UPDATE: Corona virus and Girls'Day
The nationwide Girls'Day has been cancelled for 2020 due to the current corona situation. We will inform you about any potential state-specific catch-up dates as soon as they are announced.
Further information on the latest developments can be found here (German only).
The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI is opening its doors to girls from the 5th grade, on the occasion of the national Girls’Day on March 26. The aim of this vocational oriented project is to encourage the interest of girls in natural science, technical and mechanical research areas early on and to identify the related occupational field.
In three different workshops, the girls will get an impression of the important research areas of Fraunhofer HHI.
The girls will learn how microchips are manufactured in the Micro-World workshop. How data can be transmitted via light is the subject of the workshop Mega-World . How fiber optics sensors work is part of the workshop Sensor-World .
By participating at Girls’Day, Fraunhofer HHI strives to inspire female students to get enthusiastic about STEM careers, which form the major economic and innovation sector. In doing so, Fraunhofer HHI contributes to the increase of the proportion of women in these professional sectors.