“Youth Research” and “Pupils Experiment”: Regional deciding round for young researchers at Audi

Young inventors wanted: Audi welcomes children and young people from the region to the 41st regional deciding round of the “Youth Research” (“Jugend forscht”) science competition and its junior segment, “Pupils Experiment” (“Schüler experimentieren”). On Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, students up to 21 years old as well as apprentices of the four rings will present around 90 research projects in total at the Audi Akademie training center. The junior scientists can enter individually or in teams of up to three participants. They carry out research in the fields of working world, biology, chemistry,geological and spacial sciences, mathematics and informatics, physics, and technology.

Audi has hosted the regional competition as a partner company annually since 1979. “The young researchers bring fresh ideas and often approach everyday challenges completely differently,” says Board Member for Human Resources Wendelin Göbel. “I am looking forward to seeing creative solutions and I am excited to see what the young people come up with.” A team of three Audi apprentices is also entering the competition – with an invention from the area of “technology.” The apprentices of the four rings have developed a drone that prompts car drivers to form an emergency corridor after an accident. This project could help emergency services during accidents and thus contribute toward saving lives.

And this is how the two inventor days at Audi will run in detail: The junior scientists will present their inventions in front of a jury of experts consisting of teachers, professors, and industry representatives. The experts will then choose the regional winners. These winners will then qualify to compete at state level. By winning in Ingolstadt, children and young people up to 14 years old qualify for the Bavarian deciding round of “Pupils Experiment” in Regensburg; this will take place on April 2 and April 3. Young people between 15 and 21 years old start with the state “Youth Research” competition in Munich from March 31 to April 2. Anyone who stands up to the Bavarian competition can participate in the national competition.