A Point where Science and Research Meet Young Students and Interested Stakeholders - The European Researchers’ Night

  • Gabriel GORGHIU Professor Ph.D., Teacher Training Department, ValahiaUniversity Târgovişte, Romania
  • Ana-Maria Aurelia PETRESCU Lecturer Ph.D., Teacher Training Department, ValahiaUniversity Târgovişte, Romania
  • Laura Monica GORGHIU Associate Professor Ph.D., Faculty of Sciences and Arts, ValahiaUniversity Târgovişte, Romania
  • Mihai BÎZOI Associate Professor Ph.D., Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology, ValahiaUniversity Târgovişte, Romania
Keywords: European Researchers’ Night, Responsible Research and Innovation, non-formal education, nanomaterials, exhibition, demonstration, IRRESISTIBLE project

Abstract

As already known, one of the most attracting event organized for general public is represented by the European Researchers’ Night, which targets to bring near Science and Research all the interested actors, having actually a major coverage in more than 30 countries and almost 300 cities, being organized on the last Friday, in September.On the other hand, this event offers a good opportunity for disseminating the outputs designed in several projects that have as objective to promote science and scientific literacy to different target groups, starting from the young learners, to various stakeholders, less or not involved in research activities. In this respect, in the frame of the FP7 project called IRRESISTIBLE, in Romania, the European Researchers’ Night was organized at the National Complex Museum “Curtea Domnească” Târgovişte (History Museum & Museum of Romanian Police), gathering scientific demonstrations, interactive presentations, experimental activities and discussions, but also a dedicated Science exhibition, named: “The World of Nanomaterials and Solar Energy”. Most of the visitors were young students, but also general public was interested to participate to this event. The paper illustrates some aspects related to the participation to the event, but also the feedback recorded from the participants concerning responsible research and innovation aspects that have to be retrieved in the educational practice.

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Published
2017-08-20
How to Cite
GORGHIU, G., PETRESCU, A.-M., GORGHIU, L., & BÎZOI, M. (2017). A Point where Science and Research Meet Young Students and Interested Stakeholders - The European Researchers’ Night. LUMEN Proceedings, 2, 196-205. Retrieved from https://proceedings.lumenpublishing.com/ojs/index.php/lumenproceedings/article/view/517

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