PaGES 5 Kick-off meeting

Trieste, Italy December 18, 2019

The 5th edition of the PaGES project has been launched in the school year 2019-2020, with the support of CERIC acting as coordinator, and the participation of five scientific high schools in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. From January to May 2020, nearly 85 pupils will have the chance to take part in the rich programme of training activities foreseen in the project.

To make this possible, on 16 December, teachers and representatives of the project partners met at CERIC premises for the project’s kick-off, and to fine-tune the details of the project’s work plan. The common goal is to provide to the main project’s beneficiaries – the pupils, with a toolkit of transversal skills, knowledge and competences, which may be useful to undertake their future educational and professional paths.

In a mix of lectures, interactive activities and hands-on experiments in the labs at the CERIC synchrotron facility in Trieste, Elettra, CERIC scientists and professionals in various fields will address the following topics:

  • Project management: theory and practice
  • Corporate and project’s communication
  • Knowledge and technology transfer: definition and examples
  • Introduction to particle accelerators
  • Scientific experiments at the synchrotron facility
  • Data analysis
  • Science paper writing
  • Public speaking

Before the summer break, each school will organize a final event, during which pupils will hold a public presentation of the scientific and project’s outcomes and results to a diversified audience, including schoolmates, teachers and school managers, scientists and professionals, and eventually journalists and the wider public.