On Sunday, July 10th, was held the “STEM dinner” about energy that the Institut Català d’Energia (ICAEN) has organised with the Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (IREC) for the participants of the BIYSC program (Barcelona International Youth Science Challege) leaded by Fundació La Pedrera.
The participants are students from 16 to 18 years old that come from thirty-one different countries and stay during ten days in different research centers in Catalonia.
The debate on energy transition and storage has been led by Albert Tarancón, professor ICREA and head of Nanoionics and Fuel Cells research group at IREC. The students participated in different dynamic activities, taking on roles of: energy producers, energy storage managers and proactive consumers in order to reflect on possible challenges and solutions on energy topics.
The aim of the debate was to get in touch with the field of energy research, to encourage scientific vocations and attract new talent to the energy field, which is in full development.
This initiative is part of the collaboration of ICAEN with the Fundació La Pedrera and the support of IREC. The Bojos per l’Energia course is one of the diverse activities carried out that has achieved the objectives set by the three entities.