UGR, CSIC and the Territorial Delegation of Educational Development of Granada join forces so that young people develop a research project in laboratories and guided by professional scientists.
The University of Granada, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Territorial Delegation of Educational Development of the Andalusian Regional Government in Granada are launching a new edition of the PIIISA project (Project for Initiation to Research and Innovation in Secondary Education in Andalusia) which began on Wednesday, January 17. The objective is to offer secondary school students a modern and innovative way of learning and interacting with science and research and its methods. PIIISA shows students of secondary schools in the province of Granada what research is and how it is done, so that they can get involved in projects led by renowned scientists, and learn first hand what the scientific method is and how the research process is, something that will allow them to explore their possible vocation for a scientific career.
This year 39 science projects will be developed -33 of them guided by the UGR- in which 250 students from high schools throughout the province of Granada will participate. The project consists of three sessions in laboratories and research centers of the UGR and CSIC plus a final congress to be held between January and May of this year in which the students will be able to participate.