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German National Team Practices for EUSO 2017 in Klagenfurt, Austria

11. April 2017

Shortly after the exciting finals in Potsdam, the newly formed German National Teams for the European Sciences Olympiad (EUSO) 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark, traveled to Klagenfurt, Austria. They were accompanied by their tutors, Dr. Burkhard Schroeter (Kiel) and Anne Omlor (Freiburg). The Austrian EUSO teams had invited the German students to join them in a five day practice session, to get to know each other and boost expertise and technical skills. The laboratories of the Bildungskooperative Kärnten “BIKO macht MINT (STEM)” at the Lakeside Science & Technology Park in Klagenfurt offered the perfect setting.

An entire day was dedicated to each of the different subjects, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, with special focus on experiment techniques. Laboratory demonstrations are typically part of the EUSO tests, however students seldom have a chance to work on these skills in school. So at the first-rate Austrian laboratories the teams had the opportunity to study under the tutelage of two experts each. The second focal point was to practice working together as a team, while also getting to know the fellow students from Austria and to learn from each other.

The two teams representing Germany at the EUSO are (team A) Bruno Ederer (Biology, Carl-Zeiss-Gymnasium, Jena, Thuringia), Jakob Schramm (Chemistry, Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium, Erfurt, Thuringia) und David Ventzke (Physics, Wilhelm-Ostwald-Schule, Leipzig, Saxony), and (team B) Sophia Häußler (Biology, Schönbuch-Gymnasium, Holzgerlingen, Baden-Württemberg), Lea Wagner (Chemistry, Emil-von-Behring-Gymnasium, Spardorf, Bavaria) and Salome Schwark (Physics, Internatsschule Schloss Hansenberg, Geisenheim, Hesse).

In May they will travel to the 15th European Union Science Olympiad in Copenhagen, Denmark, where students from 24 countries compete for medals. We are looking forward to an exciting competition.

Special thanks goes to our Austrian hosts and Peter Holub for preparing and overseeing the laboratory demonstrations.


PD Dr Burkhard Schroeter
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