In May 2018, five professors from Offenburg University took up the challenge of presenting their research field to a non-scientific audience at the Reithalle in Offenburg, in as comprehensible and entertaining ways as possible.
The topical spectrum of the presentations was broad, ranging from economics to electrical engineering, information technology, materials technology and energy systems, to collaborative robotics. Professor Daniel Kray from the Institute of Energy System Technology emerged as the winner, voted by the audience. He had made a fiery plea for solar energy. Shouting out "Solar power rocks!" to an astonished audience, he presented his lightweight, ecologically harmless and inexpensive solar modules for the future.
Rector Winfried Lieber said that the ultimate goal of the Science Slam was “for us professors to step out of our classical roles and try to engage society with complex engineering topics as well as stimulate discourse …Today, we have once again succeeded quite impressively in showing people that science can be fun."