The first edition of ECLYMUN (Ecole Centrale Lyon Model United Nations) took place on the 20th and the 21st of May at École Centrale de Lyon. 98 students coming from 7 French universities (ISARA, BSB, ENSEA, CPE, ENAC, IPSA, ECL) debated on Energy Transition on one of the six subjects they had chosen.

Two conferences from professionals

During the weekend the students also attended two conferences given by professionals.

The opening ceremony, Darren H. Wood :

«I have been with AREVA since 2003 in various roles of progressive responsibility. Currently I am in my favorite job; I am responsible for our global product development for the following product lines: component repair and replacement, non-destructive examination, and robotics and common tooling. I like it because of the global mix of technologies, business, and strategy. Before AREVA I worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oconee Nuclear Station, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Duke Engineering and Services – Atlanta Georgia, and 3.5 years outside of nuclear for Air Control Science. I have a bachelor of science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee; I am a Registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering; and I completed my MBA at Lynchburg College.»

Figure 1 -Darren H. Wood at the opening ceremony-

The closing ceremony, Martin Mucha :

Martin Mucha lives in Madrid, where he works as‚ grand reporter‘ for the newspaper El Mundo. He attended the last narrative journalism workshop given by Ryszard Kapuscinski, thanks to a grant from the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo run by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In 2007 he won the Premio Rey de España for Journalism for his reporting on immigration. Your Eyes in a Grey City, Martin Mucha‘s first novel, was a finalist for the Fernando Quiñones Unicaja Prize for the Novel in 2010. It has been published by Alianza Editorial in Spanish and by Asphalte Editions in French (Tes yeux dans une ville grise) with amazing critics.