The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences’ Discovery Truck has been crossing the Netherlands for eight years. The Discovery Truck is a laboratory on wheels that doubles as a classroom. The University uses it to visit schools where pupils are treated to experiments and classes to raise their interest in science. And it’s working: numbers of first-year science students have doubled and just recently the Discovery Truck paid its 1000th visit to a school. The Groningen gas company GasTerra became a partner two years ago. In conjunction with the University, their aim is to increase awareness about energy use and applications among the younger generation.
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