Statement des EUSO-Präsidenten

Dr. Michael A. Cotter

Michael A. Cotter and Peter Holub

Congratulations to Mag. Peter Holub and to his dedicated team of educationalists for their hard work, over the past number of years, in making EUSO 2015 a reality. Their enthusiasm and commitment have resulted in the development of a wonderful week-long programme of science challenges and of sporting, musical and cultural events. They have provided an opportunity for 150 young science students from 25 EU countries to make life-long friendships and to experience, at first hand, the story of Klagenfurt and of its contribution to our shared European folklore and history. This will make the week 27th April to 3rd May 2015 an unforgettable experience.

The EUSO 2015 students belong to a select group of young EU scientists who, each year since 2003, have been given the opportunity to display their scientific capabilities by solving unique, multidisciplinary, integrated, practical and science-based team challenges. The 2015 challenges, developed by the Scientific Committee from the University College of Teacher Education, Carinthia and Karl-Franzens-University, Graz, will involve modern-day real world issues beyond the classroom, the construction of apparatus and of knowledge and consideration of alternative solutions. These are intellectually demanding challenges which will require substantive communication and teamwork on the part of teams of three students having the flexibility to function at their own pace and in their own way.

I wish to thank everyone involved in EUSO 2015 and, in addition Professor Dr. Konrad Krainer who has agreed to chair the Scientific Committee Meetings.

Dr. Michael A. Cotter
EUSO Founder & President

Signature Michael Cotter