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Bambini e bambine studenti al Politecnico per un giorno

The initiative “Girls and Boys, a day as university students” is back

Also this year, the initiative “Girls and Boys, a day as university students” sponsored by the Municipality of Turin and the Universities of Turin will take place at the Polytech (Politecnico). Children will be involved in some activities inside the University in order to discover the world of the scientific and technological research. The project is sponsored by the Department of Education of the Municipality of Turin through the Turinese Institution for a Responsible Education (ITER).

From 7th to 9th May, some fourth-and fifth-grades classes of the primary school of Turin will be welcomed at the Polytech with a series of activities the purpose of which is to show to the children the research of the Polytech. Today, 8th May, at 9 a.m. children will be welcomed by the Dean Guido Saracco.

Then, they will get into the earth of the activity:

Vision and color

The laboratory proposes the culture of the vision as training stage of the children and of their personality; the activity allows children to experience vision and colour, measure and proportion with simple supports created ad hoc


Origami and shapes
The activity guides the children through the identification of simple shapes hidden in manufactured ones through a process of recognition and abstraction of significant elements. Their paper modelling allows to understand the theoretical geometrical fundamentals and to learn them in a simple and practical way


Rover DIANA

Children will have the chance to see a rover model in motion. In the coming years, the model will be brought to the Moon by the ITALIA team, a consortium of Italian companies and universities participating in the international competition Google Lunar X-Prize. The purpose of the vehicle is to cover at least 500m and to send to the Earth high-resolution images of an Apollo moon-landing site or of the ones of previous moon missions.


The suspended ball

Children will have the chance to make a bizarre experiment. Everyone knows that taking a little ball made with an iron sheet and letting it go, it will fall to the ground.

We also know that if we take a magnet, there is a magnetic force that attracts the balls and so the little ball will remain attached to the magnet.

But what if the magnetic force of the magnet is the same as the force that makes the ball fall?

It may seem a spell, but in this case the ball remains suspended in the space. Making an object levitate means maintain it lifted up in a stable position without touching it, like some illusionists do in their spectacles.


Inverse pendulum

If you put a pen upright on the palm of your hand, will you be able to make it stand just like a juggler would do? It isn’t that easy, but we could succeed in doing it for some seconds.


Lego Mindstorm

Here’s something you are more familiar with: the Lego bricks. But what do the Lego do at the Polytech?

In the Lego Mindstorm series there are not only bricks for building objects but also a little computer which can be programmed for making little engine move or for reading some sensors (which are contained in the bricks).

For example, we can build a toy-car that in front of a barrier can move back and steer, trying to bypass it.

In short, we only need a bit of fantasy and we can really invent lots of funny projects. During the activity, children will see in motion little Lego robots previously built.


Chemistry turns into electricity

The idea is to show how the science can be applied and obtain technological solution that we use daily. Also an apparently tough and difficult subject as the chemistry can become funny and magical.

So, some activities that can be realises directly by children are proposed:

  • realising a simple battery with everyday things ( copper and zinc in a lemon and measuring some electrical parameter or lighting a led)
  • split the water in hydrogen and oxygen using a solution of water and bicarbonate, two drawing pencils … and a battery

finally there will be an only demonstrative activity: variation of the volume of gas contained in balloons due to the lowering of the temperature with the employ of liquid nitrogen, or production of carbon dioxide due to the decomposition of calcium carbonate with an acid.


Team H2politO

It will be explained the functioning of an hybrid vehicle, with an electrical a thermal engine, which allows to consume less fuel. The vehicle has been projected for participating in student competitions of low consumes, where all the vehicles are devised and realised by student s who want to conceive the mobility in the city in a “greener” way.


Team racing

The Team Racing (Squadra Corse) is a student team of the Polytech of Turin which was created in the winter 2010 from the idea of 10 students who loved engineering and motorsport.

The aim is to project a competition single-seat car every year in order to take part in the Formula SAE Championship for students from the best Universities worldwide. The Championship was created in 1981 from the idea of the Society of Automotive Engineers.


POLICUMBENT

Are you curious about knowing which is the fastest bike of the world and why isn’t it used at the Giro d’Italia? Do you want to discover what a velomobile is?

The student team Policumbent studies, design and realises human-powered vehicles in order to face the sporty and the everyday mobility challenges. A research which is something in between science, engineering and sport for exploring the limits of human skills. Some of the realised prototypes and new projects will be exposed and presented and, with a bit of luck, there will be the chance to do a little pedalling.


HISTORY GROUP

It will be presented the scale model of the roof of the Castle of Valentino and there will be a little introduction of the story of the architecture of the Royal House of Savoy

ITS-ICT: calendario degli Open Day

The Fondazione Istituto Tecnico Superiore per le Tecnologie dell’informazione e della Comunicazione (ITS-ICT) opens its doors with a series of open days during which will be presented all the trainings offered for the years 2017-2018:

 

  • Interaction & visual Design 

Higher technical diploma in methods and technologies for designing software systems

 

  • Web & Mobile app development
    Higher technical diploma in methods and technologies for developing web and mobile systems

 

  • Integrated Backend Services
    Higher technical diploma in methods and technologies for the developing of software systems

 

The presentations will take place in Via Jacopo Durandi, 10 – Turin from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. according to the following dates:

 

  • Wednesday 16/05
  • Wednesday 13/06
  • Wednesday 27/06
  • Wednesday 4/07
  • Wednesday 18/07

 

At the end of each meeting, there will be some time for asking questions.

At the end of the presentation, the rooms and the spaces of the ITS will be presented and current students will tell about their experience in the ITC.

For further information:

Tel: : 011 0371500

Email: info@its-ictpiemonte.it

For further information about technical collages in Piedmont, go to the site  www.itspiemonte.it

The initiative of the Student Senate of the University of Turin in cooperation with the Museum Subscription Association enabled the distribution of more than 3000 discounted Museum Subscription cards to university students.

Huge success for the initiative of the Student Senate in collaboration with the Museum Subscription Association (Associazione Abbonamento Musei): from 19th to 26th March, more than 3000 special discount coupons of the Turin-Piedmont Museum Subscription card have been handed over to the students attending the Università degli Studi di Torino.

The distribution of the card took place in all the faculties and study hubs of the University of Turin. Hundreds of students from the faculties of Agricultural sciences, Economics, Physics, Jurisprudence and Human sciences have patiently stood in line for hours in order to get one of the Museum Subscription Voucher for the discounted price of 11,50 euro for buying a new subscription.

Once they have got the voucher, students will have to load or to renew the subscription directly on their university Smart Card or on the Pyou card within 3 months from the distribution in one of the points of sale of the Museum Subscription network.

The original initiative focused once more the attention on culture and promotion of the local areas, thank to a card that allows the access to the rich artistic heritage of Turin and Piedmont. In fact, there are more than 200 cultural sites which can be visited for 365 from the moment of the subscription: a product already chosen by 130 000 subscriber, who have been joined by this young university students.

That of Turin is the leading University of the project CAPuS – Conservation of Art in Public Spaces, which involves 7 universities, 4 companies, 1 association, 1 museum, 1 research centre and 2 municipalities throughout Europe. Totally, there are 16 European partners, located in Italy, Germany, Croatia, Poland and Spain. A further one is located in the USA.

The project, developed within Erasmus+ “Knowledge alliances”, has been financed by the European Commission and aims at establishing a preservative protocol for urban art, a precious way for regenerating the city. Somewhere in between the spontaneity and the commissioning, urban artworks are becoming more and more important on city walls. However, because of their nature and of the prolonged exposure to adverse weather conditions, this artworks are more likely to deteriorate and their preservation causes some problems.

With the collaboration of companies, universities, art restorers and artist, CaPus will map the deterioration, identifying the suitable products and preservation methods (like the creation of digital archives). Moreover, in order to define a shared operational protocol, CaPus will afect also the courses on offer at University: it will be proposed a lesson plan to be inserted into the academic records and an international master on the subject. In addition, students will be actively involved in the activities of the project, thanks to internships in the partner companies.

Partners of the project will actively analyse alteration processes, define preservation strategies and deal with project communication. Also the Centro Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale (centre for the preservation and the restoration La Venaria Reale) will play an important role, particularly as to regards the analytical part of characterisation of the materials of the artworks, offering a leading contribution to the creation of a training module on the preservation of the urban art. The Italian group is completed by the University of Parma, which will supervise the quality, and Medhiartis ,a communication agency which will curating the visual identity and manage the socials. The Municipality of Reggio Emilia and the Municipality of Turin are associated partners and will cooperate on identification and enhancement of the artworks chosen for the experimentation.

“The CaPus project” says Dominique Scalarone, professor of Materials for preservation and Restoration at the University of Turin and project manager of the whole project “is a unique occasion for facing in an organic, multidisciplinary and innovative way the open question about the preservation of the urban art. Starting with the creation of an international and heterogeneous by vocation partnership, totally in line with the Europeans guidelines in the field of higher education, the project aims at enhancing the cooperation between Universities and private companies in order to develop new knowledge, working opportunities and innovative products. It also aims at raising the awareness of Institutions and general public about the need of enhancing and preserving public artworks. The analysis of the materials which the artists use to realise their works, the study on their deterioration, the characterisation of the products which can be used for their restoration will be important phases of the project, functional to the achievement of the two main goals, that is the definition of a preservation protocol specific for urban artworks and the realisation of a multidisciplinary and innovative training module for university students and art restorers, also available on a digital platform”

Ilaria Saccani, president of CESMAR7, says that :”the ambition of the project is to create permanent alliances within the partnership, in order to combine the experience of art restorers and analytical groups with the knowledge of constituent materials and restoring products of companies involved in the definition of an operational innovative protocol for the preservation of urban art. This will converge into the activation of a training module in the Universities and Academy involved in the project. In this way, the contents and the project methods will enrich and innovate the courses on offer, making them more updated on the new needs of the preservation. Ultimately, the CaPus projects strives for raising the awareness of the institution, but above all of general public, about the sensitive issue of the preservation of urban art: the project will start with the involvement of the artists, in order to clear the borders of the ethic of preservation of an art which in lots of its various forms has an evanescent nature as intrinsic feature”.

G. Peano: matematica accessibile a ciechi e ipovedenti

Researchers from the Math Department G:Peano (Dipartimento di Matematica G. Peano) of the University of Turin have developed the first system that allows the automated creation of pdf texts with mathematical formulae which can be read by blinds or people with visual impairment. The research team is leaded by professor Anna Capietto, who teaches mathematical Analysis and who is the contact person responsible for disabilities of the Department.

This “Made in Unito” invention will be presented next July in Austria, on occasion of the most important event about the subject (International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs – ICCHP), as it is an important breakthrough regarding the access to texts containing formulae. In fact, currently the digital material made available by screen readers and Braille displays is almost non-exhistent. This limitation prevents people with visual impairments from attending scientific studies or choosing some careers.

In the context of LaTex, the most common Markup language, used for the preparation of scientific texts, researchers succeeded in realising an additional package which enables the creation of pdf documents with an accessible mathematical content. By adding a simple line of code to their work, be it didactic, professional or educational, authors of texts containing formulae (even without specific knowledge of assistive technology) can make their work accessible.

Within 2018, the first accessible texts of Mathematical Analysis 1, Linear algebra and Analytic Geometry will be made available for people with visual impairment. Moreover, it expected to improve the accessibility of the entrance texts at University and of the mathematical software Maple and MatLab. The project, which has been carried out since 2012 by 12 people (among them, researchers and research techs of the University, professors of secondary school and professionals from private companies), has been made possible thanks to the contribution of 7 voluntary collaborators with visual impairment, who operate as indispensable experimenters.

"M'illumino di meno", le iniziative del Politecnico

This year the Polytechnic of Turin will participate again at “M’illumino di meno”, the initiative of the broadcast of Radio Rai “Caterpillar” to promote the energy saving and the virtuous behaviours in the field of environmental sustainability, that has already reached the 14th edition.

The two scheduled meetings are part of the actions promoted by the Green Team of the Polytechnic of Turin an organization born at the Polytechnic to promote activities of promotion of virtuous behaviours by the point of view of sustainability and to take a shared path of validation of the institute as a sustainable campus.

The following two are the initiatives promoted by the Polytechnic:

Today, Thursday 22nd February, at 7 pm

“Caccia al kWh” in Italian Universities

On 22nd February the Green Team of the Polytechnic of Turin will promote the “Caccia al kWh”, a flash mob during which students and staff will turn off the lights after the time of use in the rooms of the headquarter of the University, but they will also close windows and doors that entail a waste of electricity or heat energy for heating: a symbolic act to show the right use of energy. The results of the campaign will be monitored live in the Living LAB, by measuring the reduction of energy consumption of the University. The event will end with a refreshment by candlelight for all the participants.

This year the initiatives of “M’illumino di meno” are promoted in the field of the Rete delle Università per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile (RUS), that gathers together 55 Italian Universities. On 22nd February from 6pm to 9pm, the “Caccia al kWh” will take place simultaneously in different universities, in order to involve a bigger audience for the actions of research on the waste of energy in the headquarters of the universities. The main goal is to sensitise people of the universities towards an individual contribution that everyone of us can offer on the topic of energy-saving, becoming with little inattentions, that all together can have a significant impact on the energy consumption of the universities.

SCHEDULE:

7 pm: gathering in the courtyard of the Rectorship

After that: formation of groups and campaign of light out and reduction of energy waste

At the end: refreshment by candlelight for all the participants in the atrium of the Sala Consiglio di Facoltà.

 

 

23rd February 2018, 10 am – Auditorium Energy Centre 

M’illumino con meno. Un anno dopo” seminar

On 23rd February the Green Team organizes the event “M’illumino con meno. Un anno dopo”, focused on the topic of energy efficiency in the lighting. A year ago, on the occasion of the “M’Illumino di meno 2017”, the Polytechnic had started an experimentation on the use of intelligent LED lighting with the involvement of some professionals of the sector. The conference will be the perfect opportunity to present the results of the campaigns carried out in the Living LAB, before and after the replacement operation. The data show significant savings, by highlighting the effect achieved with the addition of occupancy and light sensors. The experimentation carried out in some rooms of the headquarter (some offices, a hallway and a technical room) will give some useful information for the planning of more extended interventions in universities. The issue is topical for the Public Administration, also in relation to the offered possibilities of the current incentives.

SCHEDULE:

  • 10 am: institutional greetings
  • 10:10 am: introduction

Giovanni Vincenzo Fracastoro | GreenTeam of the Polytechnic of Turin , Energy Manager
Alberto Poggio | Rete delle Università per lo Sviluppo sostenibile (RUS), Coordinator of the Energy working group

  • 10:40 am: M’illumino con meno: the development of the experimentation       and the first results

Giulio Cerino Abdin | GreenTeam of the Polytechnic of Turin, Manager of the Energy working group

Chiara Aghemo | Energy Department “Galileo Ferraris”, Environmental and Technical Physicist .

Rossella Taraglio, Gabriele Piccablotto | Architecture and Design Department , Laboratory of Analysis and Modelling of Environmental Systems (LAMSA).

Fabrizio Tondaroc | Construction and Logistic of the Polytechnic of Turin

11:40 M’illumino con meno: the point of view of operators.

Round table discussion with the representatives of the industrial workers involved in the experimentation..

12:10 Questions and debate.

Open day, Porte Aperte

IED Turin has organized an open day on Saturday, 17th March, from 10 am, in the offices of Via San Quintino 39, in order to find out more about the schools of Design, Fashion, Visual Arts, Communication, educational method and the professional opportunities offered by the collaboration with professionals, companies and agencies!

An open day to discover the education provided by the IED

The day will be full of orientation activities, with professors, students and former students, dedicated to the education provided by the IED Turin: three-year degree course, Master’s Degree and Specialization Courses.

Available to participants throughout the open day:

  • Info Point: the staff will be at your service to give information about the education provided, the facilities and the services offered by the IED Turin.
  • Career Service: consultation about job prospects and the request of the working world in relation to the different courses of studies.

To take part at the event you have to sing up at the forum of the website.

Admission Tests Test di ammissione

The Miur website, the portal of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, has published the dates of the admission tests for degree courses with restricted access at national level. The timetable for the academic year 2018/2019 starts on 4th September with Medicine and Surgery.

You can see the dates of the admission tests below:
  • Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, 4th September;
  • Veterinary Medicine, 5th  September;
  • Architecture, 6th September;
  • Health Professions, 12th September;
  • Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics in English, 13th September;
  • Primary Education Sciences, 14th September;
  • Health Professions (Master’s degree), 26th October.

 

Orient@mente

Do you have to take an admission test or a test of minimum requirements at any University?

To start your studies in the best way possible the University of Turin offers you a very useful tool: it is called  Orient@mente, it is an online platform that enables you to do several tests of biology, chemistry, physics, logic and mathematics with automatic evaluation.

Orient@mente is also useful to review, not only in preparation for an admission test, but also for ongoing exams. If you want to review, increase or integrate your basic knowledge throughout secondary school, you can try the Corsi di Riallineamento  (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics).

If you are a foreign student who wants to attend an Italian university or a student interested in Erasmus, the cathegory Internazionalizzazione will offer you language courses, statistics and information on international mobility.

admissions tests

You can find online the dates for the Politecnico admission tests for the academic year 2018-2019.

  • 13th March 2018
  • 18th April 2018
  • 17th May 2018
  • 17th/18 th July 2018
  • 30th/31st August 2018
  • 13th September 2018 (for non-EU students living abroad with foreign licence)

The procedure for the test registration, that at the moment allows only the enrolment, will be available from mid-February approximately. For the registration you have to login to Apply Polito.

The first registration is necessay to:

  • enroll in the admission test (please consult the webpage Iscrizione al primo anno to have all the necessary information);
  • have acces to all the general information related to the courses;
  •  find educational material and practice tests;
  • consult the FAQ and the updates about the procedures to follow to become a student at the Politecnico of Turin.
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