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Excellent! – Lilly Schönherr receives award for best internship report in Hessen


Following the award for her outstanding internship report by the “Arbeitskreis Schule Wirtschaft Osthessen” in June, Lilly Schönherr was now able to convice the jury on the Hessian state level as well. She won against the competitors from the other regional divisions and received the award for the best internship report in school level “secondary school” in the whole State of Hesse in September 2018 in the Bildungshaus in Bad Nauheim. The award is endowed with a prize money of 100 euro. Lilly Schönherr now studies in the tenth grade of the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule, a secondary school in Rodgau. She completed her two-weeks of company placement in the research department “Atomic Physics” at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in March 2018.

The internship of Lilly Schönherr was supervised by Dr. Wolfgang Quint and his colleagues, especially Nils Stallkamp and Davide Racano, from GSI’s atomic physics department. Mainly she worked at the experiments ARTEMIS and HILITE of the ion trap HITRAP, which is connected to the experimental storage ring ESR. Among other things, she built in detectors, tested vacuum components for her leak tightness and equipped a thermic shield with a multi-layered foil during her internship. Also milling in the workshop, the work with electronics and the design of mechanical components with a CAD system was part of her work. Lilly wants to become a physicist after finishing school.

The “Arbeitskreis Schule Wirtschaft Hessen”, a task force to bring together schools and industry in State of Hesse, consists of the seven divisions Fulda, Mittelhessen, Nordhessen, Osthessen, Rhein-Main-Taunus, Südhessen and Wiesbaden-Rheingau-Taunus. The competition is held in six school types. A jury of representatives of schools and companies evaluates the reports taking into account their formal structure, their content, their layout and originality and the overall impression. The winners of all school types on the Hessian state level receive a prize money.

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Award ceremony
Milling in the workshop
Lilly Schönherr (2nd from right) at the award ceremony in Bad Nauheim.
Milling of components in the workshop was also part of the work during Lilly Schönherr's internship.
Photo: G. Scheffler
Photo: D. Racano, GSI