Student Research Centre

Natural sciences are exciting

Lemons can produce electricity- would you as a grown-up have known this? The Student Research Centre accompanies children and young people on their journey of discovery in natural sciences.

Student Research Centre

Natural sciences are exciting

Lemons can produce electricity- would you as a grown-up have known this? The Student Research Centre accompanies children and young people on their journey of discovery in natural sciences.

Student Research Centre Südwürttemberg

Tobias Beck (left) takes the baton from Rudolf Lehn.

Tobias Beck is the new head of the of Student Research Centre (SFZ) Südwürttemberg. He wishes to focus more on first year’s pupils to get them interested in physics, math or chemistry. „Especially school children of the early school classes five, six and seven get easily fascinated by natural science and free research“, says Beck who himself also teaches natural science subjects. The 37-year old would like to scout and coach young talents in science fields just the same as it happens e.g. in soccer. „Also at school we are in need of a type of ‚Youth trainer‘: we need qualified teachers which are not only good in their science disciplines, but also know about and apply modern teaching methods“, explains Beck.

Fascinated by experiments – Pupils conduct research in a team and develop technologies.

His predecessor Rudolf Lehn, founder and former Head of the SFZ, now officially retired. The countless rows of trophies collected in various championships in the past 14 years, are great evidence that his concept works out. Also as an OAP, he is still available to the SFZ: „I would like to support Tobias Beck in not getting caught up too much in management tasks. A new structure is what we need. “

Please find further information about the Student Research Centre at:

www.sfz-bw.de