MINT – this is the abbreviation Rieke Müller could start already in the school time. That she wants to take a mathematical, scientific, or technical training, was eighteen years old before she completed her a-levels. Computer science had in mind for her, “but really, I could not imagine the fields of work or study”. Now this is different: Since October Müller is one of twelve participants of the Hesse-the technology center at the University of Darmstadt. For half a year studying and working in various stem disciplines and career fields. Four days in the week makes you an internship in one of the 15 partner companies, and on Wednesday she attended an event at the University. “This gives a good Overview.”

Rieke Müller is one of the young women who were already interested in the school of natural Sciences. She took chemistry and maths as advanced courses. “But not always, these students find access to the study of stem subjects,” says Yvonne Haffner, equality of the Darmstadt University of applied Sciences officer. To promote interest and to offer insights into the appropriate studies and the professional world, is the aim of the Hessen-technical center. The high-school graduates or technical graduates to get to know both sides, “a flair for the subjects”, such as Haffner’s called.


The sociology Professor is the country project Manager of the Hessen-pilot plant, which was tested from 2013 until 2017 at the University of Darmstadt and now in all five Hessian universities of applied Sciences will be offered. For the three-year joint project, funded by the Hessian Ministry for science and art, as well as the European social Fund, approximately 660,000 Euro. On the other Hessian universities, the acquisition for the pilot plant is about to begin. The Central coordination of Lena Lodge, from the University of Darmstadt.

she and Haffner have made good experiences with the offer, the strength, especially the self-confidence of the girls. “Many people don’t think your math knowledge, or you have diffuse ideas of a technical study or a job,” says Loge. In school physics, and computer science would be taught, “but in the case of electrical or civil engineering, it will stop”.

The internship is a paid position

Rieke Müller has started their second practice of the time. Three months, she has worked at an IT service provider in Long, for two weeks, she is doing an internship at an information service of Deutsche Bahn. Eight hours of the day, you must accompany colleagues, or personal tasks for which the technique can be rewarded with 400 to 700 euros. Every Wednesday, studying at the University. They attended Lectures or special offers in the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, computer science or the natural Sciences.

“so Far, very it was diverse, Hannah Kuch. Also it uses the Hesse-pilot for guidance. Science of the Bensheimerin, “but I didn’t know before, what exactly do I”. This is after about four months of internship and trial studies From the winter semester you will study mechanical engineering. Rieke Müller has also found its way. “For me, it is now clearly going in the direction of computer science.”