Science for Kids
Since 2010 the MPI CEC has been joining the nation wide event Girls'Day.
This is a great opportunity for young girls to get an insight in the daily life of a scientist. So the girls have the chance to try out the so-called untypical jobs for women in the laboratories, the glassblowing, technical workshops and mechanical departments.
What is the Junior-Uni Ruhr?
The Junior-Uni Ruhr consists of a network of people from science, business and culture, from day-care centres, schools and museums, from church and social institutions - the largest educational network that has ever existed in Mülheim and the region.
The most important thing we can give children is knowledge - especially the ability to acquire knowledge independently and to share acquired knowledge with others. These are the basic ideas of the Junior-Uni Ruhr: to give children and young people space for their curiosity, joy of discovery and thirst for research until they enter professional life. Without grades or pressure to perform.
The Junior-Uni Ruhr is an extracurricular, privately financed and non-profit educational and research institution for children and young people.
Science at School
A couple of times per year, Bernd Mienert visits the elementary school GGS Heinrichstraße to do some easy chemical experiments toghether with the students.
For the school it is a great opportunity to spark interest in chemistry and to show its students fascinating experiments apart from the regular schedule.