31 July 2013

RainGain visits secondary schools

by Rosa Vicari / École des Ponts ParisTech

The RainGain project has been presented in three secondary schools of Paris Region: Jean Perrin Secondary School (Vitry-sur-Seine) on 14th June, Lucie Faure School (Paris) on 18th June and Lucie Aubrac Secondary School (Champigny-sur-Marne) on 20th July.

Through interactive presentations and educational games, Auguste Gires and Abdellah Ichiba from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech together with the Crazy Savants, have illustrated how an X-band radar works and how it can reduce the risks of floods and water pollution in the city.

This workshop has been organised in the framework of "Festival Paris Montagne", an event aimed at promoting scientific knowledge among students from disadvanteg areas of Paris.