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04/19/2023 | Pressemitteilung

A week of STEM to participate and touch

From soldering courses for robot kits to guided tours of a traffic simulator to an Escape Game on biodiversity - rarely has STEM been experienced in such a diverse way as during STEM Week at the University of Kassel from May 8 to 13. With over 100 program points, the university, companies, schools and associations show for one week how much fun STEM can be. The program is aimed at schoolchildren, students, families and all other interested parties and is completely free of charge. More than 1000 participants are expected.

Image: Paavo Blafield.
Tours of various laboratories and experimental facilities at the University of Kassel (here at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) are also part of the STEM Week program.

MINT (short for: Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Sciences, Technology) competencies are urgently needed for the future. For this reason, the MINT Hub - an association of the University of Kassel and non-university partners - is organizing the first MINT Week for the region in May. The motto: "MINT meets sustainability". The week is intended to generate enthusiasm, present career fields and study opportunities, and showcase research.

"MINT Week is not just a university event," explains Prof. Dr. Rita Borromeo Ferri, professor of mathematics didactics at the university and initiator and project manager of the MINT Hub. In addition to the university's four STEM departments, various schools, companies, institutions and associations in the region are also involved: "We are already overwhelmed by the response."

How do insects work? Can you do magic with chemistry? How do you calculate with colors? There will be answers to these and many more questions during MINT Week. Of course, the Lab Safari through the world of fungi will not be missing. On Monday evening, May 8, the central kick-off event will take place at the Holländischer Platz campus. Starting at 4 p.m., interested parties can examine a traveling exhibition of the Mathematikum Gießen on site. From 6 - 7:30 p.m., Prof. Dr. Albrecht Beutelspacher, initiator and director of the Mathematikum, will give an introductory lecture "Mathematics at your fingertips." "With Prof. Beutelspacher, we have won someone for the opening who can really fascinate everyone for the subject," emphasizes Prof. Dr. Andreas Meister from the Department of Applied Mathematics, also initiator and project manager of the MINT Hub.

To conclude the MINT week, the MI(N)T-Mach Saturday will take place on May 13 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the university location in Wilhelmshöher Allee. There will be hands-on STEM activities for everyone, especially families with children of all ages. In a world of hot wires, solar mobiles and e-rowing boats, there will be plenty of new things to discover. In addition, the traveling exhibition of the Mathematikum will be on display once again.

Over the course of the six days, all of the university's locations in Kassel will alternate. In addition, some schools and companies will also offer offerings and formats on their own premises. "The declared goal of MINT Week is also for stakeholders to network with each other and learn from each other. The willingness of all participants to get involved is huge," Sandra Wilhelm from the MINT Hub is pleased to say.

The MINT Week with all its program points is open to everyone and free of charge. However, since many offerings are limited, it is advantageous to register.

The Kasseler Verkehrs-Gesellschaft and the Nordhessischer Verkehrsverbund also make an important joint contribution to the success of MINT Week. Pupils from all over North Hesse can travel to the events as a class or course free of charge by bus and train. All that is required is registration by the teacher in charge at

All information, the detailed program booklet and links for registration are available at:



Sandra Wilhelm / Elisabeth Eckel / Catrin Grabowski
University of Kassel - MINT Hub
E-Mail: mint-hub[at]uni-kassel[dot]de