’Make up your mind’ - regional youth research competition at the TU Ilmenau

The West Thuringia regional competition of ’Jugend forscht - Schüler exper
The West Thuringia regional competition of ’Jugend forscht - Schüler experimentieren’ will take place at the TU Ilmenau on February 7
On February 7, the regional competition of "Jugend forscht - Schüler experimentieren" will take place at the Technische Universität Ilmenau. 91 children and young people will present their work, which they have previously carried out in 42 research projects on various scientific topics, to a jury of experts - pupils aged 10 to 14 in the junior competition "Schüler experimentieren" and teenagers and young adults aged 15 to 21 in "Jugend forscht". Anyone who would like to look over the shoulders of the young researchers is invited to attend the public presentation on February 6 at 3 p.m. and the subsequent award ceremony at 4:15 p.m. in the Humboldt Building on the TU Ilmenau campus. Representatives of the media are also cordially invited.


The nationwide competition "Jugend forscht - Schüler experimentieren" is taking place under the motto "Make up your mind". Children, teenagers and young adults are encouraged to immerse themselves in the exciting world of science and research and turn their visions into reality.

The young researchers’ competition entries cover a wide range of topics: from a plant casting machine for holidaymakers and plastic made from potatoes to the construction and testing of a rocket nozzle.

Children and young people from elementary school, mainstream schools and grammar schools in Eisenach, Ilmenau, Naumburg, Neudietendorf, Ruhla and Saalfeld are taking part in the West Thuringia regional competition. After preparing individually or in teams for weeks or even months, the time has finally come on February 7: 91 pupils will present their 42 projects from the research areas of the world of work, biology, chemistry, earth and space sciences, mathematics/computer science, physics and technology at the TU Ilmenau.

Before an expert jury evaluates the projects, the public can attend the presentations live and be inspired by the expertise and inventiveness of the young researchers. The winners of the seven regional competitions in Thuringia qualify for the state competition on April 9 in Jena. The grand national final will then take place from May 30 to June 2 in Heilbronn.

Regional competition West Thuringia Jugend forscht - Schüler experimentieren:

TU Ilmenau, Humboldtbau, Gustav-Kirchhoff-Platz 1, Ilmenau

07.02.2024: 15:00 Public presentation