Teamwork Is Important
Franziska Sistig and Jessica also agreed: they worked together on the Cymoen O'Reilly project, i.e. on optimising the production of non-woven materials for wound dressings. »What I liked most was that we were able to work very independently, but when we needed help, we got new ideas and approaches straight away«, Franziska said, and Jessica added: »Above all, we've become a really good team!«
Lots of New Things
Charles Sunderbruch from Prof. Surulescu's group was also enthusiastic about the project work: »I think it's great how many new things you can learn in one week. On Tuesday, I couldn't have imagined which formulas we would be working with. But by working in a team and with the support of our supervisor, everything is just gradually coming together like a puzzle. I love that kind of thing!«
Especially because there was a lot of new material in the projects and of course all the students came from different schools and with different levels of knowledge, the Fraunhofer ITWM was very careful to give all participants the same knowledge prerequisites. Therefore, there was an introductory programming course for selected groups.