Once again, in the upcoming examination periods the library in MetaForum will be open during office hours only to TU/e students and staff. The Executive Board has made this decision in response to a pilot conducted during the last examination period. At that time external visitors were refused entry in order to ensure TU/e students would have somewhere to sit and study.
The implementation of the personal portal and various new systems is proceeding as expected, says Tom Abel, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of TU/e. Already some 7,300 of the 15,000 potential users have logged into the new portal at least once. So far no major problems have occurred. As of March 20 it will no longer be possible for users to get access themselves to the old OASE system.
The activities of Studium Generale (SG) in the Gaslab are coming to an abrupt end. Last week the Executive Board decided that the Gaslab will first be occupied by the Innovation Space around this summer and will then probably be fitted out for educational purposes. SG may be able to move its activities to Luna.
Cameron Weibel (21) is originally from California in the United States. Growing up, he moved home a number of times: from the West Coast - where he was raised in his early years - to Colorado and afterwards closer to the East Coast, and later to Connecticut where he lived for six or seven years. His father advised him to go to Switzerland for his high school education. He is currently in his third year of the Bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering.
Campus La Luna, the former home of Electrical Engineering, now also offers studios for rent for an indefinite period, instead of applying a limit of 11.5 months to international students or six months to Dutch students. On Thursday March 2, residential tower block Luna, which has been occupied since August 2016, will be officially opened.
Be sure not to carry out a literature study, use other people's work without giving credit - after all your deadline is looming, and give the spelling and grammar just a quick glance. In early January, Professor Bert Blocken of the Department of the Built Environment published a top 10 of the things you most definitely must do if you want to produce a really bad article. In a webinar on Wednesday March 1st, he will provide more details.
In the annual ‘Keuzegids Masters’ (Guide to Choosing a Master’s Program) by the C.H.O.I. (Center for Higher Education Information), TU/e has been ranked second and so has recovered from its disappointing position in 2016. Four Eindhoven studies got a ‘top study’ rating from Keuzegids – twice as many as last year.
Debating in a well-organized way; that is what students learned during the first 'Battle of the Rooms'. The international gathering comprising Cosmos and the honors students of study association H.S.A. Confluente did verbal battle with one another on Wednesday evening in TU/e's Common Room - and some great scenes ensued.
In a two-week period his video clip scored a cool 15 million views - a staggering audience for a homemade machine - and totally unexpected. Second-year TU/e student Willem Pennings is the inventor of a device that sorts M&Ms and Skittles by color. “That's hugely rewarding after you have worked on a project for such a long time.”
On the 11th floor of Luna lives Christian Sivertsen (25), Master's student of Industrial Design. His roots lie in Denmark, where he gained his Bachelor's of Digital Media and Design at the IT University Copenhagen. He is interested in the field of interaction design.
More than four out of ten students who start the major in Automotive do not complete the program. Reason enough for the Departmental Board to take action. The recruitment information will change and the curriculum will be amended.
With the introduction of the student information system OSIRIS, Master's students must now deregister for exams earlier. As much as three weeks in advance in the worst case scenario. Jan Fransoo, Dean van de Graduate School, regrets the change, but says it is unavoidable. Fortunately, a leniency scheme has been instituted.
Sexual, social and professional flirting. That was the topic of Wednesday evening's workshop The Art of Flirting, organized by Studium Generale and TINT. Subtlety, the right body language and why the Dutch aren't the best seducers.
On January 27, US president Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting travel to the US from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya. Dubbed the travel ban (or by critics the Muslim ban), that order has since been suspended by a federal court. How has the order impacted our community? And what do TU/e students and staff think of it?
If it is up to the students of the Living Lab Home honors program, there will be sustainable and affordable low-rise dwellings for students next to the Aurora apartment building within the foreseeable future. The eight TU/e students are working on the basis of existing technologies and have come up with a new construction method. They start with one house, but want to be able to scale up rapidly to a student village. This is also in line with the TU/e Masterplan 2020.
Tom Abel, TU/e's Chief Information Officer, is looking forward with healthy anticipation to Monday March 13. This is the date when Canvas, the new learning management system that become operational this week, and the student information system Osiris will be linked up. And, indeed, when three other systems will go live. “It is a major operation and we still have the green light,” says Abel.
E-sports and survival running will be debuting in June as optional sports at the Great Dutch Universities Championship (GNSK). Organized for the 59th time, this major national multi-top sport event is being held this year in Eindhoven, partly in honor of the fiftieth birthday of TU/e's Student Sports Center. The organizers are expecting some 1500 participants.
During their careers, the engineers currently being trained at TU/e will have to deal with large datasets. In view of this, the basic course Data Engineering will be added to the curriculum during the academic year 2017/2018. The necessary timetable space will be created by the basic course Introduction to Modeling; this subject will be moved to the major programs.
In the spring of 2018 the TU/e Innovation Space is scheduled to open its doors in the Matrix building. For intended director and coordinator Isabelle Reymen, Associate Professor at the Department of IE&IS, the focus is going to be on hands-on multidisciplinary education, cross-fertilization between groups, support of start-ups, cooperation with the business community and the supervision of student teams.
South Korea is usually seen as a relatively unknown, but also wealthy and high-tech country. The connection with North Korea is easily made because of all the news related with the latest Kim-dynasty ruler: Kim-Jong-Un. However, South Korea has a lot to offer for an exchange student as myself: good and cheap food, the many karaoke nights, sleeping in the library next to the Korean students, the neon-lighted streets of Seoul; and the chance to see North Korea closely, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
Student Life at TU/e
Anything you need (and should want) to read: news that concerns you. News about your studies, about political decisions made in The Hague but also including more low-key items on student life in and around Eindhoven, of course.
Best read student news
For a while now, TU/e student Guido Buntinx and his friend Christophe Westerveld (student of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences) have been attracting a lot of attention with their 'electric beer crates'. Limburg's regional TV station and the TV news program Editie NL also got wind of their creative initiative. The short internet videos showing them riding along on the public highways have been watched multiple times.
The fourth day of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia has come to an end and Solar Team Eindhoven is clearly leading the Cruiser Class. Despite earlier transport problems and the limited window for testing on site, TU/e solar car Stella Vie is performing in the outback “far beyond expectations”. With some 900 kilometers to go, a third world title seems almost a dead cert for the team from Eindhoven - but this is no time for complacency.
At this university there are students who are not taking any classes, but they are still forced to pay the full sum of their tuition fee. How is that? When you take a look at what they are doing instead of following courses, their reasons become clear. They form one of the most important cornerstones of the TU/e, they are the student board members and part of student teams.
Some rooms in De Plint in Luna are not yet ready to use and so the associations are having to put the brakes on some of their activities. The building contractor has run into delays and current expectations are that everything will be ready by early November. There is evidently so much stuff in the Bunker that it can't all be stored in Luna. Bar Potential hopes to open its doors around New Year's. The cultural associations have just moved from the Bunker to Luna.
From our 'How can I survive special': Both of them are active members (past and present) of Eindhoven's student scene, have had their fair share of life's headaches and dick pics. Britte Bouchaut (28, graduating student of Innovation Sciences; in an 18-month relationship and not cohabiting) and Alain Starke (27, PhD candidate of Human-Technology Interaction; in an eight-year relationship and cohabiting) discuss love and romance at TU/e like two old fogeys. From long-distance relationships to kissing networks: How can you survive student romance? Alain and Britte give tips, ask others for advice, and take a critical look at each other's views. Are Eindhoven’s drinks rife with date-making, or do dicks take a backseat in Eindhoven?