What is YouMaker?
YouMaker is a project in which the ICMAB wants to showcase some of its more characteristic and amazing materials, and show the secrets of how they are "made" in the laboratory.
The project will count with 10 videos, and in each one, there will be one ICMAB researcher, and one external collaborator. The external collaborators are well-known science communicators, that work in different areas and media.
We count with the following people: Ignacio Crespo (S de Stendhal), Anna Morales (SizeMatters), Andrea Stephany (DNAndrea), Guillermo Orduña and Dani Jiménez.
We also count with the newspaper El Periódico, which would like to increase their scientific content, and which will host our videos and embed them in a science outreach article, so they can have more impact and diffusion. Finally, we also count with Esciencia, a science outreach company, that aids us in all the project managing and Incognita Agency, which aids in the production of the videos.
YouMaker counts with the collaboration of the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, and the Severo Ochoa Excellence project of ICMAB.
Presentation of the project
Anna May Masnou presented the project "YouMaker: this is how we make science" a the VI Annual Nanodivulgation Meeting, which took place on 4 November 2021 in Sevilla, and was organized by the Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla (ICMS) at the Scientific Research Center Isla De La Cartuja (CIC Cartuja).
The project was also presented in CosmoCaixa Barcelona, during the European Researchers' Night. During that day, we asked people what did they expect about Materials Science, and how it could impact our future. This is also one of the main objectives of YouMaker: let people know what Materials Science can do for us and our future living in this planet.
Finally, the project was also presented in the Science Culture Meeting of the CSIC, in Madrid, on 13-14 June 2022, by Lydia Gallego, from the CSIC Delegation in Catalunya.