News & events
Updates, related projects and news related to the OptiQPAP initiative
María Azzurra Riezzo, Early Stage Researcher 2 of the DYNACOMP network,took part in the VII edition of the “science at school” event, organized next 7-8/03/2018 by the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid. The goal of this activity is to improve the engagement of young students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). She explained the mechanical behaviour of composite materials.
María Azzurra Riezzo, Early Stage Researcher 2 of the DYNACOMP network, participated in the visit of “Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos” high school to IMDEA Materials Institute past 06/02/2018. She showed to the audience how composite panels are manufactured.
Maria Azzurra Riezzo explaining how composite panels are manufactured
The Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) of the DYNACOMP project received a 1 day course on “communicating at the workplace” last 27/11/2017 at IMDEA Materials Institute. The course covered the following topics:
- Leadership and teamwork (Tuckman model, situational leadership, social styles)
- Best Known Methods (BKM) about email communications
- Giving & receiving feedback
- Effective meetings
- Goal setting
The course was deliverd by Roberto Espinosa.
María Azzurra Riezzo, Early Stage Researcher 2 of the DYNACOMP network, participated in Madrid Science Week 2017. The Madrid Science Week (organized by Madri+d) is an outreach initiative of science, technology and innovation addressed to all audiences of all ages and scientific levels that takes place throughout the Region of Madrid. It contributes to discuss the challenges that society is facing and promotes public awareness of science, increases accessibility to scientific knowledge and generates new ways of social participation. Its main aims are to disseminate the results of research, opening spaces where it is performed and foster scientific careers and entrepreneurship among young people
María joined the activity entitled “Manufacturing composite panels“, where staff from IMDEA Materials Institute conducted a hands-on workshop related to composite manufacturing (one of the activities carried out in the DYNACOMP project)
Participants manufacturing composite panels at IMDEA Materials facilities
María Azzurra Riezzo, Early Stage Researcher 2 of the DYNACOMP network, participated in Madrid Researchers’ Nignt 2017. This event is part of the European Researchers’ Night, a Europe-wide public event dedicated to popular science and fun learning. It takes place each year on the last Friday in September. Around 30 countries and over 300 cities are involved.
María joined the activity entitled “Researchers working in industry. European Corner“, where fellows belonging to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions conducted hands-on experiments related to their research activities. During the event, Maria explained the mechanical behaviour “Silly Putty” mechanical (a toy based on silicone polymers that have unusual physical properties).
General view of the event “Researchers working in industry. European Corner”, held at Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Madrid)
María Azzurra explaining her interests in twitter, via @jesusrojo76