Five youngsters presented their innovative ideas when they represented Luxembourg at the thirtieth edition of the European Contest for Young Scientists in Dublin.
Among the problems explored in the projects by laureates of the national contest “Jonk Fuerscher” were housing and mealworm growth supplements.
Alex Muller, Valentin Ringlet and Maverick Schmit from Lycée Aline Mayrisch presented an engineering concept to improve the housing situation in Luxembourg. Their mobile modular concrete 3D printer was created to reduce overall building costs because it is more mobile than other means of construction.
The three were joined by Romain Haas from Lycée de Garçons Esch-sur-Alzette with his social science project examining the phenomena of the pre-WWII gangsterism and scientific progress on the Tintin comic series, and Ozgu Gomustekin from the International School Luxembourg, whose project examined the effect of dietary L-carnitine on the growth, development and respiration of tenebrio molitor larvae, also known as the mealworm.
The contest took place from 14-18 September. The Fondation Jeunes Scientifique Luxembourg also on Wednesday announced an official agreement meaning that the winner of the European Contest for Young Scientists will automatically be entered in the Expo-Sciences Luxembourg, an event organised annually by the FJSL.