Call for Digital Outreach Projects to present at “g’scheid schlau”

October 2021 would normally see the biannual “Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften” take place. Due to the COVID pandemic this large scale outreach event in the Erlangen-Nürnberg-Fürth region has been postponed to 2022. A digital event will nevertheless take place from 21-24 2021 October under the title “G’scheid schlau! – Das Lange Wochenende der Wissenschaften”. In order to showcase CRC 1411 at this event and beyond, and to promote creative collaboration within the iRTG-ParSciTech during the current period of strict social distancing rules, we re-announce the CRC 1411 public digital outreach competition. Small teams of iRTG members should propose asynchronous digital projects which will be “premiered” at G’scheid schlau! or synchronous events (online talks) which can be part of the live programme.

With sustainability in mind asynchronous projects should be hosted (the front end at least) on the CRC website. Where possible “in house” portals (fau.tv, StudON etc) should be used. Projects should be initially in German but for the long term an English version would be highly welcome too. Examples of possible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • A short video spot advertising the work of (part of) the CRC
  • An interactive experiment/simulation relating to the CRC
  • An interactive or static learning module which leads, at a suitable target level (e.g. primary, secondary school or general public), the audience through the science and technical relevance of a selected fundamental topic of CRC 1411. Should be hostable on StudON or the CRC 1411 website
  • A competition where the public can engage with the CRC’s activities and win prizes

All members of the iRTG, regardless of membership category are eligible to enter in teams of 2-4 persons. Due to the need to inform the G’scheid schlau! organizers of the intended contributions from CRC 1411, and to ensure sufficient orthogonality of the projects, teams are required to pre-register their concept by 11 June 2021 at the form on StudON. The CRC board will review the submitted projects and will provide feedback prior to their development. The deadline for completion of the project will be 15 September 2021. The projects will be presented to the CRC prior to the G’scheid schlau event and prizes for the first (€750), second (€500) and third (€250) best projects will be awarded*. The decision on the best projects will be made by the CRC board in consultation with public relations or digital teaching experts where appropriate.

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*All submitted entries which are judged to satisfy the task of representing CRC 1411 to an online audience will be used, irrespective of the result of the competition. The CRC 1411 board retains the right to request minor modifications to the proposed initiative or online content after submission of the project and prior to its (online) launch.