Friedrich Wilhelm Award 2016
We congratulate our colleague Carolin Pommeranz for winning the Friedrich Wilhelm Award 2016 for her Master Thesis!
The Friedrich Wilhem Award is awarded by the foundation of the same name, which was founded in 1865 by the predecessor of the current Aachener und Münchener Beteiligungs-gesellschaft. Its central purpose is to promote research and teaching at RWTH Aachen and to support students and scientists.
The name of the foundation refers to the Prussian crown prince and later Emperor Friedrich Wilhelm III. In 1858 he receive a donation of 5000 thalers from the Aachener und Münchener Feuerversicherungsgesellschaft, in order to start a polytechnical institute in the Rhein province. This donation formed the foundation for the later established Friedrich Wilhelm Foundation, which then created the basis for RWTH Aachen University.