DEBATE I: LET’S MAKE SCIENCE SEXY AGAIN
Is science still fashionable? What happened with the coolness of being a scientist? In a world where the role models appear in TV reality shows or are football players, how can we shift the interest of the general public back to science? In this talk we will try to provide with answers to those questions.
DEBATE II: KEEP CALM! MENTAL HEALTH IN RESEARCHERS
We all know that pursuing a PhD is not an easy endeavour. However, which is the real impact that it has in our mental health? All we know of cases of people who weren’t able to resist the pressure and dropped out. How do influence us the high level competitivity present? Does it comes with the territory or is academia toxic?