Attracting both boys and girls to ICT studies and careers!

The Northernmost science centre in Sweden organised the "Researchers’ Night" in September 27, 2013 in Lulea. CDT attended this event with the SATIN project. Pupils from secondary schools of our region got a glimpse of LTU's research. The SATIN booth received a lot of attention. For CDT, it was a good opportunity to showcase results of the SATIN project and to attract a broader group of people including girls to create their own apps.

For more information: SATIN Project The aim of the SATIN project is to enable people without prior programming skills to create their own apps. Design of an inclusive SATIN app creation platform is one of the criteria for a successful project and is also aimed to attract a more diverse group of people for app creation. Centre for Distance-spanning Technology (CDT) at Lulea University of Technology (LTU) CDT is a research, design and innovation joint venture between the core partners Luleå University of Technology, and the IT industry. CDT offers an integrated environment of people, infrastructure, tools, processes and services for research, development and test of new and emerging distance-spanning technologies and its applications. Researchers’ Night Looking for some quality time and fun learning on a Friday night out? The Researchers' Night is a mega event taking place every year on a single September night in about 300 cities all over Europe. Whether with family, school, friends or on your own – you will find yourself exploring science in engaging ways. What do researchers really do and why does it matter for your daily life? Find out this and more through behind-the-scenes guided tours of research labs that are normally closed to the public, interactive science shows, hands-on experiments or workshops.