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Company News, 2003-01-30, 01:00 AM

Regional heats of "Jugend forscht" youth science competition at ThyssenKrupp

The 39th round of the "Jugend forscht" youth science competition has started under the motto "Dream. Idea. Reality.".

Once again, school students and apprentices have the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and imagination in one of seven areas: world of work, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, math/IT, physics and technology.

13 regional heats are being held in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and this year again ThyssenKrupp is sponsoring three of them. The first takes place on February 14 at ThyssenKrupp AG`s Info-Center in Dortmund. On February 19, young scientists will be presenting their work to the jury at the Duisburg-Hamborn training center of ThyssenKrupp Stahl AG. Finally, on March 12 ThyssenKrupp Materials and the Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce will host a heat at the ThyssenKrupp Trade Center in Düsseldorf.

The "Jugend forscht" competition is open to anyone aged 21 or under resident in Germany or attending a German school. University 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 provide cash prizes as well as research and study trips. Winners of the regional heats can go on to take part in the state or even national stages of the competition. Participants establish valuable contacts with experts and profit from an exchange of experience with like-minded young people. Their work is judged by jurors from the fields of science, business and education.

For more information, go to the "Stiftung Jugend forscht" website at (German only).


Klaus Pepperhoff
Corporate Communications and Central Bureau
Telephone +49 211 824-36007
Fax +49 211 824-36041

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