Science Fair and EXPERIMENTA

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Published : 5 October 2015


MINATEC celebrates science

The 2015 MINATEC “Parvis des Sciences” Science Fair and fifth annual EXPERIMENTA Art, Science, and Technology Fair will be held on the MINATEC campus from October 8–10, with plenty of science-related activities for everyone, from hardcore science enthusiasts to the general public. MINATEC held its first “Parvis des Sciences” in 2007, and the event’s appeal has continued to grow, especially among school groups. The two-in-one event brought in more than 4,000 visitors in 2014.

This year attendees can choose from an impressive 30 activities—three times more than last year—, including nine interactive tours. New Science Fair partners including Grenoble’s large scientific instruments helped make the expanded offering possible this year.

For the first time ever, the exhibit booths will be set up at the new Grenoble Institute of Technology auditorium. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the Science Fair bookstore and food concession.

As always, the Science Fair is held during France’s National Science Week, which is dedicated to light this year. But the Science Fair will also address an eclectic range of other topics, from the human brain to ocean currents, with activities covering the full spectrum from biology and nanotechnology to microelectronics and from basic science to demonstrators—including those at the CEA Tech traveling showroom—highlighting recent technological advances. The Experimenta Art, Science, and Technology Fair, organized by the Atelier Arts-Sciences with support from local science education center La Casemate, will be hosted by Maison MINATEC, right next door to the Grenoble Institute of Technology auditorium.

EXPERIMENTA will feature exhibits highlighting around 20 projects involving artists, scientists, and manufacturers and a full program of talks about new technologies and related issues.

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