Young girls having fun with science at the Les filles et les sciences event last Saturday.
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.
A student listens to a model of a pregnant
woman in a Health Science workshop.
Something interesting has the attention of these students.