Math YouTuber and educational entrepreneur Daniel Jung talks to Gwendolyn Paul from zdi.NRW about artificial intelligence in MINT education and about AI learning assistants.
The MINT Spring Report 2023, published by the German Economic Institute (IW), uses sobering numbers to show the serious shortage of skilled workers in the MINT field, which Germany will be heading towards in the future. But there are also positive developments, including the increase in women in STEM professions.
They have built a measuring station for environmental data, decoded secret codes and, with the help of artificial intelligence, determined possible parking spaces in the city centre.
The second year of the digital zdi school laboratory JugendIndeLab has celebrated its graduation. The Parliamentary State Secretary in the NRW Ministry of Science, Klaus Kaiser, was enthusiastic about the projects...
A year ago, Nils Reuter from the zdi student laboratory at the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences started giving online courses. The format has now established itself and its courses are attended by a loyal community.
For health reasons, many children and young people are unable to attend regular school classes for a long period of time. But sick students also have a right to school education in Germany.
Last year, the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry for Homeland, Municipal Affairs, Building and Equal Opportunities initiated the “Future. Downtown. North Rhine-Westphalia.” The aim of the program is to strengthen the state-wide inner cities and centers and to prevent corona-related vacancies.
zdi-Zentrum pro MINT GT started in 2016 to systematically exchange ideas on the subject of girls and MINT. At that time, the exchange of experiences "More girls in STEM" was started, in which both zdi representatives and teachers who were in conversation with schoolgirls took part. We present the results of their work here.
Bee deaths, rural exodus or environmental pollution - 15 third and fourth grade students are addressing these and other challenges of the future at the "Life in the Future" holiday workshop.
For the first time, the annual zdi-BarCamp took place digitally: Over 80 representatives from the zdi community discussed the MINT promotion of young talent in NRW. This makes the digital zdi BarCamp the largest online BarCamp to date on the subject of promoting young MINT talent in NRW. Above all, the possibilities of digital cooperation with schools, companies and other partners in order to offer children and young people exciting MINT offers were discussed.
These summer holidays are certainly a very special experience for most students, teachers, lecturers and parents. The Corona crisis completely paralyzed the second half of the year in schools and extracurricular learning locations. Slowly there are more and more loosening in North Rhine-Westphalia, from which the zdi community is also benefiting. Some regions organize interesting online and face-to-face offers. Everything is about programming an app or a 2D printing basic course, hands-on experiments or escape room technology.
"Live together - learn from each other - be there for each other" - under this motto, school partnerships have existed between the Ingeborg-Drewitz-Gesamtschule (IDG) in Gladbeck, location of the office of the zdi-Zentrum I+I=Z.Gladbeck, and two schools since 1986 in Zambia, Africa.