Your Future in STEM

Weekend Workshop

Do you, as students from the East Asia region, have a great interest in the STEM field and are perhaps also good at these subjects? Do you want to work in this field in the future? Then you have come to the right place!

STEM professions are the future! Careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM professions for short) are not only exciting, but also offer you the opportunity to actively help shape society: How can we be more environmentally friendly and sustainable? What will tomorrow's mobility look like? Where and how do we generate energy? How do we want to work today and in the future?
  Deine Zukunft in MINT! © Goethe-Institut Korea

Even today, we still encounter the fact that professions in the STEM sector are predominantly occupied by men. However, there are also many exciting opportunities for women in this field.

We want to motivate you students, male or female, from all over East Asia to take a closer look at these professional fields. The Goethe-Institut Korea, together with their project planning team from the Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit e.V. from Germany, have prepared an exciting adventure for you and therefore cordially invite you to our two-day online event "Your Future in STEM" in May 2022.
 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

A. STUDENTS

Secondary School Students from PASCH-Schools, and students from Hong Kong universities who are:
- from the East Asia region (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and Taiwan)
- between the ages of 15 and 20
- with German language skills at level A1 or A2 (proof or confirmation from teacher required)
- with a strong interest in STEM subjects

B. FACILITATORS

Teachers at secondary schools, universities and employees of the Goethe-Instituts in the East Asia region can also participate.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

A. STUDENTS

You fill out the application form and produce a video in German (max. 2 minutes long and 150 MB).
In the video you answer the following questions:

   - Who am I?
   - Why do I want to participate?
   - What am I particularly interested in?
   - What is my previous experience on the topic of "Women in STEM fields"?
   - What curiosity, experience or knowledge do I already have?

You should have answered all the questions in the video and in the application form; and you convince us of your interest in the STEM field.

Send the video (max. 2 minutes, 150 MB) and the completed application form to Mr. Jaeyoung Kim at Goethe-Institut Korea by 15.4.2022: jaeyoung.kim@goethe.de.

The best applicants will be invited to our digital event with female students from all over East Asia on 21.5.2022 and 22.5.2022 and will receive a great goodie bag!

B. FACILITATORS
Teachers and multipliers should write a short letter (approx. one A4 page) by 15.4.2022 (Attn: jaeyoung.kim@goethe.de) in which you briefly introduce yourself and answer the following questions:  

- Name - Institution - Role - (age if applicable)
- Why do you want to participate in the workshop weekend?
- In what context will you later share the information you have gained with your students?
- Describe your expectations of the event!

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

A. Students and Facilitators

Date: Saturday, 21.05.2022
   - Time zone: China, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Taiwan
   - Time: 11:00 - 17:00, 12:00 (Lunch break)

Datum: Sunday, 22.05.2022
   - Time zone: China, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Taiwan
   - Time: 11:00 - 16:00, 13:00 (Lunch break)


B. Additional Workshop for Facilitators

Date: Sunday, 22.05.2022
   - Time zone: China, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Taiwan
   - Time: 16:10 - 18:00 Uhr

 
THEMES OF THE WORKSHOPs
A. Students will encouter the following contents:

   - gender stereotypes
   - women in STEM and equal opportunities in the Germany
   - insight into vocational training, studies and the world of work in Germany (focus on MINT)

B. Facilitators wil receive a range of methodological know-how on the topic.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Please send your video as well as the completed application form to Mr. Jaeyong Kim at Goethe-Institut Korea no later than 15.04.2022: jaeyoung.kim@goethe.de