Noble Prize Award Ceremony

Today 10 December 2018 the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony is taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. Among the 210 persons having received the price in physics, only three have been women. The last one was Donna Strickland who this year was awarded the prize together with Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou for their research on high-intensity ultra short optical pulses.

Among the 181 persons receiving the prize in chemistry, five have been women. This year Frances Arnold was one of the three receivers of the price for her work on the directed evolution of enzymes. Read More

Scientastic – fantastic!

The Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) hosted their annual science festival, Scientastic, 10-11 November. EPFL organises this yearly festival with the idea to reach out to the broader public with the latest developments in the digital area. The aim is to break down learning barriers for children and adults who wish to learn more about the digitalisation and automatisation of our societies. Read More

Women in STEM: A story of Marjorie Rojas Rincón

Marjorie Rojas Rincón is a Colombian electronic engineer, co-founder of Plusinn and a member of Smart Building Alliance, living and working in Switzerland. Engineering has been her dream job since she was little and she followed her passion and talent. In the interview, Marjorie has told us about her background, successes, challenges she has overcome and support she has got from her family and coworkers. Read More

Women in STEM: Success stories and factors behind them

Many women in STEM face several challenges every day. Although it’s more and more common to hear about successful women in STEM and 2018 Nobel Prize winners (Frances Arnold (Chemistry) and Donna Strickland (Physics)) are great examples of success stories, there’s still a long way to go.

There are some common factors of women who have succeeded in STEM, and this article will take a closer look at them. Read More

Women in STEM: A story of Nadège Faralli

Some women have discovered their passion for STEM later in their lives which resulted in changing their career paths. Others knew since they were little that science and technology have been the areas they wanted to pursue. Nadège Faralli, a Business Analyst with strong technical background, is one of the latter. Nadège has moved from France to Switzerland and now works for and CreativMinds.
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Robotics and programming for girls: Registration is open!

Are you a 10 to 18-years old girl and would you like to learn how to program a robot? Are you a parent of 10 to 18-years old daughter? We have a perfect workshop for you!

Together with CERN Micro Club and Hepia, we are organizing half-day workshops to familiarize our future citizens with new technologies. Read More

What are human rights?

Human rights are something that each person has by virtue of being human: you are born with them. Human rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

Some examples of human rights are: the right to life, the right to the highest attainable standard of health, the right to adequate standard of living, the right to education, the right to equality and to equal treatment under the law, freedom of information, freedom of association, accessibility for persons with disabilities, and access to justice. These are just a few. There are a lot more! Read More