International Summer Camp in Barcelona involving BIST centres

By March 18, 2016July 21st, 2016BIST
  • Registrations are open for the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge, which will take place 11-22 July.
  • Promoted by the Catalunya – La Pedrera Foundation, this activity is aimed at young talented students with a passion for science.


BIYSC_Logo_Color_3This summer the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation is launching the first Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC), a two-week summer camp that aims to stimulate scientific talent among young people from all over the world. Ten prestigious Catalan research institutes, including the six centers belonging to the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), will host the students for an intensive programme of lectures and hands-on experiments. Registration for the camp is now open.

Taking place from 11-22 July, the BIYSC will provide a unique experience for 100 students aged between 16 and 19. Students will attend lectures by leading researchers working in a variety of fields, participate in debates and workshops, and have the chance to visit the cutting-edge research facilities housed at the participating centres. The initiative also includes social activities, including themed dinners with predoctoral researchers to facilitate direct relationships with scientists and exchange of experiences.

Students participating in BIYSC will carry out a scientific project in small groups of up to 12 participants— in which they will be able to choose based on their interests. Project proposals are provided by the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG); the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ); the Catalan Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2); the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO); and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), among others. The Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE) is also contributing to this initiative with a lecture by a leading scientist, which will be given at Món Sant Benet, the main venue of BIYSC.

More information:
Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC)