In this edition, there were 216 participants from 7 different countries: Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, China and Spain.
The topic of the research projects is totally free, and is prepared usually as a school project, or as an extracurricular activity. The participants have to bring their project to the stand, prepared by the organization, and explain their research to the public visiting the exhibition, which is open to everybody during the three days.
Some of the projects presented in this edition include: crop protection system against wild boar attacks, sound level meter autonomous robots, automatic dispenser for pet food, multicharge device with solar panels, Arduino-based tele-presence prototype system to study its application in a mission on Mars, mobile apps connected to weather sensors, comparison of the sugar content in isotonic drinks, acoustic contamination study, the life after the star or elaboration of bioplastic from potato, yucca and corn, among many others.
A jury, formed by different professionals from the academic or research environment, evaluated the projects presented. ICMAB was there on Friday afternoon to evaluate the projects based on their innovation, creativity, methodological rigour, authorship, oral defense and stand presentation. The awards were given on Saturday afternoon at Cosmocaixa.
Exporecerca Jove is organized by MAGMA (@magmarecerca), a Catalan Youth Association to promote research within young students.