In the spirit of building bridges between science and society, which is at heart of IPPOG Collaboration, 28 students from the International school of Geneva became true "Ambassadors for Science in Society" and worked on the challenging task given by International Particle Physics Outreach Group: find the plan how to create even more ambassadors for science in society, including all different types of audiences, from general public, to schools and teachers.
This experience was extremely rewarding for all stakeholders, it changed the opinion of students and their parents on science forever and layed down the foundations for the long-term collaboration and worldwide initiative. This was possible thanks to the Rotary Geneva International, whose Youth Empowerment Programme enabled the idea to be born. Moreover, Rotary Geneva International has created from the Ecolint students the "Interact club", connected to 500 000 other students (12-18) worldwide, who wish to serve aboveself with a focus on primary education.
Parents encouraged IPPOG to continue working with the students and with the support of Ian Smith from International School of Geneva, Barbora Bruant Gulejova, Development Lead of IPPOG will work with students on different aspects in working groups.
Watch the video of leading student - passionate ambassadrice for science in society, talking about the project.