How to start doing science and research?

How to start doing science at school?
At what age can you start conducting researches? Who can help? How to discover your interest in science? What qualities and skills does a true researcher need? How can the ability to explore be useful in life and career? How important is the experience of research work at school for admission to the university? What are the benefits of being a scientist?

IRS tutors and experts recorded a video where they tried to answer these questions, as well as give specific recommendations: how to start research work as a schoolboy, how to choose a topic, how to formulate a research question correctly, how to organize yourself, how to conduct an experiment, how to use statistics for data processing and many others.
Nicolai Vanggaard Bærentsen
Master student at the Faculty of Nanosciences, University of Copenhagen

In this video, Nikolay will reveal to us why he loves statistics so much, how it helps to solve scientific and other problems. Nikolai will explain how you can become the king of ice cream using statistical methods of data processing and also tell us how to take first steps in science.

Ivana Jevtic
Associate Professor, Researcher at the Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade

Using chemistry as an example, Ivana will talk about how to choose a topic for research work, what factors to take into account, and how to build a scientific experiment correctly.

Eduardo Batista
Biologist, PhD student at the Center for Ecological and Marine Research, University of Aveiro

Based on his own experience, Eduardo will give advice on how to become a scientist. What's the best way to learn something new? Why is it important to monitor the activities of other scientists and what is the easiest way to do this? How does freedom and openness help to make a scientific breakthrough? Why do real scientists never give up? You will find answers to these questions by listening to Eduardo's message;
Tim Prezelj
Research Master Student, Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Ljubljana

In this video message Tim will cover the following questions : How important is your research work at school for admission to the university? What are the benefits of being a scientist? Why is fundamental research important for our society, and not just in applied research? He will also give some practical advice on how to start doing research while studying or working at school, how to choose a topic and how to use statistics to process data.
Simona Etinsky
PhD student in applied mathematics, researcher at the INRIA laboratory (State Institute for Research in Informatics and Automation, Paris)

Simona will share her experience of first steps in science and thereby try to answer such questions as: What is the significance of your research work at school? How can research activities help you get into university? What are the benefits of being a scientist?
Nadia Moro
Associate Professor at the School of Philosophy, Higher School of Economics

In her story, Nadia will explain not only the principles of how knowledge and science shape our reality, but also why our reality depends on science at all. From this video, you will also learn how new scientific theories emerge.
Axel Nunez Arzola
Winner of the National Youth Prize of Mexico 2019 in the Science and Technology category, laureate of ExpoCiencias Nacional in 2016 and 2018.

Alex will tell about the importance of the research activity for admission to the university. And his message will also focus on the following questions: How to start doing research as a schoolboy? What books and scientific journals to read? How to organize your work? How to properly formulate a research question?
Danica Despotović
PhD student at the Institute of Vision, Sorbonne University (Paris, France)

Danica participated several times at the International Research School as a tutor and in her video message she

will share her own experience on how to conduct scientific research as a schoolchild.
Antonio Svorenji
Bachelor's and master's degree in unifying sciences, University of Zagreb. Lecturer of the Association Bioteka (Croatia) conducts STEM workshops with children

In his video, Antonio will try to answer the following questions: why is it important to do science and research, and where can it be useful and helpful in your life and career? What are the benefits of being a scientist? How important is your research activity during your studies at the university?
Željka Majić
PhD in Chemistry, researcher at the Department of Molecular Biology, Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics, Ruđer Bošković ( Zagreb, Croatia)

Zhelka has participated in the International Research School in Yakutia twice. As a scientist interested in ecology, climate, recycling and waste management, she will talk about why it is important to do science and research and where it can be useful. She will also share her personal research experience on eco-projects in Yakutia.
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