Welcome to the SCAN website.

Here, you can find news about the SCAN section, INSA of Lyon, and the English world in general. But that’s not all! You can also have access to pictures of past events, to IE/DS subjects and corrections, as well as the map of all SCAN students.

Please enjoy your stay and don’t forget to like, comment, and share the articles and posts that you have enjoyed.

(Why don’t you begin by checking out our videos of introduction?)


Hey, you visitor!
Is SCAN the right place for you? Can you really manage that much stress and still enjoy all the fun at INSA? Can you be cool enough to survive 2 years in the most special section at INSA?
WELL, you think you can …
Here is the right quiz for you, my future SCAN companion.

Did you understand everything so far?

Do you still want to be a SCAN member after this dreadful description?

How long does it take for you to finish a whole jar of nutella with a tea spoon?

In what color would you prefer to dye your hair?

Until what time can you stay up at night and still manage to understand the chemistry course in the morning?


Can you sit in a room where chairs rotate and still concentrate on OPTICS !?

Are you following @marcellesac on instagram?

Did you go and followed him right now?(don’t lie)

Are you ready to have the best 2 years of your life?

There are many reasons for joining SCAN, but one that is invoked often is : « WE HAVE A SECOND INTEGRATION WEEKEND! ». Well, we can assure you that it is definitely a plus.

And if you ask SCAN students whether the classic WEI (for all the first year) or the WISC (SCAN Integration Weekend) is the best, you’ll most likely hear a « go to the WISC, why are you even hesitating! ».

So we decided to make a comparison between the WISC and the WEI, to fully demonstrate how great SCAN section is.

Ever since the day we, SCAN students, came to INSA, we were waiting for this one big event, known to be the one that would let us get to know each other better… the WISC.
We all prepared our bags on Friday afternoon and met later on at the K-fet to enjoy a nice beer.
The next morning at 8 am, our 2h30 journey began. There were two buses, each containing 50 first year and second year students all mixed up.
Time passed really quickly, and before we knew it, we were there and had to choose our rooms ( we had the choice to divide ourselves into a group of 2, 4 or 6 however we wanted to).
After lunch, all the fun activities started: we were divided into groups and had games battles.

At 9 pm, the party started. While some people stayed up till 12 or 1 am, other managed to stay awake till 4 am.
On the next morning, at 9 am, we all met up outside to have an amazing breakfast together in the bruise of air. We then spent most of the day playing cards, listening to music, having conversations here and there. At 4 pm, it was time to go back to INSA. We checked our rooms, arranged our stuff and bags and got in the buses.
Even though there was some downs, we all spent an amazing weekend together and we most certainly got to know each other a whole lot better. It is not an event that should be missed under any circumstance.

For the WEI, we went to Vias, next to the Mediterranean sea, so we had a long night in the bus before arriving. On the morning we did activities in groups, and the afternoon was rather about the beach and pool.
Then came the WEI party. The theme was the sea so there were many costumes.

In the morning, the fanfare woke everyone up, then it was time to clean up the bungalows and get our bags in the buses. We left at 3 pm, and arrived at INSA around 10 pm, with hoarse voices and sand in our shoes.

It is a great opportunity to spend an amazing weekend with people you already know, but also to meet people who are not in SCAN or in your INSA family.

To sum it all up, our personal advice would be: if you have the chance, go to both the WISC and the WEI. And if not, we’d recommend you go to the WISC because it can help you get to know your classmates a lot better.

The “24 heures de l’INSA” is definitely the biggest event on the campus, and even the most important students festival in France. This event takes place at the end of May during a whole weekend, and brings together well-known artists, incredible sportsmen and more than 10,000 visitors a day !

Created in 1972, i.e. 15 years after the INSA’s foundation, the 24 heures de l’INSA is now fully part of the school’s identity, although its organizations and main goals have evolved throughout the years. Indeed, the event takes its name from a sports competition that appeared years ago : for 24 hours straight, sportsmen were biking around the campus and had to get the highest score (the best bikers travel more than 800 km !). Today, this tradition still takes place during the festival and isn’t restricted to biking : a 24h-long foot race, as well as a 24h-triathlon are organized and open to eveyone who wants to participate. And if you don’t take part in the races, plenty of activities are also set during the day (dance shows, theater plays, outdoor activities, etc.).

But the 24h de l’INSA isn’t only for sportsmen. Actually, the concerts at night draw visitors the most. For two nights, about 20 artists perform on the 3 stages of the festival. Well-known musicians, rising stars, techno music or rock bands, there is something for every taste !

Also fully organized by an INSA students association, this event is outstanding by its magnitude but as well by the large staff crew it necessitates. The core of the organization is made of about 80 voluntary students who work all year long to organize the festival : invitations to the artists, rent of materials for the concert stages and bars, plans for water and electricity flows, etc. But the crew isn’t bound to the association members : as the event approaches, the association hires not less than 100 volunteer students to help on the festival, and also a few others as part of the technical crew.

So don’t forget to buy your tickets for the concerts and take part in the races ! And if you want to help and discover the backstage of the biggest festival of the campus, don’t hesitate to sign in as a crew member. You’ll be more than welcome !

Visit the 24h’s official website : www.24heures.org

School year is coming to an end (D-46) and if you want to party one last time with the people you have met throughout the two years at INSA, you have come to the right place. The DIPC is the opportunity to celebrate the end of the first cycle and two years of intense work, have fun, and start up the summer correctly. If you are interested, here are the basic information concerning the event:

  • Where: Ardèche, Vallon-Pont-d’Arc.
  • Cost: Around 30-40 euros, transport and food included.
  • When: From the 18 of June on Sunday morning to the 19 of June, Monday evening.
  • What you need: A sleeping bag, a tent, dirty cloth, bathing suit, sunscreen and your party mood.

The activities include canoe, tanning by the beach, playing a petanque tournament, trying out slack, organizing volley matches and swimming. It is like a giant camping with only INSA students. A lot of SCAN peeps have put great efforts into organizing this event: Clara, Flore, Clement, Anaïs, Célia. We all should seriously considering coming. Each year the event is limited to around 200 people therefore as soon as the sells begin, you better be quick to be sure to have your ticket to the DIPC!






March the 23rd, Thursday afternoon. As usual, you’re coming back from the sports association, exhausted and starving, and you decide to take a shortcut by the Humas. But today, something’s different: a large circus tent appeared out of nowhere in the middle of the campus! Congratulations, you just made your first step into the Karnaval Humanitaire.

What’s the “Karnaval Humanitaire”?

The Karnaval Humanitaire, aka Karna, is an entire week of humanitarian-focused events organized by a students association, which takes place on the Campus de la Doua. This festival is open to everyone and is the perfect place to go for a family outing. During the Karna, you can discover circus arts with initiated people, perform traditional dances at the BalFolk, attend conferences by day, concerts and various other spectacles by night… The association also organises a parade with local children, as well as other events during the year: they take part in the Music Summer Festival, as well as in the “Fête des Lumières” of Lyon.


But more than that, the Karna is axed on raising awareness of social issues throughout the world. Indeed, all their benefits are used for humanitarian projects on big scale: they are the main actors of the construction of wells in Burkina Faso, a place where drinkable water is a rare and precious resource. This project was initiated 8 years ago and is now fully finalized: during these 8 years, all teams of the association worked very hard to make this a reality.
Today, and for the 25th anniversary of their association, the Karna is launching a new project to dig more wells in regions lacking drinkable water, so come and join the team around their annual festival which promises to rise above the expectations!


Visit the Karna’s official website : www.karnaval.fr