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.
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.
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.
zdi is now anchored in the state budget, as the Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, Klaus Kaiser, announced during his visit to the zdi center in Cologne.
There are too few girls and women in MINT professions. Not news, but a growing concern given the STEM skills gap has risen to around 262.000 people.
A metallic click, then the gate to the yard of the master roofer Meusch in Bergheim opens. What at first glance looks like a normal semi-detached house in the city of 60.000 is home to a traditional business that has been family-owned for four generations and is now managed by a woman: Marion Meissner.
The 3rd zdi heroines October is just around the corner! This month we at zdi.NRW are explicitly dedicating to girls and women in STEM.
"Girls like STEM" - that's what this campaign month should show
Women are underrepresented in entrepreneurship. The reasons for this are diverse. Too few role models, difficult access to financing options, unfavorable political framework conditions. But self-employment in particular offers women numerous advantages – also and especially in the STEM field. A topic dossier.
The zdi school laboratory experiMINT diGiTal has been officially opened in Gütersloh.
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.