The BeST Quartierslabor Wuppertaler Nordstadt opens its workrooms for students, especially for young people from a precarious environment. And they should try their technical skills where they live.
MINT Community, the first social media platform for MINT enthusiasts in NRW will be officially launched in October 2020. The
Facebook for STEM fans” is unique in Germany. Parliamentary State Secretary Klaus Kaiser accompanied the presentation of the platform for the zdi community.
With the one-year MINT scholarship "girls for innovation", the zdi center in Cologne wants to encourage schoolgirls to choose MINT as a career.
zdi in an interview with Prof. Dr. Sabrina Eimler. She teaches Human Factors and Gender Studies at the Institutes of Computer Science and Positive Computing at the Ruhr West University, organizes courses there every year for Girls Day and told us how she ended up as a psychologist in the STEM field.
57 out of 934 – that’s how many (or few) women have been honored with a Nobel Prize in the past 120 years. A shockingly low rate. A change seems to be on the way this year: a total of three women were honored with the highest scientific award. A reason to take a closer look at the role of women in science. Fortunately, the times when women were not allowed to study are long gone - in Germany for about 110 years. Today, in most countries, about the same number of women and men study. Nevertheless, more men are active in university or non-university research. And the scientific community is still dominated by men. Studies also show that more women than men leave the scientific community from one scientific career level to the next. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the global proportion of women is in the...
zdi networks and student laboratories offered over 120 courses in 25 regions and cities in NRW during the autumn holidays! We would like to briefly present three offers here.
With the question of how companies can attract girls and young women to MINT professions, Dr. Inga Zeisberg from the zdi center in Münster. What prejudices still exist and how can you counteract them?
dr As an astrophysicist, Silke Britzen researches black holes. And infects others with her enthusiasm for science.
"Mobile phones are being soldered again in Bochum" – that's actually the name of the first workshop in the new zdi school laboratory Innovation.School.Technology (located in the city library of Langendreer). Because after 8 years of waiting, the high-quality assembly furniture that was rescued from the last NOKIA factory in Bochum has finally found a new location. The official opening on October 14, 2020 was taken over by Mayor Thomas Eiskirch.
matrix has been responsible for the implementation of the zdi-BSO-MINT program as a grantee for several years. This program is implemented as part of the overarching joint offensive zdi.NRW, the management of which is also coordinated state-wide by matrix
zdi-Zentrum pro MINT GT started in 2016 to systematically exchange ideas on the subject of girls and MINT. At that time, the exchange of experiences "More girls in STEM" was started, in which both zdi representatives and teachers who were in conversation with schoolgirls took part. We present the results of their work here.
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? These questions are answered by Prof. Dr. Interview with Martina Havenith-Newen.