Miguel Antonio Peña

Research Scientist at Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Madrid (Spain)

From April 11 to April 18, 2018

Biography —

Scientific research at public institutions has, in many cases, two important social gaps: one is with industry, and is related with research topics that pretend to be applied, but that usually are far away from the industry needs; the other is with the society itself, with scientists trapped in an ivory tower, writing papers that only other scientists read, and finally nobody knows what is all this science stuff for. This last gap can be reduced if scientists keep in contact with professors and students of primary and secondary schools. Renewable energies and robotics are two perfect areas for this kind of relationships.

Project —

My participation in Faber will be dedicated to the reflection on the work I have been doing in the world of teaching, exchange experiences with participants in FABER on topics of educational robotics.