2. July 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │02.07.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Intelligent teaching + Empty hearts + exploding construction workers + lightning + science finals + digital teaching + outdoor sports

Editor: Lisa Ryll

► AI in higher education teaching

Good news fresh on the desk: together with Ostfalia and TU Clausthal, our university was successful as consortium leader in the “AI in Higher Education” call. The federal and state governments will fund the joint project with a total of up to five million euros over the next four years, the Joint Science Conference announced. We congratulate and will soon report on this in the magazine.

► Braunschweig, quasi the day after tomorrow

Four professors – Vanessa Miriam Carlow, Anja P. Jakobi, Ina Schaefer and Julia Schöll – will discuss Juli Zeh’s novel “Empty Hearts” on 8 July and open up new perspectives on the city. The literary quartet takes place as part of “One University – One Book” and can be followed on our YouTube channel.

► How does Alzheimer’s disease start?

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most complex diseases of the human brain. It is known that a disturbed calcium balance in neurons is present at the beginning of the disease. Professor Martin Korte and his team have shown in a study how the calcium balance gets out of control.

► Intelligent parking of the future

Autonomous parking without the hassle of searching for a parking space: The car park at the airport in Braunschweig became a test zone for over two years as part of the SynCoPark research project. The results were presented on 1 July 2021.

► The quadrature of lightning

The picture of the month July captures an electric arc in the elenia Institute for High Voltage Technology and Power Systems. There, with a high-speed camera and lots of sparks, doctoral student Enno Peters is researching what protects against lightning damage.

► Translation, politics and exploding construction workers

The second episode of the podcast “Kapselwurf” from the Priority Programme SPP 2130 “Translation Cultures of the Early Modern Period” is online. This time it’s about diplomacy, regional and minority languages – and what this has to do with Russian funerals and exploding construction workers in Wales.

► Reallabor Hagenmarkt: Collaborative Intelligence

After the roofing ceremony and official opening of the Reallabor Hagenmarkt, an extensive programme starts on the square. Complementing experimental spaces and structural interventions, the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture and the City is organising walks, lectures and workshops under the title “Collaborative Intelligence”.

► The Finale of the TU-Nights

There’s a lot going on in the fourth week of the digital TU-Nights. After nightly visits to the Botanical Garden and the railway teaching facility, on Friday we will go to the former Galeria Kaufhof building. And on Saturday, the TU Nights end with a grand science finale – with three Future Talks on exciting and moving topics. And just like at a real festival, you can then digitally go from stage to stage, from talk to talk.

► New impulse and exchange series of teaching and media education

How do teachers at the TU Braunschweig go about planning and implementing their digital teaching? How do they interact with students online? In “TU Insights: Digital Teaching” these and other questions will be answered. The kick-off will take place on 07 July on the topic of “Mobile learning with Actionbound”.

► International Entrepreneurship Summer School 2021

The Entrepreneurship Hub welcomes inspiring students and researchers from all backgrounds to this international event. Applications are open now.

► Ready, set, go!

Outdoor sports are once again possible on the sports center’s outdoor facilities. With beach volleyball, tennis, the tartan track or at the bodyworkout course, you can work out again. Quickly book a time slot and off you go.

► Vaccination appointments

Are you still waiting to get vaccinated? Then it is currently worth visiting the Vaccination Portal. Many colleagues in Braunschweig and the region have now received a vaccination offer at short notice.

► Darling of the week

Our darling of this week is the recent winner of the Hildegard-Hamm-Brücher-Award for Equal Opportunities in Chemistry, retired Professor Petra Mischnick. The Society of German Chemists honored her with the newly awarded prize, among other things, for the exemplary function of the Agnes Pockel student laboratory at the TU Braunschweig, which she initiated. As the first of its kind in Germany, it has had a broad impact. In the meantime, more than 200 student laboratories have aroused interest in STEM subjects. We extend our warmest congratulations!