The Buch Campus is one of the four locations of "Jugend forscht" in Berlin. The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), the Leibniz Research Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP), Campus Berlin-Buch GmbH and - associated - the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC) of MDC and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin are hosting the competition as sponsors.
A total of 38 projects by students between the ages of 10 and 18 were assigned to the Campus Buch. The sponsoring institutions design a program for the regional competition - from the introductory event to the design of the presentations and their evaluation by the jury to the award ceremony.
"The competition is exciting every time," says Dr. Ulrich Scheller, managing director of Campus Berlin-Buch GmbH. "Whether 'accidentally ingenious' or simply enthusiastic about implementing their own ideas - 'Jugend forscht' is a very good incentive to try out the natural sciences and technology and to come into contact with research institutions or companies."
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"Jugend forscht" is Germany's largest and best-known competition for young scientists and engineers. It is a joint initiative of the German government, "stern" magazine, business, science and schools. Its aim is to promote special achievements and talents among young people in the fields of mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and technology (MINT). Every year, young researchers compete in seven subject areas. Starting in grade 4, talented children can participate in the junior division "Schüler experimentieren." Young people aged 15 and over compete in the "Jugend forscht" section. The competition is organized by the Jugend forscht e.V. foundation.