Girls' Day: students learn about career opportunities in science

04/24/2015 - Students from Berlin and Brandenburg visited the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research on “Girls’ Day”. The day offers opportunities for young girls to find out about professions in the natural sciences, skilled crafts and trades, technology and information technologies and learn about alternative career opportunities.
Girls' Day: students learn about career opportunities in science
Students from Brandenburg and Berlin explore the science park on Telegraphenberg. Photo: Knaus/Begerock

The pupils from Berlin and Brandenburg explored the Albert Einstein science park by means of a quiz, visited the “weather factory”, PIK’s education and information centre on weather and climate, and put their abilities as diplomats to the test in a simulated climate conference. Lively discussions and interactive exchange with young scientists Ronja Reese and Lena Boysen of PIK’s research domain Earth System Analysis provided insights into the everyday working life of a scientist.

Girls’ Day was initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in 2001. The event's aim is to inspire young girls to learn about occupational perspectives. PIK contributes to Girls’ Day every year by inviting pupils to explore possible career choices at the institute.

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