High school students from Latvia visit the institute of Biomaterials

BBCE guest group with supervisors from our institute and Prof. Boccaccini

We were happy to host 11th grade students from Latvia on 26th – 29th July in the framework of our collaboration with the Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence (BBCE). They were the winners of the BIO-GO-Higher competition which was organised for last year high school students from Latvia with the intention to promote the interest of young students in science and engineering. The group travelled under the supervision of Dr. Arita  Dubnika, Leading Researcher at Rudolfs Cimdins Riga Biomaterials Innovation and Development Centre, Riga Technical University.  The pupils were welcomed to the FAU Institute of Biomaterials by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini. Together with their mentor and visiting researchers of BBCE, the pupils visited our laboratories and performed experiments related to biomaterials. From our team, Zoya Hadzhieva, and Marcela Arango-Ospina were in charge of the organisation of the visit, and they were supported by Francesco Iorio and Hsuan-Heng (all PhD students) for the laboratory and social activities.