We look back on an exciting and eventful event. The World Finals of the WRO (World Robot Olympiad) 2022 took place from November 17th to 19.11th. held in Dortmund. Together with representatives from the zdi network, exciting insights into STEM education could be given.
Under the motto "'Winter is coming' - current crises and their effects on the content of the courses for schoolchildren", an open exchange with zdi actors took place as part of the zdi Academy.
How can we get girls excited about STEM? What wishes, requirements and ideas does the target group itself have? And why are some sciences more popular with girls than others? The first zdi girls' camp in Frechen on October 28 revolved around these and other questions.
Regional manager Johannes Böhmer from the zdi regional office visited the anniversaries of the zdi networks in Krefeld and the Rheinisch-Bergisch district and brought back a few impressions.
In zdi heroines October 2022 we portray Pia Münstermann, chemical laboratory assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research.
In the podcast interview, Monika Lichtinghagen-Wirths provides information on current topics in the circular economy, explains terms such as "circular value creation" and goes into the work of the Leppe landfill.
She programmed her first robot at the age of twelve and is now a doctoral student at the Institute for Transmission Technology, Machine Dynamics and Robotics at RWTH Aachen University. The 26-year-old specializes in robotics and conducts research in the field of automation technology.
Nina Woicke is a process engineering engineer and freelance consultant and product developer. She is passionate about very special plastics and their practical applications. Which plastics are involved, why plastic per se is not "evil" and how Nina Woicke came to study engineering - she spoke to Sandra Fleckenstein about this in the #ResearchersFriday podcast.
The SVA awards young people who are enthusiastic about MINT (math, computer science, natural sciences and technology) and who do science communication. These are the winners!
In October 2022, zdi.NRW will focus on personal stories, projects and topics related to MINT and girls and young women: Every day we want a woman who works in a MINT profession, is doing a MINT training or a MINT subject introduce studied.
This article gives a rough overview of the challenges and trends in biotechnology and hopefully gives you some inspiration in working with young people.
Convey your MINT knowledge in a video and take part in the Science Video Award 2022! There are prizes to be won in the STEM video competition.