Overview

Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni – the 11th international summer university for women students and professionals in engineering and technology will be organized by University of Bremen in Germany from August 12 to August 30, 2019. We cordially invite women students of all disciplines, levels and different types of institutions of higher education as well as all women interested in engineering and engineering professionals from all over the world! Courses will be taught in English and German.

(Status quo 10.06.2019) Registration is open!

For human resources managers we are particullarly pointing out that, during the whole summer school there will be plenty of opportunities to sponsor and to get in touch with graduates.

Students and unemployed are charged a one-time fee of 40 Euro for a participation of two weeks or 60 Euro for three weeks. Reduction of fees is available with 4 hours work with the organization team. Employed women pay a fee of 40 Euro a day. During the entire summer university, childcare is provided for free.

For more information, see the Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni-FAQ2019-en.pdf.
We are looking forward to meet keen and ambitious participants!

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Courses and Registration

(Status quo 10.06.2019) Registration is open!

(Status quo 28.05.2019) From August 12th to 30th 2019 the 11th international Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni will take place at the University of Bremen. Unfortunately, our program is not published yet and therefore no registration possible. The reason for that was the unsolved situation of the summer universities regarding the basic financing from the Professors Program II. Despite our intense efforts, the situation is still unclear. Now, an intermediate financing enables us at least the program planning. Therefore, we will soon start the publishing of the  lectures and courses successively in the following days. Thank you for your understanding!

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Social Events

When the daily courses will be finished and especially on both of the two Sundays we are organizing a cultural and touristic program including lectures, discussions and evening events. Further on, you are invited to join several field trips.

12 Aug (Mon) – Opening – Get together

Opening of the 22nd Informatica Feminale and the 11th Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni

Monday, 12th August at 4:30 p.m.

Get together of lecturers and participants with coffee, tea and cakes
– open for all, no registration required –
Place: at the cafeteria of the summer universities

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13 Aug (Tue) – Visit a FabLab

Visit a FabLab

Tuesday, 13.08.2019, 4:30 pm till 6:30pm

Participants: 12 – 15

Language: deutsch and english

From concept to the product. Designing with digital fabrication technologies.

The FabLab of University of Bremen provides a lot of fascinating technologies like 3D printers, a laser cutter and a plotter.

The FabLab (Fabrication Laboratories) explores the potentials of digital fabrication technologies for research, lectures and educational contexts. For their research work students, researchers and pupils run small projects and experiments with the provided technologies.

We start with a short introduction in our work by examples from 3D modelling, 3D printing. We will present how to design for laser-cutter and some basics of programming a microcontroller.

Then the participants will design and produce their own little objects.To a limited extend children can join and design together with their mothers or aunties.

> Registration necessary.

16 Aug (Fri) Excursion: Oldenburg, visit of the Computer Museum

Friday, 16.08.2019, 16.30 Meeting point Cafeteria

Program: Guided tour through the computer museum in Oldenburg, afterwards we drive to our office.

Departure Oldenburg – Bremen: 20 o’clock

Participants: 20

Registration required

Together with the VRG Group, TARGIS has over 50 years of experience in the IT environment and develops future-proof software solutions for companies in all industries. Our staff AND employees work daily for sustainable, satisfied customer relationships. The areas of software development, product management and user and partner support ensure that our products not only meet the highest functional requirements.

The VRG Group is backed by more than 400 motivated and motivating employees who are connected to people through their passion for IT and their enjoyment of working. Whether summer party, Christmas party or product week, whether privately organized canoe tour or LAN party – we are a strong team even beyond the limits of our daily cooperation. A team in which everyone can rely on everyone. A team in which you help each other and pull together in the same direction.

If you would like to get to know us, we would like to invite you to a small excursion to Oldenburg. Enclosed a few key data:

Program: Guided tour through the computer museum in Oldenburg, afterwards we drive to our office.

https://www.computermuseum-oldenburg.de/

During the entire excursion you will have the opportunity to talk to a few of our employees and learn more about our company and our daily work.

If you would like to find out more about us in advance, please visit our homepage:

https://www.vrg-gruppe.de/?L=0

https://www.vrg-gruppe.de/karriere/start-karriere/

We are looking forward to seeing you and wish you an interesting summer uni

> Registration necessary.

 

18 Aug(Sun) – Excursion Use-less: Slow Fashion against waste and ugly clothes

Excursion Use-less: Slow Fashion against waste and ugly clothes

Sunday, 18.08.2019, 11:00 am

Meeting point: Port Museum Speicher XI, Am Speicher XI 1, 28217 Bremen

Language: deutsch and english

Participants: 20

Clothes tell stories. How did they emerge? Who bought them? Why were they disposed? use-less shows what hides in our wardrobes and what the idea of «Slow Fashion» is. Regardless of whether jeans, shirts or nylon stockings — clothes emerge in complex production processes with consequences for humans and environment. The exhibition show the results of the Slow Fashion research done by the Hochschule Hannover. The design projects make clear that fashion can be designed durably, ressource-savingly and beautifully. At the same time the exhibitions asks what users can change with their way of consumation. Not only waiver but also transparency and participation are important to design sustainable fashion. Therefore the protection of the environment and fair working condition are as important as the material, creativity and aesthetics.
https://www.hafenmuseum-speicherelf.de/Startseite.html

> Registration necessary.

19 Aug (Mon) – Excursion The Bremen Drop Tower – ZARM. Space Technology on Earth

Excursion The Bremen Drop Tower – ZARM. Space Technology on Earth

Monday, 19.08.2019, 04:30 pm

Language: English
Participants: 20

The Bremen Drop Tower is a ground-based laboratory for short-term microgravity experiments. It is a unique facility in Europe that attracts scientists from all over the world. In comparison to orbital systems it represents an economic alternative with permanent access. Since its inauguration in September 1990 the concrete shaft of a height of 146 m has become the landmark on the Bremen University campus. The Drop Tower serves as an important supplement to either existing or planned orbital or suborbital platforms for microgravity research. About 400 drop experiments each year have successfully been carried out since. The facility delivers 4.74 s of near weightlessness up to three times a day.

In December 2004 Bremen celebrated the first shot of the catapult system. This allows to perform experiments under weightlessness for 9.3 s by conducting a vertical parabolic flight. This construction has been developed at Zentrum für angewandte Raumfahrttechnologie und Mikrograviation (ZARM) and offers world-wide unique research conditions. A visit of the top of the drop tower is not possible on this tour!

> Registration necessary.

 

19 Aug (Mon) – Visit a FabLab

Visit a FabLab

Monday, 19.08.2019, 4:30 pm till 6:30pm

Participants: 12 – 15

Language: deutsch and english

From concept to the product. Designing with digital fabrication technologies.

The FabLab of University of Bremen provides a lot of fascinating technologies like 3D printers, a laser cutter and a plotter.

The FabLab (Fabrication Laboratories) explores the potentials of digital fabrication technologies for research, lectures and educational contexts. For their research work students, researchers and pupils run small projects and experiments with the provided technologies.

We start with a short introduction in our work by examples from 3D modelling, 3D printing. We will present how to design for laser-cutter and some basics of programming a microcontroller.

Then the participants will design and produce their own little objects.To a limited extend children can join and design together with their mothers or aunties.

> Registration necessary.

20 Aug (Tue) – Field Trip City Tour Bremen

City Tour Bremen

Tuesday, 20th August. 04:30 p.m.
Departure from Bremen University, meeting point at cafeteria 04:30 p.m.
Language: If participants who are English-speaking (but not German-speaking) are present, the language will be English.
Participants: 20

We offer a guided city tour in Bremen´s historic center with a special focus on the history of women and technology in the history in the hanseatic town.

> Registration necessary.

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25 Aug(Sun) – Bike Tour Überseestadt

Bike Tour Überseestadt

Sunday, 25.08.2019, 11:00 AM

Meeting Point: Ecke Emder/Cuxhavener Straße, Use your favourite route planner to get there!

Participants: 20

Language: deutsch and english

Get onto your two-wheeled steed! Together, we are going to discover a new and developing area of Bremen. Three square kilometres of former harbour area right next to the city centre get converted to the new district «Überseestadt». We explore what the urbanists are planning to do in one of the biggest city development projects of Europe.

Borrow a bike:
Via the ADFC an the Central Station: http://www.adfc-bremen.de/adfc-radstation/verleih.html
At multiple stations (e.g. at university) via WK-Bike: https://www.wk-bike.de/de/bremen/

Bring: Water and sun block

> Registration necessary.

26 Aug(Mon) – Guided tour of the Bremen Ambient Assisted Living Lab

Guided tour of the Bremen Ambient Assisted Living Lab

Monday, 26.08.2019, 04:30 PM

Meeting point: Cafeteria

Language: Deutsch and English

Participants: 10

Innovation at your fingertips: the Bremen Ambient Assisted Living Lab is one of six DFKI Living Labs. Here, new intelligent technologies are being tested in a realistic environment, and development work is made transparent to the public. The BAALL is a fully furnished apartment, which adapts to the needs of the inhabitants. This includes e.g. smart appliances like a sink or toilet adjusting automatically to a person’s height, an intelligent wardrobe suggesting outfits, an intelligent wheelchair and an intelligent walker, which are fitted with technical equipment to compensate declining physical and cognitive capabilities of elderly persons.
For research and development the BAALL, opened in 2009, is the ideal environment: here, researchers are developing mobile assistance and support systems for seniors in spe. They are testing them with regards to their everyday usability, and are continuously improving them.
In this guided tour we also like to provide insight into how we use the BAALL to provide hands-on learning experiences especially for school girls.

The project smile aims to sustainably increase the proportion of women taking up studies in computer sciences.

> Registration necessary.

27 Aug (Tue) – Visit a FabLab

Visit a FabLab

Tuesday, 27.08.2019, 4:30 pm till 6:30pm

Participants: 12 – 15

Language: deutsch and english

From concept to the product. Designing with digital fabrication technologies.

The FabLab of University of Bremen provides a lot of fascinating technologies like 3D printers, a laser cutter and a plotter.

The FabLab (Fabrication Laboratories) explores the potentials of digital fabrication technologies for research, lectures and educational contexts. For their research work students, researchers and pupils run small projects and experiments with the provided technologies.

We start with a short introduction in our work by examples from 3D modelling, 3D printing. We will present how to design for laser-cutter and some basics of programming a microcontroller.

Then the participants will design and produce their own little objects.To a limited extend children can join and design together with their mothers or aunties.

> Registration necessary.

28 Aug(Wed) – Visit the Bremen hydro-electric power station

Visit the Bremen hydro-electric power station

Wednesday, 28.08.2019,  02:30 PM

Meeting Point: Cafeteria

Language: Deutsch and English

Participants: 25

Please think of: proof of identity (ID Card), sturdy shoes and sturdy clothes

 

Since 2011 Bremen has again a hydro-eletric power station. The power station is underground next to the weir and delivers around 39 million kilowatt hours per year. The is enough to supply electricity to about 15.000 households in Bremen – and spares the atmosphere circa 15.000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. The station has a capacity of 10 megawatt (MW) and is therefore the biggest tide-dependant run-over-the-river power plant in Germany. The electricity generation changes with ebb and flow.

The station also sets standards regarding ecologic aspects:
It contains a unique, innovative concept for fish protection and the Weser was not impounded but existing possibilities were used in a smart way.

http://www.weserkraftwerk-bremen.de/

> Registration necessary.

28 Aug(Wed) – Excursion REETEC: «Inspired by wind – Powered by people

Excursion REETEC: «Inspired by wind – Powered by people

Wed, 28.08.2019, 02:00 PM

Meeting Point: Cafeteria

Language: German

Participants: 20

REETEC was founded in 1996 in Bremen and is a Europe-wide leading and independent service provider for wind energy both on- and offshore.
There will be a tour through several departments and afterwars coffee together with some collegues that talk about there experiences in the branche.

> Registration necessary.

29 Aug (Thu) – Excursion The Bremen Drop Tower – ZARM. Space Technology on Earth

Excursion The Bremen Drop Tower – ZARM. Space Technology on Earth

Thursday, 29.08.2019, 04:30 pm

Language: English
Participants: 20

The Bremen Drop Tower is a ground-based laboratory for short-term microgravity experiments. It is a unique facility in Europe that attracts scientists from all over the world. In comparison to orbital systems it represents an economic alternative with permanent access. Since its inauguration in September 1990 the concrete shaft of a height of 146 m has become the landmark on the Bremen University campus. The Drop Tower serves as an important supplement to either existing or planned orbital or suborbital platforms for microgravity research. About 400 drop experiments each year have successfully been carried out since. The facility delivers 4.74 s of near weightlessness up to three times a day.

In December 2004 Bremen celebrated the first shot of the catapult system. This allows to perform experiments under weightlessness for 9.3 s by conducting a vertical parabolic flight. This construction has been developed at Zentrum für angewandte Raumfahrttechnologie und Mikrograviation (ZARM) and offers world-wide unique research conditions. A visit of the top of the drop tower is not possible on this tour!

> Registration necessary.

 

30 Aug (Fri) – Closing

Closing plenary

Friday, 30th August 2019 from 4:30 p.m.

Participants and lecturers are presenting results of some courses to give an overview on the variety of teaching at our summer universities. Wishes and critics can be brought up in a comprehensive discussion.

We will aim at the 12th Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni in 2020!!!

With (non-alcoholic) sparkling wine and cakes.

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