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Tuesday 17 October 2023

From October 9 to 13, the Beauvais campus was delighted to welcome ten primary school classes from the town of Beauvais for a week dedicated to scientific discovery and the exploration of sport-related sciences.

From October 9 to 13, the UniLaSalle campus in Beauvais shone in the spotlight of scientific knowledge and discovery for the Fête de la Science 2023. Once again, primary school children from Beauvais schools visited the Institut Polytechnique. The inquisitive young minds were immersed in the exciting world of sports-related science, with the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in mind.

Three captivating workshops

Students had the opportunity to take part in three prepared workshops designed by Institut engineering students as part of a module on scientific mediation.

Sweat workshop: Students delved into the mystery of sweat, discovering where it comes from, how it's produced, its uses and composition. This workshop lifted the veil on the secrets of sweat, an aspect of sports performance.

Geothermal workshop: Students then explored the use of geothermal energy in sports facilities. They learned how this clean and abundant energy source can be used to heat swimming pool water, for example, at lower cost. The budding young scientists carried out three experiments to understand conduction, convection and radiation, demonstrating the potential of geothermal energy in the field of sport, and more specifically sports infrastructures.

Workshop on the Impact of Physical Activities on the Climate: In this final workshop, students investigated the impact of physical activities on the climate, asking how to preserve water resources. They identified the places on Earth where sports can be practiced in summer or winter, as well as the different sports that use water resources. By cross-referencing this data with maps of average global precipitation and temperature, the students proposed solutions for limiting the use of this resource, or for organizing future sporting events in a more sustainable way.

Active participation

UniLaSalle Beauvais would like to thank all the students for their active participation and enthusiasm. We would also like to thank the city of Beauvais and the school teachers who contributed to the success of this year's Fête de la Science.

The week was a celebration of scientific curiosity, exploration and awareness of the challenges facing the world of sport today. We look forward to seeing how these innovative young minds will help shape the future of science.


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A presence at the Beauvais and Rouen Science Villages

In addition to welcoming primary school classes, UniLaSalle offered workshops as part of the Village des Sciences in Beauvais and the Madrillet in Rouen.

In Beauvais, on the site of the downtown mediatheque, the Collège Santé presented a captivating workshop on sweat. Visitors were able to discover the mysteries of this essential function and its role in regulating body temperature. A perfect opportunity for science enthusiasts of all ages to explore the human body in a fun and educational way. Two student associations, Opale and Alibabaa, hosted the stand.

Discovering plants in Rouen

The UniLaSalle Rouen Agrobiosciences College teamed up with NaturaPôle and the Glyco-Mev laboratory at the University of Rouen-Normandie to offer a series of activities focusing on plants in all their forms. Our passionate experts immersed visitors in the fascinating world of plants, sharing their little secrets while raising awareness of their importance in our ecosystem. This exploration of the different facets of botany was a big hit with the 500 people who came to satisfy their scientific curiosity by meeting the researchers.