French American Science Festival (FASF)

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The Office for Science and Technology (Chicago section) organizes the annual French-American Science Festival, as part of the French Innovation Week organized by the Consulate General of France and French-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago.

The French American Science Festival features free conferences and hands-on activities for students and their teachers, to the benefit of French-American scientific exchanges.

  • Fourth edition of the French-American Science Festival in Chicago

    From Tuesday, April 28th to Friday, May 1st, 2015 the Office for Science and Technology (Chicago section), in partnership with the Rick Morimoto Laboratory and the Alliance Française de Chicago hosted the 4th Annual French-American Science Festival in the Lurie Atrium of Northwestern University’s Downtown Campus.

  • FASF 2015: The Rosetta space mission on Comet 67P/GC

    French-American Science Festival 2015 - Pr. Bernard Marty (Ecole Nationale supérieure de Géologie) will give a free public lecture to present the Rosetta journey, what makes that adventure possible, why this is so important for science and what are the consequences on our understanding of the universe.

  • FASF 2015: Climate change: more or less snow?

    French-American Science Festival 2015 - Dr. Laurent Terray (European Center for Research and Advanced Training in Scientific Computing) will give a free public lecture about the scientific aspects of climate change and examine some of the climate change deniers arguments and show that most of the time, they reveal a complete misunderstanding of the basic physics of the Earth climate system.

  • Third edition of the French-American Science Festival in Chicago

    From Tuesday, May 13 to Thursday, May 15, 2014 the Office for Science and Technology (Chicago section), in partnership with the Rick Morimoto Laboratory and the Alliance Française de Chicago hosted the 3rd Annual French-American Science Festival in the Lurie Atrium of Northwestern University’s Downtown Campus.

  • FASF 2014: Hands-On Science Learning

    French-American Science Festival 2014 - Following the great success of the second edition (more than 450 students), a third annual day for the discovery of science by the students is to be held on the 14th of May, 2014. Students and their teachers are invited to participate in free hands-on activities.

  • FASF 2014: Discovery of the Higgs Boson (Nobel Prize 2013)

    French-American Science Festival 2014 - Peter Higgs and Francois Englert received the Nobel Prize in Physics last year for the discovery of the Higgs boson, nicknamed the “God Particle” in the mainstream media, a new particle with a mass around 125 GeV. Even though most of the people do not even know what a boson is, it is certainly the most important discovery in the field for a generation. Why is that?

  • FASF 2014: Climate change: the 21st century challenge

    French-American Science Festival 2014 - On our way to the 21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change 2015, to be held in Paris in 20115, the vast majority of climate scientists now agree that human-induced climate change exists. Its consequences are becoming real for many of us. And we all know that our society is confronted with the urgent need for a wise response to potential climate change.

  • Second edition of the French-American Science Festival in Chicago

    Organized in partnership with Northwestern University, the event brought together scientists and educators from universities, national laboratories, industries and non-governmental organizations from France and the U.S. for a full day of informal science education and outreach, open to the general public and to school children of the Chicago area. The event also included professional colloquium on the subject of building strong international partnerships and programs for informal education and outreach concerning global sustainability issues

  • French-American Science Festival 2012

    The 2012 French-American Science Festival focusing on Sustainable Development will be held on October 29 & 30, 2012 at Northwestern University.

  • The First French-American Science Festival in Chicago

    Supported by the French Institute in its call for projects regarding the promotion of scientific and technical culture, the first Franco-American Science Festival was organized by the scientific department of the French Consulate in Chicago.
    The event took place over the course of two days: with an animation of scientific activities at the “Alliance Francaise” of Milwaukee on October 13th, 2011, followed by an intense program in Chicago, on October 14th at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University located in the heart of town.