Three workshops to tame science and …

During the Easter holidays, HES-SO Wallis-Wallis opens its doors to youth interested in science, technology and engineering. It organizes three free workshops for those who want to explore this world.

Robot in question

“Robots, an endangered species?”, People over 14 years old will be invited to the first workshop scheduled for April 2 and question the growing proximity between humans and these strange machines.

Can robots feel an emotion? Can they replace, repair, breed? Please cooperate? Can they be smart? Many such questions, for which the day will try to answer with double eyes social science and engineering.

Make seismometer

On 6 and 7 April, the second meeting is linked to current events. To mark the 75th anniversary of the last major earthquake in Wallace, participants (youth from the orientation cycle) will build their own seismometer by assembling a fully developed model at the Wallace Engineering School in Seon.

Thanks to a simple transmission system, a pen records the ground movements on which it is placed. This device makes it possible to understand how scientists investigate those in the Earth’s crust.

JIT course is reserved for girls

Finally, on 8 and 9 April, a traditional wine course reserved for girls participating in the valence orientation cycle and interested in technology will allow them to explore the professions of IT, electronics and mechanics.

Experimenting with software, laser cutting, welding of electrical components or even 3D drawing on a microcontroller, they will build a personal virtual reality headset that they can carry with them.

To follow health instructions, places are limited and registration is mandatory.

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practical information

Information and reservations at www.hevs.ch/Junes

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