The last zdi robot competition this year took place at the Burggymnasium in Essen. This article presents the winning teams and their ideas in the Open Robot category.
The Heriburg-Gymnasium Coesfeld was represented with an impressive five teams in the pilot season of the zdi Science League. They were subsequently awarded for their participation.
Science Minister Ina Brandes officially opened the student laboratory zdi-MINTlab in the SMART RECYCLING FACTORY Pohlsche Heide. The offers of the laboratory deal with the topics of recycling management and environmental technology.
The zdi networks and student laboratories again had a wide range of hands-on activities and holiday courses to offer this summer. The focus was not only on sustainability issues, the theme of the Science Year 2023 "Our Universe" was also taken up at many locations. In this review, we show a small selection from the wide range of zdi activities.
Julia Krayer from Fraunhofer UMSICHT has been researching how materials made from fungi and plant fibers can be used in the “FungiFacturing” project since 2019. In an interview, she tells us what special challenges and properties these sustainable materials entail and how these special features can be made accessible to a broad public in terms of knowledge transfer.
The EU-funded Girls Go Circular project aims to reduce gender gaps in these sectors. Since 2023, all learning content has also been available in German.
Gwendolyn Paul from the zdi regional office talks to Stefan and Philipp Lindner, the founders of the Bonn indoor farm Urban Green, about urban farming and their role as jurors at the Science League.
You can read here how sustainable space travel actually is and what role the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) play in it.
Gwendolyn Paul from the zdi regional office talks to Elita Wiegand and Jenny Kociemba about their job as jurors at the Science League and how competitions can not only inspire STEM, but also do STEM girls work.
In the Science League - the new format of zdi.NRW - ten teams from all over NRW compete for an annual task from the STEM field. On February 13, the first of a total of five match days came to an end. How did the teams fare? And what lessons could be learned from the first matchday?
Batteries are one of the key technologies of the energy transition. They help us to store regenerative energies and to do without fossil raw materials. What are the necessary steps?
With courses in student laboratories and on-site projects, zdi.NRW inspires young people with sustainability issues and thus ensures more commitment.