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Manuel heitor present on the 14th anniversary of the factory

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The Fabric Live Science Center (FLSC) celebrates on July 19th its 14th anniversary with the presence of Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education.

On a joyful day and with a free program of activities open to the whole community, FLSC will also count on the presence of Paulo Jorge Ferreira, Rector of the University of Aveiro (UA), and Rosalia Vargas, president of the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture-Living Science.

As a result of a partnership between the UA and the Live Science Agency and installed in the former Aveirense Mill Plant with the great objective of spreading science and promoting scientific and technological culture, the Fabric has already received around half a million visitors over its 14 years of existence, thanks to a program that includes diversified activities, in different formats, allowing various levels of interaction with audiences of all ages.

Pedro Pombo, director of the FLSC, recalls that behind all the work carried out over the last 14 years "is a team of professionals of scientific dissemination and a wide group of researchers, fellows and teachers of the UA." "The involvement of the AU is a unique and valuable cinematic condition that guarantees the Factory rigor, innovation, quality, responsiveness, specificity, dynamics and diversity in all its contents, inside and outside the doors ".

Development of programs open to all who visit the Factory is only one of the three lines of action of the institution coordinated by Pedro Pombo. This "consists in the creation and development of contents or valences for the implementation and dynamization of the annual program of activities". As a second line of action, the provision of services and itinerant programs arises based on the commitment to take out of doors the contents that exist in the exhibition spaces of the Center.

"We believe that this way it is possible to involve more public in science, which for various reasons may not have the availability, access or resources to go to the Live Science Center of Aveiro. This component also promotes the development and dynamization of annual educational projects", explains Pedro Pombo.

As a third line of action comes the "development and marketing of products". This was created taking into consideration that the Live Science Center of Aveiro is an integrated structure in the AU, a situation that for Pedro Pombo "allows the accomplishment of a collaborative work between the Plant and the various Units of the UA, in order to create value added with technical and scientific potential and thus leverage a unit dedicated to the production and commercialization of science communication products".

10h00> 8h30 - Open day *
11:30 am> 1:00 pm - Visit of the President of CCDR Centro, Ana Abrunhosa
17h00> 20h00 - Science and Technology Fair | Exhibition "Hands on the Mass" | Exhibition "Windows of Light" | Children's animation
18:30 - Opening session with the attendance of the guests:
_ Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education
_ Paulo Jorge Ferreira, Rector of the University of Aveiro
_ Rosalia Vargas, President of Ciência Viva
_ Artur Silva, Vice-Rector of the University of Aveiro
_ Miguel Capão Filipe, City Councilor of Aveiro (to be confirmed)
18h50> 19h30 - Toast and birthday cake
19:30> 20:30 - Science Show "Living Physics"

Contacts: 234 427 053 or fabrica.cienciaviva@ua.pt

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