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Doing Research Midnight in ROmania

Project description

Research, technology and sound ERN in Romania

To celebrate the 2020 International Year of Sound, EU researchers are combining sound and technology to promote research achievements among young people. The EU-funded DoReMi-RO project will join the European Researchers’ Night event in Romania, combining research activities, technological achievements and sounds and music. The project aims to increase knowledge on researchers’ work through experiments and by engaging participants in a special citizen science project in which scientists and citizens work together. By using smartphones, the public will measure the magnetic field throughout Romania, as part of the composition of the magnetic map of the country. The project will run in 15 cities before, during and after the Researchers’ Night event.

Objective

Doing Research Midnight in ROmania (DoReMi-RO)
2020 is the International Year of Sound, an area of high importance for science and technologies for all in modern society. Our team goal is to join the European Researchers’ Night event in Romania with this initiative, in order to emphasize both research activities and technological development mixed with sounds and music: DoReMi-RO.
The promotion and dissemination of the research results among young people, in one day event, is at the same time welcome but also insufficient. For the moment the kids' curiosity will be sparked but on the next day they feel that everything is beautifully solved in science and there is not much left to do. Then, the research as a career might be unattractive. After a single successful evening, as the Night is, the event must be transformed into a new public challenge based on the well-known concept of collaborative engagement. Thus, the general objective of the project is to raise awareness on research results baked by experiments, involving the participants in a particular citizen science project whereby researchers and the public are working together. The collaborative process will take place before, during and after the Night event and aims to make the magnetic map of Romania. All together will use common smartphones to measure the magnetic field, throughout Romania. The anonymous collaborative public have to send us the measured data, along with the GPS coordinates, uploaded on an internet web-platform. DoReMi-RO event will be held in more than 15 cities, spread throughout entire Romanian territory, among which: Baia Mare, Brasov, Bucharest, Cluj, Constanta, Craiova, Iași, Pitesti, Timișoara, Sibiu and Suceava. All proposed activities are represented by various minds-on and open-air activities: hands-on experiments, debates about collaborative engagement types, games, quizzes, organized in an amusing and stimulated manner by real researchers.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITATEA ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA DIN IASI
Net EU contribution
€ 25 000,00
Address
BULEVARDUL CAROL I 11
700506 Iasi
Romania

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Region
Macroregiunea Doi Nord-Est Iaşi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 25 000,00

Participants (14)