Section: Dissemination


Responsibilities at Inria or Beyond

  • Marie Duflot-Kremer is the deputy vice-president for outreach activities in the supervisory council of SIF (Société Informatique de France) and a member of the scientific committee of Fondation Blaise Pascal.

  • Christoph Weidenbach is a member of the advisory committee for the German computer science competitions for pupils. Together with his colleagues at Saarland university he organizes the “Computer Science Research Days” for the most talented high-school students out of the competition every year. In addition, he organizes the final training for the German Informatics Olympiad team and coaches the Saarland University student teams for the ICPC.

Articles and Contents

Marie Duflot-Kremer is a member of the ERASMUS+ project PIAF (cf. section 9.3) with collleagues from Liège, Luxembourg and Saarbrücken. This projects aims at studying how computational thinking can be introduced in primary education (with kids rangng from 5 to 12 years old). The goal is first to agree on a shared reference document on computational thinking competences, and then to produce and test educational scenarios and didactical resources. So far this year the reference document has been designed (and a paper has been submitted recently to a conference). The work on the scenarios and the resources is ongoing.


Marie Duflot-Kremer intervenes in the training of teachers:

  • for primary school, half a day for training teachers on how to add a bit of computer science in their teaching;

  • for secondary school, she took part (43 hours in 2019) in the advanced training of high school teachers who deliver a newly introduced computer science course (Numérique et Sciences Informatiques), and one day training for math teachers about unplugged activities;

  • half a day of training for members of INSPE (Institut National Supérieur du Professorat et de l'Education), the people in charge of training teachers.


Marie Duflot-Kremer takes part every year in several events, including local ones such as Fête de la Science (for which she trains 3rd year students to handle the workshops and gave this year a talk/show on “informagics”), Pint of Science, a talk for the local phase of the Tournoi Français des Jeunes Mathématiciennes et Mathématiciens and the local NSI (Numérique et Sciences Informatiques) day for secondary school teachers.

She is also invited for workshops and talks in events outside of the Nancy region, like national or regional days of APMEP (Association des Professeurs de Mathématiques de l'Enseignement Public) in Dijon and Grenoble, the SETT conference in Namur or the video game creation competition for kids in Manosque.

Creation of Media or Tools for Science Outreach

As a member of the national group Informatique Sans Ordinateur (ISO), Marie Duflot-Kremer takes part in creating new popularization activities and publishing online documentation to help people reproduce unplugged computer science activities. She also proposed and supervised a project of master students in cognitive sciences who created an escape game presenting various computer science concepts to kids from 13 years old. The documentation is available on her webpage. (https://members.loria.fr/MDuflot/.)