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Join the ranks of the ambassadors for Women and Girls in Science and Technology

From 30 January to 3 February 2023, female scientists and engineers will be invited to speak at local schools to get young people excited about science. Volunteer now!

Femmes et filles de science 2019
Presentation at a local school during the 2019 Women and Girls in Science and Technology event (Image CERN) (Image: CERN)

For the seventh year running, CERN, the University of Geneva’s Scienscope, EPFL and the Annecy Particle Physics Laboratory (LAPP) will be joining forces to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. From 30 January to 3 February 2023, female science ambassadors will visit local schools to talk to the pupils about their profession.

They will discuss their careers, reveal some of the mysteries of science and, in some cases, perform small experiments. The aim is to change how schoolchildren view scientific, technical and technological professions and to show that they are just as accessible to girls as to boys. And, who knows, the presentations might even help some to discover their vocation.

The Women and Girls in Science and Technology week is a huge sucess every year, with 121 presentations made in 2022. 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: the deadline is 11 December 2022 (11.59 p.m.).

Who is eligible to become an ambassador?

  • 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.
  • Priority will be given to presenters from CERN, the University of Geneva, EPFL and LAPP. If you are not from one of these institutions but would like to take part, contact us.
  • You will be required to deliver one-hour presentations for a maximum of 30 pupils aged 7 to 15.
  • The majority of presentations will be given in French (95%), but some may also be given in English.
  • You will be required to attend a briefing session.

To sign up and find out more: https://cern.ch/wis-internal

Deadline: 11 December 2022 (11.59 p.m.)

Thank you for volunteering!