A Heart for Science

Inspiring explorers of tomorrow
a heart for science

A Heart for Science

Inspiring explorers of tomorrow

Being enthusiastic about nature and technology has always been a core part of ZEISS’ DNA. To mark the company’s 175th anniversary, ZEISS launched “A Heart for Science” – an international initiative to encourage young people aged 12 to 18 to get into STEM subjects. But what makes this initiative so special? All employees can get involved and pass on their knowledge to the explorers of tomorrow.

Being enthusiastic about nature and technology has always been a core part of ZEISS’ DNA. To mark the company’s 175th anniversary, ZEISS launched “A Heart for Science” – an international initiative to encourage young people aged 12 to 18 to get into STEM subjects. But what makes this initiative so special? All employees can get involved and pass on their knowledge to the explorers of tomorrow.

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Dr. Karl Lamprecht, CEO Carl Zeiss AG
Dr. Karl Lamprecht President and CEO of the ZEISS Group

Supporting education and science is a tradition at ZEISS. It is a core part of our philosophy. The aim of A Heart for Science is to open up the world of research to young people and to get them excited about nature and technology.

Dr. Karl Lamprecht President and CEO of the ZEISS Group

Supporting education and science is a tradition at ZEISS. It is a core part of our philosophy. The aim of A Heart for Science is to open up the world of research to young people and to get them excited about nature and technology.

ZEISS invests in STEM education

3M
Euro in the last ten years
34%
of the overall funding volume
126
supported organizations

Corporate volunteering program

ZEISS employees promote STEM education

The special thing about “A Heart for Science” is that it's being planned and organized by ZEISS employees. Employees across the world are taking part in a corporate volunteering program and are passing on their knowledge to the explorers of tomorrow. ZEISS is supporting the commitment of its volunteers in many ways including a handbook about the initiative, age-appropriate guided experiments, and a digital platform where Zeissians can get together and collaborate on their joint projects. Selected activities are also being funded by ZEISS.

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Getting involved in other volunteering schemes

e.g. a local STEM initiative

Creating spaces

e.g. a photo exhibition

Sharing knowledge

e.g. in talks or workshops

Organizing events

e.g. an open day

Designing games

e.g. a serious game that promotes learning

Programming immersive applications

e.g. a VR app

Supporting school competitions

e.g. by mentoring a team

A Heart for Science

Getting involved in other volunteering schemes

e.g. a local STEM initiative

Creating spaces

e.g. a photo exhibition

Sharing knowledge

e.g. in talks or workshops

Organizing events

e.g. an open day

Designing games

e.g. a serious game that promotes learning

Programming immersive applications

e.g. a VR app

Supporting school competitions

e.g. by mentoring a team

Work with ZEISS

Are you a representative of a school or other educational institution and would you like to work with ZEISS? We'd be happy to present your ideas to our employees. Volunteers with a suitable profile will get in touch with you.

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