New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 6

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Cristina Urbina Urbina

Institution: Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Address: Avda. Països catalans 26

Postal Code: 43007

Country: Spain

Cristina is associated professor at the University Rovira I Virgili since 1998, at the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Graduated in Mechanical Engineering and in Management Engineering and PHD by the University of Rovira I Virgili. Since 1998 she teaches in the field of Mechanics, and her research is dedicated to the Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Shape Memory Alloys (http://www.etseq.urv.es/personal/curbina/index_ca.html).

However, since 2011 she is the manager of her Technical school, (Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria Química), for the relations with the secondary school. She and her team tried to increment the interest of the students towards Engineering, specially, the female students, with different projects and more than 10 different activities per year, all based on showing the practical aspects and the job market of the Engineering (http://www.urv.cat/es/vida-campus/universidad-responsable/observatorio-igualdad/girlsday/; http://www.urv.cat/ca/informacio-per-a/secundaria/)

Areas of expertise: Shape Memory alloys; Machines and Mechanisms; Secondary school;

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