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[Schools competition Final]

Final of the 2014 Crystallization Competition for Schools in Spain

The Crystallization Competition in Schools in Spain aims to introduce the importance of crystallography and its applications to secondary school students. It takes advantage of the natural attraction of the crystallization phenomenon. The competition begins with crystallization and crystallography courses for school teachers, and then allows students to learn how to work as scientists in the lab, to enjoy scientific teamwork and present their results as researchers would do in a scientific conference. It is organized by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Specialized Spanish Group of Crystallography and Crystal Growth (GE3C), and funded by the Spanish Foundation of Science and Technology (FECYT), among other sponsors.

This national edition of the competition, the sixth, is one of the activities of the International Year of Crystallography and has generated enormous interest within the educational community. More than 7,000 students, 286 teachers and 189 schools took part. During April, the best 40 crystallization projects from all over Spain were selected from eight semi-finals that took place in Andalusia, Aragon, Catalonia, Asturias-Galicia-Cantabria, Valencia, Canarias, Madrid and Alcalá de Henares.

The award ceremony was held on 10 May 2014 at CSIC's headquarters. It was attended by the President of CSIC, Prof. Emilio Lora-Tamayo and the President of the International Union of Crystallography, Prof. Gautam Desiraju.

Category: Science & Technology. Duration: 4m 11s
Licence: Standard YouTube Licence