B-SMART reaches out to attract kids’ interest in science & research
On 29 March 2017, B-SMART coordinator Prof. Raymond Schiffelers from the Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) spent an entire morning together with more than 140 colleagues visiting several primary schools in Utrecht bringing young pupils closer to science & research in a playful way.
The main theme of this years’ “Meet the Professor” was dedicated to ‘Diversity’ celebrating the appointment of Johanna Westerdijk as the first female professor in the Netherlands 100 years ago. As an addition to the overall theme, Raymond Schiffelers talked about international & intercultural collaboration in the classrooms referring to the EU funded multinational research project B-SMART as an example. All pupils had the chance to ask the professor questions on his research activities in the setting of a European project.
Please visit different communication channels for further details on the initiative “Meet the Professor 2017”: