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Coming up, exam period

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So, September has passed and we’re fully enjoying the autumn weather. Meanwhile the academic year has reached its 7th week, which means that the exam period starts in two weeks. In order to  study and make your exams without any troubles it is important you sign up for your exams via Osiris. You can register up to 14 calendar days before the start of the exam. For more information regarding registering, deregistering and exam etiquettes, check out examdesk.tudelft.nl.

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TU Delft students European champion MotoE

Congrats to the Nova Electric Racing team! This past weekend they secured the European Championship at the Donington Park Circuit in England. In the past year the team worked hard on the electric racing motor, especially designed for this specific racing competition. They fought bravely throughout the season, with result, as they can now call themselves European champions.

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The Nova Motorcycle weighs 200kg and has a continuous power of 140kW (190hp) and a torque on the rear wheel of more than 500 Nm. It can race up til 40 kilometers before running out of sweet battery juice.

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The MotoE championship is organised to stimulate innovation in electric motorcycles. Participating teams come from various backgrounds, either universities or companies.

Want to know more about Nova Bike? Check out http://novaracing.nl/

Photo: motoeracing.com

Nuna 9 still leading the Nuon Solar Challenge

Even after disaster struck, the TU Delft dream team still holds their leading position in the Nuon Solar Challenge after the second racing day.

2,5 hours after departure a loud bank increased the hart rates of the dream team. The car became unstable and required an emergency stop: part of the suspension had broken. Impressively the team fixed the problem within 10 minutes, after which they reclaimed their pole position and again finished at the top at the end of the second day.

The racetrack of 3.000 km goes between Darwin and Adelaide. The participants are currently at one third of the race; they have raced 1.210 km in two days. The race will finish on Sunday 15 October in Adelaide.

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No alarm-clock day at TU Delft

This Saturday 14 October, the university organizes a ‘no alarm clock day’ for the first time this academic year. Make sure your curtains are completely closed, so you can enjoy a good uninterrupted sleep. As it happens this day, multiple ICT applications will not be available due to the maintenance weekend. It will not be possible to work with Citrix (weblogin.tudelft.nl) or to set up a VPN-connection. There will be limited applications available on the education desktops and on the desktops in the Library. More information about the maintenance is available on the ICT Maintenance page.

Keep in mind: the maintenance work could take both Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the weekend!

Executive Board message from Anka Mulder

Dear students,

I would like to let you know that I will be leaving TU Delft by the end of December. As of 1 January 2018, I will become President of Saxion University of Applied Sciences.

I am really looking forward to my new post and I already feel welcome at Saxion. Nevertheless, it was not an easy decision. After all, TU Delft is a fantastic university with a global reputation. A university, moreover, at the centre of society. I have worked here for many years with great pleasure and pride, and I would like to thank all colleagues and students for that.

I wish TU Delft, and all of you personally, all the best. I will still be around during the coming months, so maybe we’ll meet each other then.

Anka Mulder

Vice-president of Education & Operations

Dutch cycling record in Nevada dessert

Congratulations to the Human Power Team! Cyclist Aniek Rooderkerken rode their high-tech aerodynamic  bicycle, the VeloX 7, and won the World Human Powered Speed Challenge.

With 121,5 km/h she broke the Dutch record for female cyclists. The previous record of 114 km/h was set in 2014 by Ellen van Vugt. Not only Rooderkerken ended up on the podium, also her team member Iris Slappendel managed to cycle herself to the second place, with 115 km/h.

The bicycle in which Rooderkerken was able to cycle this fast has been designed by the Human Power Team, which consists of students of the VU Amsterdam and TU Delft. Using simulations and wind tunnel tests, they focused upon designing a bicycle that would encounter as minimum air resistance as possible. And as its seems, with a first and second place, we could say: Job well done!

Word dit jaar study buddy!

Wil je een medestudent helpen? En tegelijkertijd je coachingsvaardigheden (verder) ontwikkelen?

Kom dan naar de informatiebijeenkomst voor nieuwe study buddies op woensdag 13 september tijdens de lunchpauze.

Locatie: gebouw van O&S, Jaffalaan 9a, ingang Mekelweg.
Meer informatie: http://tudelft.nl/studybuddy

Join the Harvey Hackathon

On the 13th of September, the Delft Harvey Texas Research Team organises the Harvey Hackathon. A major data-collection and problem-solving event led by Prof. dr. Bartel van der Walle that will take place at the Delft Science Center. Are you interested in learning how you can apply your knowledge to increase the understanding of disaster response at TU Delft? Join the event and register online!

Students with all backgrounds are invited to explore how they can make impact with their expertise. During the event participants will work by choice individually or in groups to gather, analyze or visualize data from the recent Harvey disaster. Prior knowledge or experience is not required. During the day, there is enough room to learn from experienced researchers and peers in your group. Moreover, during the ‘Breakout Sessions’ you have the opportunity to learn about what TU Delft is already doing in this field.

Why join?

This hack-a-thon is a fun, social and informal way for you to get more familiar with the research that is ongoing at TU Delft. Throughout the day there are many opportunities to not only gain insights from researchers at our university, but also to provide and share your own insights with them. Moreover, you can use the event to broaden your network and find graduation topics, internships, or a job!

Where and when?

The event will start at 9:00 and free coffee, tea, cookies and lunch will be provided! The event will end at 17:00 after which a free “after-hackathon-drink” is held where you can interact with many professionals to discuss your (group’s) findings! You don’t have to come all day! You can walk in whenever you want.  The event will take place in the Science Center in the Mekelzaal (1st floor).

Brightspace, have you tried it yet?

This week you can enjoy the last days of summer. Next week is the start of the new academic year. New students are flooding the city and slowly campus life starts thriving once again. As an eager TU Delft student, you have of course already checked out all your courses for the first quarter, using Brightspace, the Collaboration & Learning Environment (CLE) of the university.

Brightspace is the new environment that replaces Blackboard. It looks clean and fresh, but Brightspace also brings you new features. Most important is the fact that Brightspace for the TU Delft is implemented in close collaboration with students, focused on the learning experience of students. Second major advantage is responsiveness. Brightspace will work on your laptop, tablet and mobile phone in the same way but optimised for your device. There is an app to get notifications directly on your mobile phone and select content for offline access.

Nevertheless, we are still working on improving Brightspace. During this academic year there is a team that will keep developing the environment to make sure it fits the need of all our students and teachers. This means that not all possibilities Brightspace offers will be available from the start. This also means that you can encounter a problem, bug, or simply something you do not understand. If so, the Brightspace team would very much like to know about this, so they can fix and improve the learning experience. By simply sending an e-mail to brightspace@tudelft.nl, you can help a lot.

For now, enjoy those last days of summer! And if you haven’t tried it yet, check out Brightspace at Brightspace.tudelft.nl.

 

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New lecture hall at DUWO

You might have noticed the new location code ‘DUWO-CZ’ in your schedule already (If you have checked your schedule, it is still holidays off course). This new lecture hall was newly renovated by DUWO this summer and lies just besides TU Delft campus near the Science Centre at:

Professor Schermerhornstraat 4 (side street of Mijnbouwstraat)
2618 PZ Delft

The lecture hall is accessible via the side entrance at the staircase. It is situated at the second floor and can easily be reached by the stairs. If you need the elevator, please go to the reception at the main entrance. They will show you the way.

For more info, check out: http://www.educationrooms.tudelft.nl

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