IMDEA Water participated last Friday 27 with an invited conference in Cientifícate, the 3rd Congress of Natural Science aimed to students, which was held in the National Museum of Science and Technology of Alcobendas, Madrid. During the conference entitled Water and energy: electroactive bacteria for wastewater treatment, the science communicator and researcher Belén Barroeta presented the most advanced research carried out in the institute, including the line of microbial electrogenesis.
Nearly 200 attendees - Baccalaureate students and secondary education teachers - were introduced into the importance of water as a resource, the nexus water-energy, and the application of microbial electrochemistry to the purification of wastewater.
Científicate is an initiative organised by high school and baccalaureate teachers that encourages the approach to scientific disciplines through curiosity and inquiry. Over three days - divided by levels -, the students expose in groups their scientific projects, which have been developed in the schools. These talks and poster session are complemented with other specific activities and invited conferences.
Among the prizes for the finalists of the congress there are some days of scientific immersion in the Complutense University of Madrid.