Girls' Day

Every year on a Thursday in spring, Girls' Day takes place throughout Germany.Girls' Day is intended to give schoolgirls in grades 5 to 10 an insight into the world of work, especially into professions in which girls and women are still rarely found today. These include natural sciences and technology. We want to encourage girls to think about career prospects in chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering.... and therefore invite them to Girls' Day at our institute.

The next Girls' Day is on April 27, 2023.

Here you can see which programs the IPF offered in 2022.
The programs for 2023 will be announced in the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023.

Online event "Becoming an engineer - helping to shape the future"
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Christina Scheffler/Mechanical Engineer, Anna Sambale/Materials Science Engineer, et al.

Online event "Yippee or eyes closed and through! - Why isn't STEM more attractive to girls?"
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Cordelia Zimmerer, chemist

Classroom event "Researching the materials of the future"
9.00 to 11.30 a.m.
Anja Caspari/Training instructor for chemical lab technician trainees and female scientists

Insights into laboratories and pilot plants, small experiments and tasks under guidance and information on apprenticeship training - implementation/admission according to the pandemic rules in force in April.

Details about the programs and registration on the portal

At an on-site event, some girls can "get a taste of laboratory air" and test whether being a scientist or lab technician would be a career for them.
More girls - and from all over Germany - can take part in the virtual events. The online Girls Day premiere in 2021 showed that this program format can also be relaxed, vivid and lively, answering many questions about careers, training, studying and everyday working life at a research institute.

Further information is available on the Girls' Day website.



Girls' Day
Determination of material parameters
Blood compatibility tests