ZEISS is a partner of the Photonics Academy (German) which offers selected STEM students fascinating insights into the high-tech photonics industry with all its facets in an eventful practical week.
Network of scientific and technical centers of learning in Jena
Together with the city of Jena and the Thuringia Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research, ZEISS is an institutional sponsor of the network of scientific and technical centers of learning (witelo e.V.) (German) in Jena. The goal is the cooperation of schools, companies and extracurricular centers of learning for STEM promotion. Witelo is also the sponsor of the Jena Student Research Center.
Aalen Student Research Center (SRC)
ZEISS is the main sponsor of the Ostwürttemberg SRC at Aalen University (German). This STEM promotion program is aimed at children and young researchers, as is the ZEISS-sponsored explorhino with its experiment museum and diverse events.
"Jugend forscht" Competition
Since 1998, ZEISS has been involved in "Jugend forscht" ("Youth Researchers"), Germany’s oldest and best-known competition for up-and-coming researchers.
As the sponsoring company for the regional "Jugend forscht" competition in Jena and the main sponsor of the Student Research Center at Aalen University of Applied Sciences, ZEISS has been a platform for children and young people in the region to present their scientific research questions and work.