It is often just a brief moment that fascinates and shows the way to the future. These moments are often used playfully in childhood to awaken a spirit of research, to create a passion for experimentation. Carl Zeiss has made it a goal to arouse interest in young people for technology and natural sciences at an early age, and to open the doors to the world of research.
Carl Zeiss has been successfully nurturing an interest in natural sciences for many years through various projects for kids of all ages. At the "Children's University" in Heidenheim, for example, they receive answers to exciting questions such as:
"How do you actually make a telescope?” Since 2005, Carl Zeiss has been inviting school kids to take part in a very special biology lesson on the annual "Children's Day of Microscopy." Under the watchful eye of employees, the boys and girls have the opportunity to use the stereo and lab microscopes to examine their surroundings and see, for example, what goes on in the tiny realm of a drop of water.
Carl Zeiss honors young researchers with a school award in the amount of 5000 euros as part of the Germany-wide “Jugend forscht” science fair competition. On April 14, young women have the opportunity to get a closer look at technical training professions and the world of optics during Girls’ Day at Carl Zeiss. Because women are still underrepresented in technical professions, Carl Zeiss is addressing them in particular. Who knows, maybe this will lead to one of those moments that results in a successful career in research.
April 6, 2011