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Become a volunteer for International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Journée internationale des femmes et filles de science
Kate Kahle presents CERN and her job as a scientific editor at Geneva Collège Voltaire (Photo: CERN)


11 February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. On this occasion, CERN, EPFL and UNIGE Scienscope offer local schools the possibility to welcome a female scientist/engineer to present her work to classes.

They are invited to tell their story, reveal some mysteries of science and to conduct some small experiments if they wish. The goal is to change the perception of classes towards the scientific and engineering professions, providing them feminine role models. And who knows, perhaps to arouse career plans, especially among young girls.

The event faces a growing interest among local schools, with more than 180 requests last year! We are thus looking for more and more female scientists volunteers who would give some of their time for this project.

Practical information:

  • Possibility of choosing the more suitable times and places for your talk
  • 45 min. to 1 hour presentation
  • Maximum 30 students per visit, from 7 to 15 years old
  • Presentation in English or French (other languages possible on a case-by-case basis)

Registration and further info on http://cern.ch/wis-internal.

Thank you for your commitment!