Who We Are

Alexandr

Moldova

I’m part of the school project because …
… It's always challenging to be simple and clear, so that a school student can understand your research and share your excitement. But if you manage, it becomes an extremely valuable experience.

Alice

Germany

Anastasia

Russian Federation

Portrait Anastasia

Anja

Germany

Portrait Anja

I’m part of the school project because …
… Kids should get in touch with many different cultures. It is amazing to see how language (and maybe also other) barriers fall in one second and how excited the students get – about the science and our international crowd.

Avinash

India

Portrait Avinash

I’m part of the school project because …
… I like teaching and interacting with society. Moreover, motivating young scientists is an important aspect – I didn’t experience this when I was in school.

Catarina

Portugal

Portrait Catarina

I’m part of the school project because …
… I believe that having early contact with science and its values – such as perseverance, integrity and critical thinking – can be a powerful educational tool to achieve a more cohesive and wiser society.

Fereshteh

Iran

Portrait Fereshteh

Georgia

Greece

Portrait Georgia

Gonzalo

Spain

Govind

India

I’m part of the school project because …
… Teaching is learning twice. When I heard about the School Project, I was really excited about discussing our research at the school level. It is both exciting and challenging to bring across basic scientific concepts to the pupils and a lot of fun at the same time. I have enjoyed every session so far. It has been a unique experience and I hope we carry on the torch for many years to come.

Ioannis N.

Greece

James

Australia

Portrait James

I’m part of the school project because …
… it’s a wonderful opportunity to inspire the next generation of budding scientists!

Katarina

Serbia

Portrait Katarina

I’m part of the school project because …
… there is nothing as beautiful as children’s faces when they are doing their first experiments with us!

Katrin

Germany

Mina

Egypt

Mohamad

Lebanon

Portrait Mohamad

Odette

Germany

Pascal

Germany

Portrait Pascal

I’m part of the school project because …
… a strong communication between science and the public is needed in order for scientists to understand their needs and produce results that are truly valuable and applicable for our society. I think school is the perfect point for starting this concept and for inspiring kids to follow this path at whatever their profession will be.

Persephone

Greece & Germany

Prabesh

Nepal

Portrait Prabesh

I’m part of the school project because …
… I strongly believe that knowledge transfer to the younger mind is equally important as doing research. So it’s a good opportunity to meet younger people and talk with them about science and research and motivate them towards it.

Prasath

India

I’m part of the school project because …
… Science influences our everyday life. I personally think that no matter what career the younger generation are going to choose in the future, they must be inspired by science. Everyone of them are going to play an important role in future science, either by paying tax, or making policies for science as a politician or transforming science to society as an industrialist or doing research as a scientist etc. So they must be inspired by science to understand and support, how important it is to work together and succeed together for the better future of science. That’s why I go to schools from my working bench.

Sandra

Egypt

Portrait Sandra

I’m part of the school project because …
… I believe that there are great minds out there that only need to get excited about science and might not have had the chance to know how cool it is.

Santiago

Spain

Portrait Santiago

I’m part of the school project because …
… science is about curiosity, trying, asking and overall … having fun. And school students have all those things together. They just need a little push to start loving science.

Sara

Germany

Satu

Finland

Shady

Egypt

Portrait Shady

I’m part of the school project because …
… I think everything about the school project is exciting; while students from Saxony encounter – for the first time to many of them – a multicultural society, we get to practice telling our scientific story in a simple form, a crucial quality for scientists. Science is fun to do and fun to talk about, and I guess many students change their preformed misconceptions after such sessions. Finally, I believe in promoting a social responsibility sense as a mean to give back to Dresden, which eventually will come back to us, for all of us.

Rahul

India

Portrait Rahul

I’m part of the school project because …
… I believe the true test of knowledge is one’s ability to successfully pass it on to the young minds. The school project gives me this wonderful opportunity to explain to kids, what we do as scientists and hopefully get them excited about it.

Srija

India

Sundary

Spain

Portrait Sundary

I’m part of the school project because …
… I can not imagine a better idea to bring science closer to young students, so they can get an idea how interesting this world is. I would have loved to have such project when I was in school!

Vania

Greece

Portrait Vania

I’m part of the school project because …
… talking to a non-scientific audience (especially if this is young students) makes you think of your work in a completely different perspective. Plus, the slightest sign of enthusiasm or spark of interest in their eyes, can be so rewarding!

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