23. July 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │23.07.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Bootsfahrt + Bildrauschen + Rundgang + Impfmobil + intelligente Kühlräume + Bücherzelle

Editor: Laurenz Kötter

► Prototype for testing autonomous driving functions

After three years of intensive work: The autoCARGO, the first prototype of the autonomous driving UNICARagil family, is available for testing functions. Three more vehicles for other use cases will follow, including the autoELF, developed by TU Braunschweig. The vehicle is intended to autonomously carry out everyday journeys within a multigenerational family.

► Gute Küste Niedersachsen: Minister for Science accompanies research trip

During the extensive summer measurement campaign of “Gute Küste Niedersachsen”, Minister for Science Björn Thümler informed himself about the project on Thursday. The research network, in which the Leichtweiß-Institut for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources is involved, showed the real-world laboratory for ecosystem strengthening coastal protection near Spiekeroog.

► Defending AI against adversarial attacks

For the fourth time, the Institute for Communications Technology hosted the hands-on “Deep Learning Lab“. In the challenge, master’s students protected their intelligent image recognition software from harmful noise patterns.

► RUNDGANG 21 of the Department of Architecture

The best architecture sketches of the past academic year in a digital format: RUNDGANG 21 will start on Friday at 11 hrs. with an open discussion led by Professors Helga Blocksdorf, Elisabeth Endres and Dan Schürch.

► Get vaccinated now – for campus life in presence, too

For staff and students and for anyone who wants to, a mobile vaccination team will come to campus on July 27 and august 5 from 10  to 16 hrs. Directly in front of the Mail Building, you can then get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. One injection is sufficient for full vaccination protection. All other vaccines are now available at the vaccination centre, even without pre-registration!

► Air cleaners in lecture halls?

Will we need air purification devices in the future to clean the room air of viruses? After intensive consideration, the crisis team has decided not to procure these devices and recommends that all institutions also refrain from doing so.

►  Energy and CO2 savings in cold rooms

Icing in cold rooms causes problems by consuming higher amounts of energy and thus CO2. This is now to be prevented by intelligent system solutions developed by Stephan Bansmer, Juan Velandia and David Burzynski as collaborators at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics.  

► Symposium International Teaching – Call for presentations

On November 18 and 19, faculty and students can share online about the challenges in internationalizing teaching during the pandemic. Short presentations on ideas, experiences and impulses can be submitted until September 15.

► Unprecedented Output in the research field of Human Resources (HR)

Congratulations to Professor Simone Kauffeld. For the second time in a row, Personalmagazin named the psychologist to its list of “40 Leading HR Minds,” making her one of the ten scientists selected.

► Video: Raising of the rainbow flag

For all those who could not be present at the raising of the rainbow flag on University Square last week, we now have a throwback in video.

► Physics Podcast

What actually happens in a physics degree program? In a podcast, students give an insight from the preliminary course to the doctoral project.

► Excellent equal opportunities and diversity

For the fifth time, the TU Braunschweig has received the Total-E-Quality award for equal opportunities with the Diversity add-on as well as the Honorary Award for Sustainability. The university is thus honored for its special and ongoing commitment to equal opportunities for employees.  

► Mentoring for early career researchers

Research Service and European Office have restarted the mentoring for tenure track professors, junior professors, junior research group leaders and postdocs. Entry into the one-to-one mentoring by experienced professors is possible at any time.

► Darling of the Week

Our Darling of the week is finally ready to be browsed again after a long Corona break: The bookcase at University Square is now once again a place to trade old reading material for new adventures during University Library hours.

► … and furthermore

On September 2, 2021, the formal introduction of President Prof. Angela Ittel will be held. Due to Corona, only about 100 people will be able to attend in person – we will therefore broadcast the event digitally for everyone. In addition, there will be a meet-up with the president for employees and students on the same day. Unfortunately, only 100 people will be able to attend, so we will draw lots to determine the invitees. Maybe you will be among them?”