First week of Matematikhariak

  • BCAM-Naukas Pi Day, young people from the Bizilabe programme, and Parekoen Topaketa, promoted by Elhuyar Zientzia, have taken part in the STEAM Week of BCAM

Matematikhariak starts at the Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics – BCAM as a new programme based on the dissemination of STEAM sciences. Last week, BCAM took part in BCAM-Naukas 2023, Pi Day, received the visit of the young people from the Bizilabe programme at the centre and finally participated in the Parekoen Topaketa activity, both promoted by Elhuyar Zientzia. The three activities are part of the centre’s commitment to bring mathematics closer to society and to encourage young people to pursue a career in science and to encourage young people to pursue a career in science.

The BCAM-Naukas 2023, Pi Day, held on 14 March, was attended by PhD students Verónica Álvarez, from the Machine Learning research group, and Miguel Camarasa, from the Linear and Non-Linear Waves group. Both participated in the short lectures with the talks “Can machines change their minds over time?” and “How to calculate the number π with hosta” respectively. 

The young people from the Bizilabe programme visited the centre on 15 March, accompanied by PhD students Ainhize Barrainkua, from the Machine Learning group, and Anton Uranga, from the Modelling and Simulation in Life Material Sciences group. During the visit, the children, aged between 10 and 14, took part in scientific workshops to learn about the mathematics that we can see in our day-to-day lives. 

At the Parekoen Topaketa conference held on 17 March, Cristina Galán, a PhD student from the Applied Statistics group, participated with the aim of creating female references and connecting with the reality of professions linked to science and technology for the younger population.