Promotion of young scientists

promotion of young researchers
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promotion of young researchers
promotion of young researchers (Image: A. K. Mosimann)

For a number of years, a trend away from science disciplines in the education of young people has become obvious. Additionally, young people consider the natural sciences as a domain with little future potential.

For this reason, the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) specifically strengthens the promotion of young scientists in science subject areas.

A Committee was established that serves as contact point for question on the STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

  • Mentoring of maturity works”: secondary level / grammar schools (15-18 year old): More than 250 research groups across Switzerland open young people doors to their labs and make them available their competencies, infrastructure and measuring instruments for a maturity works. Thereby they make a significant contribution to sharpen the awareness for the importance of the natural sciences.
  • “Presentations at schools”: The SCNAT maintains a list with specialists in Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics who give talks in their domain at secondary level II schools.

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2017
May 19
Wordle Let's live science culture
  • SCNAT
  • conference
  • Bern

Let’s live science culture

At the congress «We Scientists Shape Science» on January 2017, more than 200 scientists stated how science should evolve. How do we carry these ideas into the labs? How will we improve science culture in our daily scientific work? And how can we merge initiatives by institutions and the commitment of us scientists?
2017
Jun 29
2017
Jul 2
Flyer Science on Stage 2017
  • Science on Stage Europe e.V.
  • celebration/festival
  • Debrecen

Science on Stage 2017

Under the motto 'Inventing the Future of Science Education' the next Science on Stage festival, the largest European educational fair for STEM teachers, will take place from 29 June – 2 July 2017 in the Kölcsey Convention Centre in Debrecen, Hungary. At the festival around 350 primary teachers and STEM teachers will come together to exchange innovative teaching concepts. They present their most innovative ideas from teachers for teachers in a fair, in workshops, and performances.
  • 17.01.2017
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • news

More science in textbooks

In Switzerland, primary school textbooks in the natural sciences are not what they should be. Researchers would like to play a greater role in bringing science to school children – but there are big hurdles to overcome.
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Kommission für Nachwuchsförderung

Young people’s interest in natural sciences is constantly decreasing while there is an increasing lack of qualified natural scientists in the professional world. As a reaction to this development, the Committee for the Promotion of Young Talents (Kommission Nachwuchsförderung) as part of the framework of the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences (SCNAT) has put its focus on enkindling youth’s fascination for the fields of the natural sciences.

Nachwuchsförderung auf dem Portal Naturwissenschaften Schweiz

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