A special highlight this year was the German-Czech project day on November 30. Students from Gymnasium Burgstädt and Plauen got to know students from the Educhem-Gymnasium in Litvinov/Czech Republic on a cross-border knowledge tour.
The 70 potential young scientists went through a diverse program of lectures, workshops and various guided tours in groups during the day at the IEC. These included our workshop on the carbon cycle, our carbon discovery trail, and tours of our laboratories and large-scale experimental facilities. Communication among each other was smoothly handled in English. All in all, the day met with lively interest from all participants not only in the technical aspects, but also in the cross-border encounters.
We hope to see one or the other face again soon – then as students in the lecture hall.