Science for Kids


Since 2010, the MPI CEC has been participating in the nation-wide event Girls'Day.

The event is a great opportunity for young girls to get an insight into the work routines of a scientist.
Girls have the chance to work for one day in jobs were female employees are still underrepresented. 

Registration for the individual workshops is done via the Girls'Day website:
Just click on the radar in the upper right corner, enter our postcode (45470) and search for our institute. We are looking forward to you!

Junior-Uni Ruhr

What is the Junior-Uni Ruhr?

The Junior-Uni Ruhr consists of a network of people from science, business and culture, from day-care centres, schools and museums, from church and social institutions - the largest educational network that has ever existed in Mülheim and the region.

The most important thing we can give children is knowledge - especially the ability to acquire knowledge independently and to share acquired knowledge with others. These are the basic ideas of the Junior-Uni Ruhr: to give children and young people space for their curiosity, joy of discovery and thirst for research until they enter professional life. Without grades or pressure to perform.

The Junior-Uni Ruhr is an extracurricular, privately financed and non-profit educational and research institution for children and young people. 

Science at School

A few times a year, our chemistry laboratory technician Bernd Mienert visits primary schools in the area to show some easy but fun experiments to the students.

The visit is embedded in the lessons and is prepared and followed up by the class teacher. The common goal is to spark enthusiasm for the natural sciences and enhance the regular curriculum

Interested teachers are welcome to contact the Department of Research Communication for further information.