Voir en


Registration open 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. Register your class now!

Wednesday, 02 December 2020

home.cern,Life at CERN
Presentation at the École de Chandieu in Geneva during the 2018 Women and Girls in Science and Technology event. (Image: CERN)

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

They are invited to tell their story, reveal some mysteries of science and, if they wish, to conduct some small demonstrations. The goal is to change the pupils' perception of the scientific and engineering professions, providing them with female role models. And who knows, perhaps interest more pupils, particularly girls, in a scientific career.

For schools:

The following conditions apply:

  • Between 1 and 5 February 2021
  • Schools within 30 km of Geneva (a complete list of the areas concerned can be found in the school registration form)
  • 1 hour presentation
  • Maximum 30 pupils per visit
  • Between 7 and 15 years old
  • Presentation in English or French (other languages available on a case-by-case basis)
  • If you want to apply for more than one class, please contact us (communication.locale@cern.ch)

Teachers who apply are expected to:

  • Prepare their students for the visit of the researcher
  • Provide a beamer for the presentation 
  • Inform speakers of the COVID-19 protection plan that applies in their school and respect the sanitary conditions listed on the COVID-19 page

Warning: limited number of presentations. In the event of a large number of requests from schools, we may not be able to respond positively to all. We thank you for your understanding.

COVID-19 info: We are closely monitoring the evolution of the measures put in place in Switzerland and France due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Please note that this activity will be offered virtually, in videoconference, if the situation in February turns out to be unfavorable - More information

You can check our FAQ if you have a question, or contact us