Friday, April 24, 2015

Girls’ Day at CST

Girls' Day 2015
Great ideas can come from anywhere. At CST, we believe that the diversity of our support and development teams is a key part of our success and innovation. As a result, we are always happy to support programs to encourage girls to study the STEM subjects (that’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Every year, in Germany, tech and engineering firms are invited to take part in Girls’ Day, and present their work to female students, in order to to introduce girls to job profiles which are typically dominated by men. As part of this year’s Girls’ Day, twelve young girls aged 12 to 14 visited our Darmstadt office yesterday to participate in CST's "Girls' Day" event.

We prepared a program to demonstrate the excitement of electrical engineering. After being introduced to the basic principles of electromagnetics and the purpose of simulation, the girls had the chance work hands-on with their own simulation, which they mastered very well!

After that, we talked about the daily tasks of an Application Engineer at CST, before astonishing the girls with some very cool simulation models of gadgets from the real world.

Girls' Day ended with a joint lunch and both the girls and their hosts were really happy with the experience they had made during the day.

We hope that we were able to pass on our excitement for engineering and for EM simulation in particular, and we’re looking forward to Girls' Day 2016!

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