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Researchers night in Skellefteå

25 Sep. 2015, 08:30 - 12:00
Skellefteå, Campus Skellefteå
Published: 23 September 2015

Researchers night is now celebrating 10 years in Skelleftea. Luleå University of Technology contributes with popular science lectures adapted to the upper secondary school, students and people in general. With focus in research, the university want to help to create curiosity and interest, which is a good start to learning more.

Researchers Night September 25th at 08.30-12.00, Campus in Skellefteå

Fictitious scenario - what happens when the power grid is knocked out?
What happens with our smart phones, security alarm, technical devices, such as in hospitals and in our homes when the grid is switched out? Martin Lundmark, researcher and teacher at Lulea University of Technology in Skellefteå guides us through a fictional scenario with our electricity supply in focus.

Time: 8:30 - 8:50
Location: Forum building, Arena 1 stair down.
Lecturer: Martin Lundmark, senior lecturer Electric Power Engineering



Set design for the Eurovision Song Contest

The set design for this year's Swedish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest was created by Frida Arvidsson which in 2000 studied set design in Skellefteå. The coordinator for Set Design and prop making tells us how the set design is created for Melodifestivalen and the Eurovision Song Contest.

Time: 9:00 - 9:20
Location: Forum building, Arena 1 stair down
Lecturer: Kai Nedergård, Coordinator of Set design and prop making



Skellefteå - a smart city!
What does smart solutions for the future looke like? Will we be able to direct the phone towards a building and see the arkitekture or accessibility for wheelchair users? Will we be able to experience virtual information with Google glasses and Hololens. Can we use smart solutions in home care and e-health?

Time: 10:00 - 10:20
Location: Forum building, Arena 1 stair down
Lecturer: Robert Brännström, Senior lecturer Pervasive and Mobile Computing



A learning entrepreneur is a successful entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is mainly about learning. Successful entrepreneurs are good at teaching. They learn from customers, competitors, employees, business partners and other entrepreneurs.  They also learn from experience and testing to see what succeeds and they learn through failure. But how can you learn to be an entrepreneur and, not least, how can you learn to learn as an entrepreneur? You may also be able to contribute to research about entrepreneurial learning by speaking up during the lecture.

Time: 8:30 - 8:50
Location: Forum building, Forum Hall
Lecturer: Ida Lindh, PhD student at Luleå University of Technology, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

During the day there are also activities for all ages. Why not testing the computer game Impacto developed by the university's students, see short films from the students of film- and game projects, guess celebrity sculptures created by set design and prop making students, create sounds by "high five" someone via Makey Makey..

See the full program below with all lectures and activities.

All lectures are in Swedish!

"Researchers' Night was first held in 2005 throughout Europe and in a number of locations in Sweden. Since 2006, the Swedish activities are linked together under the common name ForskarFredag ​​and coordinated by the Association Vetenskap & Allmänhet, VA..