zdi-Girls-Camp: Pupils develop practical approaches to support girls in the STEM field

From left to right: District Administrator Frank Rock, Mayor Susanna Stupp, Minister Ina Brandes, student Lena Engel, chemical laboratory assistant Pia Münstermann and zdi coordinator Axel Tillmanns

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.

Interview: process engineer Dr'in Nina Woicke on bio-based plastics

Nina Woicke is a process engineering engineer and freelance consultant and product developer. She is passionate about very special plastics and their practical applications. Which plastics are involved, why plastic per se is not "evil" and how Nina Woicke came to study engineering - she spoke to Sandra Fleckenstein about this in the #ResearchersFriday podcast.

zdi heroines polaroid campaign

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.

The zdi holiday summer 2022

Pupils deal with the topic of environment and renewable energy through an experiment.

How is enthusiasm for sustainability reflected in the holiday courses? How can current scientific trends be implemented in an understandable way? And how do art and design find their way into STEM education? In the zdi holiday summer 2022 series, we would like to go into more detail.

zdi summer holidays 2022: The summer offers these STEM courses

The zdi networks are again offering countless MINT courses during the summer holidays this year. Most of them can take place face-to-face again, but there are also digital offers. This year's zdi motto RE•use | RE•duce | RE•cycle – making new from old can be found in many of the courses.

zdi community event 2022

During lively discussions and lectures, the zdi community exchanged ideas about new trends: Which current research trends are particularly relevant for the STEM networks?