School students, their friends, mothers, and scientists exchange ideas on breast health.
On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the BREAST HEALTH AWARENESS workshop took place at the Institute on 9 October – an event by women for women with scientists, pupils from the partner school Schulzentrum Walle, their friends, mothers, and teachers.
The topic of breast health was explored in impulse lectures, at interactive stations, and in conversations in a protected setting; from the anatomy and examination possibilities of the breast to new developments in diagnosis and therapy to questions about women's bodies in medical research, including artistic perspectives that addressed new approaches and at the same time taboos. A visit to the interactive AR sculpture “IntraBeing Expanded View”, based on medical images by artist Eli Joteva, and a guided tour of the building, whose interwoven structures are modeled on a cell structure, rounded off the program.
The aim of the workshop was to create new points of encounter between female school students and scientists and the everyday work of research medicine with health topics that concern the participants and to inspire enthusiasm for the future of digital medicine and also a course of study that leads there.
The event was part of the interdisciplinary exchange within the framework of the school partnership of Fraunhofer MEVIS with the Walle School Centre in Bremen.