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Company News, 2011-10-26, 12:06 PM

“We like what’s in your head!” –

The new edition of the Jugend forscht young scientists competition, being held this year under the motto “We like what’s in your head”, is underway. Starting now, young people with an interest in science, mathematics and technology can once again register for Germany’s best-known competition for budding scientists. Schoolchildren, apprentices and students are invited to explore, invent and experiment in the 47th edition of the competition.

“Jugend forscht” is one of the big success stories in our country,” says German President Christian Wulff, the patron of the competition. “Many of the young researchers of previous years are today successful scientists, entrepreneurs and university lecturers. One of the great qualities of the competition is that it motivates young people to create something new using their own energy, creativity and determination.”

ThyssenKrupp will again be hosting three regional heats in North Rhine-Westphalia and Saarland in 2012.

<u>Dortmund regional heat:</u> The Dortmund regional heat, organized by ThyssenKrupp AG and the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin), will be held at the DASA Working World Exhibition on February 28, 2012 (contact: Dr. Christiane Wanzeck, telephone: 0201-804-3 60 22; e-mail:

<u>Duisburg regional heat:</u> The Duisburg regional heat takes place on February 29, 2012, hosted by ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG (contact: Ursula Schumacher-Schreiter, telephone:
0203-52-2 51 57; e-mail:

<u>Saarland regional heat:</u> The Saarland regional heat takes place on March 6/7, 2012, hosted by ThyssenKrupp System Engineering GmbH Wadern (contact: Dipl.-Ing. Heinz-Josef Lauer, telephone: 06871-60-1114, e-mail:

Young people wanting to take part in the competition should be curious and creative, love a challenge to show what they are capable of, enjoy exploring, inventing and experimenting, and want to find new friends and become part of the great Jugend forscht network. Entry is limited to youngsters aged up to 21. Younger school pupils who want to take part must be in at least year 4 of school in the year they register. University students may only register in the first year of their course. Both individuals and teams of two or three are eligible to take part. The final date for registration is November 30, 2011. There are no set tasks in Jugend forscht. Entrants choose their topic themselves. However it must involve one of the seven specialist areas: working world, biology, chemistry, geography and regional sciences, mathematics/computer science, physics or technology.

To register on the internet, all that is needed initially is the topic and a brief description of the project. Entrants have until January 2012 to submit a written paper. Local heats will then be held across the country from February. The winners go through to state-level heats. The winners of the state competitions qualify for the national final in May. In all three rounds of the competition cash and non-cash prizes worth a total of around a million euros will be awarded. Entry conditions, the form for online registration, further information and the current poster can be downloaded at

Press contacts:

Stiftung Jugend forscht e. V. | Dr. Daniel Giese | Baumwall 5 | 20459 Hamburg
Tel.: 040 374709-40 | Fax: 040 374709-99 | e-mail: |

ThyssenKrupp AG I Erwin Schneider I Corporate Communications I
Tel.:+49 201 / 844 – 52 56 90 I Fax:+49 201 / 8456 - 900001I
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