Between May 3rd and 27th, the University of Salamanca held the IV edition of the “Scientific Spring” promoted by the Scientific Culture and Innovation unit. This event aims to share the knowledge generated by the university community at all levels: students, teachers, researchers, administration and services staff.
Among its activities, Pechakucha Night stands as the most popular and expected event. This exhibition consist of a series of short presentations (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) about scientific topics of interest. The event has fulfilled its XVI edition and was held on May 24th at the Manolita coffee bar, in Salamanca. The motto in this case was increasing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) visibility in order to give greater impulse to projects and experiences related with these areas of knowledge in the University of Salamanca.
Susana Lagüela López, distinguished researcher and head of the Cátedra Iberdrola VIII Centenario, was one of the guests at the XVI Pechakucha Night. Her presentation showed the main consequences of the climate change and the importance of using renewable energies to slow it down. Currently, the Cátedra Iberdrola team is working on the development of software for calculating the rooftop solar energy potential in residential buildings from high resolution satellite images and available national Lidar data. These advances were also shown during the exhibition.