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Between ecology and algorithms, the “science competition” for 145 students from European schools in Varese has come to an end

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the European schools They organize every year a Science Symposium With the aim of promoting the meeting between students of different schools in Europe and allowing them to research and reflect on current scientific issues. It is with pride Sunday March 26, 2023 The European School of Varese sponsored Varese municipality opened in Este Town Hall The eighteenth edition held in Varese for the third time.

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Choirs and musical interludes shaped the interventions of local and European institutional figures. Particularly appreciated by the boys was the funny intervention of Papadopoulos Vasilis A young researcher, a former student of the European School of Varese, won the same competition in 2013. His impassioned testimony immediately intrigued the younger audience and did not place the students and their role as future scientists at the center of attention, thus focusing on the essence of the event itself.

Numbers on hand attended by the program 145 pupils from 19 European schools, authors of 66 projects.

Earlier in the week the students presented their stunts at the facilities Aspra Joint Research Center (JRC). It was evaluated and selected by a jury of 10 experts made up of professors, university researchers and members of the JRC itself. For the first time ever and to emphasize the importance of spreading scientific thought among young people, the sponsor was the International Patent Center (EPO) as an official partner. Many local companies generously joined as sponsors of the event.

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On Monday the 27th, the participants submitted their project to the judging panel of the JRC. The projects cover all areas of science, and this year our young scientists paid special attention to environmental issues with projects on studying air quality in cities, homes and even in classrooms, and systems to reduce civil energy consumption using biomass or home ventilation systems. hardware Improve the efficiency and environmental sustainability of crops Whether in the use of natural fertilizers or in future pollination methods using drones.

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However, some ventured into crafting New programs and algorithms to improve and simplify the use of big data. Study projects involving the use of applications. From the mobile phone to monitor which environmental, physical, chemical and physiological parameter prevailed. Robotic engineering studies of homemade mechanical weapons and aviation projects with “transforming” aircraft wings that change shape to increase their efficiency depending on the type of flight.

At the end of the day, the boys a Guided tour of JRC Laboratorieswhere they were able to see the work of research scientists from various fields of study.

They entered In the final on Tuesday 28 five projects for the junior and senior class, and present their project again, this time to all participants and all the judges.

Accordingly, the event concludes today, Wednesday, March 29, with the awarding of category winners at the JRC Convention Center. The most promising and relevant projects in a world that is constantly changing and in need of innovation win the 2023 Symposium.

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there Beginner class won it Two boys of 14 years oldcoming from School for Europe in Parma. Young scientists have developed a system for capturing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere mounted on a simple bicycle, that anyone can use and at low cost. wins in senior class A project to analyze the toxic effect of energy drinks on embryonic cells (animals), carried out under the guidance of professors at KIT University (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). Armand Perrier and Isaya Petrucci From the European School in Karlsruhe, the winners of the graduation category will represent European schools in the international competition European Union Young Scientists Competition In September in Brussels.

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