Founded in 1999, the rationale for the Schools Club is to fire pupils' interest in science and technology by demonstrating that it can be fun. Every year around 9,000 pupils from all over Germany take part in the DECHEMAX Schools Competition and, in doing so, interesting projects give them an idea of how chemistry and technology are part and parcel of our daily life. Science days and colloquia inform them about novel developments in research and technology, while providing an interesting addition to lessons in school. At the Open Day pupils experience a day in the life of a young scientist at the Karl Winnacker Institute. Additionally, club members receive invitations to ACHEMA and other interesting activities at www.dechemax.de.
Dr.Kathrin Rübberdt, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main
Claudia Rinck, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main