This event is part of the European Maker Week, an initiative promoted by European Commission and implemented by Maker Faire Rome in collaboration with Startup Europe. It's a celebration of makers and innovators all over Europe.

IV Science Gatherings: Maker Culture
4ª Encuentros por la Ciencia: Cultura Maker
Targeted towards the student body of the Secundary Education Centers of Gran Canaria.
Workshops and lectures taught by: Academic Center STEM, K-Electrónica, JaviRomera.com+GreyMoonkey, OCTAVIO SUÁREZ+INNEREYE XR, Overloadd and Air Flow One

This fourth edition of Science Gatherings, dedicated specifically to Maker Culture, will be a two-day event that aims to bring technology closer to the student body of the education centers of Gran Canaria through collaborative work, learning through experience and the exchange of information in community. In addition, it combines the technological part with a perspective of sustainable development and respect of the environment, highlighting the compatibility of both dimensions. The Nature classroom of the Tafira Campus of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) in which the event will take place, plays a fundamental role in this approach, favouring the natural bond between these two dimensions, with a programme of workshops and talks that combines indoor and outdoor activities to take advantage of this privileged environment and bets on taking technology out of the classroom to return later with a new perspective.

The programme consists of a limited number of workshops and talks that emphasizes qualitative aspects and active participation by the student body, as well as a formative part for teachers so that they acquire the skills to carry out Maker projects in their centers.

In the first two hours in the morning, four simultaneous interactive workshops will take place, with an estimated duration of 30 minutes, and the student body of four education centers will rotate through them by turns. After a 30 minutes break, the last 90 minutes will consist of three brief talks of 30 minutes each.

The afternoons are directed towards teachers, with an specific programme of training to develop their own Maker projects in their classes.

PROGRAMME

Workshop:
9.00-11.30 horas // Workshop:
Initiation to Raspberry Pi // Centro Académico STEM
The aim of this workshop is to provide the student with the knowdledge neccesary to start using Raspberry, its open source software Raspbian and programming in Scratch. This first contact will allow the participants to know the electronic components of the Raspberry Pi and their functioning through its handling and experimentation; and will encourage Maker Culture, the perspective that one can develop almost any project in a low-cost way and with free and open source software.

Social Media Project // Air Flow One

Y-riega Project // K-Electrónica
Y-Riega is a project to manage domestic irrigation according to soil moisture using Arduino.
This workshops proposes to the student body to experiment with programming Arduino UNO boards to be used in domestic agriculture and to approach the different applications of Arduino technology.

Virtual Maker Education Experience: Virtual Challenge // JaviRomera.com
The workshop Virtual School is a collaborative dynamic in which the student body is a participant of the last educative and technological tools, specially Virtual Reality. Its aim is to approach this technology from its initial concept so that the students learn how it works and make their own fully functioning VR glasses out of cardboard and start to grasp the potential for education of this technology.

11.30-12.00 horas // coffe break

12.00-13.30 horas // Talks:
 J17 // Technological Maker World // Centro Ácadémico STEM

 V18 // Transhumanism // OVERLOADD

 J17 + V18 // “TECNOLOGÍAS QUE ESTÁN TRANSFORMANDO EL MUNDO Y QUE YA ESTÁN AQUÍ” // OCTAVIO SUÁREZ. Director Ejecutivo del Laboratorio de Innovación INNEREYE XR.

 J17 + V18 // DO IT CONFERENCE // JavierRomera.com

Training for Teachers:
JUEVES 17 DE MAYO // 16.30-18.30 horas // Training for teachers
 MARKETING VR // JavierRomera.com

VIERNES 18 DE MAYO // 16.30-18.30 horas // Training for teachers
 RASPBERRY AND EDUCATION // Centro Ácadémico STEM
Asociación Cultural y Social Trib-Arte
Edif. Guiniguada
Aula de la Naturaleza
Mediateca del Campus Universitario de Tafira de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Las Palmas (Islas Canarias)
España
17/05/2018
09:00
18/05/2018 19:00

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