At the speed of light

“The fun of χ und φ” is the name of the new STEM workshop series, offered by the meerMINT initiative. The workshops are held by students of Constructor University.
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New STEM workshop series at Constructor University.

How to measure the speed of light? Is there a mechanism behind coincidences? And how does symmetry work? The meerMINT initiative on the campus of Constructor University in Bremen offers a new series of STEM workshops for school students. Registration is open until January 31, 2023.

“The fun of χ und φ” is the name of the new STEM workshop series, offered by the meerMINT initiative. The workshops are held by students of Constructor University and take place on the weekends between February 11 – 19, 2023 on the university campus, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The workshops are conducted in German or, if needed, in Ukrainian.

The four workshops can be taken separately from each other and suitable for school students from the age of ten with special interest in STEM subjects- science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Within the workshops, they are able to investigate and visualise various phenomena and facts from physics and mathematics with everyday objects.

How will they explore these topics? The half-life phenomenon will be tested on popcorn and sparkling drinks whilst seeking for the mechanism behind coincidence. Another workshop is focused on the speed of light – trying to measure it as well as exploring waves – a common phenomenon in nature.

Enthusiasts of tinkering and puzzles will be able to use their engineering skills to find solutions for seemingly unsolvable problems, as well as learning about different kinds of symmetry by doing origami, cutting paper snowflakes and playing with the Mobius strip.

At a glance:
• Date: February, 11-19, 2023
• Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
• Location: Constructor University, Bremen Germany
• Target group: School students, ages 10+
• Language: German, Ukrainian
• No previous knowledge needed
• Registration by January 31, 2023 via Juliane Kuhlmann (

About Constructor University:
An international community, vibrant and diverse. Offering academic excellence, ensuring the highest standards in research and teaching. Empowering students to solve the world’s pressing challenges through knowledge and science: Constructor University is a top-ranked, English-speaking, private university. Founded in 2001, it provides a wide range of 25+ academic programs and PhD. The Constructor ecosystem comprises the University, located in Bremen, Germany, and an institute in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Over 1.800 students from more than 110 nations on campus benefit from a unique interdisciplinary, foundational theoretical and practical education. Enriched with a buzzing entrepreneurial culture that prepares young professionals to thrive in the job market. With 6.000+ alumni worldwide, our community keeps growing – with our highest cohort ever registered in 2022.
The research-centric faculty projects are funded by the German Research Foundation and the European Union’s Framework Program for Research and Innovation as well as by globally leading companies.

Wissenschaftliche Ansprechpartner:

Juliane Kuhlmann | Manager of meerMINT-Dock Nord
Email: j.kuhlmann

Weitere Informationen:

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Maike Lempka Corporate Communications
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