Sharing research and life
“La Ciència de la Xocolata” is an educational project aimed at engaging primary school students to pursue a scientific career. The project was designed in collaboration with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) and was carried out at Pau Delclòs School in Tarragona. Now, the Tarragona’s Public Library and the Xavier Amorós Library from Reus are hosting this programme of scientific workshops by female scientists from the URV and ICIQ from November 2017 to july 2018.
The project wants to focus particularly in raising girls’ interest in science. Seminars are delivered by female researchers who are currently carrying out leading research in the URV and ICIQ. Both the research they carry out and their life experience are important to become referents for the children involved in this project.
“La Ciència de la xocolata” consists of nine theoretical-experimental seminars that show the research and knowledge behind chocolate. Researchers from the URV and ICIQ bring to light the value of research from different perspectives. Specifically, they approach the DNA of cocoa, the origin and crystals of chocolate, as well as chocolate as a food or “ink” for 3D printers, among other topics.