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Become a Model for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Become an ambassador for science and careers in science and inspire young people

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Marta Felcini from CMS explains particle physics to students at a school in Meyrin, during the 2019 International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Image: CERN)

For the fourth year running, CERN, the University of Geneva Scienscope and the EPFL in Lausanne are working together to encourage girls to choose science during the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. From 3 to 7 February 2020, female scientists and engineers will visit schools in the region to present their jobs.

They will talk about their career, some of the unknowns that science is trying to resolve and some will perform small demonstrations. The aim is to change the view that the youngest members of society have about working in science, technology, engineering and maths, by offering them female role models. Who knows, they may inspire career choices.

The event is increasingly popular with schools, with over 150 presentations being made in 2019!
This is why we are always looking for more volunteer female scientists willing to give up a little bit of their time to visit schools.

Show your enthusiasm for working in science and sign up before 7 January 2020.

  • Registration is open to all women who have a profession connected with science, technology, engineering or maths (as well as computer science, communication and education)
  • One-hour presentations for 30 pupils from ages 7 to 15
  • Mainly in French (95%), but English speakers can also sign up
  • Flexibility to choose the time and geographical area that suit you

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