MINT EC students doing research in Greece

The students in Greece
29 German and Greek students from schools of the national Excellence School Network MINT-EC and the Greek MINT-EC partner school Ellinogermaniki Agogi in Pallini will research and experiment together in Greece from 24 to 29 June.

The Research Week in Greece is the second part of the international MINT-EC Camp, which began in July 2018 at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg. There the young people spent a week dealing with the topic of future materials and got to know the study possibilities at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

Now the German and Greek pupils spend the next few days together at the modern and well-equipped Ellinogermaniki Agogi. In the observatory of the school they observe the night sky every evening under different aspects. They learn how to count stars, look at the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn.

During the day, the young people construct and program drones, which they then let fly. They will also learn how seismographs work and how to locate epicenters. Another project is the creation of 3D modeled digital instruments, their design parameters and their significance for acoustics, in order to create computer generated music based on mathematical and physical interpretations.

In addition, various excursions are organized: to the city center of Athens, the Acropolis Museum with subsequent visit to the Acropolis, as well as to Cape Sounion at the southern tip of Attica and the Poseidon Temple built there.

The MINT-EC-Camp is funded by the University of Bayreuth as part of the EU project "Open Schools for Open Societies"; and is a demonstration of the "Open School"; concept in Germany. Ellinogermaniki Agogi and TU Bergakademie Freiberg have been cooperation partners for many years and together they initiated the MINT-EC-Camp.

Contact Person: Kathrin Häußler, Tel +49 (0)3731 39-3437