French-American Science Festival 2017: 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 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, one focused on plant biotechnology and the other one on particle physics.

Following the great success of the previous science fairs, a new day for the discovery of science by the students is to be held on May 1st, 2017. Students and their teachers are invited to participate in free hands-on activities.

- When: May 1, 2017, from 9AM to 3:30PM
- Where: at the Student Center East - Illinois Room at the University of Illinois at Chicago (750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607)

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:

  • Environment
  • Civil engineering and urban planning
  • Nuclear energy
  • Superconductivity
  • Climate change
  • Biology
  • Astrophysics

For further information and to register your school, please visit our website:

This event is presented with the participation of: