On Friday 26th of May, the “Science in the Classroom” project was once more underway in the Spanish School Vicente Cañada Blanch, in London. On this occasion, students were able to gain an insight into the astonishing world of material sciences, thanks to the Senior technologist in Zotefoams, Patricia Forcen Jimenez.
On the 22nd of June the Secretary of State for Science, Development and Innovation, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), the British Embassy in Madrid, and the Rafael del Pino Foundation are jointly organizing a conference on science policy advice structures in the UK and in Spain.
On September 7th, a public session will be held at the Ramón Areces Foundation within the framework of the 3rd Meeting of Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy. During the event organised by FECYT and the Ramón Areces Foundation, the state-of-art of Science Diplomacy and its future prospects will be discussed.
During the II Joint Meeting of Spanish Scientists in the United States (http://www.cientificosus2017.es/en), held from June 2 to 4 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Association of Spanish Scientists in the USA (ECUSA) presented its new mentoring program FOSTERING DOCS.
After the positive impact of the first edition of “Ambassadors for Science” in 2016, this shadowing scheme between scientists and diplomats comes back with a second edition that will be carried out in the United Kingdom between September 2017 and January 2018.
The scheme “Ambassadors for Science” began in May 2016 in the United Kingdom with nine couples of scientists and diplomats, who shared a few days together to learn about their different professional worlds, and to share their experiences in a last session in October 2016.