THE KIESERLING FOUNDATION SUPPORTS YOUNG TECHNOLOGY ENTHUSIASTS

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE) in the northwestern region are once again this year organising the SolarCup for Bremen and the surrounding area. On 15 June 2013, primary and secondary school students, guests and interested parties are cordially invited to the Waterfront in Bremen to experience what solar energy can do.

The time has come: round two for the SolarCup! The competition for solar-powered vehicles will take place on 15 June 2013 – Technology Day. Students aged from 6 to 18 are invited to build their own solar vehicles and take part in the solar race. The VDI’s objective is to inspire lasting enthusiasm for technology and science in a vivid and exciting way.

For the teams of secondary school students, the competition involves covering a distance of 10 metres with a solar vehicle that they have developed themselves. They also have an opportunity to impress the jury with a particularly original vehicle in the creativity category. The Bremen competition is an accredited regional event for SolarMobil Deutschland: the three best teams in each category will each be invited to take part in the national German competition.
Younger ones will also have a chance to participate in the SolarCup. In a separate category for primary schools, students can build solar-powered boats with propellers and compete against one another.

“The Waterfront in Bremen is the ideal venue to introduce many active guests and spectators to the world of technology,” says organiser and engineering graduate Torsten Bolik from the University of Bremen. “Management at the Centre are happy to support this type of work with young people. Thanks to the Waterfront, an interactive exhibition about electrical and solar mobility is also planned.”

Further information and competition rules are available from VDI Bremen at www.tagdertechnik-bremen.de/solarcup. VDI Bremen is providing entrants with solar kits to help with preparations when they register a team (as long as stocks last).

Click here to download a poster for the SolarCup (PDF, 1.7MB).

Contact:
VDI Bezirksverein Bremen
Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Bolik
Universität Bremen, Fachbereich Produktionstechnik [University of Bremen, Production Engineering department]
bolik@uni-bremen.de
Tel.: +49 421 218-64782

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