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International Year of Light News

By Paul Knoobs, Krisinda Plenkovich. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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IYL 2015 activity in United Kingdom
On 25 September 2015, Aston University Institute of Photonics Technology [AIPT], the Library of Birmingham and Community Arts Group, the Flatpack Film Festival, will deliver an afternoon and evening of demonstrations…
SPIE International Year of Light photo contest is open
The SPIE International Year of Light photo contest is open. Submit your work by 30 September 2014 and show how light and light-based technologies play a vital role in our everyday lives. The contest is open to anyone…

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The 2nd EU Women Innovators Prize has been launched

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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After a successful first edition in 2011, the European Commission has launched the second edition of the EU Women Innovators Prize to reward 3 women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market.
The first 2011 laureate is Dr. Gitte Neubauer, CELLZOME co-founder. She is leading her company’s work on new, better-targeted drugs against inflammatory diseases and cancer.
The Prize for Women Innovators 2014 will aim to increase public awareness of gender issues, to encourage women to exploit the commercial and business opportunities offered by their research projects and become entrepreneurs…

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Odysseus contest reveals the next generation of scientists

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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Students from all over Europe demonstrated their interest in science during the Odysseus contest.

The contestants, from 14 to 18 years old, had to design a project related to space exploration and research. Over 430 high school students from 17 European countries participated. After the national and international selections, 5 teams were selected as laureates of the contest. The winning pupils and their coaches were invited to visit the astronaut-training center in Cologne, Germany and to attend the awards ceremony and event at Space Expo…

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Odysseus Contest deadline extended

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 29 January 2013 in:
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The Odysseus contest, launched in July 2012, has extended its submission deadline to 15 February 2013.

Students of 14-18 years of age are invited to design and demonstrate a space-themed project. The pupils are encouraged to develop their critical thought and go beyond their actual scientific knowledge with the help of a teacher.

The contest encourages the use of techniques from the inquiry-based science education. Many resources…

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