Children and young people do research at the TU Ilmenau

Students Research Center Ilmenau

Current events of the Student Research Center Ilmenau can be found here

Childlike curiosity and youthful enthusiasm are the driving forces behind goal-oriented questions, new discoveries, and scientific progress - that is why we want to wake this interest and thus enthusiasm for science and technology in children and young people and motivate them to engage more intensively with mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, and technology (MINT). The SFZ Ilmenau stands for self-determined and exploratory learning in a stimulating atmosphere - asking questions, experimenting, finding your own solutions are the breeding ground for new challenges and bubbling ideas. We open up exciting encounters with (young) scientists, modern equipment, and current research questions to young people, who discover what scientific work means in practice and receive impulses for their professional orientation.

The Student Research Centre is located in the Kirchhoff Building, Room K 1088, please make your individual appointments.

Since 2008, the Technical University of Ilmenau and the Student Research Centre have been part of the education programme Roberta Initiative of the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS in St. Augustin and aims to get more children and young people interested in the content and possibilities of technology and the natural sciences. In gender-appropriate Roberta courses, girls and boys learn about robots or microprocessors, assembling and programming them, and gain playful access to MINT subjects: Mathematics, Computer Science, Natural Sciences and Technology.

The TU Ilmenau is both a Roberta Regional Centre and a member of an Open Roberta Coding Hub.