Scientists in Schools
Would you like to know how a solar cell works or what kind of mathematics went into your mobile phone?
Invite a scientist to your class and let them explain!
LUMA Centre Aalto offers scientist visits to primary and secondary schools, and to high schools. The researcher organizes a small science session in your class, including: introducing their research field in a fun way, giving an interesting demonstration for the level of the students, telling students about their work, and answering students' questions.
You can request a certain topic or researcher based on your own interests and plan the content of the visit with the researcher. By planning the session in co-operation with the researcher you can tailor the content for the level of your students and guarantee a fruitful visit.
Get to know the participating scientists and their research fields, and use the electronic form to invite a scientist. In case your schedule does not fit with the researcher’s, we will do our best to suggest another one.
The visits are free of charge to schools.
Fill in the form and we will be in touch!
For more information: scientistsinschools [at] aalto [dot] fi
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Radio Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Materials Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
- Water Engineering
Organic chemistry, pharmacological
chemistry and chemistry of natural
Bio-based materials. Physical chemistry of
nanomaterials. Bio-inspired materials
Physics / Chemistry
DNA nanotechnology – nanodevices of
Biorefineries, Forest Products Chemistry
Finnish, English, Spanish
Concrete unites people - large
constructions (nuclear plants, dams and
and large bridges).
3D Printed Concrete, can we do it now?
Finnish, English, Arabic
Construction management, supply chain
management, efficiency analysis
English, Persian, Azari
Physical Computing with Arduino
Mario Di Francesco
Wireless communications for
smartphones without wireless radios
Why does Facebook know more about
you than your friends?
Why do IT projects cost so much
and fail so often? Examples will include
Apotti and the ticketing system of
the Finnish railways, among others.
Become an App millionaire: why learning
computer science is a good idea for YOU!
Examples will include Rovio and
Not only coding - why understanding
people is important in IT projects.
Finnish, Swedish, English
Cryptography - How to have a secret
conversation with your friends, even when
someone else is listening
Trusted Computing - I don't know who
you are, but I trust your computer!
Electrical Engineering and Automation
Digitalization of mine operations
Antennas, radio waves, wireless
communication, operation of mobile
Electrical and radio engineering
Electromagnetism, radio waves,
antennas, wireless communication and
Wireless communication, future radars,
decision making and estimation theory,
signal processing, large-scale data
analytics, applied mathematics,
smart grids, cyber-physical systems
Communications and networking
How to make our daily life more
productive and more joyful with mobile
augmented reality applications?
Metals production from mines to metals,
especially Pyrometallurgy, that is production
of metals in high temperature processes
Mathematics behind DVD, mobile
telephone and Google
Mathematics of Cryptography: sending
secret information in public
Interpretations on the Art of Mathematics
Shapes and patterns in nature
Brain imaging – The intersection of
technology and brain research
From the Königsberg bridges to the
human brain - networks around us
What can a network model tell
about the human brain?
Narayan P Subramaniyam
Mathematical methods to estimate
connectivity patterns in brain from
Studying social interaction in the brain
and in real life
Computational Neuroscience, Exploring
the behavior of single neurons through
Solar Power, Let the Sun do the work!
Energy is future, make it bright! New
energy technologies: Solar cells,
fuel cells, lithium ion batteries,
pico grid systems
Filippo Federici Canova
Surfaces and Interfaces at the Nanoscale
Syed Ghufran Hashmi
Solar cells – From sun to fun
Let's play with light and atoms using
Lets play with beads of atom
Physics / Chemistry
Space weather impact on today's
What causes the Northern lights?
Wood - know the complex structure
of a simple material
Materials Science with Antimatter
The Universe in a nutshell
X-rays in materials science
Finnish, English, German
Sanaz Bozorg Chenani
Intelligent road lighting
Environmental engineering and
Water resources management,
water footprint and use of natural