Posted: Sep 15, 2010

European Union Contest for Young Scientists

(Nanowerk News) The 22nd edition of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) will take place in Lisbon at the Museum of Electricity. For more than 20 years the Contest has been bringing together the brightest young minds in European science highlighting the importance of innovation and research for future generation. This year 85 projects from 37 countries have been selected to compete.
Around 130 of the most talented science students aged between 14 and 21 will compete to become the best European young scientists of 2010. They will present their projects covering a wide range of scientific fields, to a prestigious International scientific jury, the international press and the general public in the hope of winning not only a prize but the recognition of their peers.
Lisbon's edition, will not only offer the contestants the possibility to meet and compete with the best of their contemporaries at European and international level but also to participate in a range of exciting activities organised for them in the Portuguese capital. They will visit some of the top Portuguese cultural highlights including the Lisbon Oceanarium, and the town of Cascais and attend conferences with eminent scientific personalities.
Background on the EUCYS
EUCYS is an initiative of the European Commission, aimed at boosting interest in the sciences and creating dynamism among young science students to foster their talents and to follow careers in science and technology. In order to qualify for this prestigious contest, students must first win first prize at their own national science contests. This annual event is an opportunity to showcase students' scientific achievements and to provide them with an opportunity to compete with the best among their contemporaries at European level.
Source: European Commission