with schools and universities
‚Educations is a high good‘– according to this motto, we would like to contribute to giving young people the opportunity to discover and develop their interest in natural sciences at school.
We support students and their teachers both practically and financially, starting with the first classes of secondary schools (5th grade and up) with Girl’s day up to the final classes, e.g. in youth research projects.
In the meantime, student projects and participations in university projects have also moved into focus. Particularly after the construction of the 2s drop tower, cooperation with universities and secondary schools will continue to gain in importance and bring new projects with it.
Over the last two decades, the GÖDE-Stiftung has supported students and teachers in the following projects:
RaCoS (University of Würzburg)
As part of the German-Swedish REXUS/BEXUS funding programme, five students from the Department of Computer Science at the Julius-Maximillians University of Würzburg were able to test their RaCoS (Rate Control System) on board the REXUS 22 research rocket. The rocket was launched into orbit in spring 2017 at an altitude of 84 km. After successful tests, which showed that their system was able to stabilize the rocket as previously calculated, the students received their experimental set-up back undamaged for further improvements and evaluations.
In this project the GÖDE-Stiftung acted as one of several sponsors and supported the students with a generous donation.
You can find more about the RaCoS project on the following pages:
Website of DLR about REXUS 21/22
Facebook-page of RaCoS
In 2017 the GÖDE-Stiftung supported the two students Tristan Schuler and Noel Wierschen Fernandes of the Julius-Echter-Gymnasium in Elsenfeld by donating a 3D printer. This enabled them to print smaller components for their submitted project, a flying car, such as the rims.
The two pupils were then able to present their flying car at the regional competition on 26/27 February 2015 in the Industrie-Center Obernburg, for which they were finally awarded first place in the Technology category.
Report of the Julius-Echter-Gymnasium: https://www.julius-echter-gymnasium.de/de/Fachschaften/AF3/Wettbewerbe/Jugend-forscht/JuFo-2015 (only in German)
3D printers at schools
In addition to the Julius-Echter Grammar School in Elsenfeld, the GÖDE-Stiftung also supported the Eichendorff School in Gerbrunn with the donation of a 3D printer. In addition, students who do an internship at the GÖDE-Stiftung also have the opportunity to get to know the 3D printers available at the institute and, if necessary, to learn how to operate them.
Internships for students
In recent years, we have repeatedly been able to welcome interested students to our school who have been able to help out a little in the scientific world over a period of two or three weeks as part of a taster internship and who have been able to gain an initial insight into basic physical research, but also into application-oriented laboratory and measurement technology. More information about internships at the GÖDE-Stiftung can be found here.
Interested female students can get to know our laboratories for one day, and under appropriate supervision can even take on smaller scientific-technical activities, such as operating a vaporization plant or learning how to handle certain chemicals, liquefied gases and the like.
If you are interested, please contact us by telephone or e-mail at least one month before the official date.
Since the students are generally still minors, we would like to ask their parents to write an informal declaration of consent for this day (especially for activities in the laboratory).