Future Battery Research - Events for young people and children

Students jubilate in front of MEET
© WWF/Arnold Morascher

They’re everywhere, and constantly in use: smartphones, laptops, digicams, games consoles – and all of them only work thanks to efficient batteries. But what exactly happens inside these batteries? And, in particular, how can they be made even more efficient and at the same time more eco-friendly? We have events in a variety of formats, aimed at young people and children, which provide answers to these questions, and we show them the everyday working lives of battery researchers. We love to share our enthusiasm for chemistry, physics and engineering, and young people can take a close-up look at possible careers in battery research. Exact dates can all be found in our online events listing.

  • School Students’ Days – from theory to practice

    Out of the classroom and straight into the lab: On two days a year – in February and September – we invite senior school students in advanced chemistry classes to come and get to know MEET and gain practical insights into the work of our researchers as well as into our state-of-the-art laboratories.

    The date for the next School Students’ Day has not yet been fixed. Teachers who would like to be informed as soon as registration is possible, please send us an email. If you are then interested in bringing your students to MEET, please send us email as well.

    School Students working in the laboratory
    © Uni MS / MEET

    Please give us the following information:

    • The date of the School Students’ Day you wish to attend (if the date is already given online)
    • Preferred time (8.30 am – 10.45 am, 11.00 am – 1.15 pm, 2.00 pm – 4.15 pm)
    • Prospective number of students
    • Level of class (basic course or advanced course)
    • Have you already covered the subject of electrochemistry in lessons?
  • University Day – Studying at University of Münster and MEET

    Thinking of studying at Münster? Find out what courses the University of Münster provides and what the city can offer students – at the Münster University Day, where you can listen to information talks, join students at lectures and seminars and participate in live experiments. At MEET you learn why battery research is so important for our society, especially with climate change in mind. We’ll also take you on a guided tour through our ultra-modern laboratories. The next Münster University Day is planned for 14 November 20234.

  • Girls’ Day – Women in research

    There’s a concentration of girl power on Girls’ Day, when we invite girls from class 5 upwards to come and take a look at battery research and discover for themselves the wide range of careers in the field of chemistry. For one whole day the girls accompany our researchers in their work. The aim of Girls’ Day, which is held all across Germany, is to spark girls’ interest in sectors such as IT, skilled crafts and trades, natural sciences and technology, in which women have rarely been working up to now. The next Girls’ Day will be held on 3 April 2025.

    Group picture of the participants of Grils' Day wearing coats
    © Uni MS/MEET
  • The mouse and the elephant of "Die Sendung mit der Maus" with a MEET battery cell
    © MEET/Uni MS

    “Mouse” Open Day – Children take a look behind the scenes

    Based on the popular German TV program “The Show with the Mouse”, with its educational “laughing and learning stories” for children between 5 and 10 years of age, companies and research institutes all over Germany – including MEET Battery Research Center – open their doors every year on 3 October to let children take a look behind the scenes at what goes on there. Further information and a registration form can be found on the Mouse Open Day website, as soon as it becomes available.

  • MExLab Physics – Discovering science in hands-on experiments

    Discovering the world of science by doing your own experiments – this is exactly what the MExLab Physics at the University of Münster enables schoolchildren to do. Here, in this permanent exhibition with more than 20 exhibits, schoolchildren can slip into the role of researchers and, in interactive guided tours, they learn what scientists in the fields of physics and chemistry are currently working on. They can also discover, on their own, phenomena which form the basis of the work done at MEET Battery Research Center.