Wels, Austria

International Summer Academy in Engineering for Women ISAE4W

when 13 July 2015 - 24 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 780

Tuition language: English
The Academy’s intensive, two-week programme combines
sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in
engineering and natural sciences. In addition to knowledge transfer
in these fields, social, cross-cultural and gender aspects are
covered and discussed during lectures and workshops.
Each participant can choose from one of two main topics:
>> Physics and Technology
>> Biotechnology and Chemistry
Natural Sciences in Time & Space
>> Development of Natural Sciences and world view from Ancient
Greece to Modern Physics – Lectures and discussions
>> Observing the universe
Applied Sciences in Theory and Practice
>> Research projects with modern devices and methods at the
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
>> Destructive testing like tensile tests with metal and plastics
samples, hardness testing, impact testing
>> Non destructive testing like ultrasonic testing, microscope
investigations, …
>> Renewable energy
>> OpenPhysics
Chemistry and Synthetic Biology
>> Synthetic Biology – Promises and dangers for society
>> General Molecular Biology – Basic introduction into DNA
replication and PCR technology
>> Chemical Analysis – Fatty acid detection from foods via
gas chromatography
Interesting Places to Visit
>> Companies with technical background and research facilities
>> Museums
>> Cultural Highlights in Upper Austria
Specific Topics
>> Intercultural communication and the role of women in science
and research
>> From the business idea to the successful company establishment

Target group

women (high school, college or undergraduate students) from 17 to 26 years

Course aim

>> Improve language und intercultural skills
>> International contacts
>> Broaden technical and scientific knowledge
>> Creativity, fun and experience

Fee info

EUR 780: including tuition fees, room for the entire stay,
meals on weekdays