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Join the volunteers for “Women and Girls in Science and Technology”

A week of presentations by female scientists and engineers will be held in local schools from 1 to 5 February 2021. Become an ambassador for science and inspire the next generation!

Join the volunteers for “Women and Girls in Science and Technology”
Presentation at the École de Chandieu in Geneva during the 2018 Women and Girls in Science and Technology event. (Image: CERN)

For the fifth year running, CERN, the University of Geneva’s Scienscope and EPFL are joining forces to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. From 1 to 5 February 2021, female scientists and engineers will visit schools in the region to present their professions to students.

They will talk about their career history, their daily work and the projects and experiments in which they are involved, and may even give a short demonstration. The aim is to encourage young people to view scientific, technical and technological professions as being just as accessible to girls as to boys. And who knows, their speeches might even inspire some future career choices!

The Women and Girls in Science and Technology week has been hugely successful every year it has been held and comprised no fewer than 135 presentations in 2020! This is why we are always looking for more volunteer female scientists willing to give up a bit of their time to visit schools. So come and join the adventure by signing up by 6 January 2021.

Practical information:

  • Registration is open to all women working in a profession connected with science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM), as well as computer science, communication or education
  • One-hour presentations for a maximum of 30 pupils from ages 7 to 15
  • Mainly in French (95%), but English speakers can also sign up.

COVID-19 information: We are closely following the evolution of the pandemic and the measures taken at CERN and in Geneva and France. A decision as to whether or not the event can proceed will be taken in January 2021. Virtual presentations will be offered to teachers in the event of cancellation.

To sign up and find out more, see: http://cern.ch/fds-interne.

Thank you for volunteering!