Barcelona, July 9th, 2019

Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation gets ready for the fourth edition of BIYSC

The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) will bring together students from the 5 continents

BIYSC 2019 starts with 104 students from all over the world. 104 young participants have been selected from more than 200 applications to be part of the innovative program.

The fourth edition of the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) will bring together this summer 104 students of 27 different nationalities with the aim to stimulate scientific vocations.

The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) is the only international program promoted by Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation. Its main objective is to enhance the interest in science and educational excellence among young people from 16 to 18 years old from all over the world. From July 8th to 19th 2019 will take place the international event that will join almost a hundred pre-university students passionate about science.

The fourth edition of BIYSC will welcome students from the 5 continents. 11 European countries —Andorra, Italy, Spain, France,  Portugal, Netherlands, Malta, Romania, Ukraine, Luxembourg, and United Kingdom— and 9 international countries — Brasil, Mexico, State of Palestine, Chile, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United States, and the United Arab Emirates—.

The participants will have the opportunity of working in 12 research centers of excellence of Catalonia developing projects in fields as diverse as biomedicine, genetics, biotechnology, medicine, chemistry, robotics, and physics. The research centers that will participate at BIYSC 2018 are:

BIYSC Awards 2019

At the end of BIYSC, the participants will have 5 months to write a report on the results of their research. Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation and Fundació Victor Grifols i Lucas will recognize those students that have shown the highest commitment in their participation and have met successfully all the challenges proposed with the sponsorship for attending the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF).

With this new edition of BIYSC, Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation consolidates its first international program to stimulate scientific talent among international young people. With more than 10 years of experience in promoting effort and educational excellence in science in Catalonia, the Foundation keeps working for inspiring the scientists of the future.

STEM Dinners

The students not only will be working all day, but they will also have time for leisure activities and debates. BIYSC 2019 schedule will incorporate two STEM Dinners (Dinners about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). On Wednesday 10th July, there will be a debate about ‘Ethics in Science’ that will be held by Dr. Pere Puigdomènech with the collaboration of Victor Grifols i Lucas Foundation. On Tuesday 16th July, there will be another debate on ‘Gender Bias’ led by a young researcher, Maria Marin.

Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation promotes scientific talent

Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation is committed to society. At the Research and Knowledge Area, we develop projects that transform society with educational innovation actions, with the promotion of science and critical thinking, and offer opportunities addressed to young people at risk of exclusion.


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