Company News, 2002-02-14, 01:00 AM
Regional heats of "Jugend forscht? youth science competition at ThyssenKrupp
The 37th round of the "Jugend forscht" youth science competition has begun! The self-confident motto of the new round is "Science is in fashion".
Eleven regional heats are taking place in North Rhine-Westphalia. ThyssenKrupp is sponsoring three of them. The first takes place on February 15 at the Dortmund Info-Center under the patronage of ThyssenKrupp AG. On February 20, young scientists will be presenting their work to the jury at the Duisburg-Hamborn training center of ThyssenKrupp Stahl AG. On March 6 finally, ThyssenKrupp Materials, ThyssenKrupp Serv and Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce will host a heat at the Thyssen Trade Center.
There are no limits to creativity and imagination in "Jugend forscht". Participants are free to choose any theme they like so long as it fits into one of the seven areas: world of work, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, mathematics/computer science, physics or technology.
Entrants have to be aged 21 or under and can take part on their own or in groups of two or three.
Entrants also have to be resident in Germany or attend a German school. Students can take part provided they began their studies in the year they registered for the competition. Apprentices can also participate.
Naturally there are prizes to be won: In each round of the competition numerous sponsors and donors ensure that money prizes, research stays and study trips can be handed out. Just as valuable as the prizes are the contacts with experts and the exchange of experience with like-minded people during the competition. The work is judged by jurors from the fields of science, business and education.
Klaus Pepperhoff, ZB Kommunikation
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