Girls’ Day - Future Prospects for Girls: Become a Scientist and Shape the Future
(29 April 2022) In contribution to this year’s nationwide “Girls’ Day - Future Prospects for Girls” on the 28th of April 2022, the cii research group conducted the workshop ‘Become a Scientist and Shape the Future – An Introduction to our Research Projects & Your Opportunities‘ - “Als Wissenschaftlerin die Zukunft gestalten – Wir zeigen dir unsere Forschungsprojekte & deine Möglichkeiten“ as a part of the overall KIT program.
The workshop provided students with an introduction to our research group and insights into our research objectives and potential paths towards becoming a scientist. Selected projects were presented, enabling students to experience the societal relevance of research in relatable domains like medicine or education (e.g., our projects NephroCAGE and DIRECTIONS). Finally, we resolved any remaining questions regarding a scientist’s job role, daily work, or our research interests.
We were very happy to see the participants’ great interest and active contribution. We are already looking forward to conducting a workshop next year as well.
About Girls’ Day: “Every year technical enterprises, enterprises with technical departments and technical training facilities, universities, and research centres are invited to organise an open day for girls – Girls'Day. Girls'Day – 'Future Prospects for Girls' initiated a large campaign in which a wide range of professions and activities is presented to girls of 10 years upwards. The vocational choices of girls are influenced in a very positive way. For companies, Girls'Day has evolved as an important instrument of their recruitment policy.” Excerpt from: https://www.girls-day.de/fakten-zum-girls-day/das-ist-der-girls-day/ein-zukunftstag-fuer-maedchen/english