Girls’ Day” will be held throughout Germany on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The aim is to give schoolgirls insights into occupational fields that girls usually only rarely consider when choosing a career. On this day, they experience how exciting scientific, technical and technology-related professions are. After the Corona-related cancellation in 2020, this time Hof University of Applied Sciences is also offering exciting workshops and information online. Interested girls from 5th to 9th grade can participate.
From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., two workshops will be offered this year: The new “MakerSpace”, the tinkerer and developer workshop at Hof University of Applied Sciences, will be running the course “Mobile phone holder”. Here, participants can design a personalized and customized cell phone holder made of plywood or acrylic. A favorite picture of the participants or a graphic is converted with the program Inkscape in such a way that it can be lasered into the material later. The finished results can be sent by mail afterwards
In the “Plastics Recycling” workshop, participants learn about the recycling cycle of plastics using shopping chips. This course is offered by the Institute for Applied Biopolymer Research at Hof University of Applied Sciences (ibp). There are 8 participants for each of the two workshops, so there are a total of 16 places available. As the half-day courses are swapped between the participants at lunchtime, each student takes part in both offers.
Girls’ Day is a nationwide joint campaign coordinated by the Competence Center for Technology Diversity Equal Opportunity. On this day, companies, universities and research centers throughout Germany open their doors to female students. At Hof University of Applied Sciences, the day has been held with short interruptions since 2004.
The detailed program for this year’s Girls’ Day at Hof University of Applied Sciences and the opportunity to register are available on the Internet at https://www.girls-day.de/Radar and search for Hof University of Applied Sciences. Further information supplies also the web page of the university yard under https://www.hof-university.de/girlsday. There you will also find an application for exemption from classes. A prerequisite for participation is the ability to use the “Zoom” conferencing software. Girls’ Day at Hof University of Applied Sciences is coordinated by the Women’s Representative Prof. Dr. Margarete Blank-Bewersdorff and her team.