April 1st, 2019
How are new products introduced to the market? Are magnetic fields harmful? How do you solve a geometric puzzle? The questions 60 high school students dealt with during the nationwide initiative "Girls' Day and Boys' Day" at Jacobs University were exciting and encouraged creative thinking.
Instead of sitting in the classroom of their schools, the 60 girls and boys from the greater Bremen area were able to get a taste of university air for a day. During a campus tour, the group could see what everyday life and studying at the international university in Bremen-Nord looks like. In three workshops on the topics of "Economics", "Mathematics", and "Biology", the young scientists were able to get to know various professional areas. The 14-year-old Julius Vial has set himself a clear goal after the Future Day. "I want to study economics later," says the high school student from Syke after lunch at one of the colleges on campus.
Wiebke Schulzendorf is a real whiz kid at maths. She brilliantly solved the challenging tasks in the mathematics workshop: "I liked the puzzles best because they were even more challenging than at school.” 12-year-old Torben Happel enjoyed his day at Jacobs University very much. "I would definitely recommend the Future Day and would also like to come back," says the student from the school “Gymnasium Vegesack”. There are many occasions for this, as Jacobs University regularly offers educational opportunities for high school students.
The Future Day (“Zukunftstag”) took place on 28 March 2019 on the occasion of the nationwide initiative "Girls' Day and Boys' Day". This day intends to give pupils the opportunity to gain new experiences and to discuss gender aspects of life and career planning in their classes. Jacobs University is happy to contribute to getting young people excited about science and helping schoolchildren discover courses of study and careers that suit their abilities.