02 May 2014

We reach out to high school students on Research Day

Denmark celebrated Research Day – a nationwide research festival – on 26 April 2014. We took this opportunity to interact and share our knowledge with 126 high school students from Birkeroed and Rungsted Gymnasium, who visited our office on that day.

During the course of their visit, Anders Christian Erichsen – our in-house expert in bathing water – spoke to the students, teaching them about water modelling as well as methods of improving water quality. His talk consisted of examples of several water-related challenges, such as floods caused by cloudbursts and the implications for water quality at beaches.  

One of our talented developers – Klaus Langgren Eskildsen – spoke to the students about his own education. He told them about his work in software development, including ensuring accurate calculations and helping to achieve optimum usage of computer capacities.

The students also visited the halls where we conduct experiments based on physical modelling of ports and coasts. We presented them model tests which showed the influence of waves in a waves influence in a pier.

Research Day was held for the first time in Denmark in 2005, at the initiative of the Ministry of Education. We’ve been participating in the event since 2011. The aim of the festival is to foster public interest in scientific research and its impact on society and everyday life.

You can read more about the Festival of Research here.