Nature is everywhere, but some of it (like frogs) are becoming less common. Why is that and why should we care? Come learn about the important jobs of our slimy friends, and hear about the efforts of passionate researchers working to protect these amazing creatures.

Activity by: Joana Sabino Pinto, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen

Ever been Engaged into science by a Hiphop MC? Join science communicator and professional Science Rapper Jon Chase (AKA MC Oort Kuiper) as he blends science and rhymes together in this unforgettable Engagement = MC2 squared show. He will be performing a selection of his science raps, covering topics such as the periodic table, engineering, space, and the climate. He is also well known for improvising a science based rap live for the audience. A performance not to be missed!

Jon Chase is a science communicator, author and rapper, based in the UK but affiliated with Leiden University, Netherlands. He has spent more than fifteen years doing science shows at venues across the British Isles to all audiences and has co-authored a number of popular science books, including The Science of Star Wars and The Science of Jurassic World. He has also presented and talked about science and technology on numerous television and YouTube channels but is perhaps best known for his science raps, which he has produced for organisations including NASA and the BBC.

Deze activiteit is in het Engels/This activity is in English

In urban realms where dreams take flight, Whispers of youth, a guiding light…

Children’s dreams decorate our cities, painting joy and playfulness. As children’s laughter echoes through our streets, our cities will blossom with new glory. In this presentation, I start on a wonderful journey, guided by our digital mapping platform, Playscape-mapper. Using its special lens, we want to show that children’s dreams matter in urban design. We want to bridge between children’s dreams and planners’ lines in New Zealand, Netherlands, Iran, Poland & Kurdistan.

Lets unlock the magic of urban play and celebrate harmony it brings.

Activity by: Soran Mansournia A joint PhD researcher affiliated by University of Otago/New Zealand and University of Groningen/Netherlands.

Are you curious about how medical students learn about the inner workings of the human body? With VeLight, you can now experience it for yourself. VeLight is an interactive 3D anatomy tool that allows you to explore the human body in unprecedented detail. See all the details of human muscles and bones, just as a future doctor to be!

Deze activiteit is in het Engels/This activity is in English

Activity by:Faculty Science and Engeering, University of Groningen, CIT, UMCG

Wees welkom in de wondere wereld van ChatGPT! In dit evenement voor jong en oud, geleid door de Computationele Taalkunde groep aan de RUG, vertellen we je alles over dit bijzondere taalmodel. Hoe werkt het nou precies? Begrijpt ChatGPT mijn vragen echt? Heeft ChatGPT dezelfde vooroordelen als mensen? En wat staat ons allemaal nog te wachten?

We zullen deze en al je andere vragen beantwoorden, waarna je zelf met ChatGPT en vergelijkbare modellen aan de slag kan. Kan jij voorspellen wat deze modellen gaan antwoorden? En kan je ChatGPT te slim af zijn? Mis deze kans niet om meer te leren over deze baanbrekende technologie!

Deze activiteit is in het Engels/This activity is in English

Welcome to the wonderful world of ChatGPT! In this event for young and old, led by the Computational Linguistics group at the RUG, we will tell you everything about this special language model. How exactly does it work? Does ChatGPT really understand my questions? Does ChatGPT have the same biases as humans? And what awaits us all?

We will answer these and all your other questions, after which you can get started with ChatGPT and similar models yourself. Can you predict what these models will answer? And can you outsmart ChatGPT? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about this groundbreaking technology!

Activiteit door: Computational Linguistics group, Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen

In this demo, you’ll be shown a “brain-computer interface”. With this, you can use the electricity in your brain to control a computer. EEG electrodes are used to find a brainwave called the “P300”, which appears when something catches your attention. In 1988 two American scientists designed a computer program with flashing letters to allow paralyzed patients to spell words using this P300 wave. In the future, this and many other brain signals can be used to help paralyzed people (for example those with ALS) to communicate, control wheelchairs, or use their brain to control a whole “exoskeleton”.

Deze activiteit is in het Engels/This activity is in English

Created by Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen

Ontdek onze fotobooth en stap in de wereld van wetenschappelijke pioniers! Ga helemaal los met het maken van foto’s naast levensgrote kartonnen figuren van Jantina Tammes, Aletta Jacobs, Rudolf Agricola en Wubbo Ockels. Laat je meeslepen door hun buitengewone nalatenschap en leg de essentie van wetenschappelijke ontdekkingen vast!

Discover our photo booth and step into the world of scientific pioneers! Take photos next to life-size cardboard figures of Jantina Tammes, Aletta Jacobs, Rudolf Agricola and Wubbo Ockels. Immerse yourself in their extraordinary legacy and capture the essence of scientific discoveries!

Wie kent ze niet: macarons, de veelkleurige smakelijke koekjes uit Frankrijk. Binnen een gezond voedingspatroon is er best ruimte voor een vrolijk koekje, maar hoe worden ze eigenlijk gemaakt? Kom bij ons twee proeven, kies je favoriet en vertel ons wat je ervan vindt!

We vertellen je daarna graag meer over deze test en de ingrediënten.

Deze activiteit is in het Nederlands & Engels/This activity is in Dutch & English

Who doesn’t know them: macarons, the multicolored tasty cookies from France. There is plenty of room for a cheerful cookie within a healthy diet, but how are they actually made? Come and taste two with us, choose your favorite and tell us what you think! We will then be happy to tell you more about this test and the ingredients.

Gemaakt door: Hanzehogeschool Groningen

Curious about the world’s most populated countries? Eager to uncover which countries continue to grow and why? And have you heard of the enchanting Longevity Blue Zones? Brace yourself for our demography pop quiz! Join this activity for an entertaining journey through surprising facts, intriguing questions, and fascinating demographic phenomena worldwide.

Created by: Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen