The STEM disciplines* are continuously dependent on young researchers for their challenging research tasks. In order to get especially ambitious engineering students interested in the topics of the CRC, the Academy Hypatia** offers the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into scientific work by participating in research projects. In addition to plenary discussions and lectures, group work also aims to support students with a view to an academic career. The focus of the certificate courses ranges from general topics such as presenting and moderating to the ability to plan an academic career and to discussions on topics such as gender and diversity, transaction analysis or business etiquette. In addition to this academic support, which is intended to bring students into contact with the topics of the CRC, the focus is also on career advancement.
The focus of each course is on the evening fireside chat, during which the professors talk about their own careers and answer questions from the students.
In order to maintain quality standards, the Academy Hypatia is being expanded or adapted on the basis of regular evaluations.
The Academy Hypatia is organized together with the subproject Ö/contact zone and directed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Stefanie Reese and Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rainer Fechte-Heinen. It is part of the Collaborative Research Center CRC 136 Process Signatures funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
More information about participation you will find here.
News about the certificate course can be found here.
You can find the current flyer here.
*STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
**Hypatia of Alexandria (ca. 370-415) was one of the most significant female scientists in history and taught mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy at the Museion (University of Alexandria).