Girls’ Day 2017 at PicoQuant
For this year's Girls' Day, PicoQuant organized a workshop under the motto "make the invisible visible" for young females from age 10 and upwards. The attendees had the opportunity to meet female role models in leadership positions in research and business as well as experience the world of technology, crafts, engineering, and science.
During the workshop, the girls learned about light and fluorescence by investigating the luminescence of naturally occurring fluorophores like chlorophyll or aesculin from horse chestnuts under UV illumination. Furthermore, single cell structures, that are far too small to be seen by naked eye, were made visible by light microscopy.
As an annual event organized at research institutes and technical enterprises in Germany, the Girls' Day enables young females to gain insights into professions where women are still underrepresented.