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Young edition" Science Club to focus on university orientation

The tenth edition of this course will be held online and is aimed at schoolchildren from all over Spain and Spanish-speaking countries.

FotoCedidas/Fromleft to right. Amaia Mentxaka (BQM'18), Marina Pérez (BQM'13) and Julen Madurga (QUIM+BQM'19) are the speakers of the first session.

27 | 10 | 2021

The School of Sciences of the University of Navarra organizes, for the tenth consecutive year, the "Club de la Ciencia", an informative activity aimed at students of 1st and 2nd year of high school diploma from all over Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. The tenth edition will take place again in online format and, as a novelty, will be focused on university orientation.

"In view of the wide variety of employment opportunities and the increase in the number of courses on offer, we want to tell students about the differences between the high school diploma the differences between the Degrees science courses they like the most and what employers demand the most. We are going to do this with the help of alumni of the School, active professionals in each of the different scientific disciplines, both in the field of research and business: Biochemistry (biomedical), biology, Chemistry and environment", says José Manuel Trillo, director of development of the School of Sciences of the University of Navarra.

The first session will be held on November 3 at 19:30 hours with the participation of Amaia Mentxaka (PhD at Clínica Universidad de Navarra), Marina Pérez (Regulatory Affairs at Laboratorios Normon) and Julen Madurga (consultant at Bio Innova) who will talk about employment opportunities in the field of Biochemistry (biomedical). The second session, which will deal with the environment, will take place on November 17 at the same time and will include the testimony of Santiago Redín (Environmental Manager and HS technician at GESINOR), Elisa Silva (Sustainability Consultant at Factor Ideas For Change) and Elizeth Cinto (PhD at the University of Michigan). The cycle will be completed with a roundtable on Chemistry on February 9, 2022 and on April 6 on Biology.

"Students participating in this edition of the Science Club will be able to enjoy the interaction, dialogue and advice of the speakers, and exclusively a monthly informative bulletin , practical sessions in the laboratories of the School, as well as a career guidance and academic," notes Trillo.

Students from high school diploma will be able to sign up for the Science Club and enjoy these sessions throughout the academic year . The course is free of charge and registrations can be made through the web page or email Participants will receive an accrediteddiploma from attendance upon completion of the course.

In the previous edition of the Science Club -Pandemic Edition- nearly 500 students from the first and second year of high school diploma from all over Spain and fifty students from Latin America participated.