Information events for groups
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Talks and campus tours with students (HTW TIENS)
Students studying engineering, computing, science, energy, business, culture and design visit schools to provide insights into the various study programmes and daily student life. They explain how they decided which study programme was right for them. On request, tours of the laboratories, canteen and the campus an also be provided.
Study guidance for school groups
Teachers are welcome to visit HTW Berlin with a group of school pupils. For groups of approx. 40 people, the Study Advisory Service can introduce the university as a place of learning and studying in a presentation tailored to the interests of the group. Information can also be provided on how study places are allocated, helping students to make a well-based decision regarding their choice of study programme. Please call us six weeks in advance to arrange a date.
030 5019-2339 or 030 5019-2439
Academic writing workshop for school pupils (HTW TIENS)
Writing academic assignments during the last year of school is an excellent way to prepare for studying at university. In order to do this, school pupils need the necessary academic tools. In this workshop, students at HTW Berlin explain what is required in academic writing and the best way to approach this. The pupils apply what they learn in an exercise on the computer. The workshop takes approximately 2 hours. It can be ideally combined with a tour of the library and an introduction to literature research.
Library tours and literature research training
Every semester, the library at HTW Berlin offers a variety of tours and training sessions designed to improve information skills. Teachers and school pupils are warmly invited to participate. Individual appointments can also be arranged for school classes with a programme specially tailored to their needs. The tours (Treskowallee campus and Wilhelminenhof campus) provide an introduction to the various library facilities and explain how they are used. The training sessions introduce the library catalogue as well as selected databases which have been adapted to the needs of the class. Afterwards, there is time for the participants to independently try out the presented research tools.
Tailored lectures and seminars
During a lecture at the university or as part of a school visit, professors of HTW Berlin present typical contents of their subject, talk about career prospects or hold discussions on current issues. Please send enquiries about lectures and seminars for school pupils to the respective study programme manager (contact details can be found on the study programme web pages).
Examples of lectures and seminars provided by individual study programmes:
- "Engineers meet schools" (target group: years 11 /12, mathematics-related content, duration approx. 60 minutes) Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Werner, Dirk.Werner@HTW-Berlin.de
- "Everything that you can’t see at a construction site" (target group: year 5 /6, including building an arched supporting structure) Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Werner, Dirk.Werner@HTW-Berlin.de
- Computing lecture series for school pupils: What IT can and it can’t, IT security, operating systems, programming (target group: year 12/13), further information can be found on the HTW Berlin Learning Centre website.
Planning simulations for business and law
Economic, legal and political processes are easier to understand with planning simulations. At HTW Berlin, planning simulations are therefore part of the curriculum for economics and law study programmes. Specially devised planning simulations for school groups offer excellent insights into the study content and also provide hands-on knowledge for school lessons. Simulation dates are currently being planning. If you are interested, please contact us and we will coordinate with you to arrange a planning simulation.
Mixing (im)possible – Experiments in Life Science Engineering (for all ages)
Water and oils are contained in many of our daily products such as mayonnaise, creams etc. If you have ever tried mixing a salad dressing, you will probably have noticed that these two substances do not mix together very well. We will be demonstrating in the lab which process engineering and chemistry methods are used to mix these two ingredients together so that they remain stable for long periods of time. School pupils can then conduct an experiment to produce their own skin cream which they can take home with them afterwards. We will also be taking a look at the goals of the Life Science Engineering study programme and the opportunities that it offers. This introductory event is also suitable for primary school pupils.
Prof. Dr. Anja Drews
School project days "Mechanical engineering and materials" (for all year groups)
Materials are at the core of mechanical engineering. The density, rigidity and strength of a material determine the usage limits of the finished product. To introduce school pupils to the world of materials, students studying mechanical engineering, automotive engineering and industrial engineering are on hand to give practical, interdisciplinary lessons. The students are free to choose the topics, e.g. materials groups, building electric motors, creating a robot, polymers and recycling, bionics. They also put together work folders for teachers, project documents for school pupils and provide follow-up material. The lessons are conducted by the students in the form of a 1-day workshop with the school pupils. The project is suitable for school pupils of any age – from primary school to upper school. Photos from previous workshops can be found on the project website.
Prof. Dr. Anja Pfennig
Programming in one hour
Basic programming knowledge is now required in many professions and degree programmes. The “Programming in one hour” event will demonstrate that programming can be a lot of fun and anyone can learn how to do it. The event always takes place in a lab at HTW Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Schwotzer
Computer Museum of HTW Berlin
The history of computing and its tools and methods are as old as mankind itself. People have always searched for ways to simplify working with numbers and data – from using their fingers to slide rules, punch cards and computers. At the Computer Museum of HTW Berlin visitors can see and touch some of the old tools and devices. Demonstrations are also provided. The museum is operated with the support of students and lecturers from the Museums Studies, Applied Computer Science and Environmental Informatics degree programmes. At the present time the museum is not open to the public. However, you are welcome to arrange an appointment for a visit. We will then be pleased to provide an overview of the museum’s treasures and you can even try out some of them for yourself.
Dr. Jürgen Feige
METEUM – technical academy for children and teenagers
METEUM (People, Engineering and the Environment) aims to inspire interest in science and engineering professions and study programmes by offering attractive workshops and experiments for schools and young people. The cooperation partnership with HTW Berlin focuses on the aspect of renewable energy. School pupils can take part in events either individually or in groups. We invite teachers to talk to us about the specific topics, content level, dates and the duration of the project they are interested in organising.