TecDays / TecNights
The TecDays / TecNights initiative develops activities for students in Switzerland: In particular, TecDays allow students to take interactive modules of 90 minutes on science topics. During TecNights, a large selection of presentations (lasting around 30 minutes) is offered to them, as well as several exhibitions.
In addition to the students, their families and those interested in the region are also invited to participate in TecNights. Modules, interventions and exhibitions are organised and / or presented by experienced specialists in the fields of research and industry.
This project operates at a national level in Switzerland and is coordinated by the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Coordinator: Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)
Target groups: education authorities, parents, primary school students, secondary school students, teachers, trainee teachers, vocational school students, youth clubs, other
Topic: Technology, Other
Start year: 2007
Contact person: Béatrice Miller miller(at)satw.ch
The website provides an online repository including information regarding all the past TecDays and TecNights since 2007.
A film about the activities carried on during 2012 has been produced and published and can be found on the project website.
If you are a teacher and want your school to participate in a TecDay or a TecNight or if you are someone with scientific and technical expertise who would like to share your experience with young people in an exciting way, it is possible to sign up online through the project website to get in touch with the project organisers.