Alexandra Brautlacht and Fabian Roemer Copyright: © FRE

From July 31 - August 4, the Raw Materials and Waste Disposal Technology and Materials Science and Engineering departments jointly invited interested students with a technical high school diploma to exciting days about sustainable extraction, processing and recycling.

Through workshops and lectures, the students gained an impression of the resource-saving and environmentally friendly extraction and production processes behind everyday commodities. Finally, this was examined in greater detail using the example of a cell phone and its product life cycle.

The students gained insights into the implementation of research in industry on two excursions to Nivelsteiner Sandwerke and Saint-Gobain Sekurit in Herzogenrath.

At TEER, the students were allowed to conduct an experiment in the technical center and determine the volatile content of various plastics. This was intended to provide an insight into thermochemistry and to convey an understanding of how raw and residual materials differ from one another in terms of quality.

At a joint barbecue with students from the two RWTH departments, the students had the opportunity to talk directly with them and learn about studying from their point of view.

We hope all participants enjoyed the event and were able to broaden their knowledge in the field of engineering and gain a little insight into studying in our degree programs.