The Blue Brain Project was delighted to receive a visit from 56 students with a strong interest in science, from India as part of their trip to Switzerland organized by the Life Lab Foundation. The Life Lab Foundation is a non-profit science education organization from India founded by Dr. Archana Sharma who is a principal scientist at CERN. The Foundation aims to make learning fun and engaging for young people by exposing them to the joy of scientific inquiry. Through expert interactions, visits to leading research facilities, and participation in real experiments, they inspire them to become the scientists of tomorrow.
The students and their teachers from three campuses across Delhi came to Geneva with the Foundation keen to learn more about Swiss initiatives such as the Blue Brain Project. The visit to the Blue Brain Project included a presentation on the Project and the work we do and an enthusiastic question and answer session with the presenters. This led to one of the students commenting, “I never even knew about this concept of brain simulation and its possibilities. It’s really fascinating and I’m going to do more research about it after I get back.”
The students also had opportunity to meet and talk to Blue Brain’s PhD students and researchers about their career paths. “We were delighted to be able to host the groups in our visitor center commented Adriana Salvatore, Blue Brain’s Director of Operations. Both the researchers and our PhD students enjoy these opportunities to talk about the Blue Brain Project and to encourage future participation in science from the next generation.”