Hosted in a different country every year, these events are a great opportunity to meet leading experts from computational neuroscience, neuroscience methodology and experimental neuroscience!
- Discover Brain Simulation: Get a firsthand look at how we create and simulate digital twins of human brains.
- Interactive Learning: Engage with these brain models in an interactive setting, offering a peek into the complexities of neuroscience.
- Programming Opportunity: Interested girls can try their hand at writing a simple program to stimulate a brain model digitally, offering a blend of coding and neuroscience.
- Witness the Impact: Observe how stimulation affects brain activity and learn about the use of brain models in simulating cognitive tests.
- Real-World Applications: Learn about the clinical relevance of these digital twins in modern medical studies.
Mark your calendars for April 25th and get ready for an unforgettable journey into the realm of brain science!
On April 25th, an exciting opportunity awaits young girls across the country. It’s Girls' Day, a special day dedicated to inspiring and guiding girls toward careers where women are currently underrepresented, particularly in fields like research. Our research group is thrilled to open its doors for this occasion, inviting girls from grade 5 and above to step into the fascinating world of brain research.
By participating in Girls' Day, we aim to ignite a passion for science and research among young girls, helping to pave the way for a more diverse and inclusive future in the field.
What is Girls' Day?
Girls' Day, celebrated annually on April 25, is a unique event dedicated to inspiring young girls from grade 5 onwards. It focuses on introducing them to careers where women are underrepresented, particularly in fields with less than 40% female representation.
On this day, companies and institutions open their doors to showcase these professions, offering workshops and interactive sessions. This initiative aims to break gender stereotypes, encourage diversity, and empower girls to envision themselves in a variety of roles across science, technology, engineering, and more. Girls' Day is more than just career guidance; it's a celebration of potential and the expanding horizons for young women in the professional world.
Learn more about Girls' Day on the official website.
Addressing the Gender Gap in Research
The representation of women in research and development (R&D) in Germany remains concerningly low, with women making up only 29.4% of the workforce in these fields as of 2021. This figure falls short of the EU-27 average of 33.7% and shows minimal growth from 26.8% a decade earlier (Eurostat, OECD). This persistent underrepresentation underscores a broader issue of gender disparity in critical scientific and technological fields.
In light of these statistics, our involvement in Girls' Day is particularly significant. Female members of our research group, encompassing a diverse range of academic backgrounds and levels of seniority, will lead the event. Their participation not only provides role models for the girls attending but also represents a step towards closing the gender gap in science and technology. By sharing their experiences and insights, we hope to ignite a passion for R&D in the next generation of women, fostering a more balanced and equitable future in these crucial fields.
Our Girls' Day Program: Digital Twins of Human Brains
This year, our research group is thrilled to invite participants to delve into the fascinating world of brain simulation. Our offering, titled "Digitale Zwillinge von Gehirnen" (Digital Twins of Brains), provides a hands-on, interactive experience that is both educational and enthralling.
Here's What Awaits You:
How to Join Us?
Excited to be a part of this unique experience? Participation is just a few clicks away!
Girls can register exclusively online via the Girls' Day radar. Remember, spots are limited, so make sure to sign up soon!
Inclusive and Accessible
We firmly believe in barrier-free access to education and opportunities. Keeping this in mind, our Girls' Day offer is fully accessible and open to all, including disabled participants. We strive to create an environment where every aspiring young scientist feels welcome and supported.