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School Contest „My research – my discovery“

Winners 2022

During the Open Campus, we also awarded this years’ winning projects of the ISTA school contest entitled “Meine Entdeckung – Meine Forschung”. We received submissions from more than 1500 pupils in three categories from all over Austria, with solo projects as well as class submissions and even projects conducted by entire schools. The fifteen winning projects received a certificate and a school material voucher handed over by our Vice President for Science Education Gaia Novarino and the Mayor of the city of Klosterneuburg Stefan Schmuckenschlager.

Thank you for the participation, and congratulations to all the victorious projects 2022!

Category 1:
1st – 4th grade

Elementary School, Kierling
Elementary School Rohrwassergasse, Vienna, class 3e
Elementary School, Biedermannsdorf, Johanna Krenn & Daniel Krenn
Elementary School, St. Veit im Pongau, class 1a
Elementary School Brüßlgasse, Vienna, class MSK 1

Category 2:
5th – 11th grade

EMS Schwadorf, “Team Biologisches Arbeiten”
BRG Seebachergasse, Graz, class 6d
MS Frohnleiten, Videocrew of classes of the third grade
GYM Tamsweg, classes 1a & 1b
BG & BRG Rahlgasse, Sienna Suko, Katharina Zinell, Sinah Thaler-Costiuc, Sofia Radivojevic

Category 3:
final papers

Lena Grubmüller, Sir Karl Popper Schule / Wiedner Gymnasium, Vienna
Cecilia Piff, BG / BRG / BORG Oberschützen
Christian Kroißenbrunner, BRG Petersgasse
Sandra Babinger, Malena Knapp, Ulrike Lang, HLUW Ypstertal

School Contest „My research – my discovery“

Schulwettbewerb 2022

Humans of all ages are inquisitive by nature. No matter if it is questions like „Why is the sky blue?“ or „How do neurons in the spinal chord develop from stem cells?”, we want to understand how the marvelous world of nature around and within us ticks.

Thanks to the work of scientists from all around the world our quality of life and life expectancy is better than ever before. We have walked on the moon and understood our relatedness to all living things on earth.

We invite you to follow your curiosity and share your story with us: What did you discover? What did fascinate you or which research question did you try to answer?

Send us your drawings, photos or videos from your discovery, or send us your school project, pre-scientific work or diploma thesis!

The best submissions will be selected by a jury and compiled into our annual book about the ISTA school contest. Take this chance to win prizes including a research day at Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)!

Award ceremony

The award ceremony took place at this year’s Open Campus event on Saturday, June 25, in Klosterneuburg.

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