Back to school means integration!
After the traditional welcome ceremony on September 4, the new students in the class of 2024 continued their integration during their first week at IFP School.
On Tuesday 5th, students from the School's Georesources and Energy Center took part in an escape game on the Rueil-Malmaison campus and the Lab e·novTM premises. Divided into 12 teams, students from the center's 4 programs had to solve 7 riddles to obtain a secret code enabling them to meet a mysterious professor, the only character capable of helping them save the world!
"The aim of this fun and educational approach is to help our new students discover the different professions they will be destined for at the end of their studies at IFP School, the skills and vocabulary they will need, the challenges they will have to face and, quite simply, to get to know their peers!" notes Mathilde Adelinet, lecturer-researcher and Supervisor of the "Geosciences for the energy system transition" Master's program.
In the middle of the week, the entire class was invited to a welcome cocktail party hosted by the Mayor of Rueil-Malmaison. Pierre-Franck Chevet, Chairman and CEO of IFP Energies nouvelles, and Pascal Longuemare, Dean of IFP School, were in attendance. On this occasion, Monique Bouteille, first deputy mayor in charge of urban planning and the eco-neighborhood, invited the students to discover the city as part of a unique tour organized by the Tourist Office.
During the evening, the Town Hall’s representatives warmly thanked Christine Travers, who, as Dean of the School for the last six years, has worked to develop and promote the School in France and internationally. Hélène Bourg, who was Student and Alumni Relations Liaison at IFP School until her retirement this month, was also praised.
On Thursday September 7, students were introduced to the IFP School SPE Student Chapter at a meeting co-hosted by Jean-Pierre Deflandre, lecturer-researcher at the Georesources and Energy Center and holder of the CarMa Chair, and students from the class of 2023, members of the SPE Student Chapter.
Integration culminated on Friday 8 with culture, games and sport. In the morning, 20 multicultural teams explored the town of Rueil-Malmaison as part of a treasure hunt organized by the Tourist Office.
They then headed to the Domaine de Vert-Mont for lunch on the grass. Students received an IFP School branded water bottle, donated by the School's "Sustainable Campus Initiative" group.
The fun and sports activities kicked off at 1:30pm. Among the afternoon's highlights: a flashmob and an awareness-raising workshop on disability, led by Ludivine Pidol, Supervisor of the Advanced-master program - Mastère Spécialisé in Combustion, Electric and Hybrid Powertrains.
The sporting event ended with an award ceremony illustrating the values of the School:
- The "Tunis" team received the first "Openness" prize from Pascal Longuemare;
- The second "Solidarity" prize was awarded to the "Buenos Aires" team by Olivier Thierr, a member of the IFP School Alumni Association (AAID).
- The "Abuja" team won the third "Responsibility" prize, awarded by event partner Crédit Mutuel.