Girls'Day 2017

APR 2017

27

Berlin, Germany

Numerous companies and organizations are once again opening their doors for girls in 5th grade on the occasion of the national Girls’ Day on April 27. The Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI is also participating in this vocational orientation day again and inviting students to Berlin and Goslar. The Girls’ Days are intended to encourage an early interest in natural science, technical, and mechanical research areas and to identify the related occupational fields.

Four workshops give the girls insights into important research areas at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, such as 3D engineering and optical communication engineering.

The optical communication engineering field of work encompasses various topics that are presented in three workshops.
How data transmission using light works is the topic of the Mega World workshop. In the Micro World workshop, the girls learn how microchips are manufactured. The Sensor World workshop imparts how fiber optics sensors work and with what power a femtosecond laser operates.
Students get to know the research area of 3D engineering in the Visual World workshop. Brain activity is measured with an EEG while watching a 3D movie. Then the areas that play an active role in this process are visualized.

By taking part in the Girls' Days, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI wants to get the students excited about what are called MINT careers, thereby making a contribution to increasing the proportion of women in this occupational sector.