Starting this Monday, October 23, the registration period is open to participate in this edition, which will be held from November 6 to 19. The scientific community of the URJC has prepared a total of 189 activities for the XXIII Madrid Science Program and Innovation Week, including the new Tooth Fairy Tooth Collection Campaign.
As in previous years, URJC joined the largest scientific dissemination event to highlight the work done by its research community and bring the daily work of laboratories and workplaces closer to society.
The XXIII edition of Madrid Science and Innovation Week will be held this year from November 6 to 19. This event is sponsored by the Community of Madrid through the Madrid+D Knowledge Foundation, and registration can be made by October 23 through the URJC event website.
The Rey Juan Carlos University participated in this edition with a wide program made up of 189 free activities with the aim of promoting citizen participation in the scientific process and also giving visibility to social sciences and humanities studies. The wide offering of this edition is aimed at audiences of different profiles, from primary and secondary students to university students and special audiences. However, for most of the activities, it is not necessary to have prior knowledge of science, and they are available to the general public.
This year, most events will be held in person, although conferences and workshops will continue to be offered online. The scientific and social interests of the program will include various areas of knowledge within the branches of health sciences, experimental sciences, social and legal sciences, humanities, and art, engineering, or architecture. “URJC continues to increase the number of activities in each edition, which is now approaching 200. We want to bring science to society, and I think we have achieved it. The growing interest of scientists and URJC researchers to transfer their knowledge to all audiences in a fun and participatory way is especially visible,” emphasized Carmen García Galera, academic director of the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit.
URJC’s participation in Science and Innovation Week is coordinated by the Vice-Rectorate for Research, Innovation, and Transfer, through the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit (UCC+I), and in collaboration with the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), under the Ministry of Science and Innovation.
The Tooth Fairy Tooth Collection Campaign is back
During the celebration of Science and Innovation Week, URJC joined the 10th Ratón Pérez 2023 tooth collection campaign, sponsored by the National Center for Research on Human Evolution (CENIEH). On November 8, 9, 15, and 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., dental specimens can be donated in the lobby of the University Clinic of the Alcorcón Campus so that they can become part of the Ratón Pérez Collection, which may allow important comparative studies to be carried out in the paleoanthropological, dental, and forensic fields.
Donors will receive a gift, a “Perez Mouse’s Helper” diploma, and tickets to visit the Casita-Museo de Ratón Pérez in Madrid.
CENIEH organized the first teeth collection campaign in Burgos in 2014, and since then, ten campaigns have been held. This is a citizen science project coordinated between its Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit and the CENIEH Dental Anthropology Group to solve the difficulty of obtaining deciduous teeth for research and social participation.