The University of Aveiro, in Portugal, organised the “Week of Science and Technology” for the 16th year. It took place last year, from the 23rd to the 27th November. High school students from around the country were invited to discover, experiment and explore the science which is carried out in the University. The aim was the promotion of science and technology, but students also learned, and learned a lot! In this week, they could participate in entertaining experiments, laboratory activities, many talks or even exhibitions or field trips.
The University of Aveiro EPS Young Minds Section joined the event and organised a talk, mixed with experiments, in which the students were able to learn more about many physical concepts, such as dispersion, refraction or reflection. They also experimented to understand better the electromagnetic spectrum or how we can use polarisation to see in 3D, among many other things.
During this week, 6 sessions were organised, each one having about 50 students, reaching more than 300 participants in total. Even if they were studying different subjects at school, and many of them were not used to physics, they became interested, since they were able to see some effects for themselves or to carry out some simple experiments.
Following the success of last year’s event, we expect to improve it for this year and hopefully, to reach even more students.
More pictures of the event can be seen on our Facebook page.