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Éxito del concurso Elevator Pitch de los institutos de investigación de la UAB

Date: 2019-03-18

 

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El investigador Pablo Machuca del INc fue el ganador del concurso de Elevator Pitch organizado el pasado jueves día 14 de marzo por los institutos de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, IBB, INc y ICTA-UAB. Jon Lerga del IBB fue el segundo clasificado, seguido por Carlos Soto del INc.

La iniciativa, dirigida a los doctorandos e investigadores postdoctorales de estos tres institutos propios de investigación de la UAB, invitaba a los participantes a explicar su inevstigación en sólo dos minutos de una manera interesante, amena e, incluso, divertida. Para llevarlo a cabo, la convocatoria les ofreció un curso gratuito impartido por el grupo Big Van Ciencia en el que les enseñaron técnicas para hablar de ciencia en público.

El concurso, que tuvo lugar en el invernadero del edificio del ICTA-UAB, estuvo conducido por la monologuista de Big Van Ciencia Eli Prats, quien amenizó el acto con intervenciones sobre la realidad de la carrera científica llenas de humor. El público asistente actuó de jurado y votó las mejores presentaciones por parte de los participantes. Pablo Machuca se llevó la primera posición con el monólogo "Tocado y hundido, adiós mareo" sobre su investigación basada en el estudio del mareo. El segundo clasificado, Jon Lerga ofreció el monólogo sobre genética "El futuro de las Inversiones" y Carlos Soto explicó sus investigaciones en materia de Alzheimer con el monólogo "¿Por dónde iba?". Todos ellos pusieron en escena las fórmulas y técnicas de narración oral escénica aprendidas durante el curso y disfrutaron de la experiencia.

Los centros organizadores IBB, INc y ICTA-UAB, agrupados en el marco del Observatorio de la Difusión de la Ciencia (ODC) de la UAB, organizan la actividad bajo la subvención de la FECyT.

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