Current board

The current board of the association:

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MARIA BECCHERE

President
She graduated in Mathematics and became a certified teacher of Maths and Physics; she got a Ph.D. in Maths with a dissertation titled “Science spreading and dissemination. The case of Mathematics”. She worked as teacher and researcher in the teaching of Maths – Research Project by the Ministry of Education – Department of Maths. She took part in and subsequently led several seminars at international and national meetings on the teaching of Maths and Sciences. She taught Maths and Physics at secondary schools as well as Maths teaching strategies at SSIS – Post-graduate School for Teacher Training at the University of Cagliari – and in teacher specialization courses. She collaborated in the setting up of scientific exhibitions: she coordinated the project “La scienza in festa” in Oliena and the exhibition “Oltre il compasso” in Cagliari. She had the role of tutor in various science labs in Castel San Pietro Terme, Cagliari, and Oliena. She wrote articles on the teaching of Maths and on the interdisciplinary problems related to the passage from middle to secondary school. She is currently studying for a Ph.D. in Science Communication at the University of Cagliari. She is member of the Management Committee of CRSEM and current president of the Association ScienzaSocietàScienza.
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IGNAZIO USAI

Vice President

He graduated from the university of Cagliari with a degree in pharmaceutical sciences and technologies and a specialisation in Phytotherapy. He has pursued a master in Biochemical technologies and is a member of the Italian Society of Phytotherapy (SIFit) in Siena. He works as a compounding pharmacist and is a teacher in Chemistry and laboratory techniques at the secondary school of Guspini.

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ANNA MASSAIU

Board member and secretary

She graduated from the university of Cagliari with a degree in Natural sciences, specialising in 2006 in child neuropsychiatry. From 1979 to 2019 she teaches in primary school, and works in close contact with the CNR and the university of Sassari to write down the “Carta pedagogica della Sardegna” (Sardinian paedagogical manifesto). She curates several projects focusing on the knowledge of the sardinian environment (especially flora) and she participates regularly to the Transalps Maths Rally in collaboration with CRSEM Cagliari. Since 2005 she has activated in her classrooms numerous laboratories concerning emotive intelligence and social competences, aimed at bettering education. She has participated together with her students to the FestivalScienza with her “Maths workshop” from 2016 to 2018 and a year later she took part in the European Researchers’ Night in Cagliari. Since 2015 she is part of the Association.

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MARIA VITTORIA MASSIDDA

Board member and treasurer

She graduated in Chemistry and received a Master in “Leadership and Management in Education”. For several years she taught Analytical Chemistry in secondary schools and Chemistry teaching strategies at SSIS – Post-graduate School for Teacher Training at the University of Cagliari. Since 2013 she has been the headmaster of the Comprehensive Middle School n.3 at Quartu Sant’Elena. She is a member of the Teaching Division of the Italian Chemistry Society (DD-SCI) and deals with Chemistry research and dissemination. She was member of the National Committee Science on Stage where she has designed and organised innovative interactive exhibits together with science-based performances. She has participated in numerous local and international events. She was selected as Expert in Science for the Information and Training Plan for OCSE-PISA surveys as well as other international and national researches. She is member of the Sardinian Regional Group (GPR) of the Piano ISS – Teaching Experimental Sciences – set up by the Ministry of Education, University and Research. She has published numerous teaching materials for the Scientific Education Project devised by INDIRE. She has attended several meetings as lecturer on science dissemination and teaching. She has been a member of the Committee ScienzaSocietàScienza since 2004 and is a co-founder of the eponymous Association.

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UGO GALASSI

Board member
He graduated in Physics at the University of Cagliari and became a certified teacher in Maths and Physics; he taught for many years at the Liceo Pacinotti in Cagliari where, in the ’70s, he set up one of the best labs of physics in any Italian secondary school. In 1983, he became the headmaster of the Liceo Scientifico Alberti in Cagliari and promoted its structural as well as its organisational improvement by encouraging innovative activities to enhance students’ development and performances. Since 1969, he has been a member of AIF – Association for the Teaching of Physics; in 1973, he co-founded the Cagliari section of AIF and was its secretary from 1980 to 2008. He had a very active role in the association by organising intense training programmes for teachers together with other institutions such as Provveditorato di Cagliari, Amministrazione Provinciale di Cagliari, I.R.R.S.A.E., etc. He is the editor of “Asterischi di Fisica”, the periodical of the AIF – Cagliari section. In 1998 he retired but he has always remained deeply involved in activities related to the teaching and dissemination of scientific subjects. As a member of the Committee ScienzasocietàScienza, he has collaborated in the organisation of all events since 2000 by supervising, in particular, the interactive labs of Physics on issues like: Physics and Sounds, Waves, Radar Microwaves, Floats, Waves and Sails, Flash and Lightning, Electromagnetism: what a discovery!, Light Paths, Volta’s Battery, The Discovery of Radioactivity and Radioactivity Around Us.
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FRANCO MARCELLO

Board member

He graduated in Physical education sciences in Rome and specialised in Sciences and techniques of functional sports. He has taught in several universities and collaborated in numerous research projects, holding a position in the scientific committee of the journal “Chinesiologia”. He is part of the UNC’s “Collegio dei Probiviri”, director of ASSEM and coordinator of the sports gymnasium of Cagliari. He has published several papers throughout his career, concerning the impact of sport in society and with a specific focus on children’s need for sports and activities.

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GIUSEPPINA ROSA

Board member

She graduated from the university of Cagliari with a master’s degree in Biological sciences and is a teacher of Maths and Sciences in middle schools. She is responsible for several projects and laboratories of outreach, sometimes intersecting with theatre and production of shows. Since 2017 she coordinates shows for the FestivalScienza, dealing with themes such as Galileo’s life and works, healthy eating, environmental education and several others. To this end, she has collaborated since 2015 with secondary schools. More projects are today visible as exhibitions and have received multiple commendations at the provincial and national level.

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BATTISTINA CARZEDDA

Board member

Master in biological sciences at the university of Cagliari. Teacher of natural sciences, chemistry, geography. She coordinated the project BiodiverCity sponsored by Regione Sardegna – Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente. From 1981 to 2019 she taught in secondary school, from 2010 to 2019 she directed the chemistry lab of her institution and from 2015 to 2019 she has been of crucial importance for the work-study projects at her institution. She has also served as an ISS tutor for teacher development courses and as point of contact for the “Lauree Scientifiche” project from 2006 to 2012. She has organised projects for both teachers and students at secondary schools. Since 2006, she is part of ANISN, AIF (Italian Association of Physics Teachers), DDSCI and, of course, ScienzaSocietàScienza. She has published on the journal CnS – Chimica nella Scuola.

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CARLA ROMAGNINO

Past president and honorary president

Presently a member of the Ministerial Committee for the dissemination of scientific and technological culture set up by the current Ministry of Education, University and Research, since 2006 she had been part of a similar group presided by Prof. Luigi Berlinguer. She was President of the National Steering Committee for the events of Science on Stage, organized by EIROforum – an institution that includes the main European research centres like CERN, ESO, ESA and so forth. From 1999 to 2009 she coordinated the national group of History of Physics of AIF (Association for the Teaching of Physics), since 2001 she has been the director of the national training school for teachers of physics history; in 1999, she was awarded the Volta Medal by the Advisory Committee of the Interdivisional History of Physics Group of the European Physical Society for her activities in promoting the history of physics; she received the 1999 Prize for the Teaching of Physics from the Italian Society of Physics. From 1993 to 1999, when president of AIF, she organized several national and international events, such as the International Olympics of Physics in 1999; she was member of numerous Ministerial Commissions for schools reforms; certified teacher of Maths and Physics, she taught at the Liceo Pacinotti in Cagliari from 1976 to 1999 where she also directed the Physics lab for thirteen years; she has published numerous articles of the history and teaching of physics and on the dissemination of scientific culture; she has held courses on the teaching of physics at the Post-graduate School for Teacher Training at the University of Cagliari. Since 2000 she has been president of the Committee ScienzasocietàScienza and when, in 2016, it became the Association ScienzaSocietàScienza she was appointed its President. She is today Honorary President of the Association.