Fondation Jeunes Scientifiques Luxembourg organises each year the « Jonk Fuerscher » national contest, which assembles young people who are interested in science and who are eager to realise their own projects.  

The contest is a great opportunity for the participants to get in contact with the scientific world,  meet like-minded people, present their own projects in front of a jury and an audience and win many prestigious prizes. 

48th edition of the National contest « Jonk Fuerscher » 

weekend of 23rd/24th Mars 2019

Powered by Fonds Nationals de la Recherche

Supported by Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse

Recognised by UNESCO


How to participate

Rules and conditions: 

There are a few rules that you have to consider before your enrolment in the contest:

  • Be between the ages of 11 to 21
  • Be a resident of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Show interest in technology, natural and human sciences
  • Be able to develop and present your own idea/project
  • Be in a group of 1 to 3 people 
  • Write a research paper (5-10 DinA4 pages) 
  • Be available during the entire duration of the event

For more in depth information you should consult the list of regulations. 

Fields:

Here you will find a list of all possible fields in which you can set your project. Please note that your project may belong in more than one field.

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  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Robotics
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Physics
  • Social sciences 

Registration:

In order to participate in the contest you have to register first.  After you have registred, we will  examine your application and let you know whether you are admitted to the contest or not. In case you made the cut we will send you a confirmation which you will have to print out, sign and send back to us. Minors need their parents (or legal guardian) to sign the confirmation letter for them. 

Do not worry, you are not alone ! Your tutors and FJSL will be there for you during the entire time and provide you support (in acordance with the regulations).  You are always welcome to call or write us and even drop by at our office. We are here to help and to motivate you, so that you fell confident on the day of the contest. 

After you have registred for the contest, worked on your project and handed in the research paper, there are only two more things that you have to prepare for : presentation in front of the jury and the award ceremony itself. 

During the judging session, you will have an interview with the members of the jury board in which you will have to present your project in the best way possible. No need to be nervous though ! The jury members know that you have put a lot of time and work into your project, you just have to show them that you know what your project is about and be prepared to answer their questions. 

Registrations for the national contest "Jonk Fuerscher" 2019 open on September 17th 2018


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Awards

It takes time and effort to come up with an idea, create a project and then present it in front of a jury, all while pursuing an education. We believe that such an effort should be rewarded, which is why every participant of the contest will receive an award !

List of our awards :

EUCYS:
(Sponsored by: European Commission) 

The European Union Contest is the biggest science contest in Europe. It is organised by the European Commission and is held each year in a different European capital. The contest is open for young people between 14 and 21 years. 

LIYSF:
(Sponsored by: Fondation Weicker) 

The London International Youth Science Forum is a two weeks long event (end July - beginning of August) that takes place at the Imperial College in London. Over 350 young people, aged between 17 and 21 from more than 50 countries participate in this fair and have the opportunity to visit lectures, the Research Centre and scientific organisations. 

Intel ISEF:
(Sponsored by: Capitalatwork)

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is the biggest scientific contest in the world, with over 1500 participants, aged between 15 and 19 from 70 different countries. The contest always takes place around the 12th May. 

ESI/ESE:
(free for sponsoring)

The Expo Sciences International / Expo Sciences Europe is being organised every second year by MILSET (Mouvement International pour le Loisir Scientifique et Technique) in a different region / country. Young people aged between 11 and 21 may participate in this non-competitive event. 

CASTIC:
(Sponsored by: Fondation Lanners) 

The China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest is the national scientific contest in China, that takes place every year in a different Chinese city. It is open for international participants with focus on natural sciences and engineering. It welcomes young scientists between 12 and 20 years. 

International Wildlife Research Week:
(free for sponsoring)

One week in the Swiss alps with focus on wildlife and nature. It is always organised around the end of June and is open for all young people aged 16 to 21. 

Amusciences:
(donations) 

1-2 weeks long  Science Camp in Belgium for young people between 11-15 years. Organised twice a year (around Easter and in August).

EAC Workshop an Visite:
(Sponsored by: SOGEPROM)

During this interactive workshop, participants get the possibility to learn more about space and visit the astronautical centre at the German air- and space centre in Cologne. 

ERASMUS+ Exchange Program:
(Sponsored by: Anefore) 

The exchange program includes 5 different countries - Luxembourg, France, Belgium, Spain and Morocco - during which each country sends their laureates to the other countries' events (science-expos, fairs, competitions). 

TISF Taiwan:
(Sponsored by: Paul Wurth) 

The TISF in Taiwan is an international science competition for students (classes 6-12).

Paris:
(Sponsored by: Electrobobinages Paul Zwick) 

A group of young scientists visits the "Palais de la Découverte" and the "Cité des Sciences" in Paris for a weekend (usually at the end of June). This award is open for everyone between 11 and 21 years.

YSM:
(Sponsored by: E-Skills for Jobs, Prix Mady Delvaux) 

The Youth Science Meeting is an international science gathering that takes place every year in a different city in Portugal and it is designed for young people between 16 and 25 years. 


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Projects

You don't know where to begin? Have to many ideas or ned inspiration? Don't worry, we got you!

You can find many different projects of former young scientists here:  fjsl.mysciencework.com 
These projects might help you to find your own idea and in case that you want to continue an unfinished project or develop it into another direction, you can even contact the original author and ask them for permission. 

List of the projects 2018 :

1. Apotheke der Steinzeit – Die Wirkung vo Heilpflanzen auf Escherichia Coli (ERASMUS+ France) 

Noah Edert, Jim Welter – Atert Lycée Redange
 

2. Autonome unbemannte Flugobjekte – Anwendungen im Rettungswesen (EAC visit and workshop) 

Bob Delli-Zotti, Joé Delli-Zotti – Atert Lycée Redange
 

3. Blue energy dynamo for paddles (ERASMUS+ Belgium) 

Jasmine Bahlawane, Laura Schiano – European School I
 

4. Daylight in Darkness (ERASMUS+ France) 

Camille Rakotoranto Duchesne, Camila Beatriz De la Borda Bugeja Gafa – European School I
 

5. Der Einfluss von Zitrussäuse auf Bakterien (Intel ISEF) 

Jean-Marc Furlano , Noémie Ney – Atert Lycé Redange
 

6. Desinfection of wounds, a potential risk factor due to to endotoxin release (LIYSF)

Ines Bahlawane, Lavinia Kadar –  European School II
 

7. Did people with psychological personality disorders change the world's history? (ERASMUS+ Morocco) 

Jennifer Servé, Michael Wantz – University of Luxembourg
 

8. DNA identification and investigating bioremediation possibilities for S. Commune (ERASMUS+ Spain) 

Amaya Sarmiento & June-Si Kah – Lycée Michel Lucius
 

9. Event-Bot (ERASMUS+ Belgium) 

Atreyam Sharma – European School I
 

10. Gravitational Acceleration (Science trip to Paris) 

Bryndis Jona Birgisdottir, Caroline Guenther – International School of Luxembourg
 

11. Ist Rot das neue Schwarz ? - Eine psychologische Studie über die Wirkung von Farben auf Männlein & Weiblein (Science trip to Paris) 

Emily Cordier, Sophie Klein, Sylvie-Anne Soares Pereira – Atert Lycée Redange
 

12. Le menu parfait (Science trip to Paris) 

Anne Santana, Alicia Da Silva, Caty Torres – Lycée Michel Lucius


13. Le gangstérisme et le progrès scientifique des années 1930 représentés dans Tintin et Milou (EUCYS)

Romain Haas –  Lycée de Garçons Esch-sur-Alzette


14. Modular Concrete 3D Printer (EUCYS)

Alex Muller, Maverick Schmit , Valentin Ringlet – Lycée Aline Mayrisch


15. Ph and Photosynthesis (Science trip to Paris) 

Esha Goenka, Katherine Happold – International School of Luxembourg
 

16. Problem Free Pineapple (Science trip to Paris) 

Kerry-Anne Vivier, Mustafa Aldulaimy – Lycée Michel Lucius


17. R.A.M. - A robot that could change the world (International Science Summer Institute in Israel) 

Max Arendt – Lycée de Garçons Luxembourg


18. Raspberry (Pi) meets bees (International Wildlife and Research Week)

Nina Ruppert – Lycée Michel Lucius          


19. SISU - a device that helps to learn to walk again (CASTIC) 

Henri Ahola – European School I


20. Speaker Experiment (Science trip to Paris) 

Samuel Weisz, Pierre Wollwert, Jan-Eric Valasuo – International School of Luxembourg


21. Studie der antibakteriellen Wirkung verschiedener Seifen (Science trip to Paris) 

Julie Seil, Cynthia Reuter – Lycée Hubert Clément Esch


22. Taking Notes (C Génial) 

Senem Pearson, Eddy Drouet – Lycée Michel Lucius


23. Tech for a better World -Bot1 (ERASMUS+ Belgium) 

Catarina Nunes – European School I


24. The Creation and Usage of Ferofluid (Science trip to Paris) 

Matteo Walter, Andreas Stavros Michealides – International School of Luxembourg


25. The Effect of Dietary L-carnitine Supplementation on the Growth, Development and Respiroation Rate of Tenebrio molitor Larvae (EUCYS) 

Ozgu Gumustekin – International School of Luxembourg


26. Virtual Interconnectivity and Addiction (Science trip to Paris) 

Alexander Yoshizuka-Panijel, Devin Pereira – Lycée Michel Lucius


27. Whey, Casein and Soybean Protein Powder Benefits and Disadvantages (Youth Science Meeting) 

Ryan Collins – International School of Luxembourg


28. Wie beeinflusst der Klimawandel die Bienen ? (C Génial) 

Anais Croquet, Dylan Ramsurrun– Lycée Michel Lucius


29. Wie wird unser Wahrnehmung durch unser Gehirn beeinflusst? Kann man das Gehirn manipulieren somit auch die Wahrnehmung? (Science trip to Paris) 

Shamia Islam – Lycée Aline Mayrisch