zdi.NRW at the future day in the state parliament

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On Friday, April 28th, the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia invited to the Future Day in the state parliament building in Düsseldorf. The aim of the event: to get young people excited about careers in which their respective gender is rarely represented. For this purpose, zdi.NRW, among others, provided a wide range of campaigns and information on MINT topics. Around 100 young people from all types of schools in grades seven to 13 were on site.

zdi.NRW shows presence in the STEM field

The photo shows the plenary hall in the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia. Young and old people are sitting around the room. A woman is standing at the lectern.

As part of the opening, the state parliament was able to give an insight into its work and show how debates work in the plenary hall: the students were allowed to discuss whether dancing should become an independent subject. Afterwards, the students were able to engage in direct exchange with educational actors from NRW at the numerous stands. Nine of the 47 zdi regions were represented with their own stands.

Britta Bollmann, group leader in the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, took the time to visit all the zdi stands with great interest. Here she got into conversation with the zdi actors and had the hands-on activities explained to them. Britta Bollmann was impressed by the variety of offers from the zdi community. The Ministerialrätin was also pleased with the great interest shown by the students, with whom the offers were accepted.

The topic Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was also in focus

The photo shows a group of people. The caption reveals who exactly is to be seen.
From left to right: Norbert Dohms, member of the zdi strategy group, RBe Petra Kallner, group leader in the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia LMR'in Britta Bollmann, RR'in Brigitte Timmer, Dr. Johannes Schultz (ESERO), Klaus Trimborn (zdi network IST.Bochum), Ron Szameitpreuss (Think²), Markus Real (zdi network MINT.REgio)

At the booth of STEM Education Ruhr/Vest gGmbH the ESD Agency NRW and the initiative 3 timesE formation with energy Ms. Bollmann found out about their program on the subject ESD meets STEM. The was also presented ThinkSquare Escape Room of the zdi student laboratory ThinkLab. At the stand came together (from left to right): Norbert Dohms, member of the zdi strategy group, RBe Petra Kallner, Senior Ministerial Councilor Britta Bollmann, RR'in Brigitte Timmer, Dr. Johannes Schultz (ESERO), Klaus Trimborn (zdi network IST.Bochum), Ron Szameitpreuss (Think²), Markus Real (zdi network MINT.REgio)

The zdi community presents itself at the Future Day:

The photo shows a boy wearing VR glasses. He is standing in front of a futuristic looking lamp.
The photo shows a group of girls sitting around a table assembling an electric wire game.

The students gained a glimpse of virtual reality from the offer of the zdi network MINT Düsseldorf and the zdi-Schüler:innenlabor – Energy transition makes school (Dusseldorf ZIES University). With the help of a construction set, the young people were also able to put together “The Hot Wire” games themselves.

The photo shows different colored building blocks set up in front of a trade fair stand. The blocks represent various building blocks that cause CO2 emissions. A personal climate tower is built from them.

Climate protection was also a big topic - in the truest sense of the word - at the booth zdi students: internal laboratories MExLab ExperimINTe and the network particle world the University of Munster. Here the students were able to set up their own personal climate tower and experience the heights to which their CO₂ emissions can grow.

The students were also able to create their own buttons with a button machine.

The photo shows two people at the MExLab ExperiMINTe stand, punching colorful buttons out of paper with a punching machine.

At the joint stand of zdi center KReMINTec, zdi center in Mönchengladbach the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences and the BMBF cluster project MINT in mind was all about manual versus automated production. Here the young people could engrave, work with the laser cutter, make cream and learn about the differences between manual and automated math arithmetic.

The photo shows a girl who engraves a metal plate with an engraving pen.

The photo shows a group of young people at a table with scientific experiments. Two boys look into microscopes, two girls look at an experimental setup.

The zdi-students:innenlabor KITZ.do the students could experience scientific experiments up close.

At the stand of zdi network Gelsenkirchen the young people could meet at different stations of the mobile zdi workshop Try out different crafts. We were already allowed to use the zdi workshop in one Good zdi practice contribution shed more light on.

A group of young people works on craft stations on electronics and carpentry.

That too aero | race lab of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, not least when zdi girls camp 2022 was enthusiastic about himself, was there again. Here the students were able to find out more about the topics of vehicle and drive technology and aerospace.

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