Mädchen machen Technik 2018
"Mädchen machen Technik" is a summer program organized by the Technical University of Munich every year. School girls between 10 and 16 years old are invited to universities and departments to discover how exciting and challenging research in natural science and engineering can be.
Building on last year's success, W2W will offer a program called "Wind, Wetter und (Klima-)Wandel" for ten school girls between 12 and 14 years old on September 3rd and 4th 2018. The participants will learn about atmospheric physics and dynamics. They will make their own experiments, e.g., constructing a thermometer, producing clouds, learning about temperature, pressure and convection. They will then take part in lab experiments and learn about the foehn winds, the Coriolis force and convection in the atmosphere. They will visit the roof instruments and make their own weather chart and compare it to current satellite animation. They will finally produce a numerical weather prediction over Germany based on the article of Charlton-Perez and Dacre 2011 (link to the online article).