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Scienteens Academies

Every summer, the Scienteens Lab organises one-week interdisciplinary workshops dedicated to high-school students aged 15 and over. These are unique opportunities to discover different scientific fields, perform lab experiments, work with other budding scientists and catch a glimpse into the life of a researcher. You are interested in science and curious about scientific research? You enjoy experimenting and discovering new scientific concepts? Join one of our Scienteens Academies!

We offer two Scienteens Academies:

  •  A summer workshop in systems biology
  • A summer workshop on sustainability, climate change and renewable energies

Detailed descriptions of each workshop are available below, as well as practical information about location, languages, fees and registration.

 

Summer workshop in systems biology

This Scienteens Academy focuses on systems biology, a biology-based interdisciplinary field of study. It aims at understanding the complexity of biological systems such as individual cells, organs and whole organisms. This seven-day workshop combines biology, mathematics and computer science.

Participants analyse the growth behaviour and the enzyme activity of the bacterium Escherichia coli. They get to work in a lab with other students, to learn more about biological processes, develop mathematical models and run computer simulations. First, they collect data through practical work in the laboratory, using techniques such as cell culture, spectrophotometry and quantitative analysis of enzymatic reactions. Then, they learn to analyse the data they generated, to develop mathematical models and to run computer-based simulations. To conclude the week, the budding researchers learn to present the project and their results with scientific posters.

 

 

Summer workshop on sustainability, climate change and renewable energies

This Scienteens Academy focuses on sustainability and addresses questions about the future of our planet, renewable energies and climate change. This one-week interdisciplinary workshop combines physics, environmental science, engineering and technology-relevant topics. It includes scientific talks, experiments, lab visits and discussion with researchers and experts from the University of Luxembourg and Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).

The participants conduct various experiments related to the role of carbon dioxide and renewable energy technologies like solar cells or wind turbines, discuss whether Luxembourg could generate enough energy to cover its need in a renewable way, and learn more about carbon footprint, mobility and ecosystem management.

 

 Information for 2022

In 2022, there will be two Scienteens Academies:

  • The workshop on sustainability, climate change and renewable energies will take place on 11-15 July.
    It will be conducted in English.
    Registration is closed for this summer workshop.

If you encounter any technical issue when filling in the registration form, please contact Lucie Debroux.

 Practical Information

WHEN and WHERE?

Scienteens Academy on sustainability, climate change and renewable energies
From Monday 11 to Friday 15 July.
At the Scienteens Lab on Campus Limpertsberg (Batiments des Sciences) and on Campus Belval (LIST building)

Scienteens Academy in systems biology
From Thursday 1 to Friday 9 September.
At the Scienteens Lab on Campus Belva (BT1).

Addresses of the buildings in Belval and Limpertsberg:

  • BT1 - 7 avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette
  • Bâtiment des Sciences - 162a avenue de la Faïencerie L-1511 Luxembourg
  • LIST building- 41 rue du Brill L-4422 Belvaux

FEES

Early birds*: 80 EUR
* Apply before 16 May for the workshop on sustainability
* Apply before 25 July for the workshop on systems biology

Regular price: 100 EUR

LANGUAGES

Each Scienteens Academy is conducted in one language.
In 2022, the summer workshop on sustainability will be in English. The summer workshop in systems biology will be in German.

SELECTION PROCESS

The number of participants is limited. The Scienteens Lab team will select up to 10 students for each summer workshop. In order to apply for a Scienteens Academy, candidates have to fill in a registration form and answer a few questions about their motivation and previous experience. The selection is based on these.

What are we looking for? Highly motivated students who are keen to discover scientific research. Young people who enjoy interdisciplinarity, teamwork and scientific discussions. No previous experience/knowledge is necessary. Rather than very experienced participants, we are looking forward to training enthusiastic learners who are ready to acquire new skills with us. Last but not least, students who contemplate a future in science and want to experience first-hand what a job in that field could look like.