zdi.NRW has been shaping the MINT education landscape in NRW for more than 15 years. Hundreds of thousands of children and young people have come into contact with MINT thanks to the continuous work of the zdi networks and zdi student laboratories. Many of these students became enthusiastic about MINT in zdi courses and decided to take an advanced course, training or study program with a MINT connection. Some of them are now passing on their enthusiasm to young people in MINT. From the zdi heroine to the MINT ambassadors to the zdi gurus. On this page we introduce you to zdi’s ambassadors. 

The zdi gurus - success stories from the MINT promotion of young talent in NRW 

zdi Gurus are young women and men who discovered their enthusiasm for the MINT sector with zdi and are now passing this enthusiasm on to the next generation of MINT talent. They are committed teachers and entrepreneurs who work with the regional zdi networks to offer young people excellent, practical career and study orientation. And employees in zdi student laboratories and coordinators of the zdi networks are also zdi gurus, because they encourage young people every day in their passion for MINT and make NRW fit for the challenges of the future.  

The zdi heroines - For more girls and young women in STEM 

Every year in October they are on ours Social media channels Every day we present a zdi heroine who shares her personal experiences and impressions from the MINT sector with us. The zdi heroines represent the diversity of MINT women and show girls and young women interested in MINT potential areas of activity. Always in focus: the joy of working in the MINT area.  

Here you can find out more about the zdi heroines and the “zdi heroines October” campaign month.