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JKU Young Engineering Scientists.

How do you make a computer chip? How do you transmit, process, and store information? Explore topics ranging from robots that can serve drinks and operate humans to drone cabs! Those interested in electronics and information technology, mechatronics or mechanical engineering will be at the forefront of research.

Explore the world of technology, ranging from game consoles, mobile communications and medical technology to airplanes, automobiles and industrial plants. As part of the JKU Young Engineering Scientists program, you will meet internationally recognized researchers and experts and attend interesting workshops. You can also learn more about study and career options for after graduation.

As a participant in the JKU Young Scientists program, we also offer you a unique opportunity to complete a summer internship at the JKU or at a renowned company in Upper Austria.



Max. 12

Number of Workshops


Sign Up

 Registration for the 2023/24 academic year is already closed. Registration for 2024/25 will be opened October 2024.


Terms of Participation

  • Those eligible to take part in the program must attend a school in Upper Austria (6th class AHS, 2nd class BHS, 10th grade on) and be interested in the field of electronics and information technology.
  • This workshop is limited to a maximum of 15 participants.


The program has been designed to provide in introduction to the field of electronics and information technology. Eight workshops will be held on Friday afternoons during the school year. Students should complete a minimum of 5 workshops. Each workshop begins with a base-knowledge lecture on the subject area and continues with a hands-on activity.


2023/2024 Academic Year

Topic Date Time Instructor Location
Deadline October 2 - November 17, 2023 11.00 AM   Online
CV/Application Review November 17, 2023 3.30 - 5.00 PM Maria Silwanis Science Park 5, Rm 101
Kick-Off and Partner Fair November 24, 2023 5.00 - 7.00 PM   Management Center, HS 16
Echolot - Was wir von der Fledermaus lernen können, opens a file April 5, 2024 02.00 - 05.00 PM DI Matthias Wagner Science Park 3, S3 533
Schwingungen sichtbar gemacht, opens a file April 12, 2024 02.00 - 05.00 PM DI Andreas Brandl Science Park 1, MT 014
Wie ist eigentlich ein Mikrochip aufgebaut und wie kann man z. B. Logik mit Strom/Spannung umsetzen?, opens a file April 19, 2024 02.00 - 05.00 PM Prof. Timm Ostermann, opens an external URL in a new window Science Park 3, S3 058
Flugzeuge leicht gebaut, opens a file May 3, 2024 02.00 - 05.00 PM Prof. Christoph Kralovec Science Park 1, MT 223
Smarte Elektromotoren - Wie wir die Welt energiesparend bewegen, opens a file May 17, 2024 02.00 - 05.00 PM Dr. Florian Poltschak Science Park 1, MT 270
Optische Pulsmessung für Fitnesstracker, opens a file May 24, 2024 02.00 - 05.00 PM Christoph Wolf, MSc Physikgebäude, P 132
Strömungsmechanik einer Wasserrakete, opens a file June 7, 2024 02.00 - 05.00 PM Roozbeh Aslani Science Park 1, MT 521
Closing Ceremony October 2024 5.00 PM   tbd


Summer Internship

Those who attend the 8 scheduled workshops can apply for a paid summer internship at a renowned company in Upper Austria during the summer of 2024. The individual companies, however, will decide which intern will be accepted for the internship position. Taking part in the program does not automatically guarantee an internship position.

We would like to thank our cooperation partners for supporting the JKU Young Engineering Scientists program in 2023/24:

Please note!

When signing up, please indicate if you are interested in a summer internship. You will be notified regarding additional information about available internship positions.