Meet the Science
Since 2016, the institute collaborates with the St. Angela School (Königstein) on the outreach program ‘Meet the Science’. The project aims to promote the interest of high school students in the MINT area by providing authentic insights in the everyday work of a scientist at the MPI for Brain Research. The students participate in the monthly institute seminar, where scientists report on their research progress. They intensively prepare for each seminar date which includes an exclusive and interactive introduction on the research topic by the seminar speaker or colleagues familiar with the topic, discussions with the scientists, laboratory visits and, finally, the presentation at the institute seminar. The students take turns in preparing a report. Due to the pandemic, we have switched to a virtual format of ‘Meet the Science’. The program is coordinated by Dr. Irina Epstein at the MPI for Brain Research and Dr. Bärbel Ziemann-Becker at St. Angela School.