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Girls‘Day: Visiting climate scientists

04/27/2017 – 15 female students from Berlin and Brandenburg have visited the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) to inform themselves about climate research and future careers in science. At this day, they gained insights into the work of the institute and learn about career opportunities with female scientists. The Girls’Day takes place every year throughout Germany and offers girls from the 5th grade up the opportunity to explore career prospects in technical and scientific branches. PIK participated for the 8th time.
Girls‘Day: Visiting climate scientists

PIK’s Equal Opportunities Representative Christine von Bloh introduces the institute.

After a welcome by PIK’s Equal Opportunities Representative Christine von Bloh, the students visited the “Wetterküche” and learned about the difference between weather and climate. Afterwards they had the opportunity to visit PIK’s supercomputer and to explore the driving forces of ocean currents in an interactive experiment. In a big Q&A session with PIK-scientists Linda Krummenauer and Marlene Kretschmer, the girls got to know real scientists and learned a lot about possible career paths and work routines in science. In a playful simulated climate conference, the students experienced themselves how complicated international climate negotiations can be – and how important profound knowledge about climate change is as a basis of decision-making in politics. The Girls’Day is the world’s biggest project for career orientation for girls and is supported by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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