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The 16th Science Festival opened today at the Belgrade Fair and will last until Friday, 19 May. The festival is held in Hall 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the admission is free. This scientific event has been held with the support of NIS for more than ten years.
This year’s Science Festival is dedicated primarily to nurturing empathy and togetherness and to supporting the most vulnerable social groups – children, as well as teachers and the education system. Most of the previously announced programme units are organized at full capacity, with more than 1,300 participants from 52 scientific and educational institutions.
The general sponsor, NIS, presents its work with an installation entitled “Energy that Drives”. This specially created installation presents the oil industry as an integral part of the new age and introduces visitors to some of the latest technologies in this field. At NIS stand, all interested persons can try out races of drones, which are also used in the oil industry, and participate in VR games that will bring them new knowledge regarding energy and during which they can check how skilled they are in overcoming the given obstacles. In addition, visitors have the opportunity to refuel with a fuel dispenser specially created for the occasion and compete in the speed and accuracy of dispensing. There are also various experiments that introduce them to the properties of oil and petrol, as well as a number of interesting facts in the field of science.
NIS has supported the Science Festival for more than ten years, in order to jointly contribute to the popularization of science among young people. NIS puts the professional development of young people, education, and use of modern technologies and innovations in the focus of its socially responsible business and implements its socially responsible activities under the slogan “Future at Work”, because it is an investment in science and in the future for the company.
In the Experteenagers Zone, young scientists and ambassadors of science present their achievements and knowledge acquired during school classes and extracurricular activities through a series of scientific challenges in which they cover topics in ecology, geography, physics, and chemistry. In the Zone of Interactive Installations, visitors have the opportunity to get acquainted with hundreds of interesting scientific topics. In the Little Zone for children aged 5 to 11, the little ones will enter the magical world of science through workshops and simple experiments. On the Science Fiction Stage, there are performances by Michael Gregory from France and our scientific communicator Milan Popović. The Science Festival, in cooperation with the Psychological Support Network, also organizes psychological workshops and lectures for interested visitors.