The Week at TU Braunschweig │21.05.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees
Topics: Research flight + printed reinforced concrete + sawtooth chain + new master’s program + women in architecture + online events + survey of “The Week” + HIT
Editor: Lisa Ryll
► New research aircraft lifts off
On 17 May, the new TU Braunschweig research aircraft took off from Braunschweig Airport with German certification and a measurement data system on board. The “D-ILAB” was previously completely modernised in France and converted for scientific missions.
► Reinforced concrete components from the 3D printer
How can these be produced as geometrically precise and high strength as possible? Dr. Inka Dreßler from the Institute for Building Materials, Concrete Construction and Fire Safety (iBMB), Division of Building Materials, is doing research on this in the Collaborative Research Centre CRC/Transregio “Additive Manufacturing in Construction”. She has now received support from experts from France during a TRR277-funded research stay in Brittany.
► A natural sawtooth chain
Atacamite isn’t just quite pretty to look at. As part of an international team, PhD student Leonie Heinze showed that the mineral is suitable as a research object for frustrated quantum magnets.
► International Master’s Degree Program: Data Science
Mathematics+computer science+flexible application area. The new master’s program is characterized by this triad. In addition, there is a mentoring program, ramp-up courses and teaching completely in English.
► Coins and medals of 2,600 years of monetary history
… can now be searched in the new online portal ikmk.net. One third of the data comes from the NUMiD network, whose founder and spokesman is Professor Johannes Wienand of the Institute of History. Among the data are the digitized copies of the university coin collection and the coin cabinet of the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum.
► Women in Architecture
WIA 2021 is the first festival for women in architecture, which will take place in Berlin from June 1 to July 1. A good reason for the Core Research Area “Future City” to dedicate an extra feature to the “Women in Architecture”-Braunschweig.
► Video counseling and virtual Studi-Talk
Kristin Busch is a student advisor at the Academic Advice Service (ZSB) and advises students on choosing the right course of study as well as on any questions they may have during their studies. In our Study Service Center series, she reports on the advantages of digital meetings and which new formats the ZSB has developed.
► Mail from … Graz
Mia Gutschalk reports on her semester abroad at the TU Graz in Austria. Among other things, she talks about the challenges of changing study programs abroad and what to look out for when hiking in Austria.
► Lecture about the mobility simulation MATSim
In the public lecture series “Cooperative Traffic Management” of the Research Training Group “Social Cars”, Dr. Ihab Kaddoura from the Swiss Federal Railways will give insights into simulation-based investigations of connected vehicles and intelligent traffic control strategies on June 3. The lecture will be held in English.
► DFG webinar: Funding opportunities for postdocs.
On May 26, the DFG will provide a brief overview of various funding programs and individual funding opportunities in a webinar in English. There will also be tips on how to prepare proposals and submit them to the DFG.
► Presentation of the portal for Horizon Europe projects
The European Commission will present the Funding & Tenders Portal, where all Horizon Europe projects are applied for and processed, in a livestream on May 27.
► New date for the Future Skills workshop
In this event on June 4, participants will learn what Future Skills are and how they can promote competencies in university teaching. All important information can be found on the page Teaching and Media Education.
► Last call
You can still participate in the survey for this newsletter until Sunday. We look forward to your feedback about “The Week”.
► Digital bouquet of flowers for Jarmila Wuttke
This week our first digital bouquet of flowers is handed over to Jarmila Wuttke from the Academic Examination Office of Faculty 6. Sender Andrea Fricke would like to thank her for the great cooperation and good support even in challenging situations.
► Digital bouquet of flowers for department 34
Jenny Holst presents the second digital bouquet to the entire department 34, Communication, Automation and Energy Management, thanking them for the great helpfulness, friendliness and the pleasant cooperation.
► Darling of the Week
Our darling of the week is the Hochschulinformationstag (HIT), which will take place online for the first time over five days this year. From Monday, June 7, to Friday, June 11, our six faculties will be presenting their degree programs, providing information about prerequisites, content, the course of study and career prospects. Numerous staff members have committed themselves to offering prospective students an interesting program with more than 130 events, even under the current conditions.