31 July 2013

RainGain's researchers visited three schools of the Paris Region

Text and photos 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 from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Abdellah Ichiba from CG94, together with the Crazy Savants, have explained how an X-band radar works and how it can reduce the risks of floods and water pollution in the city.

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

A student from Lucie Faure Secondary Schools does an exercice on urban water cycle
Abdellah Ichiba (CG94) and the students of Lucie Faure Secondary School  Abdellah Ichiba (CG94) and Ingrid Dendleux (Les Savants Fous)