The Education and Student Service Center (STU) has begun moving a significant part of their services to the new office at MetaForum today. Starting Thursday, October 11, students with questions for STU should report to the new service desk.
Connect with my Culture – the TU/e event for staff and students to present their native countries – was a resounding success last year, which is why it’s been decided to organize a new edition. On November 15 from 3PM, students and staff can express their cultures at the MetaForum market square.
The Erasmus University in Rotterdam is going to use cameras to prevent cheating during exams. It was predictable that students, even if they never cheat, would not enjoy this. If you aim a camera on people to keep watch over them they will pay more attention to what they are doing, but at the same time they begin to suspect their peers of dishonest behavior. This creates an atmosphere of distrust that no one likes.
Over twenty students from various departments will be working on a family car that runs on solar energy partly. Solar Team Eindhoven (STU) wants to use the car for the World Solar Challenge held in the Australian outback in October 2013.
In the past two weeks, five bicycles were stolen from TU/e campus and the Bunker, says Hay Becks of TU/e’s security staff. He suspects the bikes have been stolen by a single perpetrator, since the method is the same every time: a grinder is used to cut through the padlocks.
Is your fire exit blocked by bikes and empty bottles? Are you paying hundreds of euros for a mere broom closet? The national student union started their annual check-your-room tour.
On Friday night, September 21, ‘Noche de Tuna’ was celebrated, a mini festival featuring Spanish-language music groups. Apart from the Eindhoven-based group Tuna Ciudad de Luz and La Tuniña, there were four actual Spanish Tunas as well. All groups performed in various bars in the Eindhoven city center.
They’ll be registering at the Chamber of Commere next week, but then Eindhoven will have an international student association. Jacky Janes (24), Thomas Milde (22), Angeliki Sioliou (26) and Rajiv Hemani (25) are the association’s brand new board members. They want to organize events for all kinds of nationalities, and help out international students and doctoral candidates where needed.
Last weekend he lost his iPad and MacBook after a break-in. Thanks to tracing software on his laptop, Paul Wagener had retrieved his electronics by Sunday night already.
As a result of the stuffed lecture theaters in the first week of the new academic year, a special working party has been installed to analyze the problem, says Lex Lemmens, Dean of the Bachlor College. Lemmens will be coordinating the working party – including lecturers, planners and lecture theater administrators, among others – himself.
Ten TU/e students will be participating in the iGEM competition. As a group they’ve manipulated yeast cells to form a luminous image, a find with which they hope to outdo the international competition at the synthetic biology contest organized by MIT University. Competitors for the Genetically Engineered Machine Competition have to create a biological system and assimilate that into live cells. Preliminaries for European and African hopefuls will be held in Amsterdam on October 5, 6 and 7. Winners will be participating in the global competition in Boston on November 2, 3 and 4.
Last week, eleven students started on the new Master’s program Regenerative Medicine and Technology. The two-year program focuses on technological knowledge to promote tissue repair by the body itself, and is a result of a collaboration between TU/e, Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht.
In order to succeed in building the longest ‘beer crate bridge’ next Thursday, students of Built Environment have started stacking crates already today. 24-bottle Bavaria crates will be used for the record attempt, and some of the empty bottles will be filled with water from the Dommel for solidity.
Lisa Scheenaard, master student of Built Environment and member of student rowing association Thêta, represented the Netherlands during the World University Championships Rowing in Kazan, Russia. Lisa was hoping for a top-three position.
Student organizations are continuing their fight against the fine on extended studying. To that end, they’ll be launching a website for students who think they’re fined illegitimately. On the website, LSVb, ISO and the LKV (national chamber of associations) once more explain what the fine entails. Through the website, students can seek free legal support and download an objection template. Based on the complaints that will be submitted, the organizations want to present State Secretary Zijlstra with a black book. The URL of the website is www.langstudeerboete.nu.
It belonged to TU/e, then it went to Delft, and now Eindhoven wants it back. Next week Built Environment students will be making another attempt at building the largest ‘arch with a beer-crate bridge’, for which they’ll have to build a bridge of at least 24 meters.
The students will be starting their record attempt on the TeMa field next Monday, and expect to have finished their construction by Thursday.
So far, 1,308 freshmen have enrolled at TU/e. The number of new female students has increased by no less than fifty percent: in 2011, the number was a little under two hundred, and this year it's over three hundred. The number of first-year male students increased by five percent and is now over one thousand. Master programs will be welcoming an another five hundred students. Rector Hans van Duijn was delighted with the increase of female students especially technology, he told everyone at the opening of the academic year last Monday.
The introduction week is quite the rollercoaster: awesome parties, nice people and long nights. It’s one big attrition. Accordingly, you can easily recognize the friendly freshmen after the intro because of their cancerous coughing, nasty noses and speechless voices.
Lisa Scheenaard, master student of Built Environment and member of student rowing association Thêta, will be representing the Netherlands during the World University Championships Rowing in Kazan, Russia. Lisa is hoping for a top-three position.
The Bachelor College is at the heart of the opening of the TU Eindhoven academic year on op 3 September. Rector Hans van Duijn calls it the start of ‘the biggest educational revolution TU/e has ever undergone’. Keynote speaker Martin van Pernis, president of the KIVI NIRIA engineering union, examines the challenges confronted by engineers.
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Purple rain will fall tomorrow, on Purple Friday, from the TU/e chimney stack, so that everyone can see that the university recognizes and celebrates diversity in sexual orientation. But as President of the Executive Board Jan Mengelers emphasizes: “Our support is more than symbolic.” University secretary Nicole Ummelen is calling on the LGBTU/e community: “Please be our role models - and let us know if there are matters we can facilitate.”
The first TU/e Christmas market could hardly have got off to a more Christmassy start on Monday, in a 'market hall' surrounded by a thick blanket of snow. The firing of Christmas trees from a cannon, the promised opening activity, unfortunately suffered some initial delay - but for anyone who missed it, there was another chance to see it on Tuesday afternoon.
Forget about Antwerp, London and Cologne. The only Christmas market worth its salt this year may well be right on your doorstep. It will have everything - from a hearty hotpot and a cup of steaming mulled wine to live Christmas music and the new tradition of firing a Christmas tree from a cannon - and will be right here in MetaForum's market hall from December 11 through 21.
In 2018 the students of TU/e will be represented on the University Council by three parties. The provisional results indicate that newcomer DAS Eindhoven will have two seats, Groep-één remains the largest presence with four seats, and the Eindhoven Student Council (ESR) takes three. For the first time in years, staff faction PUR includes a professor; Anton Darhuber of Applied Physics.
Do you find MetaForum too busy around exams? Does studying at home not appeal to you? Or do you simply need a bit of structure when you're revising? It may well be that the public library at De Witte Dame is the place for you. Under the banner ‘StudyShare’ staff there are hoping to attract students through most of January - with your books or laptop, but without your cellphone.