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EVENTS 2021

Learning Circular Economy by Hands-on Experiments: A Case-Study on Phosphorus Recovering from Wastewater at School
"Learning Circular Economy by Hands-on Experiments: A Case-Study on Phosphorus Recovering from Wastewater at School" - The Future of Education 11th Edition, Florence IT (1-2/07/2021).
The objective of the Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of education. It is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current education projects and initiatives.
Website of the event | Promo videoclip | Program
"Learning Circular Economy by Hands-on Experiments: A Case-Study on Phosphorus Recovering from Wastewater at School":
Abstract | Online presentation |
Conference Proceedings
RM Ambassadors: Ornella Francioso, Alberto Zanelli, Mauro Murgia, Lorenzo Forini, Armida Torreggiani.
Integrating Circular Economy Concepts in School Programmes
"Integrating Circular Economy Concepts in School Programmes" - The Future of Education 11th Edition, Florence IT (1-2/07/2021).
The objective of the Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of education. It is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current education projects and initiatives.
Website of the event | Promo videoclip | Program
"Integrating Circular Economy Concepts in School Programmes":
Abstract | Online presentation |
Conference Proceedings
RM Ambassadors: Armida Torreggiani, Alberto Zanelli, Ornella Francioso, Lorenzo Forini, Alessandra Degli Esposti, Renata Lapinska-Viola & Emilia Benvenuti
Meeting RM@Schools
RM@Schools 4.0 online Consortium Meeting - National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Bologna IT(24/06/2021).
Virtual meeting organized by Istituto per la Sintesi Organica e la Fotoreattività (CNR-ISOF) Bologna (IT).
Agenda

Mineral Show
51st Edition of Bologna Mineral Show - Fair of Bologna IT (18-20/06/2021).
Young RM Ambassadors participated to the Mineral Show within the area dedicated to Raw Materials. The proposed activities were organized within a joint action between the 2 EU projects BettergeoEdu 2.0 and RM@Schools. Nine students coming from High Schools in Bologna (Liceo Copernico & Liceo Galvani), acted as tutors for young visitors by using BetterGeo a modified version of the famous video game "Minecraft" containing more geological information.
With the extraordinary participation of Tino, a baby T-Rex!
Web album 1 | Web album 2 | twit 1 | twit 2
CNR Events: English | Italian | on DTA
RM Ambassadors: Luca Giorgio Bellucci, Renata Lapinska-Viola & Armida Torreggiani
GeoZS workshop for teachers
Interactive teaching and learning about minerals and rocks in the classroom and nature - University of Ljubljana SLO (18-19/06/2021).
The RM Ambassador Rok Brajkovič, from Geological Survey of Slovenia, collaborated with the Department for Geology, Faculty of Natural Science and Engineering, University of Ljubljana on the teaching and learning about the minerals and rocks. The event was an official training - Continuing Professional Development for teachers of elementary and secondary schools, under the auspices of Ministry of education, science, and sport. The focus of his presentation was on RM@Schools project, our learning pathway and common view on the issues in society connected to raw materials.
Web album
RM Ambassadors: Rok Brajković
Cultural Collision Banja Luka
Cultural Collisions Bosnia & Herzegovina - Student Theater Banja Luka (18/06/2021).
A hybrid vernissage at the Student Theatre of Bnja Luka open online with zoom to a wider public. During the show each student had to choose one planet to represent, while planet earth was standing out to evidence its diversity among the others due to the presence of a large variety of raw materials.
The performance has shown that there was life on the earth thanks to raw materials, but the alegoria of the show was to rise the question about what will happen if one day all resources dissapear. What if?" scenario where some Day we will run out of RMs on Earth and maybe we would need to go to Space for resources.
Program | Web album
RM Ambassadors: Suzana Gotovac Atlagić
Meeting RM@Schools-ESEE
RM@Schools ESEE 2nd Progress meeting agenda 09:00-12:00 CET (16/06/2021).
Virtual meeting organized by the Resources Innovation Center Leoben (AU).
Agenda

Meeting RM@Schools-ESEE
activities
Augmented reality meets RM - MS Hausmannstätten AU (11/06/2021).
Despite the regulations around the European pandemic and school visits, under strict protocols, we were given special admittance to a primary school close to Graz in Austria to demonstrate our RM@Schools toolkit named, ‘Augmented Reality meets RM’ to a total of 7 classes for 142 pupils aged 13-15 and their teachers. The toolkit is an introductory lesson on the topic of Raw Materials, Mining and the Circular Economy, with a special age group focus on recycling.
website of the event | Pictures
RM Ambassadors: SelinaFlechsenhar & Mariaelena Murphy
Debate Sobrero
Debate our Future: waste treatment and recycling at IS Ascanio Sobrero, Casale Monferrato IT (8/06/2021).
Debate is a discussion about an issue, which involves two sides: one supporting a resolution and one opposing it. 80 students divided in groups were involved in the competition guided by teachers (pdf), who evaluated their ability in the discussion. Final Event organized at the High School IS_"Ascanio Sobrero" in Casale Monferrato. The event was also supported by "Gualapack" company & "Cultura e sviluppo".
Flyer | Program | web album
CNR News (EN) | (IT)
on twitter: twit1| twit2
RM Ambassadors: Armida Torreggiani & Alessandra Degli Esposti
RAEE_Liceo_Fermi
WEEE collection at school, Bologna IT (31/05-1-3/06/2021).
In occasion of the European Green week, 24 students managed to involve another 1,500 in good practices for the collection and recycling of waste from electrical and electronic equipment, the so-called WEEE. An experimental project promoted by CNR researchers has transformed students of Liceo "Enrico Fermi" into ambassadors of the ecological transition, with the collaboration of the Hera Group, Erion, and Treee Srl.
Program | web album
Press release:    Read More
RM Ambassadors: Eleonora Polo, Alberto Zanelli, Antonella Castellano & Lorenzo Forini
GeoZS Science Day
Science Day: why geology? at primary school Železniki (2/06/2021).
Due to the current epidemiological situation, the work was somewhat adjusted, so 80 students from 4 classes of a primary school took turns participating in 4 different workshops organized in nature on the nature trail around their school. They learn about minerals and how to describe them and more about rocks. The students used the toolkits "Modern devices - yes please! What about mining?", "Be smart about smartphone" and "Social acceptance of mining".
Pictures: 1 | 2 | 3
RM Ambassadors: Nina Valand & Rok Brajković
Teachers_BanjaLuka
Train the trainer recruiment workshop, University Banja Luka (BA) (29/05/2021).
The first workshop with the teachers from targeted schools was held in the form of "Train the trainer" recruitment. Teachers were introduced to the RM@Schools 4.0 goals and the previous project history and their potential contribution in disseminating the importance of raw materials subject to young pupils. All teachers accepted to participate to the project and will officially enter in action after having obtained the permission from the Bosnian Ministry of education.
Pictures: 1 | 2 | 3
RM Ambassadors: Suzana Gotovac Atlagić
RawMterialDay_Bicocca
Forge your Future with Raw Materials - Raw Materials University Days, University of Milano-Bicocca (IT) (27/05/2021).
The event is addressed to bachelor’s and master’s degree students with the aim of dissemination of the economic, social and scientific importance of raw materials for different applications. During the event, participants will be accompanied to the knowledge of raw materials, from the extraction to the everyday uses and their recycle. The main purpose of the event is the promulgation of educational pathways and carrier opportunities in this sector.
Announcement | Leaflet
RM Ambassadors: Antonella Castellano & Simona Binetti
Economia_Circolare_ICCOM.jpg
Chemistry: green, sustainable and safe! Florence, IT (12/05/2021).
webinar on INDIRE (National Institute for Documentation, Innovation, Educational Research).
Green chemistry means the invention, design and use of chemical products and processes able to reduce or eliminate the use and production of dangerous substances. Twelve basic principles help us understand this new "vision" of chemistry.
Presentation ( pdf).
RM Ambassadors: Gianna Reginato & Andrea Ienco
abclive
"The economy in circle. Enterprises that choose to become sustainable", ABClive platform (IT) (5/05/2021).
AIRCNC is an innovative startup born from the need of finding high quality workings even of small batches at an adequate price. The starting idea was that in today's world every resource makes more sense only if shared. AIRCNC created a web to make available the unused hours of machine tools and production resources of subcontractors and manufacturers in particular in small and medium size factories. It is a way of seeing a fluid economy, in which everything in which we invest can give the maximum return and the minimum waste.
On Facebook: Aircnc Srl | abc live
RM Ambassadors: Eleonora Polo
EITRM4Hospitals
CRMs4Hospitals awards ceremony, UPM Madrid, ES (28/04/2021).
The School of mining and energy engineering of the Universidad Politècnica de Madrid (UPM) organized a award ceromony for the winner of the competition CRMs4Hospitals, lanched by UPM last year: "Students, enrolled in a Spanish educational institution in the school year 2020/2021, are invited to participate to the contest by presenting a poster on Critical Raw Materials (CRM) for Hospitals.
Presentation poster | Competition Rules
| Web album | event on UPM website
RM Ambassadors: Miguel Izquierdo Diaz, David Bolonio Martin & Liliana Medic Pejic
Wetsus Girls_Day_2021
Girls Day organized by Wetsus Together with CSG Liudger (High School), CEW, Watercampus Leeuwarden (NL)(15/04/2021).
Each year the Girlsday is organized by the partners of the Watercampus and VHTO. CSG Liudger selected a group of interested girls who visited the online event of Wetsus and CEW (Watercampus). The goal is to encourage girls to follow a career in STEM and to show how interesting watertechnology is. During the event the girls did an experiment, learned about water-related problems and had speeddates with female researchers.
RM Ambassadors: Marielke Sietsema
GeoZS workshop
Science Day - Society of the future - Elementary School Ferda Vesela Stična (SLO)(25/03/2021).
Due to the current epidemiological situation, the work was slightly adjusted and students from each department spent the entire day in their home classrooms. First, they were introduced to geology and its applicability to everyday life, and the importance and role of raw materials in society was explained. This was followed by various workshops. We tested the new toolkit "Be smart about smartphone", where students explore the raw materials in their smartphone.
web album
RM Ambassadors: Nina Valand and Rok Brajković
RM@Schools 4.0 Kick-off meeting online
RM@Schools 4.0 Kick-off meeting (30/03/2021).
Agenda | CNR event
RM@Schools-SEE-meeting online
RM@Schools - ESEE progress meeting (23/03/2021).
Agenda
Science festival - Verona (Italy)
Science Festival - Verona, IT (12-21/03/2021) - virtual.
In a rapidly evolving socio-economic context, tackling frontier issues is essential to develop teaching aimed at preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow. The "good practices" of the RM@Schools European project were analyzed: "Research and School: from communication to involvement for the society of the future".
Website of the event | video on youtube| CNR event.
RM Ambassadors: Armida Torreggiani
Recycling day in Miskolc
On-line recycling day: "How aliminium cans are reborn" (18/03/2021).
The theme revolved around the importance of selective collection and recycling. On the part of the University of Miskolc an interesting lecture to look into the life of a sorting work was given. Besides, the modern and unique plant of HELL Hungary Kft., where the aluminum boxes are reborn was shown.
on facebook
RM Ambassadors:
New Perspectives in Science and Education 2021
New Perspectives in Science Education - Firenze, IT (18-19/03/2021) - virtual.
"RAWsiko – Materials around us: A Digital Serious Game to Teach about Raw Materials’ Importance for the Transition towards a Low- Carbon Economy" (Armida Torreggiani)
Website of the event | online presentations | Conference Proceedings
RM Ambassadors: Armida Torreggiani, Alberto Zanelli, Maria Concetta Canino, Alessandra Degli Esposti, Emilia Benvenuti, Renata Lapinska-Viola, Lorenzo Forini & Maurizio Turinetto
New Perspectives in Science and Education 2021
New Perspectives in Science Education - Firenze, IT (18-19/03/2021) - virtual.
“Don’t Throw Away your Mobile!”: pupils’ perception of Raw Materials in Electronics through citizen education" (Mariaconcetta Canino)
Website of the event | online presentations | Conference Proceedings
RM Ambassadors: Mariaconcetta Canino, Armida Torreggiani, Alessandra Degli Esposti, Mirko Seri & Alberto Zanelli
TMS 2021
TMS2021 Virtual, Pittsburg, USA (15-18/03/2021)
Armida invited presentation: "How to Prepare Future Generations for the Challenges in the Raw Materials Sector"
Website of the event | video on youtube | Proceedings | on twitter
RM Ambassadors: Armida Torreggiani, Alberto Zanelli, Alessandra Degli Esposti, Eleonora Polo, Paolo Dambruoso, Renata Lapiska-Viola, Kerstin Forsberg, Emilia Benvenuti
abc live
"Oil or metals, which will run out first?" on abclive (12/3/2021)
abclive, the pleasure of learning" is a web platform, which mission is to share the joy of learning, the desire to know, the passion for researchi on the web.
The lessons are intended for everyone, from 4 to 100 years old, and live, because they believe in the relationship between people, in meeting as a moment of individual and social growth.
RM Ambassador: Eleonora Polo
Tavola periodica ICCOM
Periodic Table: 150 years old but it does not show them!(5/3/2021)
The periodic table was defined more than 150 years ago by Mendeleev, who organized the elements according to their properties. Two presentations were delivered followed by an interactive quiz using the Kahoot! Platform.
The activity was hosted by the ITT "S. Fedi - E. Fermi" - Pistoia using the google meet platform and reported on its facebook.
RM Ambassador: Gianna Reginato & Andrea Ienco
euromines_success_story
Euromines Communication Committee Online meeting (24/02/2021)
The RM@Schools project was presented during the online meeting of the Euromines Communication Committee as a success story, published on Euromines website. Followed on Facebook by 397 people. Euromines is a proud partner of RM@Schools project that has been selected by the Social Lab 16 working group of the NewHoRRIzon Project as the examples of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Projects inside the EIT program focused in Ethic dimension.
RM Ambassador: Veronika Sochorova
euromines website
Creating a project website for RM@School project on Euromines Website - January 2021
Euromines promotes RM@Schools project on Euromines homepage advertising its activities in a dedicated webpage.
In 2021 Euromines is one of the new consortium partners in this project.
RM Ambassador: Veronika Sochorova
success stories 2021
EIT European Intitute of Innovation & Technology - Responsible Research and Innovation
The EIT - European Institute of Innovation & Technology includes the RM@Schools project among its 8 success stories of Responsible Research and Innovation

RM@Schools youtube channel  Videos

"Integrating Circular Economy Concepts in School Programmes" - The Future of Education 11th Edition Virtual, Florence IT (1-2/07/2021).
"Learning Circular Economy by Hands-on Experiments: A Case-Study on Phosphorus Recovering from Wastewater at School" - The Future of Education 11th Edition Virtual, Florence IT (1-2/07/2021).
"WEEE collection at school" on newscast of èTV - Bologna, IT ( (31/05-1-3/06/2021).
online presentation Armida Torreggiani, New Perspectives in Science Education - Firenze, IT (18-19/03/2021) - virtual.
online presentation Marica Canino, New Perspectives in Science Education - Firenze, IT (18-19/03/2021) - virtual.
video on youtube TMS2021 Virtual, Pittsburg, USA (15-18/03/2021)

Web Album

51stMineral Show - Staging - Fair of Bologna IT - (18-20/06/2021).
51stMineral Show - Young RM Ambassadors in action - Fair of Bologna IT (18-20/06/2021).
Train the trainers - Department for geology, Faculty of Natural science and Engineering, University of Ljubljana SLO (18-19/06/2021).
Cultural Collisions Bosnia & Herzegovina, Student Theater Banja Luka BiH (18/06/2021)
Debate our Future: waste treatment and recycling - IS Ascanio Sobrero, Casale Monferrato IT (8/06/2021).
CRM4Hospitals - Awards ceremony, UPM Madrid ES (28/04/2021).
WEEE collection at school,, Liceo Scientifico "Enrico Fermi", Bologna IT (31/05-1-3/06/2021).
Science Day - Society of the future - Elementary School Ferda Vesela Stična SLO (25/03/2021).