18. September 2020 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │18.09.2020 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Corona notes + third-party funding + concrete printers + teaching and media education + funding opportunities + amphibians + Mars Rover

Editor: Viktoria Heyer

► Update of the Corona Notes

Our notes on the corona virus have been updated. The minimum distance between persons was reduced from 2 meters to 1.5 meters. In addition, an e-mail address has been set up for students in case of a confirmed coronavirus infection. You can find this e-mail address together with the corresponding behavioural measures in the notes on the coronavirus for students and teachers.

► Increased income from third-party funding

Rita Westphal, Head of the Staff Office of University Controlling, reports in an interview on the positive balance of the third-party funding received in 2019 at TU Braunschweig. Basic research in particular can benefit from federal, DFG and industry funding.

► International conference on functional lightweight construction

On September 23, the “Conference on Future Production of Hybrid Structures” (FPHS) will bring research and industry together physically and virtually in Wolfsburg. In over 30 lectures, discussion forums and a virtual exhibition room, trends in the field of hybrid lightweight structures will be discussed and an innovation competition for start-ups will be organized.

► Parking Drone, Blockchain Train and Gamification App

Already in August the winner projects of the Software Development Practical Course 2020 were announced virtually. Professor Ina Schaefer looks back on the practical project and the three winners in a video interview.

► More than a concrete printer

The DBFL of the Institute of Structural Design (ITE) is not only large, but also a real all-rounder. The digital building fabrication center, which is located in the experimental hall of the Leichtweiß Institute for Hydraulic Engineering, can mill, cut, chop natural stone, wood, plastics and even steel and print concrete – and this in 3D. Only the cleaning takes time…

► Online offers of the Teaching and Media Education team

Interactive learning modules, digital testing, augmented reality in teaching – the program of the project house with the area of teaching and media education for the winter semester is online. The focus of the offerings is on the challenges of the hybrid semester, all formats and offerings are online. This provides a reliable semester program for all lecturers.

► Funding opportunities for pharmaceutical process engineering

Interested in European funding programs? An online event on funding opportunities for pharmaceutical process engineering and related fields will take place on October 6. The event is offered by the PVZ in cooperation with the International House – Research Service and EU University Office.

► Lecture proposals sought

Contagion and defence – this is what the Braunschweig lecture series of the Faculty 6 is all about. The topic explores what contagion could mean in interdisciplinary, but above all not exclusively cultural-scientific contexts and what protective mechanisms exist. Proposals for 45-minute lectures are sought by October 10. They can be sent by e-mail to Thomas Kronschläger and Annkathrin Koppers.

► About earth toads and other amhibians

Bufo bufo, axolotl, Alpine newt and grass frog – Dr. Katharina Ruthsatz from the Zoological Institute shows great photos of amphibians on Facebook and Instagram and gives exciting insights into her research. She has been working as an assistant professor in the group of Professor Miguel Vences since July, where she is investigating the influence of different aspects of global change on animals at alternating temperatures.

► Darling of the Week

Before we come to the current favorite of the week, here is a hint to the last one: Mrs. Maurer will be opening from September 28th, due to Corona only for the To-Go-Service.

Our current favorite of the week has made it from newcomer directly to defending champion. ERIG has won the European Rover Challenge 2020. In Europe’s largest space robotics challenge, the students remote-controlled a Mars Rover in Poland. Initially, the team had no intention of competing in the competition of 32 teams from 14 countries. We are very glad that they did and say: Congratulations!