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 talents is curently supported by:
- Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art
- European Social Fund of the European Union
Our Centre for Studies (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:
The association "TfK - Technik für Kinder e. V.” realises projects that enable children to playfully discover the exciting world of technology by doing it themselves.
The association "Initiative Junger Forscherinnen und Forscher e. V." is dedicated to the promotion of young researchers in the STEM sector. With school visits, teacher training and an extensive experimentarium, the association aims to spark interest in science and technology.
The STEM navigator is used to search for STEM offers, either nationwide or in the region. The initiative MINT-Zukunft-schaffen offers various individual STEM initiatives a platform to better reach interested parties.
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.
The team will bring all necessary materials (from laptop to LEGO mindstorms robots and tablets).
"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
Free online course for teachers and parents. The online material is uploaded weekly and will be available until the end of June 2020.
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).
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.
"The Beaver - Master Builder of the Wild"
"Come with us on a trip to a Chinese elementary school!"
"Fuel for our body - Which food makes us strong and smart?"
Virtual - see Deggendorf programme!
Unfortunately, the events of Kinderuni in Pfarrkirchen still have to be cancelled due to the pandemic situation. As soon as we can offer events again, you will find out here or in the local press.
Howevever, you can, of course, use and try out the virtual Kinderuni!
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.
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.
Basically, you are interested in maths, computer science, natural sciences or technology, but are still unsure whether you would like to work in one of these areas later on?
Our offers on Girl's Future Day will give you an insight into STEM subject and familiarise you with exciting topics in technology.
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.
The Boys'Day is a nationwide day of action, which offers boys the possibility of findinf out about occupations and opportunities beyond the classic male domains.
At DIT, boys between 5th and 10th grade can make themselves familiar with occupations and possibilities within the care and social welfare sectors. Organised by the Central Student Advisory Service, the Faculty of Applied Health Services offers an exciting special program that includes laboratory visits, informative lectured and application-oriented exercises.
Boys'Day is a campaign of the nationwide network and specialist portal for the career choice and life planning of boys - "New ways for boys".
We're already looking forward to the Boys'Day next year.
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.
Our offers for the summer holidays are finished.
The programme for the school year 2020/2021 is in progress and will be published here soon.
These were the summer holiday programmes in 2020:
27 July, 2020, 10am-1pm: Become a planetary scientist with LegoWeDo!
29 July, 2020, 10am-2.30pm: Build an artificial hand!
6 August, 2020, 8am-5pm: Get to know the exciting world of computer science
2-7 August, 2020: BIONIK Camp week of DIT and the company Dobler Metallbau GmbH
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.
Our STEM team offers interesting teacher training courses on technical and scientific topics. Here you can find the neyt dates and topics.
Dates and topics for 2020:
Unfortunately, the planned teacher training courses for 2020 have to be postponed.
Alternative dates and further information will follow shortly.
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.
Most recent Newsletters (in German):