We are proud to share the news that 5 BSB Nexus students have been selected to participate in a range of research projects of the next edition of the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC), which will take place in Barcelona from 5th to 16th July 2021.
BIYSC is a two-week international excellence program held annually in Barcelona which involves 132 young scientists aged between 16 and 18 years old from all over the world. The programme covers a broad range of subjects across STEM fields and was founded with the aim to stimulate scientific talent among Pre-University students and encourage their enthusiasm to pursue scientific research and careers in science.
Anna, Gabriel, Sebastian, Maria and Panyingzhu will be part of this cohort of students with a genuine interest in scientific research.
Our Pre-University students will participate in the following scientific and technological challenges posed by renowned international research centres:
- Maria: Quantum physics: a tool for new upcoming technologies, at Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)
- Sebastian and Anna: Synthetic biology: engineering life for new social and medical challenges, at Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS) (UPF)
- Gabriel: Can computers do math? An approach through axiomatic geometry, at Department of Mathematics at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
- Panyingzhu: The medicine behind organ transplantation, at Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB)
During the programme, they will conduct hands-on and cutting-edge research on the project of their choice, attend scientific lectures from leading scientists and participate in debates and discussions on the challenges that scientists face today.
This will be a fantastic opportunity for our Year 12 students to meet like-minded peers and gain skills such as personal autonomy, self-confidence, and inspiration. BIYSC also offers its participants new knowledge and abilities, which provide connections with a broader perspective.
Congratulations to these five bright young scientists and huge thank you to their Science teachers for challenging and inspiring them to pursue their research passions and stretching them to reach their full potential.