This year, 132 children and teenager between 10 and 21 participated in the regional German “Jugend forscht” competition. They presented their 65 projects to 22 expert jurors who awarded this year’s winners in Bremen-Nord. “It’s always amazing what bandwidth the project topics cover,” says Claudius Leykauff, Competition Director in Bremen-Nord. He adds: “This year we have regional topics, but also global issues that have been competently handled by our young researchers. We are very proud of this achievement”.
Vector Foiltec has, as in previous years, awarded special prizes for creative ideas. A total of seven groups and individual participants who have worked on a variety of projects were awarded prizes.
For a problem from own experience Daniel (17) and Lasse (16) try to find a solution. Both are active in the youth fire department and know that on cold winter days the extinguishing water can freeze in the hose. In experiments, the two young researchers competently and self-critically examined various approaches to suitability. Although they have not found a solution, they receive first prize for their precise work and a special prize from Vector Foiltec for their creativity.
All award-winning research projects:
Transport and storage of water in space by Vithusa T., Melanie B., Burak Emir K. The North Pole researchers are coming!!! by Samira A., Zoe R. A study to avoid the freezing of extinguishing water in the hose by Daniel W., Lasse W. Recycling of rare earths with permanent magnets by Jan Felix S. The myth of home field advantage by Leonie Z., Fabienne S. HydRobotic by Jan A., Jaden P. E-Canteen by Lukas S., Luca B., Rennie L.