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Become an ambassador for the Women and Girls in Science and Technology event

For the week of 7 to 11 February 2022, female scientists and engineers are invited to speak at local schools to get young people excited about science. You can volunteer to take part!

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Presentation at the École des Boudines in Meyrin during the 2019 Women and Girls in Science and Technology event (Image: CERN)

CERN, the University of Geneva’s Scienscope and EPFL will be joining forces in 2022, for the sixth year running, to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This year they will be joined for the first time by the Annecy Particle Physics Laboratory (LAPP). From 7 to 11 February 2022, female scientists and engineers will visit local schools to talk to the students about their professions.

These science ambassadors will talk about their career history, offer an insight into the projects and experiments in which they are involved, and maybe even give a short demonstration. The aim is to change how young people 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 success every year. Even in 2021, the hybrid set-up did not deter the schools or the presenters, with more than 20 presentations given in the classroom and another fifty or so via videoconference! 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 5 January 2022 (11.59 p.m.).

Conditions of participation:

  • 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.
  • 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 English speakers can also sign up.
  • You will be required to attend a briefing session.
  • People classified as vulnerable and subject to COVID-19 protection measures may not sign up.

COVID-19 measures: We are closely monitoring the evolving health situation and the related measures in place at CERN, in Switzerland and in France. Please note that this event will take place via videoconference only if the situation in February rules out in-person events.

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

Thank you for volunteering!