Expociencia, the festival of sciences and innovation of the Universitat de València, celebrates this year its 10th edition. The meeting is this Saturday 26 May, from 10:00 to 14:00h, at the Parc Científic of the academic institution. The programme of Expociència 2018 includes about 100 activities prepared mainly by researchers of the University and CSIC. Play, learning and fun are guaranteed for the thousands of visitors, children and adults, that every year arrive to this space to the innovation located in the vicinity of the Burjassot-Paterna Campus.
Expociencia is the open day of the Scientific Park, the innovative ecosystem of the Universitat de València and a place where scientifics and businessmen work to make public this discipline to the productive sector and the society. As every year, the Park organises its festival of science, technology and innovation, with the aim of showing the general public its research activity. And it does it in a festive manner throughout the morning of a Saturday of May.
This year, the organization has prepared more than 100 playful and academic activities for everyone. Apart from the activities that the research institutes, enterprises and the School of Engineering (ETSE) offer every year, the party counts on the participation of several faculties and departments of the Burjassot Campus, as well as Feria Experimenta. In this 10th edition, it will be also incorporated different associations and NGO, City of Arts and Sciences and Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ-UPV/CSIC), among others.
Workshops of physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology and robotics will offer to the visitor the chance to get immerse in the most magical branch of science by recreating crystalline gardens, observing the Universe from the depths of the sea, or becoming a scientific police in a crime at the laboratory of genetics. It will be possible to draw in 3D; take up gastroscience just as the most important chefs do; prepare a blandiblú, launch a rocket, play with Lego robots, observe the cellules and detect environmental radioactivity.
The visitors could also know how to be a great scientific, as the ones who work in the European Space Agency or the Large Particle Acelerator, as well as those whose job is to preserve the biodiversity, the energy efficiency and the environment. Some of these experts work at the Scientific Park and will attend the Expociencia.
The open day will host the ceremony award of Natura Project Prizes, an initiative addressed to secondary students. The aim is to elaborate a natural scientific projects targeted to students of primary school and it is organized by the Faculty of Biology of the Universitat de València.
Expociencia 2018 will dedicate a photographic space to commemorate its 10th Anniversary; a montage of images that illustrates ten years of divulgation, of approach between researchers and society, but especially a reflection of how science can be fun if it is transmitted from passion, collusion and responsibility. The exhibition will be located in the main entrance of Parc Científic, one of the three starting points of Expociencia.
Expociencia, organized by the Scientific Park, receives lots of visitors each year and has the support of the Universitat de València and CSIC as well as the Valencian Government.
The organization recommends the use of public transport.