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16.10.2013: SI Analytics supports"Jugend Forscht" project in Mainz By:FRA


The delivery of the laboratory equipment for the Jugend-Forscht experiment: Carla Hansen (l.) and Dr. Anja Rösner
Support of a Jugend-Forscht-Project(1)
at the Rabanus Maurus Secondary School in Mainz

SI Analytics supports a high-school graduate, who enlisted at “Jugend Forscht” with a special chemical experiment
The traditionally Rabanus Maurus High School in Mainz (RaMa), known of specializing in classical languages has a very active chemistry department as well.

In 2012 SI Analytics donated, through the connection of the Service-Club „Round Table 66 Mainz“, a ProLab 1000 pH meter with an IoLine electrode and handed it to Dr. Anja Roesner on behalf of the whole natural sciences dept. The teacher of 8th to 12th grade chemistry and biology classes at the RaMa ccodinates projects as attending at the chemistry or biology olympics, was very pleased about the useful donation. This meter won't be used for projects and school competitions only but also for classes from 8th grade upwards, final papers, where accuracy of the meter is absolutely necessary. „Until now, we did not have a comparable meter. We will also use this meter for pH measurement of cell cultures and nutrient solutions as well as at experimental series in physics“, said Dr. Roesner then.

This year SI Analytics is supporting the high-school graduate at RaMa Carla Hansen with a chemical experiment for taking part at Jugend Forscht. Carla is testing several different ways to make sauerkraut from red cabbage. For this she would need brand new laboratory equipment (to avoid possible unwanted bacteria infection of former experiments), and the right electrodes for measuring pH value (BlueLine 21 und N64) and surely she will use the previously donated pH meter. This experiment is expected to be finished in November 2013 and will be presented in January 2014 at Jugend Forscht.
Good Luck with this experiment!
SI Analytics supports „sportive“ engagements, such as the participation at the chemistry olympic games or Jugend Forscht and wants to encourage young people with interest in chemistry.
 

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(1) Jugend forscht (literal translation: “Youth researches”) is a German youth science competition. With more than 10,000 participants annually, it is the biggest youth science and technology competition in Europe. Participants work on a self-chosen research project, hand in a written report about their work, and then present their results first at regional levels and later at a national contest to an expert jury, usually in the form of a poster session, often including a practical demonstration. Contest juries often invite university or industry experts to referee some of the projects, especially at the national contest, due to a high level of specialization. Participants must not be older than 21 years and can enter the competition either on their own or in teams of up to three. University students are only allowed to participate during their first year of study. Participants younger than 15 years compete in a separate contest called “Schüler experimentieren” (“Pupils experiment”).







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