The 1st edition of « Science Me! » took place in the park of the Perle-du-Lac around the Museum of Science History, City of Geneva, on 9-10 July, 2016, during the 11th edition of La Nuit de la Science, the traditional science fair organised every even year by the Museum and attracting ca. 25-35’000 visitors.
The competition welcomed 16 teams from Europe (7×Switzerland; 2×Germany; 2×Iceland; 1×Portugal; 1×Denmark; 1×Finland; 1×Estonia; 1×Ukraine) and attracted ca. 2’000 visitors. « Science Me! 2016 » was considered the flagship event of the Nuit de la Science.
Coverage of the event on the Swiss TV (RTS) channel is available here.
Just before the competition, the teams were offered a private guided tour of the emblematic sites of CERN and visits of appealing exhibitions at CERN, the World’s largest physics lab.
The Road Book provided to participants is available here .
« SCIENCE ME! 2016 » OFFICIAL SPONSOR
The « Science Me! 2016 » event would not have been possible without the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation – Agora initiative (project CRAGP2_164770) for taking research to the public. Agora is warmly acknowledged here.
The CERN Visitor and Local Engagement team (CERN’s International Relations), with a special thank to François Briard, is acknowledged for the organisation of the guided tours of the emblematic sites of the World’s largest physics particle lab proposed to the participants of the competition.
« SCIENCE ME! 2016 » LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Dr Didier Perret | Chimiscope | Université de Genève | Genève, Switzerland
Dr Laurence-Isaline Stahl-Gretsch | Musée d’Histoire des Sciences | Ville de Genève | Genève, Switzerland
Prof. Eric Bakker | Département de chimie minérale et analytique | Université de Genève | Genève, Switzerland
Gilles Hernot | Musée d’Histoire des Sciences | Ville de Genève | Genève, Switzerland
« SCIENCE ME! 2016 » MASTER OF CEREMONY & JURY & STAFF
Emmanuel Gripon | Master of Ceremony | La Souris Verte | Genève, Switzerland
Dr Fabrice Riblet | Jury | Jardin Expérimental | Saint-Loup-Géanges, France
Jakub Šesták | Jury | iQlandia | Liberec, Czech Republic
Fernando de Miguel | Logistics & Back Office | Musée d’Histoire des Sciences | Ville de Genève | Genève, Switzerland
Yvan Le Hyaric & Stéphane Détruche | Stage Manager & Control Room | Genève, Switzerland
Vida Sadat-Noorbakhsh & Bérénice Moynier | Control Room Assistant & Social Event | Université de Genève | Genève, Switzerland
Gordon Brown & Bruno Simões de Almeida | Photo & Video | Université de Genève | Genève, Switzerland