“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”
Collaboration with XLAB
XLAB IS THE GÖTTINGEN EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. XLAB’s AIM IS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND SCHOOL TEACHING. XLAB OFFERS AMBITIOUS PRACTICAL EXPERIMENTS AND COURSES IN BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AS SUPPLEMENT TO SCHOOL TEACHING.
Today’s youth – tomorrow’s scientists. The XLAB – Göttingen Experimental Laboratory for Young People – is one of the largest German student laboratories. It supports the education of young people with a variety of high quality and hands on scientific courses. The participants work together with highly qualified scientists on experimental courses in chemistry, biology, physics and computer science on state-of-the-art equipment. Thanks to collaboration with sponsors and partners, the XLAB can provide the opportunities to gain insights to international science and research facilities at the University of Göttingen and to get in touch with national and international researchers. The courses cover basic science topics as well as a variety of current research topics. The participants are international talents, students and classes. During the course, they have the possibility to see how scientists actually work as well as to improve their scientific knowledge.
The cooperation with ICASEC expanded the portfolio to the subject of energy conversion and leads to development of a new course titled ‘Thermodynamics and Calorimetry’ emphasizing the importance of energy conversion in physics, chemistry and biology.
- Comparison of petroleum and biodiesel
- Production and use of hydrogen as an energy source
- Construction and performance of solar cells
- Fuel cells
- Energy storage with the redox flow battery
- Construction of open laser systems
- Determination of the energy content of food
- Light and dark reactions of photosynthesis
- The Pasteur effect