MAI CARBON

13. November 2015

MAI Carbon enthuse youngsters for the material at “day of the talents”

Tag der Talente

11/12/2015

Augsburg/Berlin. On the end of September, the “Day of the Talents” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) took place. The Leading-Edge Cluster MAI Carbon took part with its project MAI Bildung as well in order to bring the future material closer to the youngsters on the spot.

The goal of the workshop of MAI Carbon in the University of Arts was to understand the characteristics of the future material carbon within the framework of the day of the talents and on the basis of example to experience it live: The total of 18 participants were given the task to combine into three groups shared three miniature cities with the help of Carbon so that a consistent and workable ball track is formed. It was very important during the design phase to consider the properties of carbon (e.g. lightness, stiffness) in order to withstand the weight of the ball and to allow a continuous track.  The workshop participants went to work with great enthusiasm. The result is a city with a ball track which is impressive. On the festive evening event, the workshop results were presented in front of more than 300 participants. Here also two participants had their say; they described their experiences with the help of a film and the carbon-bridges live on stage.

Thus they provided a perfect illustration of the theme "Cities of the Future", which had the Patron Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, State Secretary at the BMBF issued.

In the workshop of MAI Carbon at the “Day of Talents” in Berlin a hand was landed to build the “city of the future.

With one or the other young people, we certainly remain in contact, "concluded Sven Blanck, workshop leader of the Leading-Edge Cluster MAI Carbon.

"With our workshop idea we inspire young people for the carbon material and can make an important contribution to the “Day of Talents” in Berlin once again. With one or the other young people, we certainly remain in contact, "concluded Sven Blanck, workshop leader of the Leading-Edge Cluster MAI Carbon.