Press Release 010/2011

Science and Engineering – For Women Only!

Secondary-school Graduates Are Informed about Jobs in Research
Laboralltag – wie der aussieht, erklären KIT-Wissenschaftlerinnen beim Informationstag für Oberstufenschülerinnen (Foto: KIT)
Laboratory routine – female KIT scientists will explain to secondary-school graduates what it is like. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)

What does an information scientist have to do with implants? Which jobs are offered in the field of energy research and nanotechnology? What is the everyday work of a meteorologist or process engineer? Female KIT scientists will present their workplaces to female pupils and answer questions on their jobs on the secondary-school graduate day, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 8.45 hrs, at the Center for Advanced Technological and Environmental Training (FTU), KIT Campus North (Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopolds-hafen). Registration is still possible.

Female KIT staff members from various disciplines will provide female pupils with direct insight in the work of scientists and engineers at a research institution. By presentations and during a question time, the researchers will report about their professional development as well as about daily routine work. Moreover, they will open the doors to their laboratories, research facilities, and offices. The participants are able to choose among twenty workplace visits. Scientific topics range from energy stores like lithium ion batteries to turbulence measurements in the atmosphere to numerical safety calculations.

The information day addresses interested female pupils in grades 10 and higher. It is organized by the Organization of Female Scientists at KIT (WiKIT) in cooperation with the KIT Equal Opportunities Commissioner.

Information on the event, the program, and the online registration form may be found at:


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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