The Ministry of Education, Children and Youth has brought together a number of partners to launch the first Science Week Luxembourg, from 3 to 9 July 2017. One week to promote every aspect of science, to provide information on the many industries, careers, activities, resource centres, and public and private initiatives that already exist, and to develop young people's interest in all things scientific.
The Science Week will highlight the emergence of a real science culture in the Grand Duchy.
From 3 to 9 July, a host of events will be organised throughout the country directed at both schools and the general public, including: the award ceremony for the maths and IT Olympiads, a water day, an inter-school mental arithmetic challenge, physics and biology workshops, experiments to carry out at the Luxembourg Science Center, presentation of Made in Luxembourg technologies, a workshop on anamorphosis and stereography, and a visit to an industry specialising in robotics. Registration is open, and the programme can be viewed on the website at www.scienceweek.lu.
Science Week Luxembourg will be launched on Friday, 30 June at the Science Center in Differdange, in the presence of Minister for Education, Children and Youth Claude Meisch and Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider, to coincide with Asteroid Day 2017. Visitors will be able to take part in a number of scientific experiments on the theme of space.
The closing event is scheduled for 9 July, with a regatta of solar-powered boats on the ponds at Colmar-Berg.
(Source: Press release by the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth)