Who We Are

Akanksha

India

Portrait Akanksha

Albert

Switzerland

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 …
… Dresden’s kids need to get in touch with as many different cultures as possible. It is amazing to see how language (and maybe also other) barriers fall in one second and how excited they get – about the science and our international crowd.

Anna

Poland

Antje

Germany

Portrait Antje

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.

Cátia

Portugal

Portrait Cátia

Conny

Germany

Portrait Conny

I’m part of the school project because …
… When I was in school, I had the opportunity to get in touch with science in theory and practice, which was a great experience for me. By being part of the school project, I hope to inspire pupils just as I have been inspired.

Fereshteh

Iran

Portrait Fereshteh

Florian

Germany

Portrait Florian

I’m part of the school project because …
… it is a great chance to get in touch with teenagers in Dresden and learn about their views and opinions, and a great chance to let them experience how inspiring working in international teams can be.

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 G.

Greece

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!

Jaroslav

Czech Republic

I’m part of the school project because …
… I think it is important to explain to the kids what real science is actually about and dispel the myths about scientists being nerdy people in lab coats.

Jelena

Serbia

Portrait Jelena

I’m part of the school project because …
… I love teaching and I think it is very important to show kids and teenagers that science is actually very fun – not just a scary subject.

Jun-Hoe

Malaysia

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

Máté

Hungary

Michaela

Germany

Mina

Egypt

Mohamad

Lebanon

Portrait Mohamad

Odette

Germany

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.

Ramya

India

Portrait Ramya

I’m part of the school project because …
… I think it is important to motivate younger generation towards science. Because children are naturally very curious and love to experiment, the years of early childhood provide a perfect opportunity to help kids develop a love for learning and especially a love for science. Science can spark in kids’ minds that they too can help solve the world’s big problems.

Samata

India

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.

Shai

Australia

I’m part of the school project because …
… science is all around us. If we can use it as a tool to promote common ground and mutual respect for a society as a whole, then we become a better world for it.

Sílvia

Spain

Portrait Sílvia

I’m part of the school project because …
… I consider that it is nice (and I hope that useful also!) for students to know what science consists of!

Simon

Germany

Portrait Simon

I’m part of the school project because …
… I like to show school students how fascinating and diverse science can be and I would like to motivate them to also study science.

Soňa

Slovakia

I’m part of the school project because …
… I love sharing my passion for science. Getting even one kid curious and excited about science is an amazing feeling.

Srija

India

Sundary

Spain

Sven

Germany

Tristan

Croatia

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!

Wiebke

Germany

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