Carmen Vela, State Secretary for Research, Martí Domínguez, director of Mètode and Manuel Manrique, president of Sacyr, during the event.
Mètode, the journal of science communication studies of the University of Valencia, has won the fourth edition of the Sacyr Awards for Innovation. Among a hundred candidates, the jury of the competition chose Mètode as the winner in the category of Economic and Technological Journalism with the monograph The Strength of the World: Energy in the Post-Industrial Age.
Published in Issue 73 (Spring 2012) and coordinated by socioecologist Ramon Folch, The Strength of the World analyses the main problems and challenges we face in the future, such as the strong dependence on fossil fuels or the advances in renewable energy. With the collaboration of several experts in the energy field, the monograph reflects on the current energy model and the model we need. These pages signed by Joan Vila, Maria Teresa Costa and Nuria Alonso-Borrego, Mariano Marzo, Jordi Bruno, Joan Sabaté, Joan Ramon Morante, Pep Prats, Antoni Martíez, Pere Sala or Luis Atienza, revive the debate on energy use, and offer possible answers.
Editor-in-chief of Mètode, Martí Domínguez, collected the award at the event organized in Cómo in Madrid, on Thursday 10 April. Carmen Vela, State Secretary for Research, highlighted the importance of awarding and promoting scientific journalism because «science will not be science until the citizenry understands what we do and why we do it. When you entertain us, everything will be easier because society will back us up.»
The other two finalists in this category were Elena Sanz, with an article published in Muy Interesante, and Manuel Ansede, with a text the website Materia.
The Sacyr Awards for Innovation «aim to encourage and publicly reward those who, individually or collectively, research and work on projects, developments and innovative, creative and pioneering ideas, ambitions raised such as overcoming challenges and knowledge», Sacyr explains.
This award adds to other ones won by Mètode in the past, in recognition to its work in science communication. Among them there are the Special Jury Prize at the Prisma Awards, the Ciencia en Acción Award or the APPEC (Association of Periodicals in Catalan) Award to Best Publication.
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«Mètode, the journal of science communication studies of the University of Valencia, has won the fourth edition of the Sacyr Awards for Innovation among a hundred candidates»