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Eyest vzw found a local associated partner in Portugal.
09.02.2015 - The University of Porto, Departement of Physics and Astronomy is now a Local Associated Partner of EYESTvzw, supporting the distribution of the Photonics Explorer in Portugal.
Paulo Simeão Carvalhois an assistant professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Porto. He is also researcher at IFIMUP-IN and coordinator of the outreach section in the research group.
He is graduated in Solid State Physics and got his Ph.D in liquid crystals. The present research fields are multimedia curricular materials, physics education and teacher training (initial and continuous).Read more
University of the Basque Country now a Local Associated Partner.
The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) is now a Local Associated Partner of EYESTvzw, supporting the distribution of the Photonics Explorer in North-Spain.
Joseba Zubia, a Professor of Optical Communications at the faculty of Engineering of Bilbao, was immediately convinced that the Photonics Explorer could be a great asset for the secondary schools in Spain and he introduced himself to become a LAP.
Austrian Education Ministry issues letter of support recommending the Photonics Explorer to all schools in Austria!
The Austrian Ministry of Education (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Frauen) with support from the BMVIT (Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology) and Photonics Austria, has issued a statement supporting the Photonics Explorer kit, to all secondary schools in Austria.
In November 2014, the Austrian Ministry of Education (Bundesministerium für Bilding and Frauen) in co-operation with the BMVIT (Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology) and Photonics Austria issued a written statement to all secondary schools in Austria, supporting the Photonics Explorer kit. The information was widely disseminated by the regional governments along with a two-page flyer describing the main aims and goals, experiments and didactic content of the kit.
EYESTvzw is associated partner in the MEDEA European project
MEDEA is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN-ETN) in the domain of Molecular Electron Dynamics investigated by IntensE Fields and Attosecond Pulses.
One of the 6 main objectives of the MEDEA project is to increase the interest of young students in the network’s core research field (Photonics) by introducing a dedicated experimental kit in several European secondary schools. To this end about 20 PhD students will receive a one-day training on how to use the Photonics Explorer and will then reach out to secondary school students and teachers in the region of their host institute. This one-day training will take place in the MUST (Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci”), Milan , where the PhD students will also follow different workshops related to science communication.