Ninth nationwide “Girls’ Day” – discovering Fraunhofer IZM
This year Fraunhofer IZM is again inviting girls aged between 11 and 14 on a discovery tour of the institute's Berlin and Munich branches as part of the ninth annual “Girls’ Day”. The event aims to enthuse girls for careers in technology or technology-related fields.
The program in Berlin includes the following topics:
- What does a scientist do? IZM researchers talk about their day-to-day work.
- How to make an evening gown shine - examples of how electronics are integrated into clothing.
- How does an electronic circuit work? Here the visitors get to build their own electronic tealight.
IZM’s Munich branch holds events especially for girls all year round. Their theme for this year’s “Girls’ Day” is “Where do microchips come from?” and the teenagers will have the opportunity to get busy in the institute's cleanroom. After an introduction to the material used for the wafers in microelectronic components, the girls will get to saw their own silicon layers to take homes as mementos.