TryScience is being launched at the University of Stuttgart – a project for pupils in classes 10 to 13 who are interested in natural sciences and technology. TryScience offers female pupils and NEW: also male pupils the opportunity to find out about the diverse range of study courses and professional possibilities with MINT subjects directly on site.
The individual events on subjects the pupils are personally interested in can be attended by choosing from a package comprising general study information events, workshops in MINT subjects and mentoring exclusively for female pupils.
Study information events
The pupils will be given an overview about the various MINT study courses, will find out interesting facts about their choice of study course, study curricula and future prospects and will get to know the university campus in Vaihingen during a tour of the campus.
In the workshops the pupils will experience and discover first hand, e.g. when doing experiments, programming or soldering circuits how exciting and diverse a MINT course of study can be. Numerous institutes at the University of Stuttgart will be opening their doors, giving insights into study contents and encouraging the pupils to choose a technical or natural science course of study.
Mentoring for female pupils
Young women in particular are often uncertain as to whether a natural science or technical degree would suit them. In the course of our mentoring offer, interested female pupils will be accompanied by female MINT students at the University of Stuttgart for half a year. In this way the female pupils will experience the all too often lack of female role models in technical professions and study courses. The female pupils will get to know everyday student life during regular meetings, will attend lectures together and will have the opportunity to ask questions on everything to do with studying.
The events are offered throughout the year. Those interested can find current dates and registration on the website: www.uni-stuttgart.de/tryscience
Tanja Walther and Sigrid Eicken, Equal Opportunities Department at the University of Stuttgart, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel.: 0711/685-84635 and -84651, www.uni-stuttgart.de/tryscience