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Danfoss Uddannelsesfond supports MCI Science Show

How can we communicate natural sciences to young people in Sønderborg in order to increase their interest in the scientific study programmes and activities at University of Southern Denmark? This is a question that three young researchers from the Mads Clausen Institute tried to answer, so they decided to initiate a science show.

The show that primarily addresses pupils from primary, and lower and upper secondary schools is going to illustrate scientific phenomena from everyday life through visual entertainment and experiments: How do you make your own rocket fuel? How does a speaker work, or a radio? What does sound look like if you illustrate it with flames? And can magnets float?

The three initiators Casper Kunstmann-Olsen, Per Baunegaard With Jensen and Stefan Johansen from the Nanotechnology Centre NanoSYD at the Mads Clausen Institute are responsible for the installation and the expansion of the show, while the show itself will be presented by students from MCI. Together they will work on developing further experiments for the show.

The Mads Clausen Institute contributed to the initiative with a starting budget, but in order to buy equipment for the show, the three employees applied for funding at the Danfoss Uddannelsesfond, which now has granted 25,000 DKK for their project.

If everything goes as expected, the first show will be ready for an audience before the end of this year. Get a glimpse of what awaits you here... 

Editing was completed: 24.10.2012