It starts… the intro to Science Survival Kit

We guess that you are all wondering what the Science Survival Kit Summer Semester will look like and that you cannot wait to be there 🙂 In order to partially unveil the mystery, answer your expectations and keep you tuned, we are going to make a series of posts describing the main aspects of the different modules of the SSK 2018 edition!

As you might know already, Science Survival Kit consists of 5 modules, each focusing on different subjects and allowing you to learn different research and transversal skills.

So here we go!

The first module, Introduction to interdisciplinary science


The first module will be an introduction to interdisciplinary thinking.

We will try to understand what science is, and how do interdisciplinary approaches help in answering the challenging questions we have today. We will also learn about science communication, and how to bring science to everyone, not just to scientific audience.


The introductory module also serves to give everyone a solid knowledge base for the next modules since you (participants of the summer program) will have different academic backgrounds. In this module, you will learn about physics, chemistry, biology, experimental design, programming, mathematics, electronics and scientific communication in a ten day frame! Seems intensive? Well, we warned you 😉

But don’t worry, all of the basics will be covered through hands-on activities and projects, so you will acquire the needed knowledge and skills in a fun and applied way! Apart from being introduced to powerful Python and Arduino, you will get to work on two exciting model organisms – budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii that will soon become your best buddies!

Of course, to award your achievements, you will receive the first out of five OpenBadges to showcase your skills and knowledge.

To find out more about the introductory module, please visit the SSK website.

See you soon,



Words of wisdom

The difference between screwing around and science is writing it down.”

                                                                                                    Adam Savage