Another TecDay, organised by our partner SATW, was successfully held in Aarau, Switzerland. This project aims to bring students together with experts to get them interested in a potential future career in science.
The next IRTC Roundtable will take place in June 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. The topic will be about how methodology determines what is critical. IRTC is a project which aims to advance criticality assessment on a global level and is supported by EIT, a body of the European Union.
On October 26, the SusCritMat consortium met to discuss the project, the upcoming winter school and the activities of the next months. The meeting took place as a back-to-back event of the World Resources Forum in Geneva.
On October 19, SATW organised a TecDay at Gymnasium Lebermatt in Bern, Switzerland. Students could get in touch with applied sciences and maths via modules about interesting topics in the field. The TecDay thus provides a good opportunity to not just make students ponder on a potential future career in the field, but also to raise awareness about a topic that will concern them (regardless of their future profession) as consumers and citizens. More TecDays will take place at other Gymnasia.
On November 7, our partner Granta Design will host a web seminar on Critical Raw Materials and their importance for the sustainability of products. Guest presenters from leading academic institutions (including Dr. Patrick Wäger from Empa) will discuss their collaboration to promote and support teaching of this topic, and we’ll hear about resources and learning opportunities for you and your students. As a lecturer in sustainability-related fields, you will get useful information for defining courses, and practical tools to deliver them. There is no cost; for the necessary registration, please refer to the seminar’s website.