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EYSCTS — Result In Brief

Project ID: 44097
Funded under: FP6-SOCIETY
Country: Netherlands

Young scientists get some air time

An EU-funded project produced a two-part television show focusing on the European Young Scientist Contest. The project should help stimulate interest in science and science careers among young people and the general public.
Young scientists get some air time
The ‘European young scientist contest television series’ (EYSCTS) project was designed to publicise the creativity, fun and achievement elicited by competition in an international science contest for young people. Specifically, the two-part show highlighted the winners, their projects and their personal stories.%l%lThe grant recipients set out to identify four young winners representing four countries and including at least one girl. The winning project themes were producing energy from straw left over on maize farms, developing a new motorcycle slipper clutch for Ducati motorbikes, creating a rocket from water and pressurised air in a PET bottle and developing a new method to remove chromium ions from water.%l%lThe documentary highlighted not only the involvement of young people in science projects and the research process in a variety of fields, but also the personal stories and meetings of the competition’s winners. The innovative EYSCTS project should stimulate science awareness and interest among youth and the general public, and interest in production of similar programmes among television writers, producers and executives.

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