BrainCamp Kosovo 2019
The goal of BrainCamp Kosovo is to have young people think about science in a new light and potentially motivate and/or inspire them to invest their time in any science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
The course ran from April 1st - 5th 2019, with the students split into two separate groups, divided based on their age ranging from 14 to 18-years old.
This year, the teaching setup was slightly different from BrainCamp Kosovo 2018. The teachers got to teach both groups on the same day, on their specific topic. This way the students had the opportunity to get to know all four teachers.
The topics, in comparison to last year, where more computation-focused. They ranged from computational neuroscience, coding, data analysis, to engineering. Also included was one day where the students were given a BBC Micobit (to keep) and were taught how to code.
Just like last year, the culmination of BrainCamp Kosovo was on the last day, which we again dedicated to our quiz. The first part of the quiz consisted of true/false questions, multiple choice questions or open-ended questions designed by the four teachers. In the second part the students had the chance to come up with their own research question and give a short presentation. We judged the students on different categories like: relevance of the question, methods of research, hypothesis and implications.
Federico Claudi (2nd year PhD student at SWC )
Miranda Mathews (Post-doctoral fellow at SWC)
Egzona Morina (2nd year PhD student at SWC)
Philip Shamash (2nd year PhD student at SWC)
Prof. Tom Otis (Chief Scientific Officer of SWC)
Prof. Tom Mrsic-Flogel (Director of SWC)
Mr. Lirim Greiçevci (Kosovan ambassador to the Netherlands)
Miss Heroina Telaku (Minister counsellor)
Mr. Jusuf Thaçi (Executive director of ATOMI Institute)
Miss Naime Hoxha (Clinical psychologist of ATOMI Institute)
Miss Edita Pozhegu
SWC professional services and scientific support staff