Science week 2013

Next 21st November at 9:30h, students from the Scientific and Technological Branch will explain “How do drugs work” using Pecha Kucha presentations at Auditori of Centre Cultural (Martorell). A Pecha Kucha is a type of presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers students to present results in a professional format using only evidence based medicine.Every two students will present scientific information of a well known prescription drug, that is, drug name, drug receptor using protein data bank database, mechanism of action of the drug with the receptor based on original scientific articles, drug main and adverse effects, and, references. More information at After that, at 12 h, students from the Technological Branch will explain “How to program software and objects” using Pecha Kucha. There will be examples of creating simple mobile apps using 2.0.3 software and Android SDK. Basic examples using Arduino/Processing software to control simple sensors as light dependent resistor (LDR), actuators like light emitting diodes (LEDs) that could act as an analog input, analog output, digital input and digital output. It will be shown also examples of Processing code to create interactive activities including audio, video, text, augmented reality examples, computer vision examples, and genetic algorithms and neural networks, among others. The students will explain how the code make possible to work the corresponding application.More information including some videos at Students will be video recorded and their activity will be part of their first term marks in Contemporary Sciences and Mechanics.

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