The Week at TU Braunschweig │10.12.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees
Topics: #TogetherAgainstCorona + TECHTIDE Talents + Test Lab + Crime Scene + Lost Places
Editor: Mark Winter and Lisa Ryll
The crowd was overwhelming yesterday at the vaccination campaign in the Rebenring sports hall. President Prof. Angela Ittel thanked the vaccination team on site for their dedicated efforts. Those who could not yet get their vaccination today: On December 16 (first-time vaccinations only) and 21, the next two vaccination campaigns will take place in the sports hall. Please check the website of the city of Braunschweig for the latest information.
► Test center at Rebenring
Due to high demand, the test center in the Rebenring sports hall has expanded its testing capacities. In addition, testing will now also take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
► TECHTIDE: Three prizes for AI and robotics talents
At the Lower Saxony digital conference TECHTIDE in Hanover last week, three young scientists from TU Braunschweig received awards for their final theses. Vera Wesselkamp received an “AI Talent” award. Firas Al-Hafez and Dr. Rania Rayyes received the new awards in the field of robotics.
► A warm welcome
We welcome Professor Ilhan Özgen. As new junior professor for “Modelling of Urban Environment Interfaces“, he brings his expertise to both the Institute of Geoecology and the Leichtweiß Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources. Most recently, he conducted research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, USA.
► Crime scene chemistry lab
At the Institute for the Specialized Didactics of Natural Sciences Dr. Luzie Semmler has set up an Escape Room. Here, chemistry students can do a somewhat different laboratory practical. We talked to her about creativity in chemistry classes.
► One design, three awards
Three awards were won by architecture students Guisong Zhang and Mengyue Feng for their design “Stadtkrone_Hafenplatz”. The work on a 1970s building in Berlin was created at the Institute for Design and Architectural Strategies (IDAS).
► On the trail of dyes
Dr. Lukas Patalag started his one-year research stay at the Institute of Organic Chemistry in July – funded by a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His host is Professor Daniel B. Werz. Together they have developed the fluorescent dye “BOIMPY”.
► New tool for engineers
Residual stresses play a role when heat is applied during component machining, e.g. in gears or other components in the automotive and aerospace industries. They can be measured and optimized in the now officially recognized testing laboratory at the “Norddeutsches Zentrum für Spannungsanalytik (NOSA)”.
► Teaching concepts successful
Six projects from our university on innovative teaching and learning concepts are being funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Education and Research (MWK) with a total of 300,000 euros as part of the “Innovation plus” programme.
► Are Doctors Better Health Ministers?
This question is answered by a study by Felix Rösel, who has been professor of economics with a focus on urban and regional economics at TU Braunschweig since October. This was quoted in an article in “Die Welt”. The occasion: On Wednesday, Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s cabinet was sworn in, including Health Minister Karl Lauterbach.
► Kinder-Uni: Explore science and the Audimax virtually
Under the motto “Lost Places” the Kinder-Uni once again takes place as a digital event. It is aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 12 and their parents who are interested in science. They can virtually discover exciting places at TU Braunschweig and immerse themselves in the world of science.
► Bilingual please!
Templates for bilingual absence notifications and email signatures are now available in the Infoportal and the CD-Toolbox. In the sense of communication that strengthens the international orientation of TU Braunschweig, the Governance Board kindly asks you to make use of these templates and also to actively draw your colleagues’ attention to them.
► Annual review 2021
Employees still have the opportunity to complete the online confirmation form and thereby the evaluation for the 2021 annual review until December 31. All documents for the annual review can be found on the informationportal.
► Ready for the island?
Rainer Maria Rilke wrote 30 poems on the island of Capri. Professor Jan Röhnert has studied them academically and artistically. His new book is called “Am Sirenenkap”. A gift tip for all those who like to travel over the holidays, at least in thought.
► End-Of-Year Thoughts and Wishes
If you are planning to send international greetings to cooperation partners and friends from all over the world before the turn of the year, have a look at the new YouTube video of the International House.
► Darling of the week
More equal opportunities is the goal of our darling of the week. For 13 years now, the initiative “Arbeiterkind Braunschweig” has supported students from families without an academic background in their studies. It has now been awarded the Lower Saxony Prize for Civic Engagement 2021 for its work. Congratulations!