SCIENCE CAMP 2017: Very close to research - more than an exchange
On 24 November 2017, researchers from more than seven faculties and the Interdisciplinary Faculty as well as from the University Medical Centre and the An-Institutes of the University of Rostock presented their research topic on 72 posters at the Konrad-Zuse-Haus. Mister Christian Pegel, Minister for Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalization in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and patron of the Research Camp 2017 went on an exciting journey with Professor Bettina Eichler-Löbermann, Prorector of International Affairs, Equality and Diversity Management and with Professor Rüdiger Köhling, Decane of the Interdisciplinary Faculty, across research areas of the universtiy.Their tour led them, among other things, to Dr. Sidney Gierscher from the project „Netzstabilität mit Wind- und Bioenergie, Speichern und Lasten unter Berücksichtigung einer optimalen Sektorkopplung“ (Netz-Stabil). This joint research project is supported as part of the research program of excellency by the land Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and deals with the stabilization of an electronic supply network with on-going supply by wind turbines and photovoltaics Furthermore, Mr. Pegel took the chance to inform himself about the special research area „ELektrisch Aktive ImplaNtatE – ELAINE (SFB1270) that exists at the University of Rostock since July 2017. ELAINE is an interdisciplinary research bond with participation of 14 institutes, concentrating on the exploration of new, electrically active implants (among other things) for the regeneration of bones and cartilage and for deep brain stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders. Spokesperson of ELAINE is Professor Ursula van Rienen from the chair of Theoretical Electrical Engineering.
Moreover, all posters offered good connecting factors for the networking of researchers. The lively and communicative atmosphere invited all persons present to stimulating conversations.
An absolute highlight and a premiere at the Research Camp was the Poster Slam, organized by the Graduate Academy. A total number of seven highly motivated and young researches took the chance to present their topic impressively and understandable to a broad public within three minutes time. The key word was academic communication and the challenge was to make research unmistakably tangible to each individual. The web-based Live-Feedback system Tweedback was the channel of communication to determine the audience´s favorite immediately and uncomplicated. Mr. Robert Ott from the Institute of Implant Technology and Bio Materials e.V. emerged as the winner. The presentation of Mr. Ott with the subject „Teeth matter – stem cell loading in bone implants” convinced the audience. He is pleased with the prize in form of a personal coaching worth 1000€.