Discover your talents in our Green FabLab
Rhine-Waal University participates in TalentTage Ruhr
With various events and many workshops all over the Ruhr area, “TalentTage Ruhr” promotes young talents. The Environment and Energy degree programme of the Faculty of Communication and Environment will be offering four events for pupils and students.
From September 16 to 26, 2020, the Ruhr Area will once again host the TalentTage Ruhr. At this nationwide and unique exhibition of education, universities, companies, chambers of commerce, associations, local authorities and initiatives from the entire region will show where talents can be found and how the promotion of young talent can be successful thanks to specific educational offers. This year again, there will be plenty on offer for young talents: Events for career and study orientation, insights into companies and apprenticeships, exchange with apprentices and students, lots of workshops and much more. Our Environment and Energy degree programme will also be part of the event. It offers a total of three workshops in the Green FabLab on the grounds of the Landesgartenschau (Horticultural Show) in Kamp-Lintfort as well as online activities in in the scope of a fair trade university student project.
Workshop "Animal squatter scene under surveillance"
September 21, 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Supervised by Professor Dr.-Ing. Rolf Becker, Professor of Physics with a focus on sensor technology and mechatronics, pupils will build nesting boxes and electronic "spies". The nest construction, the rearing and the first flight experiments of the young birds are under observation. Small battery-operated camera modules send their data to the Internet by WLAN and allow the nest boxes to be viewed. The participants will work in pairs on one nesting box each. This workshop is ideal for those who enjoy craftsmanship and are enthusiastic about birds. If you are also interested in your own data on the Internet - all the better.
Workshop "Hydrogen for energy transition and electromobility"
September 22 and 24, 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Learn all about the storage of energy in form of hydrogen H2 which can be produced from water by using electric current. In a fuel cell, hydrogen is then converted with oxygen from the air into water and electrical energy which can be used to operate an electric motor, for example. But how does electrolysis work? How can hydrogen be stored and electricity generated in a fuel cell? What contribution can hydrogen make to electromobility? Participants can investigate all of these questions in various experiments (e.g. model cars that run on hydrogen) supervised by Professor Dr. Irmgard Buder, Professor of Renewable Energies and Electromobility.
Workshop "Fully automatic watering for your do-it-yourself flower box"
September 23, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The summers of 2018 and 2019 have shown that drought and water shortage as symptoms of climate change have reached Central Europe and will probably continue to shape the coming years. The demand for intelligent watering systems will therefore grow noticeably from large-scale agriculture to the domestic allotment garden. In this workshop by Professor Dr. Kai Jörg Tiedemann, Professor of Ecology and Environment, participants will learn how to build a fully automatic watering system for the size of a flower box. The participants are introduced to electrical and electronic systems, the functioning of a humidity sensor, the reading of sensor data and the control of a watering pump. Since the core of the system is a control module that needs to be programmed, participants will also be introduced to Arduino.
A maximum of 12 people can participate in each workshop. Please note that participants need to wear a face mask. For registration please visit the TalentTage Ruhr Website
Online activities "Fair Trade"
As a Fairtrade University we are committed to fair trade. Fair trade means that producers and workers are paid enough to live on. Furthermore, occupational safety, environmental protection and the building of schools are important issues. But when is a product "fair" and how can it be controlled? Students of the Faculty of Communication and Environment investigated this in a project, the results of which will be presented during the TalentTage Ruhr. During this period the faculty also invites you to participate in online activities. In the "Batik Tutorial" you will learn how batik can be used to design cloths and bags. The "wax cloth tutorial" shows how to make reusable wax cloth which is a good alternative to plastic for wrapping food.
This project is supported from the European Union’s Regional Development Fund (ERDF)