SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATION AND PROJECT
As a fundamental part of science, the 5th Challenge wants to encourage students to communicate and disseminate the knowledge acquired during BIYSC. We want them to be ambitious in their future careers, and above all, we want them to be prepared for everything they may have to overcome in their academic future and professional path.
For this purpose, participants must prepare an oral presentation on the results obtained during the research project performed at BIYSC, which will be presented in groups on the last day of the program.
In addition, after the program conclusion, each student will be entrusted to work on their own scientific project encompassing a topic related to the project performed during BIYSC and will have to write a report on it. This task will be supervised by the researchers leading the BIYSC project, and thus students will be guided throughout the whole process of development of their own research. The students' research should be based on an original scientific question. Students will have to investigate the background and state-of-the-art of the issue, pose their own hypothesis, develop the materials and methods, analyze the results, and discuss their significance and contribution to the scientific scope. Finally, the report must also include ethical considerations on the matter.
Finally, and as an acknowledgment of having overcome all the Challenges, BIYSC recognizes those students that have shown high commitment in their participation, outstanding performance during the two weeks of the program and that have met successfully all the challenges proposed. To this end, Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation gives the two most committed students in the program the ‘BIYSC Be Passionate With Attitude Award’.