The dissemination work carried out by the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit (UCC+i) has been awarded in December 2019 with the “Science and Society” prize in the 5th Edition of the Premios Tercer Milenio organised by Heraldo. With this contest, Heraldo seeks to recognise the work of the research centre or group in Aragon that best communicates with society
The Hi Score Science app, developed by the unit, has been awarded in 2017 with the first prize in the XVIII Edition of the international programme Science in Action, in the category “Science Teaching Materials in Interactive Support” (IBM Award), and has received the D+i TOP seal (a national recognition that rewards the best inclusive science outreach projects), has received the runner-up prize for the best outreach project in the 1st CSIC Awards for Science Outreach and Citizen Science, has been selected for oral presentation at eleven meetings, conferences and courses such as the 2016, 2019 and 2022 editions of the Jornadas de Divulgación Innovadora D+i, the 36th Biennial Meeting of the RSEQ, ComCiRed2018, the V Encuentro Nacional De Nanodivulgadores, the I Congreso de ciencia Inclusiva, the VII Congreso de Comunicación Social de la Ciencia and the Congreso de Comunicación Social de la Ciencia CCSC23.
El Rescate del Titán, a project funded by FECYT, has been included in the 2017 catalogue of good practices (link to FECYT -pages 10 y 11). El rescate del Titán is an escape room game in which participants have to help find the Titan ultra-high resolution microscope that has been stolen from the facilities of the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón.
10alamenos9 has been awarded the Campus Gutenberg 2020 prize at the Campus Gutenberg – CosmoCaixa conference. Born in 2016, in the five editions held (the first two under the FECYT quality label), it has received more than 50,000 attendees in the more than 500 activities carried out. 10ALAMENOS9 focuses on raising awareness and increasing general knowledge of nanoscience and nanotechnology (N&N) in our country, showing the implications and scope of N&N through workshops, exhibitions, round tables, coffee-talks, seminars, master classes, science and art performances and many other activities.
CSI-Zaragoza project has been included in the Catálogo de Prácticas Inspiradoras en Cultura Científica por la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) in the 2014 call, and was a finalist in the Dissemination Award in Aragon in the first edition of the Premios Tercer Milenio and winner in the second edition of the awards.
Likewise, one of the informative documentary videos developed by unit staff, “El helio lo es todo” was a finalist in the 19th edition of the Zaragoza Film Festival in the documentary category. Year 2014.