Google Inside Look

This is about an event from Google that might be interesting to some of Saarland
and Max Planck Institute students.

I am excited to let you know that we have launched applications for Google’s
Inside Look program <https://events.withgoogle.com/inside-look-2019>and we would
like to give your students the opportunity to apply. Inside Look is a great
opportunity for Computer Science students (Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD)
graduating in October 2020 or later to experience firsthand what it is like to
work in Engineering at Google.

This two-day, all expenses paid program will take place at the Google offices in
Munich, and selected students will get to hear from a diverse range of Googlers
about the projects and products they are working on, as well as their path to
Google. Attendees will also benefit from workshops and hands-on skills training
aimed at preparing them technically, as well as building their confidence for a
promising future in tech. Inside Look is committed tosupporting diversity at
Google and in the tech industry as a whole. Students who are members of a group
that is historically underrepresented in the tech field are encouraged to apply!

Additionally, all students who register will be invited to our Virtual Inside
Look program. Virtual Inside Look is a YouTube live stream where they hear from
Googlers about technical projects and opportunities at Google, and ask Googlers
any questions they might have. All Virtual Inside Look participants will have
the chance to be selected for a follow up Virtual Mentorship session with a Googler!

Registration is now open until June 03 2019.

4th Networking-Meet-Up for Women in Computer Science

All women computer scientists are welcome to attend the 4th Networking-Meet-Up for Women in Computer Science at
Saarland University. The meet-up will take place on Friday June 14, 2019 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in building E1 5 (MPI-SWS, ground floor).
 
There will be two or three short presentations and interviews and then some time for informal talks and exchange with other female computer scientists. Whether bachelor or master student, PhD, postdoc
or researcher in a cs-related field -- all women computer scientists are welcome!
 
Drinks and snacks will be provided, so anyone wanting to attend must register by June 3, 2019 by email to Alexandra Klasen-Schmitt: aklasen@mpi-klsb.mpg.de
 
Childcare will also be provided in cooperation with the babysitting service of Saarland University. The children will be supervised in the parent-child-room at MPI, which means they will be in the same building as the meet-up.
 
The organizers are hoping for a great turnout and fruitful new relationships!

International Family Meet & Eat

May 2019

Dear Members of the Institute,

are you an international employee/guest at the MPII and do you have kids?
If you want to meet other families from the Campus, register for the "International Family Meet & Eat" on next Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. .
The event will take place in Building E1.5 MPI SWS, 2nd floor.
Please find further details in the attached flyer.

 

Information session on Social Support for parents in Saarland, Germany

Pregnancy and child-care bring their own challenges that intensify when you move to a new place and more so when you move to a new country. In this presentation, we will share with you how to navigate the social system around maternity leave, pregnancy rights for students and employees, financial support for children as well as financial support for parents post-birth. Basically, we would cover information about Mutterschutz, Kindergeld, and Elterngeld.
The presentation will be done in English, followed by Q & A.

Presented by Audit Family Office-Team of Saarland University: Michelle Froese-Kuhn and Dhara Sheth

Date: 3rd May
Time: 12:00 pm (noon)
Place: E1 5 Room: 0.29
This session is aimed for people with a child/children or who are planning to have a child in the near future.
The offer is open for students and employees of Saarland University and all affiliated institutions.

Universität des Saarlandes
Stabsstelle Chancengleichheit
Campus, Geb A4 4
66123 Saarbrücken
0681 302 2911
0681 302 5025 (Fax)

Founder meeting of the MPS PostdocNet

It is our pleasure to announce the foundation of the MPS PostdocNet, which fills the gap between PhDNet and LeadNet and supports and represents the needs of our junior researchers.
The founder meeting will be at the Harnack-Haus in Berlin on April 29th & 30th, 2019.
Please find attached the invitation letter and the preliminary program for the event.

We strongly encourage our postdocs to connect within our Institute and form a local PostdocNet.
For this purpose, we have also created a new mailing list for postdocs, where all kinds of information for our postdocs will be distributed.
If you are interested, please subscribe to the list here: https://lists.mpi-klsb.mpg.de/listinfo/postdocs.

FUNKT - Holiday-Uni-Nature-Kids-Days

Holiday offer for elementary school kids at Saarland University.

In 2019, children of Saarland University's students and employees can once again take part in our holiday program FUNKT. Friends and kids from affiliated institutes or the Science Park are also very welcome.

FUNKT is a nature-oriented program offered in cooperation with NABU Saar on the campus Saarbrücken. Daily between 8:30 and 16:30, the kids play together in the forrest by the campus, learn about plants and creatures there, do some crafting and carving etc. It is a lot of fun!

The prize is 110€ per week and child (except "Ostern" 2019: 100 €). The fee includes lunch and childcare between 8:00 and 8:30 as well as 16:30 and 17:00.

Contact (registration, questions etc.):  
audit familiengerechte hochschule, 0681 302-2911,
auditfamilie@uni-saarland.de or familie@uni-saarland.de
http://www.uni-saarland.de/page/audit/kinder/funkt.html
Registration form

Impressions from Girls` Day 2019

Computer science (research) you can touch

The Max Planck Institute for Informatics (http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de) and The Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (www.mpi-sws.org) conduct basic research in many areas of computer science. But what exactly is computer science? Do you always need a computer for it? And what is a day in the life of a computer scientist like? This is exactly what we demonstrated to the girls with examples that they could touch and try out.

 
At Girl's Day 2019 we showed 28 participants some of these aspects and prepared a program with hardware, software and even computer science without computers. They were enabled to solder a small embedded system themselves, program a smartphone app and see what questions computer scientists are dealing with.


Participants got the chance to talk to our students, doctoral candidates, and scientists about what it is like to work in research.

 

Symposion: Women. Science. Digitalisation.

Thursday, February 14 / 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in building A3 3 - Aula of the Universität des Saarlandes

There will be a symposion about "Women. Science. Digitalisation." It is organised by the Gender Equality Office of Saarland University. You are cordially invited to join for the whole day or for parts of the programm. Please find the schedule attached. Language will be mainly German. Attendance is free, please enrole via E-Mail: gender-symposion@uni-saarland.de

More information: Gleichstellungsbüro der UdS.

 

The Körber European Science Prize

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

CyberMentor

Mentoring program for the promotion of girls in MINT

  • What is CyberMentor?
    CyberMentor is Germany's largest online mentoring program for the promotion of girls in MINT (mathematics, informatics, natural sciences and technology) and is organized by the universities of Regensburg and Erlangen-Nuremberg. Through your involvement as a mentor you can be a role model for the female students and encourage them to put their plans into action, for example, in the form of MINT activities or by choosing a MINT course of study. Our research shows: more than 70% of the interviewees who took part in CyberMentor later decide to study a MINT subject!
  • How does the mentoring work?
    For one year you mentor a 5th to13th grade female student online. This student shares her MINT interests. On the password-protected platform, you can communicate via chat, email and forum. In this way, you can share with the student your knowledge and ideas about the MINT areas, for example, information about education and work or about MINT topics. You can manage your time flexibly -- starting from 30 minutes per week.
    In addition, we offer comprehensive mentoring materials, such as online tutorials or MINT topics in the form of project proposals.
  • How do you benefit as a mentor?
    As a mentor, you not only actively promote young female MINT talent, but also gain access to a network of up to 800 other mentors from all over Germany. We also pass on exclusive offers from our sponsors and partners to you. In this way, you have the opportunity to easily make and use new contacts.
  • Additional offer: What is CyberMentor Plus?
    CyberMentor Plus launches in December 2018 as a subproject of the "Performance is School" initiative. Plus means that mentees receive additional funding from participating schools. MINT faculty members arrange meetings, discuss mentoring with mentee groups, and can provide MINT projects locally (where you, as a mentor, are not actively involved). Together with the teacher, it is possible to offer the girls optimal support. If you want to participate in CyberMentor Plus, please indicate this in the application.
    Further information: CyberMentor Plus
  • How can you register?
    CyberMentor launches a new round four times a year: March, June, September and December.
    The next round starts on December 17, 2018.
    To register, go to www.cybermentor.de/anmeldung-mentorin
  • Further information: homepage cybermentor

    The following information letter can be forwarded to colleagues or other women from the field of MINT:

Information session on Childcare (Kita & Kindertagespflege) in Saarbrücken

This offer is for people who moved to MPI/Saarland University with a child/children or who are planning to have a child in the near future.
Often, childcare is a priority for parents when they are considering moving to a new place, however, it can take some time in understanding the existing system. Therefore, Michelle Froese-Kuhn and Dhara Sheth from Saarland University's family office will share information on  Kitas and child minders (Tagesmütter/-väter) in Saarbrücken. How to get a place for your child in a timely manner will be talked about as well. The presentation will be done in German and English, followed by Q & A.

Presented by audit familiengerechte hochschule-Team

8th February, 11:00 am

A video of the event was created. If you are interested, please contact Alexandra Klasen-Schmitt.

Symposium for Women in IT and related subjects

November 7, 2018

Please find here a follow-up report (only available in German).

Is starting a business really an option? What would be necessary to do so?

Starting-up your own business might be a topic you have already been thinking of or maybe not yet at all. With this event we would like to encourage especially women to think about starting their own enterprise.
There will be information about consulting and start-up-support here on campus and you will also have the possibility to discuss with people who already brought their business from an idea into life. After that, we offer a practical workshop about developing ideas and Business Model Canvas, a technique which helps you to consider the necessary elements to establish your own business.

“Mind Your Own Business – and Make it Real! Turn Your Idea into a Start-Up: A Symposium for Women in IT and Related Disciplines”
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saarland Informatics Campus E1 5, MPI-SWS, ground floor
The symposium addresses interested women in IT and related disciplines (Bachelor, Master, PhD, Postdoc). 
The event will be in English. Please find the detailed program below.

Please sign up until November 5, 2018 via e-mail to: mint(at)uni-saarland.de
There are 20 places available.

 

Kurswechsel Konferenz 2018

You are Phd Candidate/Postdoc and therefore highly qualified for a leading position in your area of expertise.

Are you familiar with all attainable career paths? Do you need contacts? Do you think there are too many obstacles in your way?
Although companies are opening up to a more diverse pool of applicants they haven’t recognized your full potential yet.
The KURSWECHSEL conference presents alternative career paths, builds bridges and offers networking possibilities.

The main conference language will be German, but some formats will be held in English.

October 19th, 2018, 9 am - 6 pm,  Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main

Further Information:    www.kurswechsel-konferenz.de

 

3rd Networking-Meet-Up for Women in Computer Science

Invitation to 3rd Networking-Meet-Up for Women in Computer Science at Saarland University

Event took place on Wednesday, 4th of July 2018, from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. in building E1 5 (MPI-SWS, R. 0.29)
 
If you are a bachelor student, doing a masters or a PhD,  if you are a Postdoc or a researcher in any computer-science-related field - just come along! We will have three or four short presentations and interviews and then there will be room for informal talks and exchange with other female computer scientists.
 

Women@SAP

 

Career choices at SAP

Wednesday 6 June, SAP and UdS are organising a "Women@SAP" event about career choices at SAP.
The event is meant to be interactive with questions, discussions and networking.

Please note that the event is going to be mainly in German.

 

Impressions from Girls` Day 2018

Computer science (research) you can touch

The Max Planck Institute for Informatics (http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de) and The Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (www.mpi-sws.org) conduct basic research in many areas of computer science. But what exactly is computer science? Do you always need a computer for it? And what is a day in the life of a computer scientist like? This is exactly what we demonstrated to the girls with examples that they could touch and try out.

 
We looked into different problems, for example:
- How does a computer recognize hand movements?
- How does the navigation know how to get from A to B, and what does that have to do with a backpack?
- How can a computer keep a pendulum upright?
- How does a 3D printer work, and what does that have to do with research?
 
Participants got the chance to talk to our students, doctoral candidates, and scientists about what it is like to work in research.