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2022 International Year of Basic Sciences for sustainable development

 

SCI's 2022 Online Edition

We are looking for students to participate in our second international edition! Students interested in developing a career in Science at ages around 16-23 years old are invited to apply. We welcome both engaged newcomers and students that have experienced Science Clubs (a.k.a. Clubes de Ciencia) before.

The deadline to apply is 25 July 2022

at 11:59 p.m. PST

 

Are you curious about Science? Would you like to participate in a Science Club to learn a new exciting topic from expert researchers? Better yet, are you up for joining participants from all around the world? Then we have great news for you! Science Clubs International (SCI) is launching its second international Science Club online edition: SCI Science Clubs Online Edition 2022.

 

If you meet the requirements (see below) we invite you to apply

 

Please note that spots are limited, so we encourage you to provide your best answer to our questionnaire and send your submission before the deadline!

Program description

 

SCI’s mission is to spark a social transformation by expanding access to high-quality STEM education and collaborative, international networks. We aim to expose students to scientific-educational experiences in an international environment.

 

As part of our several activities, we are organizing the second SCI Science Clubs edition, which will be an 8-day long event during 5 weekends (8-days) throughout one month (September 3-25 and October 1st, 2022). We will be offering 9 free workshops (“Science Clubs”) for high school and college students in Iberoamerica, North America, and Europe. All students will be selected from a pool of applicants and students interested in developing a career in science from ages 16-23.

 

All activities will be delivered online and our students and instructors will be scattered around nine countries and multiple time zones. We will have Spanish-, Portuguese- and English-speaking participants. Besides the main event, we will complement the program with pre and post-activities to encourage all participants to get to know each other. Finally, we will have a closing ceremony, where you and your Club will have the opportunity to showcase what you have learned with the rest of the Clubs.

Student's Application

SCI’s mission is to spark a social transformation by expanding access to high-quality STEM education and collaborative, international networks. We aim to expose students to scientific-educational experiences in an international environment.

 

As part of our several activities, we are organizing the second SCI Science Clubs edition, which will be an 8-day long event during 5 weekends (8-days) throughout one month (September 3-25 and October 1st, 2022). We will be offering 9 free workshops (“Science Clubs”) for high school and college students in Iberoamerica, North America, and Europe. All students will be selected from a pool of applicants and students interested in developing a career in science from ages 16-23.

 

All activities will be delivered online and our students and instructors will be scattered around nine countries and multiple time zones. We will have Spanish-, Portuguese- and English-speaking participants. Besides the main event, we will complement the program with pre and post-activities to encourage all participants to get to know each other. Finally, we will have a closing ceremony, where you and your Club will have the opportunity to showcase what you have learned with the rest of the Clubs.

Application and selection process

  • Create a student account at https://platform.scienceclubsint.org/

  • Select your preferred language at the bottom right of the message

  • Click on the “Register me” link

  • Complete the requested fields, you should receive an email from us (contact@scienceclubsint.org).

  • Do not forget to click on the link to validate your email

  • Once you validate your email, login into the platform. In your dashboard, you will see a button with the name of the call for which applications are open (the image below is for reference, the actual visual might change). Click here and follow the steps that the platform indicates

  • Make sure you complete your profile up to 100%. Only then you will be able to finish your application and read and accept the terms and conditions.

  • The “application” has questions for us to get to know you and some open questions for evaluation. 

  • Once you answer the questions and submit your application, you are all set.

  • In case you have any issues or questions please send us an email to: contact@scienceclubsint.org. Tutorial here.

Responsibilities of selected students

  • To follow our terms and conditions and code of conduct, any report of misconduct will be taken seriously and prompt action will be taken if necessary.

  • To complete the activities requested by your instructors and SCI organizers.

  • To ensure complete availability and participation during all the event-related activities. Please, note we will have synchronous and asynchronous activities, the expectation is for the students to attend both

  • To participate before and after the main event in short additional activities. We will publish the full schedule soon!

  • To complete the pre-and post-event surveys (necessary to obtain the certificate)

Clubes Topics

 

The 2022 SCI Science Club team includes 9 computational or experimental Science Clubs with at least one Master, Ph.D., or Postdoc instructor and 2 staff members or volunteers per Science Club. For this year’s edition, we have clubs on the following topics:

 

  • SCI2022-01-RNA sequencing: A new diagnostic tool in the era of high throughput sequencing

  • SCI2022-02-Introduction to Nuclear Energy

  • SCI2022-03-AI as a tool to achieve sustainable development

  • SCI2022-04-No label no life - Managing audio processing tasks with self-supervised learning

  • SCI2022-05-Bottom-up approach towards real-world problems in Biomedical Engineering

  • SCI2022-06-We live in a (micro) plastic world

  • SCI2022-07-Science and cooking, understanding how the brain decodes sensory stimuli through fermentations

  • SCI2022-08-Biorefinery and circular economy. Can organic waste be used?

  • SCI2022-09-Cybersecurity and communication

Platform and technology information

 

As this event will be virtual, we will be using several online tools for communication and teaching. If you have not used it, we will provide instructions specially for those that have not used these tools before, but if time permits, we highly recommend that you become familiar with them on your own.

 

Tools we might use during the program:

 

Support for Students

 

For computational clubs, the students will receive instructions to download and install specific software or the credentials to log in the platforms. Students in the experimental clubs may receive materials for hands-on experiments by mail. While our team will do their very best to ensure that everyone receives suitable materials on time, SCI isn't responsible for damage, loss or late delivery of the materials delivered by mail.

 

What does the event look like?

 

  1. Pre-Clubs Activities (e.g. webinars, social online meetings)

  2. Opening Ceremony. September 3, 2022.

  3. Online Science Clubs. Dates: September 10-11, 17-18, 24-25.

  4. Closing ceremony. Video presentations. October 1, 2022,

  5. Post-Clubs Activities (e.g. Science Coffee session)

 

Our participants are scattered around multiple time zones. We will most likely schedule synchronous activities within the following times:

 

PST: 8 am to 12 pm

CST: 10 am to 4 pm

EST: 11 am to 3 pm

Spain:5 pm to 9 p

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: