Engineering Workshop

The active promotion of equal opportunities for women and men is anchored in the leading principles of KIT and in particular an explicit goal of KIT-FAST-LBT. Therefore, various measures to increase the proportion of women are conceptualized, implemented and regularly expanded. FAST-LBT has developed an engineering-workshop in cooperation with „Bismarck-Gymnasium“ (secondary school) in Karlsruhe.

The workshop is developed for young female students between 14 and 16 years and is split into three parts: First, 'engineering' as a profession is motivated beyond technical development activities. Then, closely guided design and calculation exercises are carried out with the latest simulation software to provide a clear insight into practical applications. The students then use the results to assess the structural integrity of components. Due to the positive feedback, the workshop has been continuously expanded in terms of course size and content.