focused on relating cutting-edge research to curriculum topics currently taught in the school classroom and involving researchers.

         The course was titled ‘Nanochemistry and nanotechnology: Bringing cutting edge science into the classroom’ and its goal was to give the opportunity to meet scientists working in cutting edge research relevant to the chemistry and physics curriculum and will try out classroom investigations to support teaching 'materials' in the context of real world science.

 More Information https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/50951/nanochemistry-and-nanotechnology-bringing-cutting-edge-science-classroom


November 2015, Nunthorpe Academy (UK): Careers in Science and Engineering.

 An Engineering Careers evening took place at the Nunthorpe Academy, a local community secondary school of around 1700 pupils. This STEM subjects event (Engineering Careers evening) organised by Jamie Marsay from Labman Automation Ltd (a NanoEmbrace partner) primarily targeted 6th form students interested in career in Science and Engineering. However, it was attended by parents, students of all ages and regional industrial players. Prof Zeze delivered, at the event, a public lecture on “Engineering and Nanotechnology”. Abhishek Chandramohan (ESR1) demonstrated the principle of a hologram and self-assembly using coins. 

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October 2015, Durham University (UK)

Celebrate Science (www.dur.ac.uk/celebrate.science) is a major three-day Durham University Science Outreach that attracted around 7,000 visitors, children and adults alike, who  experienced a wide range of fun and fascinating science-themed events and activities (www.dur.ac.uk/celebrate.science/programme). Celebrate Science festival featured on Tyne Tees TV, the regional ITV News. NanoEmbrace ESRs from Durham and Newcastle contributed to this major outreach event, running experiments to demonstrate total internal reflection, light mixing, holograms and self-assembly.


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September 2015, Dalian ( People's Republic of China): World Economic Forum. 

Established in 2007 as the foremost global gathering on science, technology and innovation, the Annual Meeting of the New Champions convenes the next generation of fast-growing enterprises shaping the future of business and society, and leaders from major multinationals as well as government, media, academia and civil society. The community consist of more than 1,500 participants from 90 countries for a true global experience addressing today’s unprecedented set of intertwined global challenges – economic, political, societal and environmental. This year Prof. Anna Fontcuberta-i-Morral  (EPFL) presented: Nano-engineering boost for solar power. 



September 2015, Rome (Italy)

This year The European Researchers' Night celebrated its 10th anniversary.  Every year  it attracts over 1 million people. The event brought  popular science and fun learning to adults, young people, students and children .  All the events took place - simultaneously - on 25 September, in 280 cities across Europe and beyond.

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      Lin Tian, Marie Curie Fellow from CNR-           IMM, has participated in the event held in Rome "Notte Europea die Ricercatori" in two succession years.  This year Lin has demonstrated hands-on experiment for children on how to calculate light speed with chocolate and microwave oven. 


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September 2015, Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech (Morocco)

Marie Curie Fellows belonging to the NanoEmbrace and NoTeDev networks organized the  “Collaboration Mediterranean-EU, Program H2020” roundtable at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech.
The round table involved local students of different academic levels (undergraduates, master students and PhD students), where they shared their experiences as students, their background and current research projects, followed by a detailed discussion about all the current opportunities available within the EU to pursue Master’s and PhD studies, such as the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the Erasmus Mundus programme, including the eligibility criteria and advice for submitting successful application for such initiatives.



June 2015.  Durham University (UK).

A group of Six Form STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students from  Framwellgate School (Durham, UK) visited  the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. The visit was organised by UDUR Marie Curie Research Fellows from NanoEmbrace and NoTeDev Initial Training Network Projects.  This Science outreach involved guided tours of research facilities, presentations and open discussion.