Secondary School Students Get Close to Robots

As part of the pea*nuts fall school from 18 to 21 October 2010, about 60 upper female secondary school students from North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony had a chance to get close to real robots. The program at Bielefeld University's Faculty of Technology offered hands-on workshops like Das Lernlabor [learning lab] in the teutolab-robotik [robotics lab for school students], project presentations, and laboratory tours. These 4-day taster courses gave the school students a chance to find out about studies, future perspectives, and research at the faculties of physics, mathematics, and technology/informatics. By talking to students, they could find out all about studying at Bielefeld University. Working on projects independently and direct contact with the robots were naturally highlights that will long remain a fond memory.

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pea*nuts stands for Probieren, Erfahren, Anwenden - Naturwissenschaften und Technik für Schülerinnen [Testing, experiencing, applying – natural sciences and technology for school students]