Susana Romana leads the conversation with Raquel Gomes on projects that promote active citizenship, which are taking place in Oeiras. Students at Sebastião e Silva Secondary School are the new citizen scientists and show how science helps them make a difference. Superpowers for listening and playing, in Portuguese.
Leonor Ruivo coordinates science for development projects, that intend to promote science democratization. The António Coutinho Science Awards are one of these projects and we wanted to hear the awardees on how the initiative changed their lives forever. Because we can all be scientists and super heroes. (The episode is available in Portuguese)
Bringing science to schools and arousing the curiosity of teachers and students is the driving force behind the Lab in a Box project. Rodrigo Abreu and Joana Loureiro design the experiments that fill the box that is later opened in schools. From Cape Verde to Oeiras, there are many who are already experimenting and some reveal their enthusiasm in this episode. (The episode is available in Portuguese).
Cristina came across a very charismatic teacher and this determined her choice of career. Today she is a researcher and studies the wonders of bioplastics and their ingredients to generate knowledge and help make our world better. At the Vasco da Gama Aquarium, sustainability is also a priority: creating projects and promoting a connection with society. All for a clean ocean and more social responsibility. (Listen to the episode in Portuguese)
An immense diversity of bacteria lives with us. They communicate with each other and organize themselves into communities to gain their space. Karina Xavier discovered that there is a universal language of bacteria and Maria Miragaia does not give them peace of mind.
Knowledge transfer from science to companies is an increasingly high priority. Marta Ribeiro tells us about the necessary ingredients for the work she develops in the area of innovation and how she has made a difference in creating more value in discoveries that impact society. Kátia Catulo went to meet MAZE, an impact investment company.
Communicating science in different formats has been in the spotlighted and receiving special attention from scientists. For the first time, the European Researchers' Night took place in Oeiras. An initiative that brought together 30 scientific institutions with the aim of involving society in the mysteries of a laboratory. Ana Fortunato and Lisa Bergman are the interviewees in this episode and talk about their experience as scientists and with science communication. You'll have to listen to find out more about this fantastic initiative that lit up Oeiras Marina.
How does antibiotic resistance work? This was the question asked by the 12th year students of Escola Secundária Luís Freitas Branco to researcher Mário Ferreira in a mentoring project, developed within the scope of the Clube Ciência Viva at AE Paço de Arcos. Find out everything about the project in the last episode of the 1st series of the Parece Impossível Podcast, until it is not.
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Production credits: Coordination: Ana Morais (IGC)
Editorial Plan: Ana Morais (IGC), Renata Ramalho (ITQB NOVA)
Host: Susana Romana
News story: Kátia Catulo
Production: BOCA – palavras que alimentam
Audio: Oriana Alves
Music: Nuno Morão