Education initiative supports and encourages students with ideas
LANXESS continues to support high school science projects of all types and this summer 21 proposals were submitted. “Environmental issues interest young people very much,” observes Nina Hasenkamp, head of the company’s education initiative.
Project members from the Krefeld-Uerdingen vocational college are currently exploring how hydrogen can be manufactured from green electricity by electrolysis, for example, to determine how economically it can be produced and used. To do this, though, they first need to purchase a water decomposition unit and photovoltaic panels, which LANXESS is helping to finance.
“Projects involving soil analysis, 3D printing, and digital measuring systems are also on our applicants’ lists,” says Nina Hasenkamp. Their chances of receiving the necessary funding are excellent.
The LANXESS education initiative was inaugurated in 2008 and has resulted in €9 million in investments at its German and international sites since then. Altogether, some 800.000 students have benefited from the chance to participate in the program.