Girlsday@VU

On April 12th 2018 the VU will host Girlsday, from 12:00-16:00. This is a yearly event coordinated by VHTO (https://www.vhto.nl/projecten/girlsday/) to promote girls in IT/exact sciences. Companies and universities all over the Netherlands invite groups of girls on this day to visit them. The goal of the Girlsday @ VU event is to show girls what it is like to do research in computer science/artificial intelligence. During this day 40 girls will have a designathon to design an application for a smart school. In order to design this idea they will talk with domain experts (VU researchers) and brainstorm with their group about predefined questions. At the end of the day the girls will have their own worksheet in which they filled in some questions about their design. To generate some media attention on this day TechGirl (www.techgirl.nl) will join the girls during this day and report on the activities, for example via social media.

03/07/2018 | 10:21 AM

The goal of the Girlsday @ VU event is to show girls what it is like to do research in computer science/artificial intelligence. During this day 40 girls will have a designathon to design an application for a smart school. In order to design this idea they will talk with domain experts (VU researchers) and brainstorm with their group about predefined questions. At the end of the day the girls will have their own worksheet in which they filled in some questions about their design. To generate some media attention on this day TechGirl (www.techgirl.nl) will join the girls during this day and report on the activities, for example via social media.

 

We have 10 spots available for daughters of VU employees of the faculty. If your daughter is interested in participating you can sign her up via this link: http://bit.ly/inschrijvenGirlsday

Please read the following requirements first:

  • Your daughter is in the age of 12-15 years old
  • She is allowed to leave earlier from school on the 12th of April (she needs to be present at the VU at 12:00). Note that each participating girl will have her own worksheet to fill in. If requested by the school, she can use this to give a presentation about what she learned during Girlsday to justify her absence.
  • Your daughter speaks Dutch.

We cannot guarantee a spot for each girl that signs up, since we only have 10 spots. After signing up you will receive a reaction from us with either a confirmation or a rejection.

 

If there are any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via: l.m.vander.lubbe@vu.nl or romy.blankendaal@vu.nl