From the 18th to 20th of March 2022, the 51st edition of the national science competition organised by the Fondation Jeunes Scientifiques Luxembourg will be held. This competition rewards the creative and innovative spirit of young Luxembourg scientists aged 11 to 21.
This competition will be an opportunity to discover the results of research carried out on various scientific projects in the fields of natural, human or social sciences, technology or research. Each winner will have the chance to participate in international science competitions, such as the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (sponsored by the European Commission) or the London International Youth Science Forum (sponsored by the Alphonse Weicker Foundation).
« Our role is to provide a platform for our young scientists to express themselves, to encourage them with their innovative and creative ideas. This 51st contest marks a come back to the traditional format, strong with two years of innovation: we are thrilled to finally put live interaction at the heart of this edition » said Sousana Eang, director of the FJSL.
As a key note speaker, FJSL has invited́ Andrew Ferrone Chef, PhD – Head of Metereorology for ASTA and Luxembourg’s representative to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – to address the participants and share his experience as a scientist.
This year, several projects deal with issues related to nutrition and its effects on our health. To name but a few: the impact of caffeine on our enzyme-catalysed reactions, questioning the impact of essential oils on our health in particular lavender essential oil, the positive effects of eating apples on our bodies or an investigation into the composition of milk from different brands in Luxembourg to identify the presence of formalin, urea, starch, and pulverized soap.
The weekend will end on Sunday 20 March with an open day from noon, where visitors are invited to come and discover all the projects on display and exchange with the young people.
We are looking forward to discovering these innovative projects led by passionate young people who are working to build a better future.
An event not to be missed and to be experienced with the family!
For more information: www.fjsl.lu