MINT

The MINT program (Mathematics, Computer Science, Science and Technology) has set itself the goal of providing all pupils with a first access to science regardless of their professional future. It should enable everyone to deal with scientific topics and gain new insights. For this reason, we are already working with children from the primary school age, but also with high school students, sometimes with their teachers directly. The program is being implemented by employees of the Chemistry Institute of the University of Fribourg and the Adolphe Merkle Institute. It is co-financed by the Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences.

 

MINT is consist of several branches:

 

  • KidsUni

    KidsUni is an association founded in early 2014 by two professors from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Fribourg and the Adolph Merkle Institute. The idea is to bring chemistry and the scientific method to children from 9-11 years old through interesting and quality workshops. Over the time, more professors join to the association. Today we can offer twice a year a series of four workshops:

    1. Light and color with Prof. Alke Fink and Prof. Marco Lattuada.
    2. Polymers with Dr. Stephen Schrettl
    3. Soaps with Prof. Fabio Zobi
    4. Batteries and energy with Prof. Jean-Pascal Bourgeois, Prof. Olivier Nicolet and Prof. Véronique Breguet Mercier from the Engineering School of Fribourg.

     

    We are currently in the process of setting up other workshops for the different scientific fields and different ages.

     

    For more info: www.kidsuni.ch

    https://www.facebook.com/kidsuni.ch/

     

  • WINS

    WINS (Women in Science and Technology) is a program that gives girls between the ages of 15 and 16 the opportunity to get into the department to slip into the skin of a scientist.

     

    This internship is organized by the Faculty of Science and Medicine and the Department of Egality of the University of Fribourg.

     

    The internship consists of two full days of experiments at two different departments of the Faculty of Science and Medicine (one per day). 

     

    For more information: http://www.unifr.ch/wins/fr/

     

  • Swiss Young Researcher

    Swiss Young Researcher (Schweizer Jugend Forscht) is a foundation that is intended to arouse interest among young Swiss in the fields of innovation, science and technology. Their goal is to provide a platform for young people of secondary level I and II (high school, vocational training), where they can get an initial insight into the scientific work.

     

    The foundation offers study weeks in various scientific fields, especially in our department every two years. The young people will have the opportunity to develop their project in our laboratories in a research group.

     

    For more information: http://sjf.ch/?lang=fr

     

  • Schools/ High Schools

    We offer support to the primary, secondary and high school teachers through many ways such as counceling or experts in final exams. We also offer possibility of our visits to their schools upon request or they can visit our laboratories where students can do some experiments related to their teaching program, in that way, the students have  better understanding. 

     

    Matura Arbeit/Travail de Maturité

    We offer students  who are interested in Chemistry the opportunity to be supported during their Matura papers. The number of seats is limited.

     

    For further information please contact:  Dr. Sofía Martín Caba

     

  • Other Collaborations
    • Hôpital des Nounours:  We strongly support medicine students in their workshops with kids for their sensivity against doctors. We offer them support in the fabrication of the "magic cream".

          http://www.h-fr.ch/hfr/fr/pub/metanav/hopitaldesnounours.htm

For more information:

www.kidsuni.ch

WINS

Swiss Young Researcher