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.
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.
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.
Anna-Marie from the zdi youth advisory board was at the zdi community event on September 8th and reported on her impressions and experiences.
The topics and projects of the zdi center ANTalive over the last 15 years were colorful and varied and yet they had one thing in common: the goal of making MINT understandable, tangible and tangible for young people. On September 4th, the network celebrated its 15th anniversary.
In part 1 of the article we provide a conceptual classification of easy-to-ignore groups and outreach MINT education.
In the second part of the article, we look at where outreach MINT education is already taking place in the zdi community and what steps can still be taken.
From August 23rd to 27th, the largest gaming fair in the world, Gamescom, took place in Cologne. zdi.NRW was represented with its own stand in the Gamescom Campus Area and was able to show how much STEM is in gaming.
The zdi community platform has shined in new splendor since the relaunch in August 2023! After an extensive overhaul and redesign, the platform is now even clearer, easier to use and has new functions.
Science Minister Ina Brandes officially opened the student laboratory zdi-MINTlab in the SMART RECYCLING FACTORY Pohlsche Heide. The offers of the laboratory deal with the topics of recycling management and environmental technology.
The zdi networks and student laboratories again had a wide range of hands-on activities and holiday courses to offer this summer. The focus was not only on sustainability issues, the theme of the Science Year 2023 "Our Universe" was also taken up at many locations. In this review, we show a small selection from the wide range of zdi activities.