On Friday, November 17th, a student laboratory based on the PhänomexX concept was opened at the Peter Weiss Comprehensive School in Unna.
In order to discuss at a European level how MINT young talent can be successfully promoted, the MKW NRW invited people to the NRW state representation in Brussels.
On November 20th, the MINT Campus invited the Germany-wide MINT scene to the MINT Campus Day in Cologne to exchange ideas and learn and teach together in workshops and lectures. Of course, the zdi community shouldn’t be missing!
The newly opened zdi technical center in Waltrop is an extracurricular learning location with a role model. The state initiatives zdi.NRW and KAoA work together to secure skilled workers in NRW.
The figures from the MINT autumn report 2023, published by the German Economic Institute (IW), are hardly surprising - with this year's spring report in mind. The already high MINT gap has not increased further due to the economic downturn. Unfortunately, the forecasts for the MINT sector are still rather bleak. But there is also good news: MINT careers are absolutely lucrative!
In the Under the Magnifying Glass article for the zdi Heroines October, we shed light on why the perspectives of women in MINT are so important and what role they play in the zdi community.
On October 26th, the zdi girls camp took place for the second time at the highlight of this year's Heroine October. At the girls' camp, the community can show what it has to offer in terms of STEM girls' work. The offers are also put to the test: What are young people - especially girls - really interested in and how can enthusiasm for technology be aroused? In over 13 workshops, students from the Gütersloh district were able to try out MINT educational opportunities together, examine them closely and give feedback.
In an interview we were able to talk to Gesche Neusel and Juliane Orth from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences about what makes technology interesting for girls. Personal experiences in the MINT area also came into play and the importance of dealing openly with mistakes.
Phyllis Ndugire was already enthusiastic about engineering at the age of six, is now doing her doctorate at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences and heads the zdi center cleverMINT, which is affiliated with the university. In the zdi heroine portrait, we shed light on her career and the importance of strong women's networks.
In the interview we spoke to Carmen Köhler about her path from the hairdressing salon to MINT research and about the challenges we will have to face in the future on Earth and Mars.
We met Karin Ressel at the Minden-Lübbecke Technical Center and introduce the recipient of the Federal Cross of Merit in a heroine portrait.
The Heriburg-Gymnasium Coesfeld was represented with an impressive five teams in the pilot season of the zdi Science League. They were subsequently awarded for their participation.