Cooperations with schools

The Institute of Product and Process Innovation maintains very good relationships with the secondary schools in the Lüneburg area. One example of this is the summer school which took place on 29th and 30th August 2018 on the subject of "Technology 4.0". A summer school on the subject of "Measurement techniques in the field of nanotechnology" was carried out annually from 2012-2015 with great success.

What’s more, Dr Block offers events for schools such as "Mach-Tech-Mentoring" and a STEM Project Day as part of an initiative to promote the study of STEM subjects.

 

STEM PROJECT DAY 2017 ON DIGITISATION

Digital transformation is one of the key issues currently facing society, which is why it was chosen as the main theme for this year’s “STEM Project Day”. Under the leadership of Dr Brit-Maren Block, Masters students from the Management and Engineering programme developed exciting, activity-oriented project topics for pupils from years 7-9 of the Gymnasium Herderschule Lüneburg secondary school, one of the university’s cooperating partners. This led to the creation of stations which dealt with subjects such as “smart labels”, “apps for remotely controlling LEDs” and “robotics”, which were incorporated into the context of digitisation through smaller, targeted teaching units. These teaching concepts were then put into practice on 31st May as part of the “STEM Day”. The event was an opportunity for the Masters students to strengthen their subject-specific and interdisciplinary skills, and for schoolchildren to conduct interesting, hands-on engineering experiments outside of school. Such work fosters pupils' interest in science and engineering, which is hugely important considering the current lack of young engineers.

Positive feedback and a 100-percent recommendation rate by the pupils involved prove how successful the event was this year once again.

We would like to extend a warm thanks to everyone from the university and school who was involved in making this day such a success.

STEM PROJECT DAY 2016 IN COOPERATION WITH THE GYMNASIUM HERDERSCHULE SECONDARY SCHOOL

The “2016 STEM Project Day” took place on 16th June 2016 under the leadership of Dr Brit-Maren Block. As part of this project day, Masters students from the Management and Engineering programme organised exciting, activity-oriented project topics for 25 pupils from years 7-9 of the Gymnasium Herderschule Lüneburg secondary school, one of the university’s cooperating partners.

As in previous years, this year’s STEM Day was designed to benefit everyone involved. For example, it is an event which gives Masters students the chance to apply teaching theory in practice. What’s more, mentoring pupils at the project day improves students' subject-specific and interdisciplinary skills (for example project management, leadership and communication skills) – skills which they will need later in their professional lives. The pupils get the opportunity to work on exciting engineering problems at different "activity stations" in a learning environment outside of school. They gain an insight into selected fields of engineering and have the opportunity to conduct hands-on experiments. Such work fosters pupils' interest in science and engineering, which is hugely important considering the current lack of young engineers. At the same time, the event is all about having fun with engineering. Positive feedback and a 100-percent recommendation rate by the pupils involved prove how successful the event was this year once again.

We would like to extend a warm thanks to everyone from the university and school who was involved in making this day such a success.

The press release, featured in the LZ, is available here.