French-American Science Festival 2016: Hands-On Science Learning

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The Office for Science and Technology (Chicago section) organizes the annual French-American Science Festival (FASF), as part of the French Innovation Week organized by the Consulate General of France and French-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago. The FASF features free conferences and hands-on activities for students and their teachers, to the benefit of French-American scientific exchanges. This year two conferences will be held, on focused on freshwater biodiversity and the other one on the mechanisms of ageing.

Following the great success of the previous editions, a new day for the discovery of science by the students is to be held on the 27th of April, 2016. Students and their teachers are invited to participate in free hands-on activities.

- When: April 27th, 2016
- Where: Northwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine

This event consists in a full day of informal science education and outreach through hands-on activities, open to the general public. It is specifically designed for students of Chicago schools, from 5th to 10th grade and their teachers. As most of the scientists present will be French speakers, French-speaking audiences are welcome! The booths are run by our scientific partners. Some of the subjects scheduled include:

  • Nuclear energy
  • Superconductivity
  • Climate change
  • Biology
  • Astrophysiques

For further information, please visit our website:

Flyer Science LAB² 2016

This event is presented with the participation of: