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environmental geosciences
Research and teaching centre
environmental geosciences

Cordée des métiers des sciences au féminin

The aim of the "Women in science: why not me?" project is to make career guidance a real lever for equal opportunities. 

Through visits, meetings and initiatives with its scientific partners, it aims to combat self-censorship and encourage young girls to aspire to higher education.

More broadly, it opens the door to scientific fields that are sometimes unfamiliar, demonstrates that scientific careers are accessible to people with modest levels of education, and also provides an opportunity to reflect on the position of women in the scientific world of work.

Organised by the Académie Aix-Marseille, the visit to CEREGE in 2023 gave students from the André Ailhaud secondary school in Volx the opportunity to find out about careers in science through the careers of women scientists at CEREGE (Centre de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Géosciences de l'Environnement). 

The operation was repeated this year on Thursday 30 May 2024 with teachers from André Ailhaud secondary school.

The programme includes a presentation of of the CEREGE laboratory by Alain Véron (CR CNRS), a interactive presentation of Women in Science by Anne Alexandre (DR CNRS) and Sophie Viseur (IR AMU), the visit to analytical platforms MATRIX with Perrine Chaurand, Sustainable Environment team and Micropalaeontological preparations with Sandrine Conrod, Climate team.

Finally, the day ends with an opportunity to meet women working in the sciences at a speed meeting session.