Nora Fernandez Fernandez
The Higher School of Experimental Sciences and Technology (ESCET) of the URJC organizes the XXII Conference on Materials Engineering, headed by professors María Dolores Escalera, Pilar Rodrigo and Ainhoa Riquelme Aguado.
The event will take place tomorrow, November 04, at ESCET itself, located on the University's Móstoles campus. The Conference will cover the whole morning, from 09:00 a.m. to 14:30 p.m. and the registration They will be open until late today.
According to Rodrigo, organizer of the event and professor in the Area of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering at the URJC, "these sessions are specially designed for students of the Degree in Materials Engineering". Its main objective "is to connect students with different fields of industry and research and make them see that the knowledge acquired in the degree is essential in many sectors," she adds.
El SCHEDULE The event will consist of a brief introduction, the presentation of the ERASMUS and Master's programmes, and then the conferences. Among the guests, two researchers from the CSIC will be present; Félix Antonio López and Susana Merino, and several students who graduated from the degree, some who work in the sector and others who are dedicated to research. Regarding this point, Rodrigo has pointed out that “we always try to get graduate students to participate as speakers to motivate our students and make them see the professional opportunities they have from a realistic perspective”.
As a prominent speaker, Rodrigo points to Antonio Hernando Grande, Professor of Magnetism of Matter at the Complutense University of Madrid since 1980.
When asked about the many editions that these days have, Rodrigo acknowledges that “in general, the reception is always good. We have around 90-100 students enrolled in each edition”.
Possibly, one of the things to highlight in these 22 editions is that “we have never repeated a speaker. As a new contribution, perhaps it is that we are beginning to introduce such important topics as recycling and the circular economy in our presentations and our students see that their knowledge has a lot to contribute in these topics”, comments Rodrigo.