The Executive Board represents the non-profit "Haus der kleinen Forscher" Foundation, develops important strategic decisions and ensures that all employees have the best possible conditions in order to be able to contribute to the implementation of the mission of the Foundation.
Michael Fritz studied at the Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg the subjects German and General Science. He worked as a Primary School Teacher, Head of several Primary and Secondary Schools in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg and was involved in various pilot projects to further develop schools in the Federal State. In addition, he published teaching materials for a German school book publishing house. Together with Prof. Manfred Spitzer and Dr. Katrin Hille, Michael Fritz founded in 2004 the ZNL, Transfer Center for Neurosciences and Learning, at the University of Ulm. As Managing Director of the ZNL – and being a teacher working in learning research – he contributed to the transfer and application of fundamental neuroscientific findings into education practice. Since 2013, Michael Fritz is member of the Executive Board of the non-profit "Haus der kleinen Forscher" Foundation, which aims to improve the educational chances of children in the domains of science, technology, computer science, and mathematics. As executive director, Michael Fritz is focusing particularly on the effective implementation of the foundation’s strategic goals concerning content, pedagogic vision and scientific research.
Angelika Dinges studied business administration at Freie Universität Berlin, focusing on taxation, auditing and law. At the same time, she worked as an assistant tax and financial accountant for a Berlin tax firm. With a diploma in business economics, she started working for auditing company KPMG in 2000, where she implemented a Europe-wide system for internal risk and quality management, and realized risk management projects on behalf of the board. After relocating to the advisory branch of KPMG, she set up a new service department, which provided advice on change management as well as personnel and organizational development with over 50 employees. She advanced to a position as KMPG partner and headed the division "People & Change". Angelika Dinges left KPMG after 13 years and took over management of the Administration and Infrastructure department of the "Little Scientists" Foundation. This made her responsible for finances, human resources, procurement and management of the foundation’s infrastructure. Since 1 July 2018 Angelika Dinges joins the Foundation's Board of Directors and is now, together with Michael Fritz, head of Germany's largest non-profit for good early STEM education. Her main focus as a board member will be on human resources, finance, compliance, organizational development and change management.
The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Foundation on the scientific underpinning of its pedagogical resources and publications.