Impressions of the Summer School 2022

Dear Participants, Lecturers, and Friends of the Summer Universities 2022,

we look back on a very special year. For the first time, the Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni was organized in hybrid ways: online from 25 July to 5 August and physically in Bremen from 1 to 14 September 2022. Moreover, a special training program for lecturers about the topics privacy, facilitation, and protection from discrimination in teaching was offered online. On place in Bremen, lecturers and participants could visit an extensive social program.

Our thanks…
As organizer team we give special thanks to our lecturers for their teaching with full engagement and collegiality.

Many thanks to all participants, who enriched the summer university with lively discussion and networking. We are especially pleased, that participants travelled to Bremen despite the many obstacles in 2022. Courses were without fees again and some grants could be given for the stay in Bremen.

Thank you so much to our sponsors who again supported us to realize some core elements of personal encounter for participants and lecturers.

Last but not least we want to thank our student assistants in Bremen. Without you, we would not have been able to realize the summer university.

Our look back…
The year 2022 was the first, to organize the Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni and the “sister” Informatica Feminale in both the formats online and physically in Bremen. Nearly online courses were fully booked. Courses on place in Bremen were taken to smaller extent, presumably because the Corona situation was to worsen further in September. Many courses could realize settings with few students and very intensive learning. We as organizers got the wonderful chance to intensive personal exchange with our guests. In September on place, we could also arrange a general assembly of lecturers and participants and we received many valuable hints for the year 2023.
We are also pleased, that the lecturers again followed with interest our special online training program for them about the topics privacy, facilitation, and protection from discrimination in teaching.

Our preview…
In 2023 we will emphasize the personal encounter and concentrate more on physical courses in Bremen. The summer university will be organized from 16-31 August 2023 at Bremen University. It will be our main activity. Additionally, we will arrange a smaller ‘meantime’ online course program during the whole year. We as organizers hope to comply with needs of lecturers and participants, as well as to strengthen again the core elements of teaching and learning with physical, personal meeting.

We invite you all to partcipate and look forward to welcoming you next summer in Bremen!

Henrike Illig, Isabel Matthias, Veronika Oechtering