Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge

Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge Sience

About

BIYSC is a two-week international excellence program that has the aim to offer the participants a world class experience by working in research projects, attending scientific lectures and debates, and enjoying the company of peers from around the world.
We look for 100 students from 16 to 18 years old with a genuine interest for scientific research. If you are one of them, at BIYSC you will have the chance to meet in Barcelona by summer 2018.

Research projects:
* New treatments for opioid addicts: a drug discovery challenge
* Taking a closer look at DNA: using sequencing to explore evolution and biodiversity
* Nutrition and Health International Youth Challenge
* Instructive biomaterials for regenerative medicine
* Drosophila melanogaster: a model to study human disease
* Artificial photosynthesis
* Uncovering the hidden diversity of the oceans
* Cosmic rays detection, astrophysics at your fingertips
* It's a Quantum World!
* Neuro-robotics as a tool to understand the brain

Reviews

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Anna
10/10

BIYSC is more than a science project experience and more than a meeting with young people from all over the world… BIYSC puts this together and adds ethics thinking and debates, presentations, fun activities to get to know more and enjoy with the other participants...
I enjoyed a lot the laboratory experience and the feeling of familiarity with the other participants, researchers and members of the STAFF. I was greatly surprised to discover and thinking over all the ethics that science includes and I enjoyed all the activities and surprises that BIYSC presented. It was too short.
I totally recommend it!

How can this program be improved?
It's not such a problem, but I wish there had been air conditioning on the first place we stayed.
Yes, I recommend
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Jordi
10/10

BIYSC has been the most encouraging program I have ever been to. I have been able to learn science by working with scientists that were developing a research project in prestigious centres. BIYSC has influenced me in deciding which degree I will study, as I could appreciate how scientific investigation truly is. I have met many friendly people, with whom I still keep in touch, and I have attended to scientific lectures and interesting debates where anyone could give his own opinion, all this surrounded by researchers and other people with a clear interest in science.

How can this program be improved?
It would be very interesting to widen the variety of projects, including, for example, an ecology project and a geology project, and more biology- and technology-related projects.
Yes, I recommend
Ha
10/10

I have a perception on what science is, as an abstract concept. But BIYSC is the closest I have been to actually "living" science. By meeting scientists, by doing research, by making friends, by talking, playing and learning. It is hard to explain unless you live it, but within the climate of a summer camp with new friends, after a few days of attending lectures and working hands on in a project, you feel part of the scientific community and it is amazing.
10/10 would recommend
Also they have an terrific Room Scape activity

How can this program be improved?
It would be so awesome if it had a mathematics related project.
Yes, I recommend
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Leonoor
9/10

BIYSC has been an incredibly eye-opening, inspiring and exciting experience. I have met many new people and allowed myself to bond with these people over a common interest in science. The program has given me confidence that a career in science is an opportunity, and that the study fields of science go way beyond whats written in our high school books. The program has challenged me to think about ethical issues regarding science, feasibility of scientific solutions and much more.

How can this program be improved?
A bit more free time and responsibility for the students.
Yes, I recommend
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Leonoor
9/10

BIYSC has been an incredibly eye-opening, inspiring and exciting experience. I have met many new people and allowed myself to bond with these people over a common interest in science. The program has given me confidence that a career in science is an opportunity, and that the study fields of science go way beyond whats written in our high school books. The program has challenged me to think about ethical issues regarding science, feasibility of scientific solutions and much more.

How can this program be improved?
The food throughout the first part of the program at the university was not ideal, though this is obviously a minor issue. More important, however, would be the suggestion to give the students just a little more free time outside of the university. I can understand that staff members must be present but for 16-18 year olds the program could allow for a bit more responsibility at the students themselves.
Yes, I recommend

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