Science and Technology:
Oronzo Mauro, who was born in Montefiore dell’Aso and studied Engineering at the Università Politecnica delle Marche ,is one of the main driving forces in the public dissemination and teaching of science and technology to young people throughout Italy.
He founded an organisation called MuseoLab, inviting a group of experts from all over the world to talk to young people on all branches of science, with the mission of clarifying the mysteries of modern science, and creating excitement and enthusiasm for the field. Each year he reaches more than 400 young people all over Italy. This project is constantly developing and expanding.
Oronzo is also passionate about history and is totally committed to the conservation of Italy’s scientific and technological heritage. He is a director of the Misurando museum, which is a privately owned collection of antique scientific Instruments, recognized as one of the most interesting collections in Europe.
He is involved in many Italian and International associations, and, most notably, is an active member of SIS (www.sis.org.uk) the Scientific Instruments Society based in London, consisting of more than 500 experts from around the world. His role is to improve the SIS brand in new media.
His interest in the history of science has also led him to become active in SISFA - Società Italiana degli Storici della Fisica e dell'Astronomia (The Italian Society for Historians of Physics and Astronomy.)
Oronzo is currently Managing Director in Financial Services at Accenture and has extensive experience internationally. Has worked in many countries, from the far east (China, Honk Kong, Singapore) to Europe (Germany, Austria, Poland, Italy, France), Turkey (from Jan, 2013 to Oct 2014) and now in the Czech Republic.
Oronzo with Nicholas Mee, author of 'Higgs Force' and 'Gravity'.
Oronzo and son, Mattia, meet Mary Beard at The British Museum.