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Services for Children and Young People

Are you hooked on IT, engineering or the natural sciences? TU Graz promotes the next generation of scientists and invites you to discover degree programmes, research topics and university life in general.

Get an insight into university life at TU Graz

Bildquelle: Sporer – TU Graz

Open Day

You are getting close to obtaining your secondary school leaving certificate? You are wondering what will be next?

Come to the Open Day at the Graz universities and find out which degree programmes are available. Making a decision will be much easier after you have spent the day exploring University of Graz, TU Graz and the University of Music and Performing Arts.

Next Open Day: 25 April 2019

Tours for Schools

If you cannot participate in the Open Day, you can arrange an individual appointment for a group tour around TU Graz. School classes are provided with general information on degree programmes and visit selected institutes.

To make an appointment, please contact

Gudrun HAAGE
Dipl.-Ing.
+43 316 873 6078
gudrun.haagenoSpam@tugraz.at

Visits to Schools

A degree programme advice team, made up of students at TU Graz, comes to your school and provides information. They give a presentation on all available degree programmes, and answer questions on degrees and university life.

 

CONTACT US:

Gudrun HAAGE
Dipl.-Ing.
+43 316 873 6078
gudrun.haagenoSpam@tugraz.at

School Projects

IMST (Innovations make schools top) aims to support teachers in making mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology classes more innovative.

Children's University of Graz

The motto of the Children's University of Graz is “get children interested in science, research and art”. Children and teenagers from 8 to 19 years of age are introduced to university life by means of lectures and workshops especially adapted to meet their needs.

 

CONTACT US AT TU GRAZ:

Lissa REITHOFER
Tel.: +43 316 873 6095
l.reithofernoSpam@tugraz.at 

CONTACT AT CHILDREN'S UNIVERSITY:

Children's University of Graz
Elisabethstraße 41
8010 Graz
Tel.: +43 316 380 2179
infonoSpam@kinderunigraz.at

For Young Women and Girls

Graduates of degrees programmes in a technical subject or the natural sciences have very good professional, income and career prospects. Despite this, women are still underrepresented in these programmes. TU Graz wants to get rid of any possible inhibitions!  

 

As a female pupil, where can find out about degree programmes in technical and natural science subjects?
How can you become a holiday intern and get a unique insight into university life?
Where can you find a supportive environment when you start using computers?

Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz

FIT – Women in Science and Technology

The initiative FIT – Women in Science and Technology aims to encourage girls to study a technical or natural science subject. TU Graz cooperates with other Styrian universities, universities of applied sciences and colleges, and provides information on degree programmes.

  • Girls studying a technical or natural science subject visit schools as FIT ambassadors.
  • At the FIT info day at TU Graz in February, you can familiarise yourself with the university and the courses offered. There are institute presentations, lectures, laboratory practicals and discussion groups.
  • Organisation of school fairs and participation in interregional fairs such as BeSt3 in Vienna.

Next FIT info day:
12 February 2018

Registration

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CONTACT US:

Florian UNGERBÖCK
BSc MSc
Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity
Mandellstraße 5/I
8010 Graz
Phone: +43 316 873 6096
f.ungerboecknoSpam@tugraz.at


“There’s no reason for girls to feel anxious" – an advisor from the TU Graz women’s promotion programme explains why she helps girls and young women to choose a degree programme

T³UG - Teens Tackle Technology

Do you want to get up close to science and research? Do you want to get to know the world of technology? Do you want to find out more about the work of the institutes and faculties at TU Graz? Well, with a summer job at TU Graz, you can!

Every year, around 100 girls between 16 and 18 years have the chance to experience technology at TU Graz during the holidays. The pupils are involved in everyday life at the institute, take part in course preparation and research activities. They are supervised by an academic member of staff - if required, even after the summer job has ended, e.g. during school projects or when choosing a degree programme or career path.

Summer job employees receive a salary.

Requirements for a summer job

  • A keen interest in technology
  • Completion of 9th school year, over 15 years of age.
  • Participation in FIT info day on 12 February 2018 (registration required)
  • Registration for T³UG during FIT info day
  • Participation in the Women Tech Talk (registration required)

Application for a summer job

You can only apply for a summer job in the framework of T³UG - Teens Tackle Technology at the FIT info day at TU Graz on 12 February 2018.

 

CONTACT US:

Florian UNGERBÖCK
BSc MSc
Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity
Mandellstraße 5/I
8010 Graz
Phone: +43 316 873 6096
f.ungerboecknoSpam@tugraz.at

CoMaed - Computers and Girls

Have fun discovering computers, gain an insight into technology and science, become more confident of your technical skills - all this is possible at CoMaed, the summer computer course for girls aged 10 years and up. It starts with a 2-week, full day beginners course, which is followed by week-long advanced courses, where participants progress to programming and the summer job programme T³UG - Teens Tackle Technology (15 years and up).  

Information and registration:

www.comaed.tugraz.at

IT Summer Courses

What does the inside of my computer look like? How do I program an app? And how can I make a robot walk? You can learn the answers to these and many other exciting questions by taking part in the TU Graz IT summer courses.

Invest part of your summer vacation in tinkering, building and programming with IT experts at the TU Graz. An exciting, diverse array of offers are available for both beginners and more advanced learners who are 10 to 19 years of age!

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IT Workshop Week

For children 10 to 12 years of age

In the 5-day IT Workshop Week, you will dive into the digital world and explore different areas of Information Technology (IT).

On the first day, the group will take apart a computer and carefully look at the individual parts and the computer operating system. On the second, we’ll enter the Internet: you’ll learn how search engines work and how you can surf the net safely. By the end of the day, you’ll have received your Internet Skills Certificate. On the third day, you will begin learning how to code in a programming language in the game environment Code Monkey. On the last two days, you will learn how to program and control an Ozobot (a Mini Robot). You will even develop a creative project with the Ozobot with other members of the group!

Quick Facts

  • When: August 6 to 10, 2018, each day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: TU Graz, Stremayergasse 16, ground floor
  • Workshop fee: 20 euros per child
  • Requirements: none
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Registration and Contact: Angelika Droisner, angelika.droisnernoSpam@tugraz.at

Additional information: Flyer zum Workshop

August 6 – 10, each day from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Girls Coding Week

For girls 12 to 14 years of age

Programming is simple, exciting and really creative! During the Girls Coding Week, you can learn within a week why programming is important and take your first, playful steps into the world of programming. Using the app Pocket Code, which was co-developed right here at TU Graz, you can create programs right on your very own Smartphone. Together with the other girls in the group, you will design games and stores… a great way to be creative and have a lot of fun.

Quick Facts

  • When: August 6 to 10, each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: TU Graz, Inffeldgasse 13, ground floor
  • Workshop fee: free
  • Requirements: none
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Registration and Contact: send an e-mail to Florian Ungerböck, f.ungerboeck@tugraz.at

Additional information: catrob.at/girlsweek

Advanced Robotics Summer Lab

For young people 15 to 19 years of age

Do you want to build an intelligent system by yourself? In an exciting workshop that places a focus on autonomous robots, you can gain experience in the fields of navigation, autonomous systems, electronics and software development. You can plan mobile robots, develop sensors, build grippers and design algorithms together with experts.

The goal is to teach a robot how to control itself and find its way around in an open area. You need to be able to meet a few requirements to take part in the course, for example, have some basic mathematics and programming skills, team spirit and an interest in research and development.

Quick Facts

  • When: July 23 to 27, 2018, each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: TU Graz, Inffeldgasse 10, 2nd floor
  • Course fees: free
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Registration: Apply by sending a letter of motivation (the reason you’d like to take part in the lab; your experiences in the area of robotics, informatics and mathematics; any projects you’ve completed up until now) and your personal information (name, age, contact info) by June 15, 2018 by e-mail to kandlhofernoSpam@ist.tugraz.at, subject line – Advanced Robotics Lab. You’ll find out if you can take part in the lab by June 30, 2018.  
  • Contact: Martin Kandlhofer, kandlhofernoSpam@ist.tugraz.at

Additional information: Advanced Robotics Summer Lab

Maker Days for Kids

For children 10 to 14 years of age

At the Maker Days for Kids, you can work creatively in an open (digital) workshop and create and design your own products using different (digital) tools and materials.

The following stations will be set up:

  • Textile design with embroidery and sewing machines
  • Programming and physical computing
  • Controlling robots
  • Working with the 3D-printer and the vinyl cutter
  • Handicrafts, building, painting
  • Electronic handicrafts
  • Learning with new media
  • Various workshops
  • and much more

The diverse and experienced team from the TU Graz and the non-profit organisation BIMS e.V. will be there to help you turn your ideas into reality.

Quick Facts

  • When: August 13, 14, 16 and 17, 2018, each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: TU Graz, Inffeldgasse 13, ground floor
  • Course fees: free
  • Requirements: none
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Registration: register by July 23, 2018 by using the Registration Form
  • Contact: Martin Kandlhofer, kandlhofernoSpam@ist.tugraz.at

Additional information: Maker Days for Kids

Summer Workshop: mathematics of physics on the computer

For young people from their 9th level to advanced level of education (A-levels)

Does mathematics enthuse you? Do you want to understand how to predict the movement of physical bodies through the mathematical formulation of simple physical laws? Would you like to create your own solar system or a pressure cooker on the computer?

Here, you will be able to program and visualise the movement of physical bodies yourself. No prior programming knowledge is required.

Quick Facts

  • When: July 30 to August 3, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: TU Graz, Petersgasse 16, Physics Building
  • Course fees: free
  • Requirements: none
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Registration: via the website
  • Contact: Enrico Arrigoni, arrigoninoSpam@tugraz.at

Further information: Workshop Website

CoMaed – Computer Courses for Girls

For girls 10 to 17 years of age

In 6 different courses, you have a chance to explore the inner workings of a computer, familiarize yourself with different computer programs, teach robots how to walk, edit photos, program your own game and learn a lot more. The most important thing is that we have fun learning together. You will spend a whole week at the TU Graz with other girls, visit research institutes and get a glimpse of the world of technology.

The following courses are available:

  • Beginner (10-12 years of age)
    August 20 to 31, 2018
  • Advanced (11-13 years of age)
    September 3 to 7, 2018
  • Robotics (12-14 years of age)
    July 9 to 13, 2018
  • Graphics/Design (13 to 15 years of age)
    July 16 to 20, 2018
  • Programming with C# (from 14 years of age and up)
    August 20 to 24, 2018
  • 3D-Modelling (from 15 years of age and up)
    August 27 to 31, 2018

Quick Facts

  • When: 6 different courses offered in July, August and September, 2018, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: TU Graz, Stremayrgasse 16, 1st floor
  • Course fees: 60 euros for meals (financial support possible)
  • Requirements: none
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Registration and contact: Florian Ungerböck, f.ungerboecknoSpam@tugraz.at

Additional information: www.comaed.tugraz.at