2 S’porean students to attend the Week of International Scientific Young Talents in Paris [fr]
Two Singaporean students are taking part in the Week of International Scientific Young Talents from 29th January to 3rd February. Ms Charlene Kwang, student in Bachelor of Science at the National University in Singapore (NUS) and Mr Andy Tay, currently a PhD student and former NUS student, will interact with 40 other international students and have a chance to meet scientific journalists as well as professionals of scientific design exhibits. Students will also have the opportunity to visit L’Oreal Foundation and its laboratory.
The Week of International Scientific Young Talents is a mobility program proposed by Universcience Paris, French public institution with two venues in Paris, the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie and the Palais de la découverte, in the framework of its anniversary season, under the patronage of Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Repubic. The Cité des sciences et de l’industrie is 30 years old in 2016, and the Palais de la découverte will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2017. This program is in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development in France.
Universcience, comprising the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie and the Palais de la découverte in Paris, is the first French public institution for the communication of scientific and technical culture. It is a public industrial and commercial institution, with an operating autonomy from its two supervision ministries (Ministry of Culture and Communication, Ministry of Higher Education and Research). Its 3 million visitors per year have made Universcience the 5th most visited cultural site in France and one of top science centers in the world. Its interactive and fun approach is aimed at tackling science and technology through discovery and examination of the major challenges facing our world via temporary and permanent exhibitions, space dedicated to children, science facilitation, resource facilities, experimentation with innovative digital tools and cultural engineering. Universcience shares its know-how throughout the world with a view to spreading scientific and technical culture. It puts its expertise in various fields at its partners’ disposal: museology and touring exhibitions, notably for the young public, cultural engineering and counseling in the technology of planetariums, science facilitation, audience research, accessibility.