Call for entries „Stockmeyer NACHWUCHSPREIS 2024“

One of the aims of the Heinrich Stockmeyer Foundation is to promote young scientists who practicable solutions and application-oriented research in areas relevant to the food industry areas and thus contribute to improve food safety and strengthen consumer and strengthen consumer confidence in the quality of food.
The prize is endowed with 2,500 euros.
The prize is intended to honor young scientists whose work is characterized in particular by their high practical relevance. The possible implementation of measures in the production of safe and high-quality food is the main focus.
Prizes are awarded in particular to Bachelor’s and Master’s theses as well as comparable scientific theses or corresponding publications that demonstrate the aforementioned high application and practical relevance and are not older than two years. Doctoral and post-doctoral theses as well as theses that have already won awards will not be considered. Both individuals and working groups active in research in Germany or abroad can be nominated. The prize is aimed at people up to the age of 30.
Scientists and members of scientific institutions are eligible to nominate candidates, specialist societies, authorities and scientific editorial offices. Self-applications are excluded. The complete application documents (1. cover letter with nomination proposal, 2. curriculum vitae of the applicant, 3. abstract of the applicant, 3. abstract of the thesis – maximum two pages, 4. research paper) must be submitted by until March 15, 2024 as one coherent (password-protected PDF file) by e-mail to If you are interested, you can obtain the password from Ms. Margret Riewenherm. By submitting your entry, you agree to the use of your personal data and images for the purposes and tasks of the foundation. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees will decide whether to award the prize. The award is made under exclusion of legal recourse. Further information is available on the foundation’s homepage available (
Margret Riewenherm
c/o Bleichestraße 305
D-33415 Verl
Mobil: 0049(0)15111802307

Musenhäppchen Nuremberg & Erlangen – Open stage for students

The open stage of the Studierendenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg will take place again on 18 January in Nuremberg (Mensa Insel Schütt) and on 25 January in Erlangen (Mensa Langemarckplatz). Starting at 7 pm, we look forward to a varied programme with lots of music, poetry, comedy, improv theatre and dance. The programme starts at 7.00 pm and admission is free. As always, there will be free snacks during the break and drinks can be purchased on site.

We look forward to your visit!

FAU Dialog – Student Engagement at FAU

The next FAU Dialogue on Tuesday, 19.12.2023, from 7pm to 9pm will take place on the topic of student engagement.

In addition to a summary of our structure and our work, we will talk to the other members of the FAU about various aspects of the work in the student representation.

  • Student co-determination in the self-administration of the FAU
  • Student tasks in the quality assurance of teaching and studies
  • Students contribute to outreach at FAU
  • Student orientation at the university

The FAU Dialogue takes place online via ZOOM.
Further information on the FAU Dialogue in general can be found on the FAU website.

Survey on mobility behavior

An FAU-wide survey on mobility behavior will run until 22.12.2023. The Green Office would like to know: What means of transportation do you use to get to FAU and between FAU locations? How long does it take you to get there? What is going well and what should be improved?

You can find the link to the survey in an email from the Green Office dated December 5. The 10-minute survey is, of course, voluntary and anonymous. No conclusions will be drawn about individual persons at any time.

The more people who take part in the survey, the more meaningful the results will be, which will serve as the basis for a catalog of measures for the further development of mobility services and the framework conditions at FAU. In addition, this catalog of measures is intended to make a further contribution to climate protection at FAU and for each individual. Further information can be found on the Green Office’s mobility concept website, including information on data protection.
Everyone can easily contribute to improving mobility management at FAU!

Recipe for vanilla crescents

What you need for this:
For the dough:
250 g flour
210 g margarine
100 g almonds, ground
80 g sugar
2 sachets vanilla sugar
To turn in:
2 sachets of vanilla sugar
1/4 – 1/2 sachet icing sugar

Combine the ingredients for the dough and knead well. Then place in cling film in the fridge for 30 minutes. While waiting, mix the vanilla sugar with the icing sugar.
After 30 minutes, shape into medium-sized crescents and place on a baking tray. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees fan. Bake the vanilla crescents for approx. 10-15 minutes. Then leave to cool for 3 minutes and turn them in the vanilla icing sugar mixture while still warm.