A sciencetransformed Valletta
Over 28,000 people were estimated to celebrate European Researchers’ Night at this year’s Science in the City festival, making it the most successful event to date.
Thousands of children and adults played with the much-loved art installation Light Pushes Stuff (funded by the Malta Arts Fund and Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies project), ‘pushing’ LED bulbs with hand held torches representing new technologies being developed. Others experienced Jazz for the Brain, which fused jazz music with neuroscience research aimed at mitigating stroke.
Countless people met the hundreds of students from Malta’s higher education institutions, talking about sci- ence, linguistics, art history, health and many other topics. Researchers held many one on one discussion about their work and the possibility of a career in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). To show that science impacts many other aspects of our society, NGOs, industrial scientists and government employees discussed the necessity of research to make their work effective.
The festival will soon be opening calls for partners and proposals in the run up to yet another Science in the City 2018!
The festival has been recognised by EFFE International Jury to receive the EFFE Label 2017–2018.