STEM4All – STEM-Based Fun for Ages 6 to 99
TU9 Universities have a range of fun-based and often challenging online courses involving tinkering, information and experiments for children and young people (in German). These are listed below, sorted by age group. And as it is never too early and never too late to learn something new, the age groups are merely recommendation.
School Children Aged 6 and Older
(Please note: All Programs are offered in German)
Insights into the Fascinating World of Math at MDR-Wissen | Technische Universität Dresden
In the MDR-Wissen TV program, Professor Andreas Thom from Technische Universität Dresden gives insights into the exciting world of mathematics. From exponential growth to prime numbers to the secrets of chance and the circular number Pi, Thom showcases some of the surprises and brainteasers his subject has on offer. This is done via livestream on the MDR WISSEN YouTube channel and as a Facebook Live broadcast as part of the MDR WISSEN #gernelernen project and will also be available on demand in the ARD Mediathek (including with a translation into sign language). The social media broadcast also offers school students the opportunity to ask Prof Thom questions he can answer live.
DLR_School_Lab | Technical University of Darmstadt
Various Technical Universities in Germany run the DLR_School_Lab initiative as part of a collaboration with the German Aerospace Center (DLR). While schools in Germany remained closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, DLR_School_Labs have been offering children fascinating information and learning materials.
For various age groups, ranging from nursery school children to adults.
Mathe-Basteln – Making Things with Math | Technical University of Munich
Ideas for math-based handicrafts, puzzles, brainteasers, app tips, recommended websites and short films. And they all have something to do with math. The site will gradually grow, with new activities being added all the time. Keep a look out for new activities!
For different ages, from the age of 6.
Kinder-Uni (University for Kids) | Braunschweig Institute of Technology
In 2021, the University for Kids took place again in digital format under the motto "Lost Places".
Starting on December 4, 2021, children and their parents were invited to virtually discover exciting places at Braunschweig University of Technology and immerse themselves in the world of science. The 360° experience tour was published on the Children's University website. Additional content for children and parents can also be found on the website.
For various ages, from 8.
Kinder-Uni (University for Kids) | University of Stuttgart
Every semester until 2020, the University of Stuttgart and the University of Hohenheim held lectures for children between the ages of 8 and 12. In talks lasting about an hour, university professors provided answers to fascinating questions about science and knowledge. The University of Stuttgart and the University of Hohenheim have been offering one or two lectures per semester since the 2007/2008 academic year. Unfortunately, there are no lectures planned for the summer semester 2022.
For different age groups, starting from 8.
Calliope Mini – Program Your First Mini-Computer | Technische Universität Dresden
Here, teachers and other interested parties will find teaching and learning materials to enable children and young people to develop computer skills using the Calliope mini microcontroller.
For different age groups, starting from 9.
EDUINF – Education in Informatics | Technische Universität Dresden
The goal of the Chair of Computer Science Education is to show children and young people how interesting, versatile and socially relevant computer science is. This goal is pursued in the training of student teachers and research in the field of computer science didactics, as well as with the new extracurricular learning space - the EduInf.
On the following pages you will find information about our computer science offers for children and young people.
Girls’ Day Program: Cryptography | University of Stuttgart
As part of Girls’ Day at the University of Stuttgart, which unfortunately had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis, a workshop organizer has published a smaller-scale re-placement program. The topic is cryptography.
For different age groups, starting age 11.
For School Children from Age 13
(Please note: All Programs are offered in German)
Online CAMMP Days on Mathematical Modelling | RWTH Aachen University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
In various modules, scientists introduce students to the basics of mathematical modelling using practice-oriented questions. Mathematical content is applied, such as angle theorems or the calculation of matrices. In addition to content-related skills, the workshops primarily promote process-related knowledge and skills. The solar energy and data compression modules are suitable for students in grades 8 and 9.
Students experience an authentic application of mathematics, gain insight into current research fields, and model mathematically. The workshops offer a hands-on insight into the problem-solving strategies of numerous STEM professions and courses of study.
When: Anytime by appointment.
Virtual or Face-to-Face: Math Lecturers at Schools | RWTH Aachen University
Where is mathematics used? What is mathematics good for? How does mathematics help us understand real-world processes? Lecturers from the math department explain both online and on site how math can be used to explain real phenomena and solve problems. Some of the lecture topics can be adapted to class grades or age groups. An overview of the lecture topics offered is available online. Some topics might not be available digitally.
When: On demand.
For students in grades 7 to 9.
MINT Schüler*innenuni (STEM Student University) | RWTH Aachen University
The MINT-Schüler*innenuni gives middle and high school students insights into various MINT subjects, be it through workshops, experiments, institute tours and the like. The MINT Schüler*innenuni opens its doors for one week; participation is free of charge.
For middle and high school students.
Online Course: Introduction to Spatial Thinking and Design Using CAD | RWTH Aachen University
The CAD course is currently being further developed and tested for online use. Anyone interested in technical drawing and design (e.g., in architecture or mechanical engineering) or planning to study engineering will learn both the basics and the key features of the popular CAD program Autodesk Inventor.
For students from grade 9 upwards.
- January 6 and 7, 2022: CAD in Detailing Levels.
- March 28-April 1, 2022: Getting Started with Spatial Thinking and Design with CAD
- April 12-21, 2022: Getting Started in Spatial Thinking and Design with CAD for High School Students
- June 27-July 1, 2022: Getting Started in Spatial Thinking and Design with CAD for Students
Teach Yourself Computer Science | RWTH Aachen University
The InfoSphere (Schools Lab for Computer Science) provides a range of self-learning opportunities for all ages that can be worked on from home or at school. Students can explore fascinating areas of computer science, such as cryptography, or learn how to program. Some courses are still being developed.
When: Available anytime.
For students of all grades.
changING – Research Club at SE²A | Technical Institute of Braunschweig
At the Technical Institute of Braunschweig, the “changING” research club run by the Cluster of Excellence SE²A – Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Aviation was launched in October 2019. It gives students from the 10th grade onwards the chance to do their own research and experi-ments. It provides hands-on experience regarding engineering programs and professions in the field of “Mobility” research at Technical Institute of Braunschweig. changING is also de-signed to get girls interested in technical topics. If they choose to stay with the project for the full four years, participating students are mentored until they graduate from high school.
For students from grade 10 upwards.
Netzwerk Teilchenwelt (Particle World Network) | Technische Universität Dresden
On the trail of the Big Bang: Netzwerk Teilchenwelt (Particle World Network) gives students hands-on experience of particle physics and astroparticle physics. This encourages young people to think about scientific subjects and their role in society. To support extracurricular learning at home, the Netzwerk Teilchenwelt website contains lists and short presentations of the best physics and particle physics sites on the internet (such as YouTube) as well as other informational material.
For students aged 15 to 19.
Online B!G B4NG Challenge for Kids | Leibniz University Hannover
Once a year, uniKIK invites all interested students, parents, and teachers to a school day at Leibniz Universität Hannover. On this day, students present their research results and the winning teams of the internet competition B!G B4NG Challenge are awarded.
Date: March 24, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Mathematics Circle | University of Stuttgart
Short papers on various mathematical topics with corresponding tasks to download. The as-signments can be sent in by email or by mail. Participants receive their corrected submission along with some sample solutions. Registration required (non-binding, free of charge).
For students in grades 7/8, 9/10 and 11 onwards (three groups).
Students’ Question Time | University of Stuttgart
Students’ question time offers school students the opportunity to interact with undergraduate students, doctoral candidates and lecturers. It’s the place to be for anyone with questions about studying physics, teacher training or more general issues. It’s also an ideal forum for those who have always wanted to try something out but don’t have the equipment they need, for those with in-depth questions about what they are currently learning in class or those who are interested in a subject that is not covered at school.
Mondays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (online)
Mathematics Seminar Grades 8 to 10 | University of Stuttgart
Video lectures and worksheets for mathematically-inclined students in grades 8 to 10. The seminar covers mathematical topics not usually taught in the classroom. Registration not required.
For students from grades 8 to 10.
TryScience | University of Stuttgart
With TryScience, interested students can get to know many STEM study programs. An individual program can be put together from the workshops, information events and mentoring for schoolgirls, and the information can be requested to help with the choice of study. Students and scientists will introduce the university and answer all questions.
For Students from Age 17, Prospective University Students and First-Year Undergraduates
(Please note: All Programs are offered in German)
Online Programs | RWTH Aachen University
The path to a tenable decision regarding academic study starts well before graduating from school. Students should start thinking about their choice of study subject at an early stage. This is why RWTH Aachen University is currently developing various online formats to aid the study selection process despite the current restrictions on social contact.
Online Prep Course | RWTH Aachen University
Repeat school-level mathematics or study Level I higher mathematics or Level I physics? These prep courses make it possible even before undergraduate study begins. The online prep courses are available all year round. They do not require enrollment and are available free of charge.
Taster Course Program „Studieren Erfahrbar Machen“ (SEM) 2022 | RWTH Aachen
Interested in studying physics, but not sure what to expect? The physics department of RWTH Aachen University introduces students to the bachelor's degree program in physics, regardless of location. Over the course of 3 or 6 weeks, the scope, level and pace of a bachelor's degree in physics can be experienced on a one-to-one basis. Registration will be open from the beginning of March 2022.
Study Information Day | RWTH Aachen University
The RWTH's study information day for high school graduates and prospective students takes place every year in January. Participants can expect an extensive program of presentations of study programs, general lectures on the subject of studying, specialized lectures and taster lectures. At numerous information booths, university staff from the departments, students from the student councils and many other institutions are available to answer questions.
AtHome Study Advice | Technische Universität Berlin
The Student Advisory Service (Allgemeine Studienberatung) at Technische Universität Berlin can be called up online at home. With videos, online events and informational talks, the ser-vice helps prospective students focus on what they are looking for, choose a course of study and chart a successful academic path.
Consultation via Zoom: Tue 10:00-12:00, Thu 14:00-16:00
Information for Prospective Students | Technical Institute of Braunschweig
Tons of answers to all kinds of questions, complete with tips, detailed information and offers on the subject of choosing the right study program. This is rounded off with lots of fascinating facts about the courses of study available at Technical Institute of Braunschweig. Happy browsing.
Online Guide to Academic Study | Technical University of Darmstadt
Find the right study program in just three steps: Prospective students looking for a suitable degree program have all kinds of questions: What should I study and where? How do I know the subject I want to study actually suits me? And how do I decide between all the programs on offer? A range of offers and events are available online. Users decide if they go through all the steps or can skip one if they wish.
Technische Universität Online Days | Technical University of Darmstadt
Technical University of Darmstadt has offered a number of online events in 2020 whose con-tent are still available online. Simply register via the platform for access.
Online Prep Courses | Technische Universität Dresden
A large number of the degree programs offered by Technische Universität Dresden build on basic knowledge of natural science subjects, which is a prerequisite when starting a degree program. The online prep courses give both prospective students and first-year students the opportunity to assess their current level of knowledge in mathematics and physics, and to close any gaps that may exist at a learning pace that suits their needs, irrespective of location and time.
Online Study Advice | Technical University of Munich
The General Student Advisory Service informs and counsels prospective and current students in all non-subject-related matters concerning their studies, including orientation and decision-making questions as well as questions about how to deal with the challenges of studying.
As an alternative to a personal counseling session, the Technical University of Munich currently also offers the possibility of counseling via video chat or telephone.
Appointments are available via the inquiry form: https://wiki.tum.de/display/sbbcst/Terminanfrage+an+die+Allgemeine+Studienberatung
TryScience Mentoring for Female Students | University of Stuttgart
The TryScience mentoring program for female students at the University of Stuttgart provides prospective students with exclusive insights into STEM studies. As a mentee, prospective students benefit from the valuable experience of the mentors in terms of study orientation, the first steps at the University of Stuttgart, and typical everyday study life.
Autumn Program for Prospective Students
(Please note: All Programs are offered in German)
East Saxon Math and Computer Science Camp for Girls | Dresden University of Technology
Together with the Didactics of Computer Science, the Mathematical Student Society of the Faculty of Mathematics at the TU Dresden organizes an East Saxon Math and Computer Science Camp for female students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11/12 from all over Saxony during the fall vacations.
The next camp will take place from October 23 to 28, 2022 in the KiEZ Weißwasser.
Gauss-AG - online | Leibniz Universität Hannover
Exciting vacation courses on mathematics and natural sciences in economics, technology, environment and society. The next Gauss-AG will take place during the Easter vacations 2022 (April 4-8). You can sign up in advance for our "wake-up call" on the Gauss-AG website.
For students in grades 4 to 13.