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.
On International Women's Day, zdi offers an exciting STEM quiz. Participants can collect a badge for their CV.
5 weeks, over 40 zdi heroines and 7 takeovers by MINTfluencers - the second zdi heroines in October was also a complete success.
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...
dr As an astrophysicist, Silke Britzen researches black holes. And infects others with her enthusiasm for science.
Petra Kleinbongard is a biologist and researches how the heart can be better protected against damage caused by an infarction.
Numerous girls and young women are enthusiastic about MINT topics. In the zdi heroines October they tell their stories.
It is worth taking a look at the historical woman in science in order to be able to better classify today's educational, social and economic developments and issues relating to STEM and girls.