We promote science education at the high school level in the region of Sondrio, Italy.
We organize science outreach events and run the yearly Conference "Gabriele Marveggio".
This page gives a short presentation of our activity for non-Italian speakers. For further information see the full version of our website in Italian.
The association is named in memory of Gabriele Marveggio, who was an extraordinary science teacher in the Sondrio area.
The conference Gabriele Marveggio is an annual event which offers students from Valtellina a place for discussing various topics related to the world of physics and the life in our valley. In the spirit of Gabriele, students are encouraged to take an active role in their education and explore the frontier of their school program by fully developing a project on a chosen topic within a broader theme that changes every year. Students then have the opportunity to share their work [with their peers] during a day structured conference, alongside talks given by established scientists and professionals. The conference is also an opportunity to expose the students to the world of science in academia and in industry, and to higher education in general.
The first conference took place in April 2014. Since then we had the chance to discuss multiple topics, from classical physics, such as the origin of electricity, the many aspects of water or the multiple facets of light, to topics less studied in standard high school curricula, such as quantum physics or probability theory. The universe of possible themes is infinite!
Over the years, students from seven different high school participated to the conference, and invited speakers came from a broad selection of institutions and companies (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (FR), Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Politecnico di Milano). Past editions of the conference typically hosted about 400 students. You will find below information concerning the current edition of the conference.
We thank all the participants of the past editions for their contributions and our sponsors (listed on each individual conference page) for their support.
This year's seventh edition of the conference was sadly canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We thank the students from the Liceo Artistico Nervi-Ferrari (Morbegno) who have designed posters for the event and provided us with multiple creative ideas, which you can find here. The beautiful work of Marta Ravelli was selected as the official poster of this year's edition.
You can find more details about the event at the dedicated page.
Past Editions (in Italian)