Young girls hav­ing fun with sci­ence at the Les filles et les sci­ences event last Satur­day.

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

More than fifty girls took part in the 10th edi­tion of the pop­u­lar Les filles et les sci­ences event which took place, last Satur­day, at the Cegep de Sher­brooke. The stu­dents from high school lev­els two and three got the chance to learn about ca­reers in sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy through in­ter­ac­tive work­shops with themes like species iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, how to get DNA from a tomato, build­ing a fan, and how bath bombs are made. The par­tic­i­pants also had an aer­o­bic break dur­ing the day which was an­i­mated by Zumba in­struc­tor Gabriel Ernesto So­ri­ano.

In­ter­ac­tive stands gave stu­dents a chance to ask pro­fes­sion­als, en­trepreneurs and peo­ple who work in the sci­ence fields ques­tions about spe­cific ca­reer pos­si­bil­i­ties in the re­gion. Some of the stands in­cluded were from Granby Zoo, Bio Im­mune So­lu­tions, the Que­bec Or­der of En­gi­neers, Bishop’s Col­lege School, the Univer­sité de Sher­brooke and sev­eral more.

The Les filles et les sci­ences event is co­or­di­nated by the Con­seil du loisir sci­en­tifique de l’Estrie (CLSE) and sup­ported by the Cegep de Sher­brooke and the Univer­sité de Sher­brooke. The event is free and takes place si­mul­ta­ne­ously in Sher­brooke, Ri­mouski, Mon­treal and Que­bec. The pro­ject is fi­nanced by the Min­istry of the Econ­omy, Sci­ence and In­no­va­tion.

Pho­tos cour­tesy

A stu­dent lis­tens to a model of a preg­nant

woman in a Health Sci­ence work­shop.

Some­thing in­ter­est­ing has the at­ten­tion of th­ese stu­dents.

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