The Max Planck Academy
A Curiosity-Driven Education Initiative from the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Educating the next generation of scientists is our contribution to provide the foundation for our children to live in a world worth living, and ensure a bright outlook into the future for the next generations.
MPFI has recently launched the Max Planck Academy, our ‘one-stop-shop’ for all levels of education: for the high school and undergraduate students, for post-baccalaureate, graduate, and postdoctoral scientists, as well as for young and established research group leaders. The Max Planck Academy provides opportunities for inspiring professional training led by world-class scientists using our unique research and technologies to create an immersive learning experience.
Igniting the spark of curiosity and nurturing the ‘sense of wonder’ of the young and creative mind enables the brightest and most inspired young scientists to develop their full potential with an early head start. Allowing them to follow their own ideas at a moment in their career where they are still free from the pressure of competition and the need to demonstrate success, is the key to educate a new generation of scientists with the transformative potential our world needs to overcome the challenges ahead of us.
Starting already at the high-school level to engage the students in fundamental research, the unique model of the Max Planck Academy has the potential to revolutionize the standards of science education in the United States. Our system of individual training opportunities targeted at the needs of each student creates a supportive and nurturing incubator for excellence in curiosity-driven research. This approach is unique and only possible in the Max Planck environment, but it needs your additional support to ‘grow’ and ‘cultivate’ the next generation of STEM scientists.