VDIni-Club

How do you get children between 4 and 12 interested in technology and natural sciences? The VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e. V., or "Association of German Engineers") has developed a creative answer to this question – the VDIni-Club.

X-FAB supports its local VDIni Club by sponsoring the Am Steigerwald elementary school in Erfurt. Every year in September the "Experimental Day" takes place.

Under the banner of "Hands-on Technology," children are invited to experiment, test, and marvel – for the entire afternoon.

Taking part are the Elektromuseum Erfurt, the Imaginata interactive museum in Jena, the Albert Schweitzer high school, Erfurt, the IMMS, and X-FAB.

Trainees and students from X-FAB spend time with the children
… looking through microscopes…
… handling magnets…
... building a lemon-powered radio and washing money...
... examining magic confetti...
... bringing light into the world of micro- and nanostructures...
and afterwards award the young research assistants a research badge for “curiosity."