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18 February 2011
Continium – Discovery Center Kerkrade
Museumplein 2
6461 MA Kerkrade

On Saturday, the 19th of February 2011, the Benelux Finale of the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) will take place in Discovery Center Continium in Kerkrade (NL). Over 300 teams of children between 8 and 15 participated in the various regional finales of the FLL in the Netherlands and Belgium. Of these 300 eams eventually 40 teams managed to place themselves for the grand Benelux Finale. They will prepare their selfbuild robots for the challenge of making it to the Europena Finale.

5 November 2010 - 8 May 2011
Sutherland Street

Picture 20,000 individual LED lights illuminating a tunnel that you can walk through. Now imagine being able to manipulate those lights to follow your every movement.

19 November 2010 - 5 March 2011
Stadhouderslaan 37
NL-2517 HV The Hague

This year’s winning and commended images are on show at Museon. More than 100 prize-winning photographs from 18 competition categories are displayed in large format.

6 December 2010 - 8 December 2010
Biliotheca Alexandrina

More than 120 participants from 10 Arab countries are scheduled to participate in Intel Science Competition Arab World (ISC-AW), which is the Arabic version of Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in the United States every year (Intel ISEF). Contestants from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia und the United Arab Emirates will showcase their distinguished science projects in various scientific and social specializations to compete for financial awards totaling $20,000 and scholarships from top Arab universities.

23 April 2010 - 24 April 2010
Archeoclub Camerino

“Courtyards in bloom” has been organized by Archeoclub – Camerino section, in collaboration with the University Natural Science Museum, the Civic Museum, The University Botanical Garden, the Municipality and the Local Trade Association.



Universcience 28 July 2015
Bruno Maquart, Universcience President © Ph Levy_EPPDCSI

Proposed by the board of Universcience, Bruno Maquart was appointed president by the French Council of ministers on Wednesday June 24th 2015. He succeeds Claudie Haigneré in a presidential term that will last 5 years.

Fondazione IDIS - Città della Scienza 8 July 2015
The new entrance to Città della Scienza, Naples - Architects A. Guazzieri and V. Ciotola

Two young architects of 29 years old, Andrea Guazzieri and Valerio Ciotola, won the competition for the reconstruction of the Naples-based science centre, destroyed by a criminal fire in 2013

International Centre for Life 17 June 2015
University experts will help develop the exhibition on the brain at Life

One of the largest biomedical research charities in the world, the Wellcome Trust, has pledged £650k towards a new exhibition exploring the brain at Newcastle’s Life Science Centre. The exhibition will open in 2016 and will tell the story of the brain and how it works, revealing some of its secrets and exploring the techniques scientists use to study it.

Glasgow Science Centre 17 June 2015

Discover galaxies far, far away in Scotland’s first full dome digital planetarium

Norsk Teknisk Museum 11 June 2015
#EcsiteAwards winner 2015: Norsk Teknisk Museum for TING exhibition

The Norsk Teknisk Museum from Norway won the prize for TING, “a participatory, immersive exhibition experience for exploring the complex relationships between technology and democracy.” Watch the video.

NEMO Science Museum 8 June 2015
New Ecsite Presidency: NEMO / CEO Michiel Buchel

Dutch science centre NEMO, Amsterdam, is taking the Ecsite presidency for a two-year term, represented by CEO Michiel Buchel.

MUSE - Museo delle Scienze 5 June 2015

The EMYA 2015 Award Ceremony - European Museum of the Year Award - took place in May in Glasgow. Since 1977, this prestigious award recognizes and rewards excellence in European museums, with the patronage of the Council of Europe. It encourages innovation particularly in museums which are more related to the conservationist classic vision. A prestigious award whereby MUSE was honoured with special mention.

Universcience 22 May 2015
Sophie Biecheler-Fiocconi

Sophie has now a 20 years’ experience in Human Resources change management in scientific, cultural or technological area. Prior to that, in 1996 she was a member of the French National sailing team preparing for the Olympics.

Museum of science 17 May 2015
Museum of Science Boston presented with award

An award by the National Science Board (NSB)

Museon 17 May 2015
Dutch Innovation Zone

The Dutch Innovation Zone opened in Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan. This innovative exhibition was developed by Museon and is part of the Dutch contribution to World Expo 2015.