11. February 2022 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │11.02.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Picture hunt + street art + shaping sustainability + highly contagious pathogens + troubled microorganisms + literate microbes

Editor: Lisa Ryll

► Closure of Alan-Turing-Allee

On 15 and 16 February, the car parks as well as the access road in the area of the BS4/Informatics Centre and the south tower of the Mühlenpfordthaus on the banks of the Oker will be closed. The reason is crane work due to the delivery of a switchgear station of the elenia Institute for High Voltage Technology and Power Systems.

► Seeking and finding image photos

… for presentations, websites or flyers? The Digital Asset Management Fotoweb of the Communication and Press Service is online and can now be accessed by all employees. You can find instructions on how to use it after signing in here.

► “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”

Today, 11 February, is the annual Day of Women in Science. It recognises the role that girls and women play in science and technology. For a glance at the situation of female professors, the Equal Opportunities Office recommends the publication “Beyond the Glass Ceiling. Female Professors between Recognition and Marginalisation” and the film “Picture a Scientist – Women in Science” (USA, 2020). The documentary portrays three careers and addresses discrimination, sexism and racism in science. 

► Sustainability working group is looking for participants

… who would like to become involved in the new working groups for current sustainability projects. No special previous knowledge is necessary, motivation is enough. Participation is not linked to any time commitments. 

► Protection against highly infectious pathogens

In the “EFFO-CoE” project funded by the Federal Ministry of Health, the Institute of Construction Design, Industrial and Health Care Building is establishing a Centre of Excellence in Rwanda together with the Robert Koch Institute, the Charité Berlin, the Medical Mission Institute Würzburg and the Rwanda Biomedical Centre. This will serve as a special isolation station and training centre.

► In Danger: Natural balance in troposphere

The Institute of Flight Guidance has participated in a research series in which researchers in Singapore have studied microorganisms in the lower atmosphere. The results indicate that populations of bacteria and fungal spores are disrupted by global warming.

► First evaluation of the Arctic expedition

A complete picture of climate processes in the central Arctic is now provided by data from the international MOSAiC expedition. A team from the TU Braunschweig also collected extensive data with the helicopter towed probe HELiPOD.

► Managing and shaping change

Exciting ideas for the future design of studying and teaching as well as strategies to transfer them into reality were discussed by experts at the digital “Let’s talk: Teaching strategies – culture and change in studying and teaching” at the invitation of the Governance Board and the Project House.

► The contaminated library

In the special “Digital Innovations in the Humanities and Social Sciences”, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research presents the online exhibition of the collaborative project “MIKROBIB” – Contamination and Legibility of the World: Articulating Microbes in Collections. Project leader was Professor Nicole C. Karafyllis. In the interview, the project partners talk about their work.

► MIT European Career Fair

TU Braunschweig presents itself at the annual recruiting fair of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on February 17. The event offers interested graduates current job offers and funding opportunities. 

► “Hop on facility” in Horizon Europe launched

Funded projects can apply to include an additional partner from a so-called “Widening Country” into their consortium and receive an additional budget between 200,000 and 500,000 EUR for that. 

► Darling of the week

Our darling of this week is a true eye-catcher! Under the motto “trace urban challenges”, Malte Schäfer from the Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology is calling for support for his street art competition. The goal: to transform various plain surfaces and dull walls on campus into extraordinary artworks. He is looking for creative artists as well as convinced sponsors.