Pupils from the European School Munich participated very successfully in the European Schools Science Symposium (ESSS). The science competition of the European School System took place this year in May at the European Schools in Strasbourg and Karlsruhe. The young researchers presented their projects to an international jury. The ESM participated in the ESSS with two groups, one of which made it to the final.
With their "Trafficsimulator", the group of Max Horstmannshoff, Ulysse Barrere Dupasquier and Oscar Pelaez Garcia (photo) from S6 made it as finalists to the best five of 17 projects at ESSS 2022. In their project, the students simulated traffic at a Munich intersection to optimise fuel consumption and travel time. They calculated rolling and air resistance as well as the acceleration of the vehicles, considered different parameters for the simulation and compared how different durations at the traffic lights affect the results. They came to the conclusion that halving the speed to 30 km/h instead of 60 km/h can reduce energy consumption by 40 percent, but only increases the driving time by 15 percent. The young scientists were presented with their certificates by Martin Duggen, Director of the European School Munich, last Friday.
The second project participating in ESSS was also in the spirit of sustainable development. The design for an "E-Bike Recharching System" unfortunately did not make it to the finals, but it received good feedback and some ideas for improving the system. Maybe the jury will be convinced next year.
The European School Munich congratulates all participants in this year's ESSS for their interesting research projects and the Trafficsimulator team for making it to the finals. Sincere thanks also go to the teachers Renate Wollscheid (photo), Britta Ceschi and Benjamin Feiler, who accompanied the ESSS groups of the ESM.