For the ninth year in a row, CERN organised a scientific colloquium for students from the surrounding area to present their high school graduation work in 15 minutes.
For this rather unusual edition, only Geneva students presented their work, as the French have removed the Travaux Pratiques Encadrés (the final baccalaureate research project undertaken in France) from the curriculum of the French National Education system. However, many French secondary school students attended the conference, which thus maintained its cross-border nature.faço
Four end-of-secondary school works covering scientific and technical fields were presented by Geneva students.
The four presentations covered a wide range of topics, from antibiotic resistance to invasive species and the construction of a variable-volume submarine. For the first time, the symposium welcomed a student from a technical school (CFPT horlogerie), Vincent Delprete, who presented his work "Automatisme suivi pour caméra ou webcam".
For this first public event organised at the Globe of Science and Innovation since March, strict health measures were put in place to ensure the safety of visitors.
You can find videos of the presentations and photos of the evening on the event website.