From August 23rd to 27th, the largest gaming fair in the world, Gamescom, took place in Cologne. zdi.NRW was represented with its own stand in the Gamescom Campus Area and was able to show how much STEM is in gaming.
The zdi community platform has shined in new splendor since the relaunch in August 2023! After an extensive overhaul and redesign, the platform is now even clearer, easier to use and has new functions.
On August 2023, XNUMX, Claas Niehues will succeed Klaus Trimborn, director of studies, as zdi country coordinator. When he took up his new position, he took the time to talk to us about himself, his new role and zdi.NRW.
Science Minister Ina Brandes officially opened the student laboratory zdi-MINTlab in the SMART RECYCLING FACTORY Pohlsche Heide. The offers of the laboratory deal with the topics of recycling management and environmental technology.
From August 13th to probably August 21st, the zdi community platform will be closed for all new activities due to maintenance work.
On August 22nd, the largest gaming fair Gamescom starts in Cologne. This year zdi.NRW will also be there with its own stand in the campus area.
The zdi networks and student laboratories again had a wide range of hands-on activities and holiday courses to offer this summer. The focus was not only on sustainability issues, the theme of the Science Year 2023 "Our Universe" was also taken up at many locations. In this review, we show a small selection from the wide range of zdi activities.
Julia Krayer from Fraunhofer UMSICHT has been researching how materials made from fungi and plant fibers can be used in the “FungiFacturing” project since 2019. In an interview, she tells us what special challenges and properties these sustainable materials entail and how these special features can be made accessible to a broad public in terms of knowledge transfer.
The Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia has awarded the zdi networks the zdi seal of quality 2023 for their NRW-wide successful work in extracurricular STEM education.
The EU-funded Girls Go Circular project aims to reduce gender gaps in these sectors. Since 2023, all learning content has also been available in German.
On June 17, 2023, the winning teams of this year's zdi robot competition and the zdi Science League were chosen in Mülheim an der Ruhr.
The jurors of the zdi-Science League talk about the competition and the responsibility of business in promoting young MINT talent.