The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) is collaborating with the biotechnology company Amgen and the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRi) in the Amgen TransferCiència programme which aims to improve science learning in high schools.
The Amgen TransferCiència programme will place talented young researchers into secondary schools to provide more comprehensive and complete science education for high school students and to support teachers in specific teaching areas such as genetics and biotechnology. The programme will last three years and will reach all of Spain. Researchers from the BIST centres will be placed in schools all over Catalonia.
This year, a pilot edition of the programme will be run with 25 secondary schools (15 in Catalonia, five in the Valencian Community, and five in the Balearic Islands) where a group of researchers and postdoctoral fellows will carry out various scientific activities with high school students.
BIST is in charge of selecting researchers from the BIST centres to teach at Catalan high schools and the Health Research Educational Group at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) will provide training to selected researchers.
Students will be able to benefit from classes as well as complementary workshops, hands-on experimental sessions, and visits to research centres.
More information about the program can be found here.