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Public University of Navarre offers secondary school centres of Navarre (Obligatory Secondary School, Professional Training and Bachillerato (16 and 17 years old) a cycle of conferences which intends to move a wide range of scientific and technological topics closer to secondary students.

The scientific dissemination talks, which have been successfully being offered since the academic year 2005-2006, are taught by over 40 university professors, among which are researchers of the Institute of Smart Cities (ISC).

These talks are complemented by videos called “Scientific dissemination for Bachillerato”, such as those below, in charge of researchers of the Institute of Smart Cities (ISC).

Researchers of Public University of Navarre (UPNA) have been on different stages since 2019 with the play “I want to be a female scientist”, an informational theatre play in which they revive the life and work of female scientists who lived in past centuries. The play, which they both wrote and play, intends to shed light on women scientists with two goals: to reveal a little know or unknown altogether part of the history of science, and to try for girls to be able to feel identified wiht female figures of the scientific and technological area, becoming thus their inspiration. The play is for all audiences (especially girls and boys between 8 and 12 years old), so they have designed a programme for school students, together with a complementary contest (writing, drawing and video).

Out of the eleven female researchers involved, eight of them are members of the Institute of Smart Cities (ISC). These are Patricia Aranguren Garacochea, Edurne Barrenechea Tartas, Leyre Catalán Ros, Silvia Díaz Lucas, Aránzazu Jurío Munárriz, Gurutze Pérez Artieda, Idoia San Martín Biurrun and Amalia Ortiz Nicolás.

The female researchers embody scientists such as Hipatia of Alejandría, Ada Byron, Marie Sklodowska-Curie or Hedy Lamarr, among others.

Website of the play

The Conversation is the main Internet platform to disseminate informative articles signed by lecturers and researchers. By virtue of agreements with renowned universities and scientific centres all over the world sich as Public University of Navarre (UPNA), lecturers and researchers publish their papers there, and remain at the disposal of the media to be republished. The goal is for scientific and academic knowledge to reach all society.

Below is a collection of articles written by researchers of the Institute of Smart Cities (ISC) of Public University of Navarre published in the Spanish edition of The Conversation.

Public University of Navarra (UPNA) counts on a dissemination blog which does not include technicalities, to raise awareness on the research carried out in the institution, and the main advances in the subjects studied in the academic centre. The logbook, called Science translator, tries to explain and interpret topics related wo knowledge, science and technology.

Below are the articles published by researchers of the Institute of Smart Cities (ISC).

Ciencia al punto is the scientific dissemination podcast of Public University of Navarre. Below appear podcasts of researchers of the Institute of Smart Cities (ISC) of Public University of Navarre.

Podcasts in Spanish

Podcasts in Basque

Investigadores del Instituto de Smart Cities (ISC) han participado en programas de radio de diversas emisoras (Cadena SER, Cadena COPE, RNE, Onda Cero, Radio Euskadi o Eguzki Irrati, entre otras). En sus entrevistas han divulgado diversos aspectos de la ciencia y la tecnología.

“Ciencia en el Bar” is a dissemination project for all audiences which consists of short videos which explain scientific and technological concepts in a simple way, using accessible language and home utensils.

Joaquín Sevilla Moróder, researcher of the Institute of Smart cities (ISM) takes part in this initiative.

“Science and mystery” is a fictional “web series” which aims at disseminating through entertainment. Its characters are played by real scientists, not professional actors. This fact, together with the format of fake documentary used in the development of the plot, intends to give the story an added air of credibility. Humour, intrigue and dissemination contents are the major triangle which we have tried to balance. The web series consists of five chapters, available free through the platform YouTube.

Joaquín Sevilla Moróder, researcher of the Institute of Smart cities (ISM) takes part in this initiative.

“El hormiguero” is an entertainment tv show with the largest audience on linear television in Spain. It is broadcast in Antena 3 from Monday to Thursday at prime time and, apart from interviews to international celebrities (actors, cinema directors, sportspeople, performers, writers...), includes, among others, a space on scientific dissemination.

Asier Marzo Pérez, researcher at the Institute of Smart Cities (ISC) has appeared several times in this show disseminating his work, focused on the sound and light to manipulate matter. He has performed the experiments in from of the celebrities invited to the show, as shown below.

"El Hormiguero: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell"

Imágenes de la intervención de Asier Marzo en "El Hormiguero" con Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson y Will Ferrell

"El Hormiguero: Carlos Sainz" - Video

Imágenes de la intervención de Asier Marzo en "El Hormiguero" con Carlos Sainz

"El Hormiguero: Dolph Lundgren" - Video

Imágenes de la intervención de Asier Marzo en "El Hormiguero" con Dolph Lundgren

"El Hormiguero: Blanca Suárez and Javier Rey" - Video

Imágenes de la intervención de Asier Marzo en "El Hormiguero" con Blanca Suárez y Javier Rey

"El Hormiguero: Oscar Isaac" - Video

Imágenes de la intervención de Asier Marzo en "El Hormiguero" con Oscar Isaac

“Teknopolis” is a show about science and technology produced together with Fundación Elhuyar broadcast on ETB1 and ETB2, two of the the channels of Basque public tv station ETB.

Report on the UPNA research ecosystem - Vídeo in spanish / Video in basque

Report about Institute of Smart Cities (ISC) - Video in spanish / Video in basque

Report on how to create an invisibility cloak to hide objects (with the testomony of Miguel Beruete Díaz, researcher of the Institute ISC) - Video in spanish

Report on young UPNA researchers (including Iñigo Liberal Olleta and Asier Marzo Pérez, researchers at ISC) - Video in spanish / Video in basque

"La muga" - Video

It is a programme of Navarra TV, which combines information and entertainment and offers the audience news, interviews, talk shows, human stories and research. It also deals with current social issues through reports, testimonies and with analysis of experts on every topic.

"Cara a cara" - Video

Every week, Roberto Cámara, Head of Navarra Televisión, interviews various public figures from different areas such as politics, economy, arts or science. Asier Marzo Pérez, Institute of Smart Cities (ISC) researcher, participated in this show.