Die European Researchers’ Night is a mega event that takes place every year simultaneously in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond. The key objective of the event is to increase general public awareness of the diversity of scientific research but also promote and facilitate greater public participation in the entire scientific process including participation in scientific research as well as dissemination activities. Moreover, considering a prevalent shortage the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) graduates in Austria as well as having persisting trend of underrepresentation of women among STEM university graduates, our further aim is to enhance youth’s understanding of science and research and encourage them to pursue a career in the STEM fields to become future scientists. Sci4all is Austria’s contribution to this event, hosted by the Practical Robotics Institute Austria (PRIA) in partnership with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), FH Campus Wien, Science Communications, Vienna University Children’s Office and Vienna Institute of Technology (TGM).
At this event young people and adults can get insights on what it is to be a researcher and what kind of cutting-edge technology is used in modern research. The following types of activities are planned for the European Researchers’ Night:
- Citizen Science Challenge
- Science Booths 1
- Science Booths 2
- Cultural Heritage
- Science Slam
- Teen Science Slam
- EU Corner
- Science Cafes
- CERN Webcast
- Social Activities
Important: Since now and until 28.09.2018 you can actively participate in Citizen Science Challenge!!!
Interdisciplinarity plays an important role in this event and our ambition is to promote it having in mind that the presented innovations and activities integrate many domains. A focus of Sci4all is on the STEM fields but other topics will be covered as well for a broader understanding of the science and its applications. Currently the draft program incorporates the following research domains: Informatics, Construction, Physics, Robotics, Health, Education, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Mobility, Geophysics, Chemistry, Manufacturing, Energy, Electronic, Biology, Automation, etc.
Sci4all will be held on Friday 28.09.2018 from 10:00 until midnight.
Entrance is free of charge!
We are looking forward to welcom you at the European Researchers’ Night in Vienna.
This European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under HORIZONT 2020 in the framework of the Marie Sklodowska Curie actions.
What is European Researchers’ Night?