Support of the junior talent contest "Jugend forscht"
Starting in 2017 the ESD FORUM e.V. supports Germany's famous junior talent contest Jugend forscht by means of special prizes of 200 EUR at regional contests and 1500 EUR at federal contests. These prizes are awarded by the corresponding expert jury independent of the given subject area for interdisciplinary research in the field of electronics. The broad thematic support is intended to foster interdisciplinary thinking and interdisciplinary solutions, both of which are of utmost importance for the field of ESD protection.
Special Prize of the ESD FORUM e.V. at the Federal Contest 2022
The 57th federal contest of Jugend forscht took place in Lübeck on 26-29 May 2022. For interdisciplinary work related to electronics, the special prize of the ESD FORUM e.V. amounting to 1500 EUR was awarded to the project "Interpflanzenkommunikation am Beispiel der Venusfliegenfalle und der Mimose" of Sebastian Schütze und Jannik Reimann.
The jury justified the award as follows: "Weak electrical currents are not only flowing in the human brain, but also in plants. For example, when the Venus flytrap catches an insect, a short voltage stimulus is always involved. In research, quite sophisticated instruments are needed to measure and analyze such signals. Sebastian Schütze and Jannik Reimann, however, succeeded in doing so with a much simpler, homemade apparatus based on a microcomputer and various electronic components. In this way, the two young researchers were able to reliably detect the electrical plant pulses. Furthermore, they were also able to influence a mimosa with the electrical signal of a Venus flytrap, causing it to move its leaves."
Photo (© Stiftung Jugend forscht e.V.): Dr. Tilo Brodbeck (middle) hands the special prize of the ESD FORUM e.V. to Sebastian Schütze (left) und Jannik Reimann (right) and congratulates them for their outstanding research results.
Special Prize of the ESD FORUM e.V. at the Federal Contest 2019
The 54th federal contest of Jugend forscht took place in Chemitz on 16-19 May 2019 under the patronage of the German Federal President. In the field "Mathematics / Informatics" , the special prize of the ESD FORUM e.V. amounting to 1500 EUR was awarded to the project "Vorteile durch KI – Deep Learning trifft AOI: Automatische Optische Inspektion von Leiterplatten" of Vinh Phuc Tran (17), Erzhausen, Edith-Stein-Schule, Darmstadt.
The jury justified the award as follows: "Electronic printed circuit boards are mostly manufactured automatically today. Even quality control for missing, misplaced or misconnected components can be carried out by means of automated optical checks. To this end, Vinh Phuc Tran applied methodologies of artificial intelligence (AI). Based on artificial neuronal networks (deep-learning techniques) the young scientist developed a special algorithm that allows to identify six typical defects of printed circuit boards with a success rate of 99%. The results of his research can help to achieve a cost-effective production of electronic components."
Photo (© Stiftung Jugend forscht e.V. / Fraunhofer IWU): Dr. Tilo Brodbeck (right) hands the special prize of the ESD FORUM e.V. to Vinh Phuc Tran (left) and congratulates him for his outstanding research results.
Special Prizes of the ESD FORUM e.V. at the Regional Contests 2019
|MLV - Magnetically Levitated Vehicle||Felix Sewing,
|Corona Motor - Der Motor der Zukunft?||Hannes Näther|
|Wie man mit Induktion kocht ... ohne, dass es warm ums Herz wird||Henrik Hermelink|
|Effiziente Audiosysteme||Richard Gundermann|
|velo autonomus||Moritz Ahrens,
|TempWarn - Ein dezentrales Temperatursensor-Messsystem||Sören Bender,
|Untersuchung von Magnetfeldern||Marie Francksen,
|Entwicklung eines modularen Vielfachmessgerätes gebaut von Schülern, für Schüler||Tobias Langsch,
|Autonomes Segeln||Michael Behrens,
|Aufbau, Inbetriebnahme und Evaluierung eines mobilen 3D-Koordinatenmesssystems||Niclas Trelle|
|Die Feldmühle 2.0||Daniel Anders|
|Das Autoauto||Veit Eysholdt,
|Kalter Blitz im Reagenzglas - Eine neue Art der Desinfektion||Lukas Hellmann,
Leon Luca Hornig,