In order to draw attention to the long-term commitment of the zdi networks in the field of STEM and girls, we at zdi.NRW have the Dezember 2020 once again proclaimed zdi heroines month. For one month we will focus on the outstanding work of the zdi networks and student laboratories and will focus primarily on those measures that are aimed specifically at girls and young women. Because girls in particular are sometimes hesitant, for example when it comes to choosing advanced courses in the STEM field.
Our goal is to support girls and young women to be active in the MINT field with confidence and with a lot of joy.
Female scientists in portrait
Invisible, black and extremely attractive - black holes are one of the greatest mysteries of the universe and defy our imagination. dr Silke Britzen from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn has been researching the mysterious objects in the universe for almost twenty years. And was instrumental in the scientific sensation of recent years: the first image of a black hole. In zdi-Heldinnen-October she wants to infect girls and young women with her enthusiasm for science.
What motivates women to do research? How do you experience working as a scientist? And what advice do you give to young girls who are interested in STEM? zdi.NRW answers these questions during the zdi heroines October by presenting researchers from NRW who can serve as role models for others.
What motivates women to do research? How do you experience working as a scientist? And what advice would you give to young girls who are interested in MINT? zdi.NRW answers these questions during the zdi heroines October by presenting researchers from NRW who can serve as role models for others.
Like many women of her generation, Petra Kleinbongard, who was born in the 1970s, studied biology. She then found her professional destiny in medicine: Today she is deputy head of the Institute for Pathophysiology at the University Hospital in Essen and researches how the heart can be better protected against damage caused by an infarction. And she encourages other young women to venture into the "elbow society" of medicine.
Our zdi networks and zdi school labs have been doing excellent work for girls and MINT for years. We are therefore taking the zdi heroines October as an opportunity to refer to special concepts and approaches. Let's start with these four spotlight stories.
zdi center Bottrop:
MINT4Girls in the school laboratory
zdi center per MINT GT:
Recommendations for girls & STEM