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25/10/2019

TITAN and Demokritos present the educational program ‘’Doctor Why? and the Superpowers of Science’’, at TITAN’s Thessaloniki cement plant

Starting October 22, TITAN presents at its Efkarpia plant the educational interactive program ‘’Doctor Why? and the Superpowers of Science’’ which has been designed and curated by the Research Centre for Nuclear Research ‘’Demokritos’’.

The program is, in fact, a fascinating tour of the world of Science, through games, experiments and information that intrigue students of all ages and school levels, as well as the public. It is divided into four parts, Building with Molecules, Observing Science, Industrial Robotics and History of ‘’Demokritos’’ and guiding us through it is a mysterious “Doctor” who is nurturing our thirst for knowledge.

In his address during the opening event, Mr. Kostas Nikolaou, Manager of the Thessaloniki plant, said: ‘In keeping with our enduring commitment to promote knowledge and the sciences, this year we have partnered with a leading scientific institution, the Research Centre for Nuclear Research ‘’Demokritos’’. We are very glad that this collaboration is the starting point of an educational journey into the future, which will excite younger and older visitors alike, since, as the saying goes, ‘’A scientist is a child that has never grown up!’’. We aspire to host more cultural, educational and other activities in the future that will showcase the plant as an integral part of the local community and its contribution to it’’.

The program will run throughout the school year; school and group tours are available, upon request: Monday-Friday 9:00- 13:00; tel.: +30 2310 398617 – 2310 398642 – 2310 398545.

Opening hours for the public: Tuesday-Friday 16:00-18:00 and Saturday 11:00- 16:00. The exhibition will remain closed during official holidays. Free entrance.

Location: TITAN cement plant, Efkarpia, Thessaloniki

Design and Curation: Research Centre for Nuclear Research ‘’Demokritos’’- Education office

Dr. M. Arkas, Ch. Fousteris, D. Giantgiou, S. Kalokairinou, M. Papageorgiou, Dr. M. Sagnou, Dr. G. Vekinis & team of partners

 

Regarding our actions for young people:

Supporting young people in their transition from education to employment is a top priority for TITAN. Under the TITAN Youth Matters initiative, the Company has developed a constructive collaboration with the academic and scientific community, as well as with expert organisations, which includes Protocols of Collaboration with universities and polytechnic schools; educational and training programs through internships; career days and other similar events; visits to universities; educational programs on TITAN’s premises; collaboration with student initiatives etc.

These initiatives are undertaken within the framework of the European Pact for Youth, a mutual commitment of institutions and businesses to establish synergies for quality in education and training, with a view to increasing the inclusive employability of young people. TITAN Group was among the first companies to sign the Pact.

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