The 31st EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) took place from 13-18 September in Sofia, Bulgaria. Over 150 young scientists – students aged from 15-19 years - from 39 countries presented their research projects to the public, and to a jury composed of prominent scientists from across the world.
EIROforum congratulates this year's EUCYS winners, announced during a ceremony in Tallinn yesterday.
The EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) is part of the Science with and for and Society activities managed by the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission. You can find out more about Science with and for and Society via the web site, which also contains a page on the Contest for Young Scientists.
Europe’s best young scientific minds met in Bratislava from 21 – 26 September for the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), an annual event aiming to encourage young people’s interest in science. This year’s competition attracted 117 contestants aged 14 to 21, grouped in 79 projects, from 36 countries and EU schools.
“The future begins with science” was the slogan of the 23rd European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), an annual event aiming to encourage young people’s interest in science which took place from 23 – 28 September 2011 in Helsinki. The Kattilahalli, an old power plant transformed for cultural projects, hosted more than 130 contestants from 37 countries across Europe and beyond. They presented 87 projects to an international jury. These projects, which had already won first prize in their national contests, covered a broad spectrum of scientific areas: biology, chemistry, computing, social sciences, environment, mathematics, materials, engineering and medicine.
In Lisbon, young scientists from Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary were acclaimed as 1st prize winners of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists 2010. The projects, which analysed physics, biology and social sciences were selected from 85 projects coming from 37 countries by an International Jury. Second prizes, third prizes and the International prize were awarded to 7 other projects, from Poland, Germany, Portugal, Latvia, Italy and Brazil. The 16 winning contestants, aged from 14 to 21, shared a total of € 51.500 in prizes for their top-quality innovative scientific projects. Information on the winners and on all of the projects presented is available here.