Wether in the display of a mobile phone, in the production of light, in the construction of sustainable houses, in environmental protection, in medicine, in the Internet... How does the world around us work and how can we shape it? STEM enlightens!
The STEM support team of DIT and other initiatives in the region want to get young people interested in technology and science.
DIT's commitment to young STEM talent is currently supported by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts
& European Social Fund of the European Union
Our Student and Academic Counselling (ZSB) advises prospective students, applicants and students on all questions relating to studying and university life.
You will receive comprehensive, objective and confidential advice on the following topics:
Cliché-free study/career orientation:
DIT has been partner of the following websites since 2017:
All over the country, school are closed due to the corona virus, but you don't have to do it without STEM.
Whether it's videos, apps, online offers and experiments for the home, there's something for everyone, including parents and teachers.
Have fun and stay healthy!
1st - 4th Grade:
5th grade up to high school:
Teachers and parents:
How does a Gecko manage to run up the walls or the lotus flower to let water drops roll off it?
With a lively lecture and two suitcases full of experiments, students at DIT will introduce pupils from 5th to 7th grade to the topic of bionics. Bionics - What are you looking for in nature to make it useful for humas? The school visit is carried out in cooperation with the Initiative Junger Forscherinnen und Forscher e.V. Würzburg. It is free of charge, designed for four school classes and designed for four teaching hours (plus assembly and disassembly before and after). Further information is available in this detailed report of the project.
To the bionics research group of DIT at the Campus Freyung.
"ESF in Bavaria - Investment in your future" supported by
How can I program an app so that the LEGO robot automatically stops at the edge of the table?
With the interactive workshop Digimania+, the STEM team with students of DIT, has been on the road in schools throughout Lower Bavaria since October 2019. They have LEGO mindstorms robots, laptops and tablets in their luggage and make programming fun in 11 teaching units.
The project, which is supported by the European Social Fund and the Bavarian State Ministy for Family, Labour and Social Affairs, is free of charge and can be carried out in all types of schools from grade 8 onwards. Enthusiasm for technology and computer science, encouragement to form critical opinions and creative teamwork are the main focus.
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Text-based programming, robotics and
Exercises in small teams
Graphical programming with the
Interfaces (Bluetooth, WiFi)
Apps, technology, private life and business with
Skills and awareness of digitalisation
20 participating schools in the 2019/2020 school year so far:
8 junior high schools, 7 grammar schools and 2 vocational/technical high schools
Are you interested or do you want more information? firstname.lastname@example.org
With our students, an app is programmed in a playful way, which can be tested immediately on your own device.
Duration: at least 3 teaching hours, (possible in one piece or in stages).
Implementation: virtual or in person
Age group: from 8th grade
Type of school: any
Small electronic circuit boards in the shape of a beetle are made to glow and write by means of graphic programming. The little beetle can also do experiments, such as closing an electric circuit for an apple light. The workshop is possible for up to 26 children and takes place by arrangement at DIT or at your school (a computer room with internet access is necessary).
Students learn about robotics and text-based programming with our students.
Duration: at least 3 teaching hours, (possible in one piece or in stages).
Implementation: virtual or present
Age group: from 8th grade
Type of school: any
On individual request, we offer creative workshops with Calliope mini to get to know the world of computers.
On individual request we offer lively workshops with the LEGO® Education learning concepts.
LegoWeDo: Primary School
Codebug: primary & secondary school
SpikePrime: school grades 5-8
DIT can provide elaborated handouts for different modules. The handouts were developed in the context of a cooperation between Technik für Kinder e.V. and the University of Passau. The schools themselves are responsible for the training, supervision and organisation. All modules need local supervisors who can familiarise themselves with the topic independently.
a) Robot programming with LEGO mindstorm (5th - 7th grade)
b) App development on mobile devices with the App-Inventor (7th - 10th grade)
c) App development with Java Android (text-based programming) (10th - 12th gradde)
d) Computer networks and physical computing with Raspberry Pi (9th - 12th grade)
e) Physical computing with mBOT (9th - 12th grade)
Modules a) and b) can be done by teachers with little previous knowledge. DIT also offers these modules as school attendance. Information and booking under.
Module c) requires supervisors with good professional knowledge.
Modules d) and e) require carers with good to specific knowledge (possibly from a relevant partner company of the school).
NOTE: The provided handouts are memory reduced. The original handouts and further information are available at email@example.com
You can find further IT offers at www.mint-niederbayern.de
We offer customised school visit programs, individually adapted to the needs of your class. The duration of our school visits depends on the desired program content and can vary from the duration of a lecture block to the organisiation of an entire day at DIT.
Do you have your own ideas? We are looking forward to your message!
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Are you curious and have lots of questions? Are you between 6 and 12 years old? Then you've come to the right place: every school year we have exciting topics at the Kinderuni. You can find them under the heading "Programme". Have fun browsing. We look forward to seeing you soon.
26 November 2021 - "Off to the bin! And then?" (Miriam Augustin, Zweckverband Abfallwirtschaft Donau-Wald)
What happens to our waste and why is it so important to separate it? Come along and discover what happens to our waste, how we can avoid it and solve exciting riddles with us.
Date to follow: "The little history of the metre" (Johann Gerner, DIT).
How much is a metre actually, and who thought it up? Did the ancient Greeks or Romans also measure in metres many thousands and hundreds of years ago? Didn't they still measure in feet and cubits? At this children's university we will bring order to the units of measurement. Join in!
Date to follow: "Viruses must stay inside - clean room laboratories, cow barns and operating theatres" (Hartmut Hölzel, Caverion)
How can dangerous viruses be prevented from escaping from research laboratories? How do operating theatres stay free of viruses and bacteria? What technology is in these buildings and rooms, and how is it maintained so that it never breaks down?
At ECRI we will start again with Kinderuni lectures in person.
Pre-registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wearing a medical mask until you reach your seat.
Max. Number of participants 30 - places will be allocated according to receipt of registrations.
Friday, 19 November 2021, 5 pm
Prof. Dr. Sascha Kreiskott (ECRI):
"On the move in the virtual world - security on the internet."
If you are 8 years old, you are very welcome to come. For yonger children the lectures might still be too difficult, so that you would only be bored.
No, just come to the lecture that interests you.
No problem! Just come back next time. If you want, you can visit the Goethe online children's university in the meantime.
Yes, when you come to the university for the first time, you will receive a children's university card if you like. You can then use it to collect a sticker for each subsequent event. Once you have collected six stickers, you let us know and the next time you come you will receive a certificate from the children's university.
Yes - a lot of curiosity! :-) And your student card, if you want to collect stickers. Otherwise you could bring pens and paper if you want to write something down. Or even a drink and a snack.
Yes, but only if there is enough room in the lecture hall and only in the back rows. After all, the children's university is ther for you and it would be a pity if the adults took away the children's seats or blocked the view.
You can park for free in the parking garage in the Edlmairstrasse (Stichstrasse in the direction of Ruderhaus/Donau)
Of course right on time at the beginning of the lecture. So that everyone who wants a sticker can get it before, it would be good to be there about 15 minutes before the lecture starts.
Arrival by car:
Free parking is available in the parking garage between Dieter-Görlitz-Platz 1 and Stichstrasse in the direction of the wheel house.
Arrival by train:
The Deggendorf Institute of Technology is about 10-15 minutes walk from the train station. From Bahnhofplatz walk in the direction of the centre along Bahnhofstrasse until you reach the intersection of Hans-Krämer-Strasse. Turn right here into Hans-Krämer-Strasse and continue in the direction of the Deggendorf town hall. At the next big traffic light, cross the crossing straight ahead. This is where Edlmaierstrasse begins and after about 100 metres you will reach the University (Dieter-Görlitz-Platz 1)
Arrival by car via GoogleMaps.
Doctors are doctors, right? No, not always. Doctors are also men and women, who know a lot about university subjects such as philosophy, mathematics, engineering or French. You can still get your doctorate after the normal graduation in any subject. You have to do research and continue studying, write a doctoral thesis and take exams. if a doctor diligently continues his research, he can later also become a > Professor.
A lecture hall is a large room with many chairs and very small tables. The largest lecture hall of a university is often called Audimax. The rows of seats in the lecture hall are often quite narrow and go up like stairs. This way, there is room for a few hundrer listeners and everyone can see what is happening at the front of the blackboard. In many lecture halls, including th children's university lecture hall, you will find modern technical equipment, for example beamers, speakers and microphones and projectors.
If you want to study at the > University, you have to apply. To do this, you have to write down a lot of important data in a form, for example what grades you have in your Abitur, which subjects you want to study and why. Therefore, instead of enrollment" you often say "registration". You send the form to the university or college, and then you have to wait a while. Whether or not you get a place at the university often depends on the average grade of your Abitur: The better it is, the better your chances are getting into the university. If you have been accepted, you have to fill out a few more forms and at the end you will receive a student card and a > Matriculation number. So at the end of the enrollment you are a student.
Just as you write school assignment, students also write written exams. These are called exams and often last a few hours. The exams are usually written at the of a > semester, so in February or July.
The matriculation number can be obtained at the > Matriculation. Each student has a unique number. This prevents students from being confused, even if they have the same name. This is important so that no grades or exams are mixed up.
"Mensa" is Latin and means "table". At the > University it can be translated as "lunch table", because the Mensa is the building where students, > doctors, > professors and everyone else who usually works there have lunch. The Mensa is located on campus. This is convenient because after lunch you don't have to walk so far to the > lecture hall, the library or the office.
At the university, teachers are not called teachers, but usually "professor" or "doctor" or more generally: "lecturer". Lecturers, i.e. also professors, give courses at the university called > lecture, seminar, exercise, practical training, excursion, etc. and thus ensure that students learn a lot and are well educated when they finish their studies. Professors are men and women who also research different topics in their subjects. That is why they are particularly well versed in their fields.
Every student who is enrolled at a university must re-register regularly for each > semester. This then means "re-registration". There is always a certain deadline for re-registration, which must be met.
In the > University, the calculation is not in school years, but in semesters. The winter semester begins on October 1 and the summer semester on March 15. Twice a year - always before a new semester begins - there is "lecture-free time", i.e. there are no courses for the students. This lecture-free period lasts two to three months. But this is not really a vacation like at school: During this time, students have to write homework (that is, long essays), do internships, conduct experiments or study for exams.
Every student who enrolls will receive a student card, similar to the way you get a student card from the school. Like the school card, the student card has advantages: You can get cheaper prices in some stores, on the bus, at the cinema or swimming pool - because students don't earn that much money yet. And if you show your student card in the cafeteria, you pay less for food than university employees or foreign guests.
As at school, which ends with the Abitur (at the Gymnasium), the middle school (at the Realschule) or the Hauptschulabschluss (at the Hauptschule), the study at the > University also ends with a degree. There are different degrees - for example "Bachelor" or "Master" - for which you have to study for different lengths of time. Which degree you choose depends largely on what you want to do later as a profession. Although you cannot choose a profession by graduating from the children's university, the certificate you receive after attending several courses is worth something. It proves that you are an inquisitive, clever person who likes to learn new things and can therefore become a great student!
A university is a scientific university where science is researched, taught, studied and learned.
In lectures, the > professors give a lecture on a specific topic and the students listen and take notes. A lecture usually lasts 90 minutes. There are also lectures or talks in the children's university. But unlike in the university for the adult students, these are not lectures where you are only supposed to listen silently. The teachers at the children's uni are happy if you ask questions or discuss with them whether what they present to you can really be true.
Exciting lectures with depth for all who want to know more. Wednesdays at 6 pm.
Wed. 15 December 2021: "Biopsychomedicine - What is it?" (Prof. Michael Frey, DIT).
What does the psyche have to do with our health or illness? How do the two influence each other? Is it imagination or biochemistry? Or what is actually behind it?
26 January 2022: "Bionics - amazing achievements that you definitely don't know yet" (Kirsten Wommer, DIT)
Beyond Velcro and the lotus effect, numerous inventions have already been copied from nature and transferred into our lives. Which ones are they? We shed light on achievements that you are guaranteed to know, but didn't know were bionics.
March 2022: "Viruses must stay indoors - from clean room laboratories, research cow barns and operating theatres" (Hartmut Hölzel, Caverion)
How do you keep dangerous pathogens in a research laboratory so that they cannot escape? How do you prevent them from entering operating theatres? At this youth university, you'll find out what room and building technology is needed for this and how to ensure that it never fails.
April 2022: "AI - How deeply is it already in our lives?" (Prof. Patrick Glauner, DIT)
This doesn't concern me. Or does it? At this Youth University you will find out where artificial intelligence is already affecting your life.
May 2022: "Gene sequencing - how it works and what it's good for" (Prof. Melanie Kappelmann-Fenzl, DIT)
Our genes - the book of life? What can we read from them? HOW can we read them at all? Professor Kappelmann-Fenzl tells us about these questions, the leaps in medicine and the sequencing of the so-called third generation.
June 2022: "Shares and a greedy bird - We develop an exit strategy" (Prof. Robert Feicht, DIT).
First we will play an amusing dice game - of course with the active participation of all participants. Afterwards, we will use a simple statistical method to derive the "optimal behaviour" for this game and consider for which real-life decision-making situations we can learn from it, e.g. for acting on the stock market.
Movement in series - Six hours of school desks, if not more. Journey home by bus or car. Homework at the desk, then well-deserved free time - in other words: gaming, streaming, surfing, chatting. Where is the time for exercise? Without it, nothing works. Don't you think? Then take a look and find out what role it plays in the development of physical and mental abilities and how you can make use of it.
100 schoolgirls, not only from schools in the region, but from all over Germany, took part in Girls'Day 2021 at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology!
This year, technicians and teachers from the university offered varied virtual workshops that gave the girls the opportunity to experience "STEM at first hand" despite the distance. DIT campus was also explored as part of a virtual campus tour. Two female students from the Deggendorf Institute of Technology were on hand with materials for the girls.
You can find more information at:
Girls' groups between 7th and 10th grade can spend a whole or half day at DIT within the framework of a Girls'Day Academy at their school. We offer exciting lectures, laboratory tours and experiments.
As part of our school support programme, students visit schools and provide school children with age-appropriate information about study and career orientation:
Our students give lectures and take part in school information fairs.
"Design your first own app"
Learn about the exciting world of computer science and create your first own app. You can then use it to control your Lego robot. Also learn about influencers, apps and the Internet of Things.
When? Tues. 3 August from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the DIT campus in Deggendorf.
Who? Curious people from grade 8
Registration: only by email to email@example.com
"Become a planetary scientist with LegoWeDo - programming workshop for girls".
In this programming workshop for girls, you will develop, build and programme a research vehicle and go on a voyage of discovery with it.
When? Mon. 9 August from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the DIT campus in Deggendorf.
Who? Girls from 8 - 10 years
Registration: only by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
"Safecrackers don't stand a chance: We're building a super safe".
In this programming workshop for boys and girls, you will design, build and programme a super safe with Lego Spike Prime that is very difficult to crack.
When? Wed. 11 August from 10 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. at the DIT campus in Deggendorf
Who? Tinkerers from 11 - 14 years of age
Registration: only by e-mail to email@example.com
These were the virtual holiday programmes Whitsun 2021
These were the virtual holiday programmes at Easter 2021
These were the holiday programmes in summer 2020
Let the beetle board glow, write and do experiments.
Program the Codebug.
Build a Lego creature and teach it something.
Design and progam Lego WeDo .
Exciting holiday programmes are offered by the non-profit organisation TfK - Technik für Kinder e.V.
Here everyone can design, build and program to their hear's content.
Experience study courses and student life at DIT
In addition to the general career guidance provided by the employment agency, we present the study programmes offered by the Deggendorf Institute of Applied Sciences, e.g.
Trial studies offers the opportunity to participate in lectures, visit laboratories, speak with students and professord and discover the campus.
Duration: All day during holidays, otherwise 3-4 hours.
Excursion programmes include a short presentation of DIT, the presentation of one or two selected sutdy programmes, discussions with student mentors, and a campus toud with laboratory visit.
Duration: approx. 1-2 hours, maximum number of participants: 100.
Themed workshops offer an in-depth examination of selected topics in small groups. The topics available for selection can be found under the heading 11/2: In-depth study and career orientation.
Duration: depending on the number of selected workshops: 2-6 hours, possible lunch at the Mensa. Maximum number of participants: 100.
We (the centre for studies and/or professors and /or student mentors) will come to you upon invitation or organise an excursion programme or themed workshop by personal arrangement at least 6 weeks before the desired date of your visit. For taster days it is best to register 8 weeks in advance.
From mid-February to mid-March, students have the opportunity to come to DIT and take an in-depth look at the following topics related to studies and careers in selected workshops (Please make your choice):
The workshops are limited to 10 participants and last about 20 minutes. Afterwards there is a change, so that each group goes through all the thematic workshops. In this small group, individual questions can be answered very well. In total this programme takes about 2-6 hours, depending on how many workshops are selected, e.g.: 6 workshops in three hours, 8 in four hours (Lunch at the Mensa is possible).
A taster day during the Easter holiday and the counseling and events offered by the Centre for Studies provide further in-depth information.
The Deggendorf Institute of Technology supports project work together with cooperating companies. Students are thus given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with courses of study and occupational fields in the fields of technology, business and health. Prerequisites for this are prior consultation with the school and available time and personnel resources at DIT.
For project work that cannot be directly supervised by DIT, we try to arrange business contacts.
In the scientific seminars, technical contents and working methods are to be conveyed on the basis of practice-oriented project work.
We work tirelessly with schools throughout the region and further afield. Joint actions include, but are not limited to: a regular exchange, information events, teacher training sessions and specialist projects. The basis for the continuous cooperation is a great commitment on the part of the schools and our university.
The Central Student Advisory Service and DIT's STEM team regularly publish a newsletter with current information & interesting facts for schools.
If you would like to receive the newsletter as well, please send an informal email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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