2nd Young Investigator Appreciation Day
For researchers (R3 and R2) interested in an academic career

Young Investigator Appreciation Day 2024 – Science Communication – 21st of May

Ingenium invites young investigators and postdocs of TU Darmstadt, Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to the

2nd Young Investigator Appreciation Day!

With this event we want to:

  • honour your excellent work,
  • welcome the Athene Young Investigators (AYI), appointed to the AYI Programme of TU Darmstadt in 2024,
  • offer you a platform to establish networks with other young investigators and postdocs of different research disciplines of TU Darmstadt, Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and,
  • exchange on what is needed to effectively communicate scientific knowledge to the public. We welcome as guests Prof. Dr. Nina Janich (German Studies and Applied Linguistics at the TUDa), expert in science communication research, TUDa’s Chief Communication Officer Dr. Patrick Honecker, and a journalist by profession with great expertise in communicating scientific results through different types of media.

Who can participate?

The event is open for all established researchers (R3) and postdoctoral researchers (R2) of all research disciplines of the Rhine-Main Universities being interested in an academic career.

When will the event take place?

Tuesday, 21st of May, 2024 at 3:00 pm (registration)

Where will the event take place?

Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus, Dieburger Str. 241, Darmstadt

How can I register?

Please register here

What is the event language?

The event will be held in English.

2nd Young Investigator Appreciation Day 2024

Tuesday, 21st of May
3:00 pm Registration
3:30 pm Welcome
Prof. Dr. Franziska Lang, Vice President for Academic Careers at TU Darmstadt
3:40 pm Athene Young Investigator Appointment Ceremony 2024
Prof. Dr. Franziska Lang, Vice President for Academic Careers at TU Darmstadt
4:00 pm Science Communication – What is needed to effectively communicate scientific knowledge to the public?
Prof. Dr. Nina Janich (German Studies – Applied Linguistics, TUDa), Dr. Patrick Honecker (Chief Communication Officer, TUDa) and a journalist with profound expertise in science communication through different types of media (name will be announced later)
5:30 pm Get together
6:30 pm Closure