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Presentations and Workshops in Engineering for Lower Grade Levels.

Chemistry & Polymer Engineering

Invisible, every day helpers: Functional polymers and their contributions to our quality of life in the 21st century

The presentation talks about and explains functional polymers found in cosmetics, detergents, the beverage industry, medicines, and implants, just to name a few. We cannot often see them, but they are an indispensable part of our everyday lives.

Instructor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Brüggemann
Type of Presentation: Presentation with an experiment

Workshop Info

Presentation Number

1

Capacity

max. 12

Duration

90 min.

Experience Polyerm Technology - Why do we actually need plastic?

Why do we actually need plastics and how are plastic components manufactured for smartphones, flat screens, electric vehicles, and medical technology?

Instructor: Univ. Prof. Dr. Georg Steinbichler
Type of Presentation: Presentation with a workshop

Workshop Info

Presentation Number

2

Capacity

max. 50

Durations

90 min.

Mechatronics

The Art of Lightweight Construction

When is lightweight construction important? Airplanes and rockets for sure as we all know that if they are too heavy, they simply won't lift off of the ground. Cars too: Heavier vehicles consume much more expensive and environmentally harmful fuel. But a bridge also has to be light in weight as it has to not only bear its own weight, but the vehicles' weight as well. This presentation will focus on the principles of lightweight construction. Topics covered during the presentation will also be put into practice straight away by building simple structures that have to withstand stress tests.

Instructor: Univ. Prof. Dr. Martin Schagerl
Type of Presentation: Presentation with a workshop

Workshop Info

Presentation Number

3

Capacity

Unlimited

Duration

90 min.

Space Travel Pioneers from Johannes Kepler to James T. Kirk

Johannes Kepler discovered the way planets move around the sun, laying the foundation for modern space travel as artificial celestial bodies also follow these laws. Isaac Newton, in turn, explained the forces that lead to these movements. Over the centuries, renowned scientists have played a key role in helping the first man set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. What's next? In 200 years will a certain James T. Kirk really travel among the galaxies in the starship Enterprise, going where no man has gone before?

Instructor: Univ. Prof. Dr. Martin Schagerl
Type of Presentation: Presentation

Workshop Info

Presentation Number

4

Capacity

Unlimited

Duration

90 min.

Mobile and Wireless Sensor Networks - 5G and Mechatronics?

We use mobile phone technology every day when we use our cell phones. Why is this technology only used in factories and on machines in isolated cases? What are the advantages of using mobile phone technology, especially of 5G? This presentation will provide answers to these questions by example of current research projects.

Instructor: Univ. Prof. Dr. Andreas Springer
Type of Presentation: Presentation

Workshop Info

Presentation Number

5

Capacity

max. 50

Duration

15-45 min.

Mobile Phone Technology, Cell Phones & Co.

How does all of this work and what else can be researched? We use mobile phone technology every day when we use our cell phones. This presentation looks at a cell phone's basic functions and talks about the problems that researchers are currently addressing.

Instructor: Univ. Prof. Dr. Andreas Springer
Type of Presentation: Presentation

Workshop Info

Presentation Number

6

Capacity

max. 50

Duration

15-45 min.

Microsystem Technology: The Crazy World in Miniature Size

Modern manufacturing technologies allow us to create tiny systems combining mechanical, electronic and other functionalities - so-called microsystems. Microsystems are found in modern systems, such as in the automobile industry (crash detectors, airbag deployment).

Instructor: Univ. Prof. Dr. Bernhard Jakoby
Type of Presentation: Presentation, possibly with an experiment

Workshop Info

Presentation Number

7

Capacity

max. 50

Duration

15-45 min.