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Registration open for the 2022 Women and Girls in Science and Technology event

During the week of 7 to 11 February 2022, female scientists and engineers will be visiting local schools to get young people excited about science. Register your class now!

Monday, 29 November 2021


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Presentation at the École des Boudines in Meyrin during the 2019 Women and Girls in Science and Technology event (Image: CERN)

11 February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To mark the occasion, female scientists and engineers from CERN, the University of Geneva’s Scienscope, EPFL and the Annecy Particle Physics Laboratory (LAPP) will be visiting local schools to talk about their professions to the students (in co-educational classes).

These science ambassadors will talk about their career history, offer an insight into the projects and experiments in which they are involved, and maybe even give a short demonstration. The aim is to change how young people view scientific, technical and technological professions and to show that they are just as accessible to girls as to boys. And, who knows, the presentations might even help some to discover their vocation!

Conditions of participation:
•    Registration open to schools within a 30-km radius of Geneva and the Annecy conurbation.
•    One-hour presentations for 30 pupils aged 7 to 15.
•    Presentations in English or French (other languages may be possible on a case-by-case basis).
•    If you wish to register more than one class, please contact us.

It is up to the teachers who request a visit to:
•    Prepare their students for the scientist’s visit;
•    Provide a projector for the presentation;
•    Inform the volunteers of the COVID-19 protection plan in force in their school and follow the health measures detailed on CERN’s COVID-19 page.

The number of presenters available is limited. If demand is particularly high, we will unfortunately not be able to accommodate all the schools’ requests. Thank you for your understanding.

COVID-19 measures: We are closely monitoring the evolving health situation and the related measures in place at CERN, in Switzerland and in France. Please note that this event will take place via videoconference only if the situation in February rules out in-person events.

Register and find out more: http://cern.ch/femmesdescience
Registration deadline: 5 January 2022 (11.59 p.m.)