zdi Science League teams honored

The final of the zdi Science League took place in June, and the remaining teams from the pilot season have now been awarded.

The students of the Heriburg-Gymnasium proudly show the zdi Science League prizes and their greenhouses.
There is a wooden box with plants in it on a desk.

The Heriburg-Gymnasium Coesfeld was represented with an impressive five teams in the pilot season of the zdi Science League. The MINT league started in February 2023 and the topic was urban gardening. The task: to build a greenhouse – with everything that goes with it. Smart irrigation, sustainable energy supply, sponsors to cover the costs, all of this was developed, built and researched by the participants themselves. Points could be collected over four game days and at Final in June the top of the table was honored.

But the five teams from Coesfeld, who unfortunately were unable to take part in the final in Mülheim an der Ruhr, were also awarded prizes. They took places 4 to 8 in the table. As prizes, the young people were able to look forward to a Rasberry Pi per participant and a voucher for a technology shop worth 200 euros per team.

zdi Science League starts the new season

The graphic shows groups of people against an urban background with cars, robotic arms, wind turbines and solar panels.

After the successful pilot season, it is now clear: the zdi Science League continues! The theme for the 2023/24 season is “The Quarter of the Future”. This time, not just a greenhouse is being modeled, but an entire district in the city or in the country. Over five match days, the teams focus on tasks relating to control, energy, waste, climate and transport.

In addition to the experience and practical feasibility of MINT knowledge, it also comes with the UN sustainability goals to carry. Here are some examples:

The graphic shows the logo of SDG 7, Affordable and Clean Energy

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

How can energy be produced and stored regeneratively in the district of the future?

The graphic shows the logo of SDG 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

How will people and goods get into the district in the future? What transport routes are there and how are they operated?

The graphic shows the logo of SDG 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

How must the district of the future be designed in order to best deal with challenges such as basic services, traffic, housing and climate protection?

The registration deadline for teams to take part in the new zdi Science League season is October 20, 2023. There is further information about the league and registration on the zdi community platform:

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