Photo: Bax Lindhardt

Girls doing scientific experiments

Friday 18 Jan 19

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DTU invited girls from high school and the upper levels of primary school to come to their laboratories and explore science and technology.

In September, around 250 girls aged 14-18 visited DTU to work with light, nanotechnology, music, radiation treatment, energy systems of the future, and much more.

The event was part of the nationwide campaign, Girls’ Day in Science, which is a recurring event.

The aim is to inspire more girls to pursue a career in science or technology—a goal wholeheartedly supported by DTU.

“The percentage of female students at DTU is still only just above 33 per cent, and we would very much like to increase that. Our current goal is that women should account for 45 per cent of the students, which corresponds to the percentage of women in a year that meets the formal DTU admission requirements. We believe that it is important for more women to be a part of the technological development in society. If we can achieve a greater diversity among our students, the ideas and solutions of future engineers will also be much more diverse,” says DTU President Anders Bjarklev.

In addition to DTU, 39 businesses, educational institutions, and science centres across the country participated in Girls’ Day in Science and were visited by a total of around 1,700 girls.

Photo: Bax Lindhardt
DTU gave the girls a hands-on experience in which they got the chance to carry out a number of minor experiments. Photos: Bax Lindhardt.