14. October 2022 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │14.10.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Energy Saving + Happiness Lessons + First Semesters’ Welcome 

Editor: Mark Winter

► Video message from the Executive Board of the University on energy-saving measures

Due to the energy crisis, we are all called upon to reduce our energy consumption. President Prof. Angela Ittel and Vice-President Dietmar Smyrek appeal in their video message to tackle this together. The goal can only be achieved if all measures are implemented individually by all TU members. It is to be expected that we will all be affected by restrictions in comfort. “Certainly, the measures will have to settle in. Here we are dependent on your feedback and the joint exchange.”

► Saving energy at the workplace

If you would like to find out right away at your IT workstation which measures are particularly effective in saving energy, you will find helpful tips in the handout from the GITZ IT Centre. It can be viewed in the download area on the energy-saving website after logging in.

► Welcome event for first-year students and information exchange again in presence

On 24 October, the central first semesters’ welcome in the Eintracht Stadium and the information exchange on campus will be the motto. In addition to the welcome by President Prof. Angela Ittel, a colourful programme with Laola Welle and a choreography as well as lots of information awaits the new students.

► Happiness Lessons at 16 primary schools in Braunschweig

Around 35 student teachers will be teaching “happiness lessons” from November. The GlüGS project was initiated by Tobias Rahm from the Institute for Educational Psychology together with the book author Carina Mathes. About 300 students are taking part.

► The voiced Gender-Asterisk

Does the use of the glottal stop – the short pause that virtually represents the gender asterisk when speaking – affect the intelligibility of a text? The Institute for Educational Psychology tested this in an experiment with an educational video.

► Between Tibetan tradition and pink bouncy castle

A second expedition has now taken Siran Liang, PhD student at the Institute for Geosystems and Bioindication, back to the Tibetan Plateau. In the fourth part of her logbook, the ethnographer reports on a visit to a special festival for Tibetans.

► TransferHub opens digital marketplace

Institutes, research institutions and companies can post offers and requests on the marketplace free of charge. Scientists can offer, for example, model development, use of software, implementation of design thinking processes, but also free capacities for equipment or laboratories. The TransferHub team will be happy to support you.

► Intermediate review of the Adaptronics Research Group

On 4 October, the interim evaluation of the research group “Ultrasonic monitoring of fibre-metal laminates with integrated sensors” took place. Experts involved in the research group reviewed the results and evaluated the goals for the next three years, for which funding of three million euros has been applied for.

► Congratulations

… to Prof. Stephan Scholl, Institute of Chemical and Thermal Process Engineering. He was awarded the Emil Kirschbaum Medal 2022 for his comprehensive work on process intensification in conventional apparatus and on innovative apparatus developments to increase energy and resource efficiency.

► Congratulations

… also to Pascal Kapitza. The architecture graduate received an award for his master’s thesis “FINISTERRE” at the BDA SARP Award. The Young Architects Award is presented by the Association of German Architects (BDA) and the Polish Association of Architects (SARP).

► Youth, Future, Politics

… is the title of a lecture series starting on 24 October, organised by the Institute for Educational Science. With a special focus on the consequences of technology and climate change, perspectives of future, youth and protest research, educational theory and political education will be discussed.

► About the things: Material, Substance, Remnant and Resource

This is the title of another lecture series, which also begins on 24 October. The lectures look at, among other things, the origin of materia in our universe, the resource water, precarious substances, art objects, poetics and discourses of waste but also on animal things and their metamorphoses.

► UK-German Funding Initiative in the Humanities

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) are calling for joint UK-German research proposals in the humanities. The deadline for submissions is 15 February.

► Darling of the week

Starting Monday, numerous orientation programmes for first-year students will begin again at our university. Whether it’s a campus rally, a city tour or the welcome campaign on the TU’s Instagram profile – they all ensure a good start to your studying. We would therefore like to thank all the hard-working and creative organisers who make this variety of offers possible during the orientation days!