Girls’ Day

[Logo: Girl's Day - Mädchen-Zukunftstag]

Should teenagers 12 and over be allowed to drive? - Research at the Institute for Automotive Engineering

This year we are again inviting interested girls aged 12 to 16 to the Girls' Day at the ika. Together with you, we want to conduct a study in which you can prove that young people can also drive a car. We will then evaluate the results and answer our research question together. In addition to the study, you will get an insight into our daily work at the Institute for Automotive Engineering and can try out practical car-related activities yourself. Of course, we are always at your side and will be happy to answer your questions. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Further information about the event can be found on the website. The online registration starts on February 1st.


Date 2020


Online registration starts on 01.02.2020

Contact at ika

Isabell Müller
+49 241 80 25634


Girls' Day 2019

"What's research?", "Should teenagers 12 and over be allowed to drive?"

Girls' Day 2019: Once again this year, young people were spoilt for choice and were able to get a taste of various professions or scientific fields at 32 institutes, chairs and workshops of the RWTH Aachen University in a total of 36 workshops (31 for girls and 5 for boys). The workshops offered accommodation for 358 girls and 52 boys from grades 5 to 10 of all school types.

At our ika, 12 girls were able to conduct their own study in order to answer the research question of the workshop "Driving licence for young people? - Research at the Institute for Motor Vehicles", to try out practical car-related activities and to gain an insight into the daily work at the ika. A driver's license was given to everyone as souvenir. Further information about the event can be found on the website.

Pictures from 28.03.2019

Girls' Day 2018

ika at Girls’ Day in Aachen

"What is research?" As you can find answers to exciting research questions, this year at Girls' Day we tried it out together with 15 technical enthusiastic young girls aged 12 to 14 years. To this end, we have undertaken the topic "Should young people over 12 years of age be allowed to take their driving licence?" and carried out a small study in which the girls initially acted as test persons. Together, we looked at individual elements of the driving licence test and tested them ourselves. So the girls were able to drive their own car on the ika test track. Finally, the collected findings were evaluated and the results discussed with the girls in order to gain first insights into scientific work.

Foto von den Teilnehmerinnen des Girl's Day 2018]


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