For three days, young and old could once again playfully experiment with exciting workshops, animations, exhibits, labs and theatre performances. An educational and fun way to make science and technology accessible to a wider audience of curious and science fans.
More than 60 stands were spread across seven science villages around humans, robotics, nature, creativity and ingenuity. Visitors could further experiment in the seven sciencetrucks during the vibrant science festival at Tour & Taxis Brussels.
For this fourth edition, there were also special guests: Dirk Frimout, the first Belgian astronaut in space, and two godmothers who co-sponsored the initiative: An Dooms, professor of Mathematics VUB and Leïla Belkhir, infectiologist and professor UCLouvain.
For the first time, the Women Award in Technology and Sciences (WATS) was also presented at the festival.
Four women scientists competed for the prize. They presented themselves and their projects to the audience during the WATS Talks at the festival. Emilie Steinbach received the most votes from the public and became the new science ambassador in Brussels. The Brussels-based neuroscientist and inspirer of Feed your brains will receive 10,000 euros to support her mission. As science ambassador, she will immerse young people in the wonderful world of science and technology.