Girls' Day-Girls' Future Day will take place again on April 25, 2024. GFaI is very excited to host girls from 5th grade up who are interested in math, physics, science, and computer science for a few hours. In a practical and exciting way, the young female scientists are guided through our research areas and learn about the world of applied computer science using examples such as robotics, 3D applications, and much more. For us, it is a matter of course to promote the next generation of women in this field, because our female colleagues also make up an indispensable part of the team.
During an internship, a female student was able to gain exciting insights into the various areas of GFaI. Below are some impressions for all future interested Girls' Day participants.
How does a robot know how to move its arm? Who tells the traffic light to change its light?
Our team of women in math, computer science, and engineering can answer these questions and offer additional projects at the 3D, lighting programming, and energy systems stations. During the breaks, there will be a meal, a quiz, or a foosball tournament. You don't need any previous experience, and the GFaI e. V. in Berlin-Adlershof would be happy to welcome more girls.
Ever tried to program a simple controller?
In our 3 stations you will get a glimpse of the world of computer science through a little practical insight.
If you would like to have a closer look at GFaI in connection with Girls' Day, feel free to watch this video. There, a student intern takes you on a little tour of various technical departments at GFaI and reports on the projects and the impressions she has gathered.
For the first time, GFaI participated in Girls' Day, the nationwide girls' future day. Schoolgirls between the 5th and 10th grade were able to spend a day gaining practical insight and hands-on experience in male-dominated occupational fields. Across the departments, the schoolgirls mastered tasks from the fields of Image Processing, Graph Based Engineering Systems, and Signal Processing. There was a bit of everything: In making their own color organ, the participants skillfully soldered LEDs, a microphone, resistors, capacitors, and transistors onto a circuit board in the soldering lab so that the LEDs would light up when acoustic signals were emitted. Knowledge about the energy transition and modeling was taught with the task to create an energy system model of the GFaI building powered only by renewable energy sources. In addition, the schoolgirls were able to put a robot into action, which labeled cups with their own previously created hand lettering.
From the participants’ and organizers’ point of view, Girls' Day was a complete success. It brought joy and hopefully made the STEM subjects more palatable to one or two female students. All participants agreed on the point: Next year again!