From the seminar to the battery cell lab.
Researching battery systems of the future during your studies and help designing new vehicle models yourself: this is what Alina Schönleber is experiencing in her dual study programme in mechatronics, automotive systems technology and electric mobility at Mercedes-Benz in Sindelfingen. In her interview, the 20-year-old talks about the highlights of working in the innovation cell lab, model robots and the wide-ranging support that is provided.
Alina Schönleber (20) owes her fascination for cars to her father: when she was growing up, the quality management engineer at Mercedes-Benz used to take test drives in new models with the family at weekends. With the support for gifted students that is provided by the STEM-oriented Hector Seminar, Alina started deepening her passion for technology from the age of 12 and completed her school leaving examination at the Kepler Gymnasium in Pforzheim in 2019. When the keen cake-baker is not giving her all to her bachelor's degree in mechatronics, automotive systems technology and electric mobility, she coaches 10- and 11-year-olds at the local athletics club, trains for important competitions herself and is involved in the volunteer fire brigade - she has just passed her respiratory protection training.