The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is involved intensely and in many ways in supporting the younger generation. This begins with DLR's student laboratories, the 'DLR_School_Labs', which have now introduced more than 300,000 children and young people to 'Fascinating Research'. Other school activities include a range of programmes all the way up to high-quality training schemes for doctoral candidates. These activities are combined under the heading 'DLR_Campus'.
In our DLR_School_Labs, secondary and high school pupils can get to grips with the practical side of science and engineering through interesting experiments - motivating them to take these subjects further.
Are we alone in the universe? Or is there intelligent life on other planets as well? What will the aeroplanes and cars of the future look like? What forms of energy will we use in the future when the oil runs out? DLR is working on these and many other exciting questions in its focus areas aeronautics, space, transportation, and energy research.
Aeronautics, space, transportation and energy research - the DLR is working on many topics that are inherently fascinating and socially highly relevant, and that offer forward-looking perspectives. They range from designing the aeroplane of tomorrow, to deploying satellites and probes to conduct environmental research or to explore our cosmic neighbourhood, to designing transportation systems for the future and deploying renewable energies.