20. January 2023 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │20.01.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: University elections by click + the secret life of trees + propellers in the wind tunnel

Editor: Mark Winter

► Simply vote

Your vote counts! From 12 noon today until 12 noon on 27 January, you can help shape the future of our university. In the online university elections, you elect the members and their deputies of the Senate, the Faculty Councils, the Commission for Equal Opportunities and the PhD Students’ Representative Council. Students elect the student parliament, student councils and subject group councils.

► #WeRemember

On Friday, 27 January, the national day of remembrance, TU Braunschweig remembers all victims of National Socialism. At the public event at the memorial threshold in front of the old building at 1 p.m., after a short speech by President Angela Ittel and student representatives, flowers will be laid and the victims will be remembered in a minute’s silence.

► The secret of deep-rooted plants

The “secret life” of plants and trees below the earth’s surface is in the focus of the Junior Research Group “Isodrones”. Dr Matthias Beyer reports on research with water isotopes and drones and the “360° Interactive Research Site”, which allows you to discover the research site in Costa Rica via VR glasses.

► New aircraft configuration is tested in the wind tunnel

Three propellers rotate in front of an aircraft wing in the wind tunnel. A series of tests in the wind tunnel at the research airport will answer how much better several distributed drives are compared to individual propellers.

► Congratulations

… to Methap Özaslan, Professor of Technical Electrocatalysis at the Institute of Technical Chemistry. The chemist was re-elected to the Executive Board of the Electrochemistry Division of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) for the election period 2023-26.

► Mail from … Braunschweig

Exchange student Kevin Almora from Mexico was a guest at the Institute of Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics for three months. Read what he experienced during this time in the latest issue of “Mail from … Braunschweig”.

► Rethinking existing buildings and monuments

Together with the Institute for Building Climatology and Energy of Architecture, the Lower Saxony State Office for Monument Preservation invites to the exhibition opening and panel discussion in the Foyer Okerhochhaus on 7 February. “Resource Cultural Heritage” can then be seen through March 31. in the Tünzelsaal of the University Library.

► Online course on opportunities of active mobility

Participants can learn how to make their own mobility more active in the free online course “Active Mobility for You”. The course was developed by the Chair of Service Information Systems, the Chair of Services Management and Edinburgh Napier University (Scotland).

► Designing teaching with the construction kit

Are you looking for impulses and resources for your teaching? In the new teaching kit developed by the Teaching and Media Education team, you will find useful tools and methods, exciting good practices and innovative concepts and dossiers.

►Three workshops of the awareness campaign against sexualized violence

In cooperation with “sichtbar. Fachzentrum gegen sexualisierte Gewalt e.V.”, the KNOW MORE campaign is offering three workshops starting 02.02.2023, that deal with consensus, (everyday) sexism, and sexual harassment in college and professional life.

► Parent-child study with the “autoELFE” automated family car

Parents with children between the ages of 8 and 14 who would like to try out the vehicle functions of an automated family car together are looking for researchers from the Department of Engineering and Traffic Psychology for a study. Applications are still possible until 17 February.

► Live in Concert!

Six concerts: The University Choir and the University Orchestra can be heard live again. Under the title “Das Wort ward Klang,” the unichor performs two concerts in St. Andrew’s Church and in the Audimax. The orchestra plays three times in the Audimax its program “The best of all worlds. An optimistic symphony concert.” And on 26 January, Michael von Zalejski will give his debut concert “Merci Udo! A tribute to Udo Jürgens”.

► BCF Career Event

TU Braunschweig is represented with a virtual booth at the BCF (Bio Chemistry Food) Career Event on 01 February and informs early career scientists about current offers.

► Darling of the week

This week we have two darlings of the week: the two students Luisa and Ahmed. In their videos on Instagram, they give an interesting insight into their studies. Who better to convince you to study at our university than our students themselves? If you too would like to present your everyday study or work life on our Instagram profile, please get in touch.