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10.04.18

Teacher Award awarded to high school teacher from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Tino Hempel, teacher of mathematics, physics and computer science at the Richard-Wossido-Gymnasium in the city of Ribnitz-Damgarten in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has been awarded the teacher prize of the Saarbrücken computer science in Munich. Hempel accepted the prize endowed with 2,500 euros at the 109th Federal Congress of the "Verbandes zur Förderung des MINT-Unterricht", MNU for short.

The award winner, Tino Hempel, between Gerhard Röhner, MNU Federal Board Computer Science, and Jens Kerber, Competence Center Computer Science Saarland (from left to right).

As a coach in the education of teacher trainees in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and as a speaker for teacher training beyond the national borders, Tino Hempel has helped motivate colleagues to design lively, very informative and creative computer science education, the statement said. Hempel also was spokesman for the working group "Informative Education in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern" in the German Society for Computer Science, where he helped to develop a stable community of active computer science teachers in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Hempel is known nationwide for providing course material for colleagues through his own website.

The award ceremony was attended by Jens Kerber, responsible for young talent coordination on the Saarland Informatics Campus. In addition to the Department of Informatics at Saarland University, the Saarland Informatics Campus includes the Max Planck Institutes for Computer Science and Software Systems, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Center for Bioinformatics, the Cluster of Excellence on "Multimodal Computing and Interaction" and the CISPA – Helmholtz Center. Together, the scientists offer an inspiring environment to undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. The broad range of research topics – from bioinformatics to artificial intelligence and cybersecurity – is also reflected in teaching.

Since 2015, Saarland Informatics Campus sponsors Saarbrücken computer science’s teacher prize, which the MNU awards annually. Since 1891, the MNU has been promoting quality and progress in mathematics and science subjects. Through field-proven training and professional dialogue, the association supports teachers in their demanding work and in the development of professional skills. The MNU is committed to a positive perception of the teaching profession and emphasizes the great economic benefits which STEM teachers, in particular, can provide through high-quality and up-to-date education for a future-oriented and democratic Germany.

More information:
http://www.mnu.de/auszeichnungen - informatik
https://tinohempel.de/

 

Questions can be directed to:
Dr. Jens Kerber
Competence Center Computer Science Saarland
Saarland Informatics Campus E1.7
E-mail: jkerber@mmci.uni-saarland.de
 

Editor:
Gordon Bolduan
Science Communication
Competence Center Computer Science Saarland
Saarland Informatics Campus E1.7
E-mail: bolduan@mmci.uni-saarland.de

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