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. Registration for the 2019 edition, taking place from Monday, 25 – Friday, 29 March 2019, is open!
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.
How to take part
We have run a Call with schools across the country, where teachers have signed up and indicated which scientific domain their class would like to hear about, which languages they understand, as well as on which day and time they would like a session. Based on this info, you can choose a session / sessions that suits you.
How the form works: Based on your domain, languages and date selection, you will see the available sessions that correspond with the data you entered. So if you chose only English and your domain is Humanities, you will only see the schools that wanted a session about Humanities in English. You can only choose one session per time you fill out the form. If you want to take part in multiple sessions, you will have to fill the form out for each session you want to do.
After you have submitted your registration, you will receive a summary of your submission by email – however, before you submit your form, please ensure to note down which session you have chosen. If you are not receiving the confirmation, ensure to check your spam.