Agnes Pockels (1862-1935) lived as a housewife and chemist in Braunschweig, Germany. At a time, when most women were largely excluded from studying the natural sciences, she investigated surface phenomena by the most simple experimental techniques, having made her first observations while doing the dishes. Her scientific results subsequently provided the basis for the Langmuir balance/Langmuir trough to study surface films on a quantitative and exact basis. More ...
Our goals, our concept
to introduce children (even of kindergarten age) and high school students to the exact sciences
to support the teaching of chemistry on the k-12 level
to enhance the self-awareness and self-reliance of girls as far as their scientific capabilities are concerned
to co-operate closely with teachers on the development of new experiments for class room teaching
experiments for children and students of all age groups (k-12)
support for science days and working groups
experimental chemistry kits
lab days for groups in the APS laboratory
continuous education for kindergarten, grade school, and high school teachers (in partnership with the Lehrerfortbildungszentrum)
News and current events
New fuel-cell experiment kits in the Agnes-Pockels-Laboratory
This donation for fuel-cell experiment kits was provided by Dr Diarmid Weir of Edinburgh, Scotland, on behalf of and in memory of his wife Kerstin Birgit (/geb/. Obierey) who completed her Dr. rer. nat at TU Braunschweig in 1994. Kerstin loved the university and the city of Braunschweig. She believed strongly in the importance of practical learning in science, and the role of science for a sustainable future.
On 08 December 2014 Dr. Diarmid Weir visited the Agnes-Pockels-Laboratory. Participating in a students´ working group he was able to assure himself of the motivating effects of the new experiment kits.
Sustainable Chemistry: The Agnes-Pockels-School-Laboratory
develops new educational subjects
Since September 2010, the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) supports the development of new experiments and materials in field of "cycling matter and conservation of resources" at the Agnes-Pockels-Laboratory. Experiments are conceived for primary schools and secondary schools (1st - 10th class, age 6-16). They will be tested in collaboration with a partner school. The two-year project plan comprises the topics: cycling matter / recycling / composting, heat isolation, catalysis and renewable resources.
Präsidium der TU Braunschweig Fakultät für Lebenswissenschaften der TU Braunschweig Braunschweigischer Hochschulbund Goedecke-Stammler-Stiftung Baugenossenschaft 'Wiederaufbau' eG BASF AG Biopharm Degussa AG Dow Wolff Cellulosics GmbH edding AG, Ahrensburg El Lilly Faber-Castell AG, Stein/Nürnberg Henkel KGaA InnoChemTech GmbH Institut Dr. Nehring Nordzucker AG Reher & Ramsden GmbH Sanofi-Aventis GmbH Schering AG Schott AG Solvay Pharmaceuticals GmbH Stahlwerke Peine-Salzgitter tesa AG, Hamburg Volksbank Braunschweig Volkswagen AG Dr. Chang Prof. Artur Fischer Prof. Dr. Henning Hopf Dr. Peter F. Mühlradt