Walter Stein in the Hall of Fame

Walter Stein

Walter Stein began supporting gifted and interested students with research projects at St. Michael-Gymnasium on 5th November 1985. From 1986 until his retirement in 2015 he guided 169 of the 241 projects of St. Michael-Gymnasium participating in the student research competition "Jugend forscht". He supervised 73 of the 83 projects that qualified for the state level competition and 16 of the 19 works, that qualified for the national level competition including all 3 national champions. His major contributions to student research and beyond (e.g. co-founding the contest "Jugend forscht" on the Iberian Peninsula) were recognized with the national Teacher of the Year Award 2001, ThyssenKrupp's Idea Generator Award 2006 and the Helmholtz Association's Teacher Award 2006. In 2008, his students won the Award of the European Physical Society for their project "Nanotechnology and School" at the international festival "Science on Stage". Walter Stein's contributions were recognized with a Knight's Cross (Verdienstkreuz am Bande) awarded by the German President Joachim Gauck at Bellevue Palace in 2013.

Projects Supervised by Walter Stein (171 Hits)

Pictures of Walter Stein (57 Hits)

2015

Rainer Linden, Walter Stein, Ulla Backes - Regional Contest State Champions of St. Michael-Gymnasiums - State Contest Jugend forscht School Award NRW - State Contest Jugend forscht
Walter Stein (middle) is awarded Düsseldorf's sympathy prize 2015 by the directors of the regional competition Rainer Linden and Ulla Backes Our successful team at the state contest Jugend forscht Walter Stein receives the School Award NRW 2015 from Minister for Schools NRW Sylvia Löhrmann (source: Bayer AG)

Jugend forscht National Competition (2015)

Moritz Plötzing, Walter Stein, Adrian Lenkeit, Matthias Schäfers, Heiko Burau - National Contest Moritz Plötzing (national champion 2004), supervisor Walter Stein, Adrian Lenkeit, Matthias Schäfers and Heiko Burau (national prize winner 2008)

2014

Martin Bitterberg, Veronika Stein, Walter Stein - National Contest Veronika Stein, Schulministerin NRW Sylvia Löhrmann, Walter Stein - National Contest
Supervisors Martin Bitterberg, Veronika Stein and Walter Stein at the national contest Jugend forscht 2014 Supervisors Veronika and Walter Stein with Sylvia Löhrmann, Minister for Schools and Continuing Training NRW

2013

Group Photo St. Michael-Gymnasium - State Contest "Jugend forscht" Group Photo St. Michael-Gymnasium - State Contest "Schüler experimentieren"
Our successful young researchers with their supervisors Veronika Stein and Walter Stein at the state competition "Jugend forscht" Our young researchers with their supervisor Walter Stein at the state contest "Schüler experimentieren"

Federal Cross of Merit (2013)

Walter Stein, German President Joachim Gauck - Bellevue Palace Walter Stein, German President Joachim Gauck - Bellevue Palace Walter Stein, German President Joachim Gauck - Bellevue Palace
Walter Stein is awarded the Knight's Cross by German President Joachim Gauck on 6th Mai 2013 in Bellevue Palace Walter Stein and German President Joachim Gauck Walter Stein tells President Joachim Gauck about some of the student research projects that he supervised (source: Government of Germany / Sebastian Bolesch)
Walter Stein, German President Joachim Gauck - Bellevue Palace Recipients of a Federal Cross of Merit with German President Joachim Gauck - Bellevue Palace Award Certificate - Federal Cross of Merit
German President Joachim Gauck and Walter Stein discuss the contest Jugend forscht The 12 recipients of a Federal Cross of Merit with German President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt The award certificate that Walter Stein received with his Knight's Cross

IdeenPark (2012)

Veronika, Walter, Binia, Moritz, Dennis - IdeenPark Walter Stein - IdeenPark Awards ceremony - IdeenPark
The team of St. Michael-Gymnasium: Veronika Stein, Walter Stein, Binia Neuer, Moritz Plötzing and Dennis Nebe. Walter Stein on stage. Our team receives the "Creator of Ideas Award" which is endowed with € 2500 from Ralph Labonte (board member of ThyssenKrupp), Sylvia Löhrmann (Minister for Schools) and Thomas Wels (Editor of Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung) for their project "Miniforschung" at IdeenPark (source: ThyssenKrupp).

The Radio Moon / A Radio Telescope as a Learning Environment (2012)

Horst-Günter Thum, Daniel Reschetow, Florian Büttner, Walter Stein - State Contest Walter Stein, Florian Büttner, Daniel Reschetow, Horst-Günter Thum - National Contest
Our state champions with their supervisors Horst-Günter Thum and Walter Stein Florian and Daniel with their supervisors Walter Stein and Horst-Günter Thum at the national competition

2010

School Award Regional Contest Cologne Our Award Recipients - National Contest
Walter Stein (supervisor), Ingo Dobbert (director CTS), Paul Georg Neft (principal) and Dr. Nico P. Kock (board member Jugend forscht) at the awards ceremony of the CTS School Award 2010 for the best "Jugend forscht" school at the regional contest Cologne (source: CTS Gruppen- und Studienreisen GmbH) Our successful teams are back at St. Michael-Gymnasium after the national contest

Kindling Enthusiasm for Technology (Technikbegeisterung wecken) (2010)

Participants of the panel discussion: Walter Stein, Dr. Julia Imlau, Christoph Lanz, Dr. Ekkehard Schulz, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Woggon, German President Christian Wulff, Prof. Dr. Ursula Gather, Tino Fischer, Ines Nolte, Tobias Kaufmann Participants - Kindling Enthusiasm for Technology (Technikbegeisterung wecken)

Graphene Sensoring (2010)

Luca Banszerus, Michael Schmitz, Walter Stein - National Contest Luca and Michael with their supervisor Walter Stein at the national contest "Jugend forscht"

2009

Supervisor Walter Stein and youth jury member Florian Kotzur at the state contest "Jugend forscht" Walter Stein, Florian Kotzur - State Contest

2008

Vera Küppers, Daniela Klein, Walter Stein, Niko Kittner - Regional Contest Tobias Kaufmann, Heiko Burau, Walter Stein, Luca Banszerus, Michael Schmitz - State Contest Heiko Burau, Walter Stein, Michael Schmitz, Luca Banszerus, Tobias Kaufmann - National Contest
Our supervisors at the regional contest: Vera Küppers, Daniela Klein, Walter Stein and Niko Kittner. Our state champions Tobias Kaufmann, Heiko Burau, Luca Banszerus and Michael Schmitz with their supervisor Walter Stein at the state competition "Jugend forscht" Heiko Burau, Walter Stein, Michael Schmitz, Luca Banszerus and Tobias Kaufmann at the national competition

Science on Stage (2008)

Sebastian Klick, Florian Kotzur, Michael Schmitz, Walter Stein - Science on Stage Florian Kotzur, Walter Stein - Science on Stage Michael Schmitz, Tobias Kaufmann, Sebastian Klick, Walter Stein, Florian Kotzur - Science on Stage
The team of St. Michael-Gymnasium in front of the Urania venue in Berlin Florian Kotzur and Walter Stein assemble the carbon nanotube exhibit After three days the award recipients of the festival had been chosen
Sebastian Klick, Tobias Kaufmann, Florian Kotzur, Walter Stein - Science on Stage The good atmosphere at the gala evening at Schöneberger Rathaus was not only due to the good food and wine...

IdeenPark (2008)

Walter Stein - IdeenPark Benedikt Lorbach, Binia Neuer, Eric Plum, Walter Stein, Rainer Linden, Meike Spiess, Moritz Plötzing - IdeenPark Walter Stein advising parents - IdeenPark
... there were also the researchers of St. Michaels-Gymnasium Our team of young researchers at IdeenPark: Benedikt Lorbach, Binia Neuer, Eric Plum, Walter Stein, Rainer Linden (Director of the regional contest Düsseldorf, visiting), Meike Spiess and Moritz Plötzing In the meantime, Walter gives advice to the parents of the young researchers
Lunch break, finally! Lunch break of Walter and Benedikt - IdeenPark

Parliamentary Evening (2008)

Dr. Ekkehard Schulz, Minister-President Günther Oettinger, Walter Stein, Federal Minister of Labour Olaf Scholz - Parliamentary evening The participants of the panel discussion of the parliamentary evening on 3rd March in Berlin at the permanent representation of Baden-Württemberg were Chairman of the Executive Board at ThyssenKrupp Dr. Ekkehard Schulz, Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg Günther Oettinger, Director of Studies (teacher) Walter Stein and Federal Minister of Labour Olaf Scholz (source: Frank Ossenbrink)

Graphene (2008)

Tobias, Michael and Walter meet Nobel Laureate in Physics Prof. Dr. Peter Grünberg Tobias Kaufmann, Michael Schmitz, Walter Stein, Nobel Laureate in Physics Prof. Dr. Peter Grünberg

Reception in the Federal Chancellery (2008)

Walter Stein, German Chancellor Angela Merkel - Federal Chancellery Walter Stein, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Tobias Kaufmann, Michael Schmitz - Federal Chancellery
Walter Stein explains how to supervise young researchers (source: Axel Schmidt) Walter Stein, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Tobias Kaufmann and Michael Schmitz speak to the press

2007

Group Photo - State Contest Schüler experimentieren Our successful young scientists with their supervisors Walter Stein and Vera Küppers at the state contest "Schüler experimentieren" hosted by RWE in Bochum

Summer Party of the German President (2007)

Walter Stein - Bellevue Castle Former German President Richard von Weizsäcker and Walter Stein - Bellevue Castle
Walter Stein in front of Bellevue Castle Former German President Richard von Weizsäcker speaking with Walter Stein

Awards Ceremony: Creator of Ideas 2006 (2006)

Meike Spiess, Walter Stein, Binia Neuer - Creator of Ideas 2006 Walter Stein - Creator of Ideas 2006 Walter and Veronika Stein - Creator of Ideas 2006
Creator of Ideas Walter Stein with student researchers Meike and Binia Physics teacher Walter Stein becomes "Creator of Ideas 2006" Walter Stein and his wife Veronika after the awards ceremony
Actor Armin Mueller-Stahl and TV show host Günther Jauch recognize Walter Stein as "Creator of Ideas 2006" at IdeenPark in Hanover Walter Stein, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Günther Jauch - Creator of Ideas 2006

Laser Safety Goggles (2006)

Bastian Polaczek, Physics Teacher Walter Stein, Daniel Reschetow, Sebastian Dederichs - State Contest Our state champions in work environment with their supervisor Walter Stein

2005

Benedikt Lorbach, Meike Spiess, Walter Stein and Moritz Plötzing at the national contest "Jugend forscht". Every year, the national champions of past years are invited to the national competition. Benedikt, Meike, Walter Stein, Moritz - National Contest

Photonic Crystals (2005)

Florian Kotzur, Stefan Krumpen, Walter Stein - National Contest Florian and Stefan with their supervisor Walter Stein

Carbon Nanotubes (2004)

Walter Stein, Norbert Drekopf, Meike, Iris Müller-Florath, Benedikt, Moritz, Dagmar Jost - National Contest Moritz, Meike, Walter Stein, Jean Pütz, Binia, Benedikt - German Future Award, Berlin
Walter Stein, Norbert Drekopf, Meike, Iris Müller-Florath, Benedikt, Moritz and Dagmar Jost at the national competition Moritz, Meike, Walter Stein, science journalist and TV moderator Jean Pütz, Binia Neuer and Benedikt at the awards ceremony for the German Future Award in Berlin

Plasma Crystals (2003)

Moritz, Walter Stein, Binia and Benedikt at the national contest "Jugend forscht" Moritz Plötzing, Walter Stein, Binia Neuer, Benedikt Lorbach - National Contest

1996

Stein, Neft, Schlößer, Schlich, Pielen, Plötzing - National Contest Supervisor Walter Stein, principal Paul Georg Neft, teacher Herbert Schlößer and our participants on the national level Daniel Schlich, Britta Pielen and Tobias Plötzing

Saving Energy at St. Michael-Gymnasium (1996)

Physics teacher Walter Stein with his successful students at the national contest Walter Stein, Tobias Plötzing, Britta Pielen, Daniel Schlich - National Contest

Saving Energy at Schools (1995)

Walter Stein, Daniel Schlich - State Contest Daniel and his supervisor Walter Stein at the state contest

The World's Smallest Radio Telescope (1994)

back: Gerd, supervisor Walter Stein, Mario, front: Karl-Heinz Hoesgen and Silke at the state contest "Jugend forscht" Karl-Heinz Hoesgen, Gerd Nolden, Walter Stein, Silke Kremer, Mario Simons - State Contest

1992

Walter Stein, Karl Heuel Supervisors Walter Stein and Karl Heuel

Walter Stein's Press Coverage (17 Hits)

Miniforscher in den USA ausgezeichnet

Miniforscher in den USA ausgezeichnet

Occasion Intel ISEF in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Source Blickpunkt am Sonntag, 04.06.2016
Maximaler Erfolg mit Mini-Forschern

Maximaler Erfolg mit Mini-Forschern

Occasion Retirement of Walter Stein
Source Wochenspiegel Kreis Euskirchen, 24.06.2015, page 1
Author Wolfgang Andres
Inspired by competition

Inspired by competition

Occasion Fostering excellence through student research
Source Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 10, 03.06.2015, page 564
Author Eric Plum, Walter Stein
Jugend forscht: Wertvolle Preise für Michelaner

Jugend forscht: Wertvolle Preise für Michelaner

Occasion National contest "Jugend forscht"
Source Wochenspiegel Kreis Euskirchen online, 31.05.2015
Author Wolfgang Andres
"Silphie" statt Mais als Biogas-Lieferant

"Silphie" statt Mais als Biogas-Lieferant

Occasion National contest "Jugend forscht"
Source Kölnische Rundschau, 03.06.2014, page 36
Author Peter W. Schmitz
Photographer Jugend forscht
Gauck ehrt Studiendirektor Walter Stein

Gauck ehrt Studiendirektor Walter Stein

Occasion German President Joachim Gauck knights Walter Stein
Source Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 07.05.2013, page 31
Author Tim Nolden
Junge, kreative Döner-Fans

Junge, kreative Döner-Fans

Occasion German-American exchange of young scientists
Source Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 21.09.2011, page 36
Author Claudia Hoffmann
Photographer Claudia Hoffmann
In der Miniforschung bundesweit führend

In der Miniforschung bundesweit führend

Occasion St. Michael-Gymnasium wins the national "Youth research school award 2010"
Source Blickpunkt am Sonntag, 28.11.2010, page 7
Author Beatrix Zimmermann
Photographer Beatrix Zimmermann
Miniforscher erobern Europa

Miniforscher erobern Europa

Occasion "European Union Contest for Young Scientists" in Lissabon
Source Blickpunkt am Sonntag, 10.10.2010, page 20
Photographer EUCYS
Erfolgreichste Schule im Land

Erfolgreichste Schule im Land

Occasion National contest "Jugend forscht" in Essen
Source Blickpunkt am Sonntag, 23.05.2010, page 15
Author Torsten Beulen
Photographer Stiftung Jugend forscht e.V.
Du willst es wissen

Du willst es wissen

Occasion National contest "Jugend forscht" and our young scientists
Source Bildung aktuell, Juli 2009, page 12-13
Author Anika Studenroth
Mini-Forscher "erobern" Europa

Mini-Forscher "erobern" Europa

Occasion Award of the European Physical Society at "Science on Stage" in Berlin
Source Kölnische Rundschau, 28.10.2008, page 37
Forschungsfieber ist ansteckend

Forschungsfieber ist ansteckend

Occasion 22 years student research at St. Michael-Gymnasium
Source Westfalenpost, 24.09.2008
Author Jennifer Kuhlmann
Photographer Jugend forscht und Axel Schmidt
"Begabte Jugendliche sind ein Schatz"

"Begabte Jugendliche sind ein Schatz"

Occasion 20 years student research at St. Michael-Gymnasium
Source Kölnische Rundschau, 30.05.2006, page 30
Author Johannes Mager
"Aus Liebe zu den Naturwissenschaften"

"Aus Liebe zu den Naturwissenschaften"

Occasion Walter Stein recognized as "Idea generator 2006"
Source Die Welt, 13.05.2006, page 14
Author Jürgen Bröker
Photographer Kirsten Neumann
Lokalradio stellt "Menschen des Jahres" an Silvester vor

Lokalradio stellt "Menschen des Jahres" an Silvester vor

Occasion Radio Euskirchen selects "People of the year"
Source Kölnische Rundschau, 10.12.2001
Author Franz-Josef Vogt
Morgen wird Walter Stein zum "Lehrer des Jahres" gekürt

Morgen wird Walter Stein zum "Lehrer des Jahres" gekürt

Occasion National award "Teacher of the year" for Walter Stein
Source Kölnische Rundschau, 12.05.2001
Author Peter W. Schmitz
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