Our Outreach Officer and Equal Opportunities Committee member Shaula Fiorelli, participated to the event on the occasion of the 11th February International Day of Women and Girls in Science. For a week, from 3rd to 7th February, CERN, EPFL and UNIGE Scienscope offered local schools the opportunity to welcome a female scientist/engineer to present her work to (mixed) classes.
They were invited to tell their story, reveal some mysteries of science and, if they wished, to conduct some small demonstrations. The goal was 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.
Text: CERN website