EDUCATION and OUTREACH

Creating opportunities which strengthen the ties between network members, students and industry is one of the core missions of MaNEP Switzerland Network. MaNEP support intended to young researchers is channeled through conferences, topical meetings and schools, as well as internships especially dedicated to master students and exchange student programs.

MaNEP also promotes science to the general public through different actions and initiatives to inform about its research. To reach out to the younger generations, the PhysiScope was created in 2007 by MaNEP NCCR in collaboration with the Physics Section of UNIGE. It has now been institutionalised and has become an important educational tool. The PhysiScope and the creation of the travelling art & science exhibition SUPRA100 are two main innovative outreach actions initiated and led by MaNEP, all contributing to disseminating the scientific research performed in the MaNEP Switzerland Network. Moreover, the strong collaboration with the RTS, the Swiss Television channel for the production of the weekly TV show L’Oreille des Kids, has been initiated in 2013 to encourage the youngest to approach the major principles of physics in a fun-loving way.

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