The FNR is inviting all researchers in Luxembourg to ‘go back to school’ and inspire the next generation of researchers! “Chercheurs à l’école” is your chance to interact and motivate future generations, and share the passion that got you into research in the first place.
**No further registrations being accepted for the 2019 addition**
About Chercheurs à l’école
For the 9th year now, the FNR is organising these get-togethers between local researchers (having obtained or preparing their PhDs) and secondary school students with growing success. Over 70 school classes subscribed for this year’s edition.
Researchers of all scientific disciplines can describe the pupils their life as a researcher: from their beginnings as a student, to their motivation for one or the other scientific discipline, first steps in their professional lives, career challenges and opportunities. It shouldn’t be a scientific talk- more a personal interaction.
For the teenagers, this is the perfect opportunity to ask them all the questions they have in mind and to receive information on the advantages and also the possible disadvantages of being a scientist.
The activity is becoming more popular each year: In 2018, 124 researchers delivered sessions to 75 classes in a total of 28 different secondary schools across Luxembourg. In 2017, 111 researchers, 66 classes and 26 schools took part, almost double the number that took part in 2016.
April 2, 2019
From 25 – 29 March 2019, the 9th edition of Chercheurs à l’école took part in schools across Luxembourg, involving more than 100 researchers and science communicators. The FNR spoke to a handful of the researchers who took part about why they took part and why it is important to inspire the next generation.