An Introduction to Computing: Girls’ Day 2010 at the MPIfG
Nine technically minded girls visited the MPIfG on Girls’ Day on April 22, 2010. During their half day at the institute, the pupils from grades 5 to 8 found out how IT works at a research institute and had their first successful attempts at programming. The MPIfG trains certified IT specialists (systems integration and application programs) and has now taken part seven times in this national annual initiative sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). Girls’ Day aims to make girls more familiar with technical and semi-technical careers.