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EVENTS 2019

GeoZS - 22/10/2019 event (Slovenia)
"Day of mimeral resources" at primary school of Ferda Vesela, Šentvid pri Stični, Oct 22,2019 (Slovenia).
Geological Survey of Slovenia organized the event in primary school Ferda Vesela. Students learned what raw materials are, where we use them, what are critical raw materials and what will happen to them in the future.
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RM@Schools Ambassadors: Nina Valand & Rok Brajković
GeoZS - 18/10/2019 event (Slovenia)
"Visit to a local factory of zinc" at primary school of Franca Kranjca, Celje and Cinkarna Celje, Oct 18,2019 (Slovenia).
Geological Survey of Slovenia organized the event together with Cinkarna Celje for the ninth graders of primary school Frana Kranjca. The event contributed to a greater understanding of the topic of raw materials and helped to raise the awareness about their importance in modern society. Students need to understand why we need factories such as Cinkarna Celjei, what impact they have on their local environment and how their operation affects and improve our lives. web album
RM@Schools Ambassadors: Nina Valand & Rok Brajković
First international Fraunhofer Talent School at Fraunhofer IFAM in Bremen (Germany), Oct 7-9,2019.
In cooperation with the EIT Raw Materials project "RM@Schools", sixteen students from Estonia, Italy, Austria and Germany as well as eight teachers came to Bremen to learn and work on the topic of fiber-reinforced composites (FRP). The main focus here was on the question: Raw materials and sustainability: what can fiber reinforced plastics contribute? The student teams took home with them a project task on the subject of FRP, the results of which they will present in another workshop at IFAM in March 2020. We are curious!
Website | web album
RM@Schools Ambassadors: Beate Brede, Marica Canino & Karin Käär
be a miner for one day!
Be a miner for one day (Budi Rudar na jedan dan), Rudnik Sveta Barbara mine (Poland) - Oct 6, 2019.
The key activity of St Barbara Mine is permanent education based on maintaining the local traditions, axiology and principle of tolerance for ethnical, natural and cultural heritage. It has to be stressed that education is two-way process for St Barbara crew. It is a highest type of social innovation which were recognized. During the event, the local mining heritage was promoted and the importance of iron ore excavation was emphasized.
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RM@Schools Ambassadors: Natalia Kowalska
Armida at Helsinki
The Finnish Presidency Event: European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy, Helsinki (Finland) - Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2019.
Armida was invited to present "Raw MatTERS Ambassadors at Schools" during the "Innovators of the future" session of the conference.
Website | CNR News
RM@Schools Ambassadors: Armida Torreggiani.
European Researchers' Night ECODOM, Brindisi (Italy)
European Researchers' Night in Brindisi (Italy), Sep 27-28, 2019.
ECODOM took part at the “ENEA Open Day della Ricerca” organized by ENEA Brindisi within the ERN Apulia event, part of the European Researchers Night project. ECODOM was there with a stand in the technological islands cluster, disseminating the importance of the correct WEEE management and letting people seeing some RAW MATERIALS recovered by WEEE treatment first-hand.
RM@Schools Ambassadors: Antonella Castellano
MEET me TONIGHT 2019 - Milan (Italy)
Meet me tonight, Milan (Italy), Sep 27-28, 2019.
UNIMIB, POLIMI, and ECODOM participated with a stand: "Raw Matterss & Circular Economy" to the event.
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Interview with Alessia Le Donne by Open Innovation
Interview
RM@Schools Ambassadors: Alessia Le Donne, Simona Binetti, Cinzia Cristiani, Raffaella Soave, Vladimiro Dal Santos, Luca Campadello, Alessia Accili, Nazarena Vincenti, Gaia Legnani.
European Researchers' Night 2019 - Stockholm (Sweden)
European Researchers' Night in Stockholm (Sweden), Sep 27, 2019.

RM@Schools Ambassadors: Kerstin Forsberg.
European Researchers' Night 2019 - Bologna
European Researchers' Night in Bologna (Italy), Sep 27, 2019.
Young RM@Schools ambassadors in action at the 1st grade secondary school Testoni Fioravanti in Bologna.
Backstage web album | web album
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RM@Schools Ambassadors: Annalisa Aluigi, Elisa Bandini, Emilia Benvenuti, Laura Favaretto, Mauro Murgia, Mirko Seri,
Giovanna Sotgiu & Armida Torreggiani, Alberto Zanelli & Alberto Zannella (ECODOM).
European researchers' night 2019 - Crakow
European Researchers' Night in Kraków (Poland), Sep 27, 2019.
"Małopolska noc naukowców".
The Faculty of mining and geoengineering prepared a stand called "The earth's treasures hunters", where the children could learn about the mineral processing and sedimentation.
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RM@Schools Ambassadors: Zuzanna Łacny
European researchers' night 2019 - Pecs
European Researchers' Night in Pécs (Hungary), Sep 27, 2019.
RM Young Ambassadors from the Babits Secondary School in Pécs brilliantly explained their project: the "clever clay", showing how to produce water-resistant clay bricks from mining waste. They made their presentation at the University of Pé accompanied by their instructor (Anett Pandur).
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RM@Schools Ambassadors: Ferenc Mádai
European researchers' night 2019 - Miskolc
European Researchers' Night in Miskolc (Hungary), Sep 27, 2019.
The event in Miskolc was really successful. The RM@Schools presented the "Volcanic popcorn", the properties and utilizaztion of perlite. The show was presented by the students of the Herman Ottó Secondary School. They presented it also in their school on Thursday.
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RM@Schools Ambassadors: Ferenc Mádai
European researchers' night 2019 - Ljubjana
European Researchers' Night in Ljubjana (Slovenia), Sep 27, 2019.
The Geological Survay of Slovenia participated to the event performing activities which help to rise the awareness on the importance of geology and RM in our lives and why also recycling is important. The app KamenCheck was presented during the exhibition.
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RM@Schools Ambassadors: Nina Valand & Rok Brajković
Secrets in groundwater, Slovenia  2019
"Secrets of groundwater of the Krško Poljie"" Krško (Slovenia), Sep 24, 2019.
The Geological Survay of Slovenia, participated to the event dedicated to the ground water in the area and to the opening of the geological column of Krško and its surroundings. The application KamenCheck was successfully used with pupils of the primary and secondary schools.
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RM@Schools Ambassadors: Nina Valand & Rok Brajković
Open_Innovation_MeetMeTonight_2019
Interview with Alessia Le Donne by the editorial board of Open Innovation, Sep 23, 2019
"At home and in ecological islands a mine of materials to be recycled"
Interview (in Italian)
RM@Schools Ambassadors: Alessia Le Donne
School in nature for future generations, Slovenia  2019
"School in nature for future generations" at Centers of outdoor education (CŠOD) : Lipa, Prvine, Radenci (Slovenia), Aug 28, 2019.
The Geological Survay of Slovenia, presented the RM@Schools 3.0 toolkit KamenCheck/RockCheck application. The proposed activities helped to raise the awareness about the importance of geology and its impact on our lives in modern society.
Website | web album
RM@Schools Ambassadors: Nina Valand & Rok Brajković
Ciencia Viva, Lisbon  2019
"Ciência Viva" at CENIMAT - FCT Nova, Lisbon - 8-12 July 2019.
"Ciência Viva no laboratório criar futuro" (23th edition) means to provide an opportunity to get closer to the reality of scientific and technological research for youngsters.
CENIMAT at FCT NOVA University campus hosted this year at this great science feast for a week also a group of young RM@Schools Ambassadors from Italy.
Website | web album
twitter | facebook | Instagram
RM@Schools Ambassadors: João Pedro Veiga, Rui Ingreja & Alessandra Degli Esposti.
Tallinn 2019
Fourth RM@Schools' workshop - Tallinn, Estonia - June 26-27, 2019.
Meeting held at the Taltech - Mektory centre and at the Gustav Adolfi Gymnasium.
Focus on the RM@Schools’ results obtained up to now, the future planning and sharing experiences/ comments/ criticities. New toolkits presentation.
web album | twitter
GeoZS 2019
"Geology for society": workshop at the elementary school Jurij Vega, Moravce (Slovenia)- June 20, 2019.
A geology day organized for pupils in the third grade of elementary school to introduce them to geology.
The connection among minerals, rocks, ore and raw materials were introduced to rise their awareness on the origin of raw materials used to build what they use in their daily life, appreciate their value and the need to recycle them.
RM@Schools Ambassadors: Rok Brajković
IdeenExpo 2019
IdeenExpo - Hannover, Germany - June 15-23, 2019.
Young RM Ambassadors from Liceo L. Galvani - Bologna (Italy) and Gymnasium - Osnabrück (Germany) successfully tutored a stand devoted to RM at the IdeenExpo 2019 exhibition.
They spread the news:
IdeenExpo: website | youtube channel
CNR: website
RM@Schools: web album | facebook | twitter | Instagram
RawMaterials- INFOCENTRE: News
videos: Reportage | yet another video

RM@Schools Ambassadors: Jochen Brinkmann, Armida Torreggiani, Laura Favaretto, Mauro Murgia & Alessandra Degli Esposti
Open doors day - UPM - Madrid
Open Doors Day at UPM, Madrid, June 3, 2019.
Students of class 3I (Liceo Scientifico Copernico - Bologna) with their teacher Mariangela Tadeo participated to the Open Doors Day at UPM in Madrid.
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RM@Schools Ambassadors: Miguel Izquierdo Diaz, David Bolonio, and Liliana Medic Pejic
BBS Papenburg, Gemany
RM@Schools project presentation at BBS Papenburg, Germany - May 16, 2019.
Two RM@Schools projects were presented at the BBS Papenburg in Germany on May 16. Ten 12-grade-students used the “TheoPrax” project management methodology to work on project topics given by RM@Schools Ambassadors. The students presented their project results in front of a large auditorium in the school’s assembly hall. Besides information about the RM@Schools project the students gave, the auditorium listened to suggestions on how the marketing of the project could be improved and how the awareness of teenagers regarding RM@Schools topics like sustainability and recycling could be boosted.
RM@Schools Ambassadors: Beate Brede
MINFOS 2019
MINFOS - International Days of Minerals, Fossils, and Environment - TRŽIČ, Slovenia, May 11-12, 2019.
RM@Schools workshop "Learn about geology" within the MINFOS event.
With learning toolkits participants learned how to recognize minerals and rocks and got to know the raw materials built into common everyday objects like smartphones. They could also see how groundwater flows and what pollution of the groundwater mean for nearby environment. These activities helped them raise the awareness about the importance of geology and raw materials, as well their impact on our lives.
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RM@Schools Ambassadors: Nina Valand and Rok Brajković
Production electrolysis of zinc - a model experiment to understand the process chains in mining and recycling: from ore/ scrap to the target metal
The Technical University of Clausthal (TUC) is partner of the project RawMatTERS Ambassadors @ Schools, in which lessons are developed on the topic of raw materials. Here we present an experiment on zinc electrolysis; It exemplifies the value of alloys and the high energy, water and chemical use for the representation of the metals. In school workshops, process chains - from ore or electronic scrap to metal - are explained and experienced at model experimentation stations and supplemented in project days with factory tours (French Process, Norzinco, Goslar).
DOI:10.1002/ckon.201800079
RM@Schools Ambassadors: Jochen Brinkmann
White Night for Science at Schools - Lissone event
Role of Geology in society - Črnomelj (Slovenia), April 17-19, 2019.
Pupils. 54 pupils and 3 teachers of the Elementary School Loka Črnomelj took part in a whole day of geological activities. Pupils learned about raw material issue through different active learning techniques with the use of the mobile application KamenCheck and the toolkit Mineral Check.
Experts. Discussion on future plans of Geological Survey for a wider society learning and formal education in Slovenia.
Program
Web album(pupils)
Web album (experts)
They talk about us:
LOKA Črnomelj school | Radio Odeon
RM@Schools Ambassadors: Rok Brajković
White Night for Science at Schools - Lissone event
White night for science at high schools Enriques and Istituto Europa Unita in Lissone (Italy), May 4, 2019.
Young RM@Schools Ambassadors (3A, 3B, and 3E) involve society with the critical RM issue during the nightly event at their school.
Teachers: Cristina Erba, Ofelia Molteni, and Silvia Castoldi.
Program | web site | Web album | video

RM@Schools Ambassadors: Alberto Zanelli, Mirko Seri & Marica Canino

Milano-Bicocca event
Horizon Chem 2019, University of Milano-Bicocca, 5 April 2019.
The General Assembly of the United Nations has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements. The year 2019 marks in fact the 150th anniversary of the Mendeleev’s first periodic table publication. HorizonChem 2019 would therefore create a meaningful opportunity to highlight not only the history, but also the great relevance of the periodic table nowadays (e.g. in Raw Materials related topics).
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RM@Schools Ambassadors: Alessia Le Donne & Simona Binetti

Milano-Bicocca event
Strategies for substitution and recycling of materials for an eco-sustainable economy, University of Milano-Bicocca, 4 April 2019
This workshop for teachers and high school students has been organized within the RM@Schools 3.0 project in collaboration with the Materials Science Scientific Degree Plan. RM@Schools Ambassador Vladimiro Dal Santo will give a talk on “Critical Raw Materials: Challenges and Opportunities”.
Leaflet | Web album
RM@Schools Ambassador: Alessia Le Donne & Simona Binetti

Mint workshops at the Eduard Stieler School
Mint workshops at the Eduard Stieler School, Fulda (DE), March 28 -29, 2019.
RM Ambassador Jochen Brinkmann (MA) and Dr. Ing. Andreas Czymai from the TU Clausthal offered as every year mint workshops at the Eduard Stieler School (ESS). This year, two 11th classes of the ESS were able to participate in the events together with one of the advanced courses Chemistry of the Winfriedschule and the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Schule.
They talked about us on newspapers:
fuldainfo.de | Fuldaer Nachtrichten.de
RM@Schools Ambassador: Jochen Brinkmann

EIT RawMaterials Partners' Day
"Partners' Day", an Innovation Hub West initiative, TU Delft (Netherlands), 28 March 2019.
Armida was invited to talk about "Triggering students interest in raw materials and sustainable society" during the "EIT RM Success Stories & Inspiring results" session of the Partners' Day.
Program | Web album
RM@Schools Ambassador: Armida Torreggiani

ESEE Workshop Leoben
10th ESEE Dialogue Conference - MontanUnivesität Leoben, March 27-29, 2019.
Experts on mining, geology, mineral and metallic raw materials, circular economy, Raw materials industry stakeholders, Policy and decision-makers in the field of raw material prospection and mining and Stakeholders in the field of raw materials education and research came together to foster an international community and future innovation activities in the raw materials sector. A RM@Schools Workshop was held by Mirko Seri from CNR and students from HTL Leoben performed a hands-on experiment on "Fascination Salt".
Raw Materials event | Agenda | ESEE Brochure | Web album
RM@Schools Ambassador: Mirko Seri

teachers workshop Slovenia
"Competent teacher – heart of contemporary school", Laško (9 March 2019) & Bled (23 March 2019) - Slovenia.
RM@Schools Ambassador participated to the two events giving lectures on Geology and Raw Materials resources in formal education system in Slovenia: "I care about Geology". The RM@Schools EU project and its methodology was also presented with the aim to inform teachers about possibilities to gain training on its topics.
Program
RM@Schools Ambassador: Rok Brajković


3rd workshop Budapest
3rd Workshop of RM@Schools at Bay Zoltán, Budapest, 21-22 March 2019
Focus on the RM@Schools’ results obtained up to now, the future planning and sharing experiences/ comments/ criticities.
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1st RM@Schools Workshop Lisbon
1st Workshop of RM@Schools @FCT NOVA, Lisbon, 14 March 2019
300 students and 6 teachers, coordinated by Luisa Santos, participated at the event organized at the "Emídio Navarro High School" in Almada (Portugal).
RM@Schools Ambassador: João Pedro Veiga

Open Doors Day - UPM Madrid 2019
Open Doors Days at UPM, Madrid, 14-15 March 2019.
A class of Italian students from Porretta Terme, Bologna participate to the event in Madrid.
Students' Report | Web album
RM@Schools Ambassadors: Miguel Izquierdo Diaz, David Bolonio, and Liliana Medic Pejic
IPSIA Ferraris, Catanzaro
Open access event: Electronic for electric cars - Catanzaro 12 March 2019.
Young RM Ambassadors in action at IPSIA Ferraris in collaboration with the European project "CHALLENGE"
Leaflet | Web album
RM@Schools Ambassador: Marica Canino
RM@Schools for teacher in Berlin
RM@Schools workshop for teachers - Berlin (6-7/03/2019).
25 people from different European countries met in Berlin to discuss how to improve conditions for teaching about raw materials at secondary schools as well as the teaching itself. Among them 19 teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Italy, Austria, Germany and Belgium, and 5 from the staff of the RM@Schools consortium representing Italy, Austria, Estonia and Germany.
Web album | Video
Event in Slovenia
Educational Workshop for 2.nd graders
WHAT IS IT MADE OF? AND HOW TO RECYCLE
Primary schools, of dr. Ivana Korošca Borovnica, Slovenia (07/03/2019).
66 pupils from second grade of primary school with their teachers, got to know the importance of raw materials in everyday life. The proposed activities helped raise the awareness about the importance of raw materials, their production, uses and recycling, as well as the properties of different minerals and rocks and importance of geology in our life. Report
RM@Schools Ambassador: Rok Brajković
Event in Liége
"La Boite á culture" - Mediacité Liège, 05/03/2019.
The mobile phone workshop was carried out at Médiacité, a big shopping mall in Liège.
RM@Schools Ambassador: Martine Vanherck
Energia oggi e domani
GiTE: Conference of Prof. Emeritus V. Balzani , Bologna, 20/02/2019.
In collaboration with GiTe - Giornate sulla Termoelettricità (Days on thermoelectricity)
Within the activities of RM@Schools 3.0, three classes of students from Lissone (Italy) attended the conference. They were involved with themes of strategic raw materials for the EU economy, energy transition and new technologies. After this experience they became young RM Ambassadors and committed themselves to spread about in their city the issues on circular economy with seminar events and games.
Leaflet | Web album | video
RM@Schools Ambassador: Alberto Zanelli
Workshop for teachers Bologna
Workshop for teachers on the RM@Schools Methodology - Bologna, Jan 28, 2019.
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RM@Schools Ambassadors: Annalisa Aluigi & Giovanna Sotgiu
Event in Slovenia
VII. CULTURAL MARATHON - AN ENLIGHTENMENT TODAY - THERE IS SCOPIO'S SPIRIT IN US
High School Jurija Vega, Idrija (Slovenia), Jan 25, 2019.
On the workshop, pupils from high school Jurija Vega, got to know the importance of raw materials in everyday lives. Through the workshop connection between minerals, ore and raw materials was presented. They also learned about classification of raw materials and their importance form modern society.
Web album | Program
RM@Schools Ambassador: Rok Brajković
Video Storytelling
Workshop for students on Video Storytelling - Bologna, Jan 17, 2019.
Students attend to a lecture about how to produce a video storytelling tutored by Maura Romano (MeltingPro).
RM@Schools Ambassador: Armida Torreggiani

RM@Schools youtube channel  Videos

European Researchers' Night - Sep 27, 2019 -Bologna (Italy).
Reportage on IdeenExpo taken by TU-Clauthal operators - Jun 15-23,2019 - Hannover (Germany).
Reportage on IdeenExpo taken by the young RM Ambassadors- Jun 15-23,2019 - Hannover (Germany).
White Night for Science - May 4, 2019 - Lissone (Italy).
Workshop for teachers, Berlin - March 6-7, 2019 - Berlin (Germany).
"Energia oggi e domani" - Conference by Prof. V. Balzani, February 20, 2019 - Bologna (Italy). September 27, 2019, Poland.

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"Day of mineral resources" - October 22, 2019, Ferda Vesela, Šentvid pri Stični, Slovenia.
"Visit to a local factory of zinc" - October 18, 2019, schools of Franca Kranjca, Celje and Cinkarna Celje, Slovenia.
Fraunhofer Talent School - October 7-9, 2019, Bremen, Germany.
Be a miner for one day - October 6, 2019, Rudnik Sveta Barbara mine, Poland.
Meet me tonight - September 27-28, 2019, Milan, Italy.
European researchers' night in Kraków- September 27, 2019, (ESEE) Poland.
European researchers' night in Bologna September 27, 2019, Italy.
European researchers' night in Bologna, backstage - September 24, 2019, Italy.
European researchers' night in Pécs - September 27, 2019, (ESEE) Hungary.
European researchers' night in Miskolc - September 27, 2019, (ESEE) Hungary.
European researchers' night in Ljubjana - September 27, 2019, Slovenia.
School in nature for future generations - August 28, 2019, Slovenia.
Ciencia Viva - no laboratorio criar futuro - July, 8-12, 2019 - Almada (Portugal).
4th Workshop - June 26 - 27, 2019, Tallinn (Estonia).
IdeenExpo 2019 - June 15 - 23, 2019, Hannover (Germany).
HorizonChem 2019 - April 5, 2019, University of Milano - Bicocca (Italy).
Strategies for substitution and recycling of materials for an eco-sustainable economy- University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy), April 4, 2019.
10th ESEE Dialogue Conference - March 27-29, 2019, MontanUnivesität Leobeni (Austria).
3rd Workshop of RM@Schools at bay Zoltán, March 21-22, 2019 - Budapest (Hungary).
Open Doors Days, March 14-15, 2019, UPM Madrid (Spain)
Electronic for electric cars, March 12, 2019, IPSIA Ferraris - Catanzaro (Italy)
Workshop for teachers, March 6-7, 2019 - Berlin (Germany).
Students from Lissone (Italy) attend a conference at the, February 20, 2019, Bologna (Italy).
Workshop for teachers on the RM@Schools Methodology, January 28, 2019, Bologna (Italy).
VII. CULTURAL MARATHON, January 25, 2019 - Idrija (Slovenia).