Rosalia VARGAS is the President of Ciencia Viva – National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, Portugal, and Director of the Lisbon Science Center: Pavilion of Knowledge. She has been leading the creation of a network of science centers in Portugal, since 1996, currently with 20 members. She is also President of Ecsite (European Network of Museums and Science Centers). Her academic and professional development covers Education, Media Studies, Political Governance, and Scientific and Technological Culture: Benchmarking Study on Scientific Culture for the European Commission (2002); Board Member for ECSITE – European Network of Science Centres and Museums (2001-2007); member of the International Programme Committee of 5th Science Centre World Congress (2004-2008); member of the National Council of Education 2006-2012); elected City Councilor for Education, Youth and Culture at Lisbon City Hall (2007-2009); member of Editorial Board Harvard Medical School Portugal (2010-2012); National Delegate for Science in Society at the 17 7th Framework Programme of Research and Development, European Commission (2007–2012); member of Advisory board of The Danish National Center for Education in Nature, Technology and Health; member of Advisory Board of two High Schools in Lisbon; member of Advisory Board for Cooperation between Portuguese Republic and Angola Republic.

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11º Congreso Internacional sobre Investigación en la Didáctica de las Ciencias

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