Over 1,600 former prize winners are already registered in the Dr. Hans Riegel Foundation’s network. Many of them regularly participate in the MINT TANK program's free events where the focus is on promoting MINT education. The offer comprises three different event formats.
Introduction: MINT TANK
In Introduction: MINK TANK, the winners chosen by selected university locations in a year come together no later than one year after receiving their prizes. The three-day event offers a program that provides insights into the different subject areas, therefore being well suited as an introduction into university studies and as an orientation in advance. Four different events are held each year: in Bonn for all prize winners from North Rhine-Westphalia, in Berlin for the locations in North-East Germany, in Linz for all prize winners from Austria, and in Erlangen for locations in Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate.
Dr. Hans Riegel Academy
All winners of the Dr. Hans Riegel Award are invited to this multi-day conference that takes place every two years. It offers an extensive program with workshops, presentations, and excursions to renowned research institutes. The highlights include a Science Slam. Just like Introduction:MINT TANK, the Dr. Hans Riegel Academy also represents the diversity of the STEM subject areas. The subjects are mostly discussed simultaneously in small groups. Sufficient opportunities for the exchange of views and ideas and for networking are also provided to promote interdisciplinarity.