She is from Vicenza and studies in Padua One of the finalists of the National GiovedìScienza Prize, the scientific competition organized by CentroScienza Onlus, which highlights every year the work of young Italian researchers whose activities contribute to the development and innovation of our village.
Sixty applications for the 2022 edition were received, 31 female and 29 female researchers from the main Italian universities and research centers. 109 judges evaluated the candidates and shortlisted ten contestants on the basis of scientific merit.
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between them too Ariana MinardiResearcher Department of Neuroscience at the University of Padova with his research Stimulating the brain to process it: is it possible?. His studies focus on Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques by electric or magnetic currents. These measures are widely applicable: from recovering from injuries or accidental strokes to slowing down the typical neurocognitive decline of neurodegenerative diseases. The goal of the project is to develop increasingly advanced stimulation technologies, customizing them based on individual brain architecture.
On May 24, at Carlo Alberto College in Turin, Ariana and the other finalists will be asked to tell their project in just over 6 minutes, in an effort to make it straightforward and accessible to everyone. To judge the interventions, a technical jury, made up of 5 experts in scientific communication, and a popular jury, made up of 5 classes of secondary schools. The winner is expected to receive a cash prize of €5,000 and the opportunity to tell the GiovedìScienza audience through a dedicated conference at the 2022/2023 edition.
In addition to the GiovedìScienza Prize, 3 cash prizes of €3,000 each will be awarded: The Elena Benaduce Special Prize awarded by the People’s Jury and dedicated to research work that stands out for its implications for people’s well-being and quality of life. The GiovedìScienza Futuro Prize, intended for researchers who present – in addition to the scientific project – a feasibility study and the Industry 4.0 Prize, aimed at candidates who, in addition to the scientific project, have also developed a project proposal included in this field.
The GiovedìScienza National Prize was born in 2011 to encourage research champions to communicate science, providing them with the resources and tools to disseminate their research. Eleven editions included 619 candidates with their research, 306 female researchers, and 313 female researchers.
The ten finalists for 2022 are: Elisabetta Achille (Power System Research – RSESpA Piacenza office), Stefano Sinti (University of Naples Federico II – Department of Pharmacology), Eleonora Conca (Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute in Piedmont, Liguria, Valle d’Aosta), Lorenzo Degli Espositi (National Research Council of Faenza – ISTEC Institute of Science and Technology of Ceramic Materials), Alessio Deso (National Research Council of Sesto Fiorentino – ICCOM Institute for Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds), Michel de Ostoni (University of Bologna – Department of Agro-Food Science and Technology), Lucia Gigli (University of Florence – CERM – Center for Magnetic Resonance), Leonardo Lupuri (Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa), Ariana Minardi (University of Padova – Department of Neuroscience) and Alberto Sugari (University of Turin – Department of Oncology).