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An insight on optional lectures

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Over the Rainbow Nation by Krystyna Irvine

If you have any interest in South African culture, its history or simply by curiosity, this option is for you. During 6 weeks, you will be taugth by an enthusiastic native born African teacher (born in Zimbabwe and who lived in South Africa for years). You will learn about  tribes, traditions, language, Apartheid, colonies and above all you will have the opportunity to watch movies on those subjects. By the end, you are expected to prepare a group presentation on a theme of your choice about South Africa.



SCAN on the Air by Berthold Mader

This option will require you to give free rein to your imagination : every week, along with your team of chroniclers, you will give a 30 minutes podcast, previously prepared, broadcast live. The emission is hosted by Gatsun’s studios located in the J building where you have access to professionnal equipment. Each of the podcasts is at least listened to by the SCAN the Web group and teacher but you can also share the link of the live with anyone you want if you wish to.



SCAN the Web by Berthold Mader

Led by the webmaster Arthur Clément, one of the SCAN students, this team is in charge of keeping up to date the scan.asso website. There, you can find former IE subjects and correction, tremendous articles, pictures of SCAN high times (WISC, Secret Scanta, Pi day,..) and many other intersting things, all of them uploaded by the students of the option.



Negotiating by Siobhan Wegeler

For 6 weeks in this option, you will be provided with interesting technics and skills about how to lead a negociation. Every week, you are given one or several situtations, involving 2 sides : alone or by team, you learn how to prepare a negociation, find arguments, decide what matters the most,… for one of those sides. Then, you get confronted with another team or person and try to find a win-win situation. In the end, you will be evaluated on a final negotiation, bigger than any of those you migth have conducted.



Public Speaking by Erin Tremouilhac

It is here that you will learn how to declaim great speeches. Based on the talking skills, you are taught how to behave, to express, to vary your tone, in order to make an oral presentation as “entertaining” as possible. In other word, this is your way to become a great orator.       The final evaluation takes the form a timed speech you must perform in front of your group and teacher, on any subject you like.



Back To the Future by Krystyna Irvine

Run by the same teacher as Over The Rainbow Nation, this 2nd semester option will take you in the future. The options begins with a movie and a lot of examples of people who tried to figure out what our future will be. From aliens invasion to human evolution, you will hear about the most famous theories on the subject. In the end, you will have to give a presentation by group on what is your opinion  about where we will be in hundreds of years. You are actually expected to come up with the most unusual ideas to prepare the best presentation you can.



Profiling SCAN by Siobhan Wegeler

It is probably the most diverse option, taking place only at the 2nd semester as well. In this module, you can join a team in charge of an aspect of SCAN communication. You can organize the SCAN barbecue, create the posters for the section’s promotion towards classics 1st years, design the SCAN teeshirts, organize the WISC. This is the opportunity to work as a team on concrete tasks, get in contact with unknown persons, get some responsabilities,… And eventually, you are evaluated (or not) on the success of your event or production !



Multi-media Yearbook by Erin Tremouilhac

Every year, SCAN students are given a Yearbook : a printed magazine which gathers shameful pictures, SCAN events’ souvenirs, something you can keep and that will remind you of your SCAN years forever. It is done by the students of this option, who spend 6 weeks finding the needed elements, pictures, stories, for the content, and then organizing the layout of the thing.


Golden Age of Television by Jeannie Jouffroy 

If you are a serial series-addict and you’re not against discovering new ones then this optional lecture is for you. The six week program will be evaluated on a 20 minute clip you will have to present with your group to the class by the end of the option. This video clip has to be made of some extracts of your choice of the serie you are introducing, the ones you think are the most interesting, the most entertaining, the ones that will make the other students want to watch it. You will have to raise awareness on specific topics that particularly stood out when watching, topics or thematics that enable the audience to ask questions about society facts, challenge historical aspects, displayed values or even discuss about the complexity of a specific character, etc, which reveals itself very enriching at the end.


Face to Face by Cindy Garçon

In this option, you will basically learn about “interpersonal communication”. If you don’t know what it is, no problem : the option is about learning about it. You will study parts of a book on the topic, which is how you will be continuously evaluated every week (some questions to answer every week). From this, you will understand how to interprete people’s behaviour while talking directly to you, what their tone mean,…


Close Encounters by Cindy Garçon

This is an option where you will try to figure out why people interact the way they do. You especially study inter-gender interactions, compare your reactions to different situations with the others’ ones. You will have articles to read between sessions, and then some questions about them to hand in as evaluation. You also fill in tests that rely on statistics about gender to see how meaningful they are.


Engineering and Activism by Jeannie Jouffroy

This 1st-semester option deals with the issue of society today. The first hours are devoted to researches on different chosen topics (school accessibility for girls in the world, environment policy,…). Then you are asked to chose one subject that really interests you, and create a presentation about it : you must either suggest solutions to the problem you are dealing with or explain one already found.       Some of the students also extended their option since they started project : writing a story in relation with orphans in an Indian school, organizing collect with the Sopita association,…


By Clara & Lea

#YAAAAAAAS, des bisous


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This article is better read with an epic voice


Today begins an new era, an era where the next articles will be written by one of the best team in the entire INSA world…

For the next six weeks this incredible team will show you everything you need to know to survive in this huge and dangerous campus.

In this article, we are going to introduce the team.

The Team

The master called Arthur Clément has the power and he decides which posts deserve to be online. He has a three people team in order to help him organise the website.

As the two secretaries of the group, we chose Léa Cordelle and Clara Duval (but of course we did not want to, but they seemed to be pretty good at making coffees).


The three awesome boys writting this post are Rémi Montaine aka The Mountain, Tanguy Keryhuel aka The Thong’y and Mathis Decroux aka DuCROUS.




We also have the two smart boys : Pierre Renaudie aka Bebou and Alexander MacLennan, who are working hard on their posts.


This incredible team is really determined to provide you the best quality articles. We are ready to put our social life aside to give a new dimension to this website. We will push the imagination to its limits.

We hope you will follow our tremendous journey. We count on you.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

Written by Tanguy KERYHUEL &  Mathis DECROUX & Rémi MONTAIGNE.

What’s up with the Scan Radio Program?

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Hi guys! Have you ever heard about the scan radio program? It is broadcasted each Tuesday from 11 to 11:30, and you can also podcast it on the Scan the Web website. It is especially designed for INSA students, Scan students being the most targeted audience. This short program gives you information on international or local news, art, music, events in Lyon or at INSA and obviously student life in a humorous way.

These emissions are prepared by students of the Scan on the air optional, in the studio lent by the Radio Gatsun. The association gives a short formation on the material at the beginning of the session, then the team is autonomous. They discuss on the topics and shortly plan the program. The show generally follows the same pattern, including news that seem important to the team and allow jokes, weather at INSA, gossips, music… There is also a game: a question is asked each Monday and the winner is named a week after.

Radio Gatsun, the web radio of INSA Lyon was created in 2004. You can listen to different kind of programs (music, sport, etc.). The aim of this association is not only to broadcast several programs in a week, but also to learn how to use tools useful for media and communication. For example, they organised a training to Adobe Première Pro, a video and audio editing software, in December. This is very convenient for international pathways student to prepare their audiovisual project.

Written by Arthur Clément, Augustin Pigé and Fatima Mezidi

Engineering & Activism – Round’Up

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As part of the option Engineering & Activism we have created a promotion video.
Our idea was to bring online retailers to offer the possibility for the customer to round up the price of their purchase, giving the difference to charity.

Scan On The Air Links!

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Hey again, the Scan On The Air team wanted to share some links with all the listeners, so here they are:

theuselessweb.com, a link to the most useless stuff of the internet
theoatmeal.com, a site full of the creme de la creme of comics
procatinator.com, the one website which will help you fall asleep with cats and sweet music
youtube.com/disco, just type an artist and disco will do a playlist for you, yay!
photo2text.com, here you can upload photos and they’ll turn into awesome ASCII art
supercut.org, a collection of montages showing recurring events, such as the number of times “fuck” is said in The Wolf Of Wall Street
the.wubmachine.com, here just upload a music and turn it into… DUBSTEP!

Hope you enjoy all those ginormously cool links, and see you around!