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 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.
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.
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.
Convey your MINT knowledge in a video and take part in the Science Video Award 2022! There are prizes to be won in the STEM video competition.
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.
At the 2nd KReateFuture Youth Science Camp, around 60 Krefeld schoolchildren were able to develop ideas for the future on topics such as ethics and sustainability.
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.
During lively discussions and lectures, the zdi community exchanged ideas about new trends: Which current research trends are particularly relevant for the STEM networks?
Environmental heroes at zdi: Talented students from NRW have been honored with the Science Video Award. The focus of the online award ceremony was on the young producers.
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.
Zerrin Börcek is the founder of the fe:male Innovation Hub. As a STEM enthusiast and zdi heroine, she has set herself the goal of getting girls and young women interested in STEM subjects and leading them there. She is 41 years old and graduated from the RWTH Aachen University with a degree in Communication Technology