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Research in Health and Sport, The Main Focus of UCAM Activities

Miguel Ángel López, UCAM Olympic athlete and current European champion in the 35km walk, took part in a demonstration of physical performance in which the participants learned how an elite athlete prepares himself

Hundreds of people visited the stands of the Universidad Católica de

this morning, set up as part of the Science and Technology Week of

the Region of Murcia
, where they were able to witness the sports

performance test to which the UCAM walker Miguel Ángel López, recent

European champion in 35 km walk
, was subjected, accompanied by his

coach José Antonio Carrillo. Researchers at the UCAM Research Centre

for High Performance Sport
, Cristian Marín and Konstantinos Spyrou,

have monitored the jumping power, acceleration and rhythm of this athlete

from Llano de Brujas, as well as those of any visitors who wanted to know

their physical capacities and compare them with those of an elite athlete.

This is just one example of the work of CIARD in monitoring elite athletes

such as Mohamed Katir, Mariano García and the aforementioned Miguel

Ángel López, always aiming to help them achieve the best results.

In addition to this activity, the celebration of 'HackforGood’ is also worth

mentioning. This is a competition developed by the UCAM-Telefónica Chair

in which participants present their ideas to provide technological solutions to

different social problems.

Hackforgood promotion

Estrella Núñez, UCAM Vice-Rector of Research, who toured the different

stands together with regional authorities such as Valle Miguélez, CARM

Regional Councillor for Universities; Isabel Fortea, CARM Director General

for Universities; Antonio González, Managing Director of the Seneca

Foundation; and representatives of the other universities in the region,

emphasised that ‘UCAM is proud to show young people the science we are

developing, on its 25th anniversary. Dissemination of results has to be a

fundamental pillar of any research
’, stressing that ‘research needs not only

public, but also private funding to be carried out’.

Biomolecules demonstration

In addition, today the lecture of biotechnology professor David Auñón took

place. He broadcast several activities developed in the degree to use and

create biomolecules for industrial purposes, such as pharmaceuticals or food,


Busy Sunday

On Sunday morning, among many other activities, the Education degrees will

be holding ‘The Art of Salt’ and ‘Mathematical Walks’, two proposals for the

development of mathematical thinking and art. And another stand will also

feature load and deformation simulations that will help everyone understand

the importance of architecture and civil engineering, how weights work and

the stabilisation of loads.