Two young master’s students have become the first winners of the Steinbeis Award at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg. Anke Fröbel and Marcel Böttcher each received 3000 euros for their excellent exam results. The money will go towards their 2010 summer semester. The prize is awarded by the Steinbeis Research Center for Electrical Networks and Regenerative Energy Sources and the department of electrical engineering and IT at Otto-von-Guericke university.
Anke Frobel completed a B.Sc. in electrical power engineering at Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus. After two semesters at the Technical University of Wrocław, where she also wrote her bachelor’s thesis, Frobel started her master’s degree in electric power systems and regenerative energies at Ottovon- Guericke University in October 2009.
The 23-year-old has already gained work experience through a variety of student placements, including at Vattenfall Europe Transmission (now called 50Hertz Transmission). Frobel is also involved in a voluntary extracurricular project with the Association of German Engineers (VDI) called MINT Role Model. In partnership with other organizations, the VDI wants to highlight positive examples of women who have made successful careers in engineering.
Marcel Bottcher studied electrical engineering at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, majoring in power engineering. In April 2009 he successfully completed his B.Sc. After a number of placements in which he focused increasingly on network planning – including at public utility firm Stadtwerke Schonebeck and E.ON Avacon – in October 2009 the 24-year-old started his master’s degree in electric power systems and regenerative energies at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg.
The Steinbeis Award was introduced in early 2010. All students reading electric power systems and regenerative energies were invited to participate. The award aims to foster talented students and generate outside interest for degrees at the university’s department of electrical engineering and IT. The award commission comprised Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Lindemann (head of department), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Zbigniew A. Styczynski (head of the Steinbeis Research Center) and two departmental assistants at the Institute for Electric Power Systems.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Zbigniew Antoni Styczynski
Steinbeis Research Center Electrical Networks and Regenerative Energy Sources Magdeburg