Change in the zdi country coordination

Claas Niehues

On August 2023, XNUMX, Claas Niehues will succeed Klaus Trimborn, director of studies, as zdi country coordinator. When he took up his new position, he took the time to talk to us about himself, his new role and zdi.NRW.

zdi.NRW at Gamescom 2023

On August 22nd, the largest gaming fair Gamescom starts in Cologne. This year zdi.NRW will also be there with its own stand in the campus area.

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 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?

Europe and MINT - Exchange on successful funding

What can Europe learn from NRW? Quite a lot in the development of sustainable structures for STEM education. That is why Europe-wide networking and learning from and with each other is so important, made clear Klaus Kaiser, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture and Science, at the annual meeting of the European project "EU-STEM Coalition" in Kamp-Lintfort.

15 years zdi: 2013 | zdi Academy imparts specialist knowledge and networks the zdi community

Sarah-Lena Debus was very excited at the time. As coordinator of the zdi center BeST Bergisches Schul-Technikum, she gave her first interview for a television station in 2012. Dealing with the public media was still unfamiliar to her. But she was well prepared. Because she had attended a communication seminar at the zdi Academy. Here, players in the zdi community receive special know-how for coordinating a zdi network or zdi student laboratory. The academy also offers space for exchanging experiences and networking. By the time the zdi Academy officially started in 2013, several media seminars had already been organized by the zdi state office for the zdi coordinators. “In October 2011 I took part in camera and interview training for zdi centers at the zdi Academy. This was my first training course at the zdi Academy,” Sarah-Lena Debus remembers. “I thought they were particularly great, of course everything was still new and exciting back then. Many coordinators and employees from various zdi centers came together for exchange and training. I have ... myself…