13.03.2023 | Innovation | Reading-time: 2 min
tüftelPark Rigi organizing second camp for inventors
Weggis - The association tüftelPark Rigi, which was founded in January, is organizing a second tüftelCamp during the Easter holidays. The aim of the camp is to inspire an interest in STEM professions among children and young people between the ages of 9 and 16, in addition to promoting talent and uncovering hidden potential.
Following the success of last year’s event, Thermoplan AG and the association tüftelPark Rigi, both of which are based in Weggis in the canton of Lucerne, are planning to hold a second tüftelCamp during the upcoming Easter holidays. According to a press release, children and young people between the ages of 9 and 16 are invited to take part in this meet-up for emerging talents. The aim of the camp, which will be hosted by Thermoplan at its Weggis site, is to inspire an interest among talented young people in technical professions in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The theme of this year’s tüftelCamp is the construction of an autonomous vehicle. According to the press release, this is based on SAM, the self-propelled transport vehicle in production at Thermoplan. “In this way, the project facilitates practical insights into professions such as design engineers, electronics technicians and polymechanics”, Thermoplan writes in its press release.
The organizer of the technology camp is tüftelPark Rigi, an association which was only founded in January of this year. Its work focuses on promoting the inventive, manual and creative skills of young people. As is the case with its counterpart organization tüftelPark Pilatus, tüftelPark Rigi intends to offer another initiative to help counteract the shortage of skilled workers in technical professions. According to the association, further camps are also in the pipeline.