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Excursion to Deltapark Neeltje Jans in Zeeland

Join the excursion on November 18 to the storm surge barrier, part of the vast waterworks in Zeeland that keep the Low Countries safe and dry. See how it was designed and built after the big flood in February 1953. Take a boat trip and see the surge barrier from the water front. Dr. Tjerk Zitman, from CitG, will join to answer all your questions and he will explain all there is to know about this extraordinary structure!

Programme:

  • 08.45 Departure from TU Delft Aula
  • 10.45 Arrival at Delta works
  • 11.00-11.30 Film Show (Delta Final, “Ocean One” room)
  • 11.30-13.00 Visit the in- and outside of the surge barrier
  • 13.15-14.15 Boat trip around Delta Works
  • 14.15-15.00 Strolling back to the Parking and visit the Museum shop
  • 15.15 Departure for Delft
  • 17.00 Arrival in Delft

Up to 150 students can join this excursion, which costs € 10,50 per participant.

Ticket sales are daily between 10.00 and 16.00 at reception desk 1, O&S building, Jaffalaan 9A.

Ticket sales close on November 9 16.00h, or when tickets are sold out.

Important information:

  • Please take your ticket along to the departure at Aula Congress Centre.
  • Lunch is not included, so either bring your own lunch or buy lunch in the restaurant at the Delta Werken.
  • Tickets are not refundable.

Booking.com offers scholarships for women in technology

Together with Delft Global, Booking.com introduces new Women in Technology Scholarships. A two-year initiative designed to support women seeking careers in technology. They also partnered with the University of Oxford for a similar scholarship.

A total of 5 scholarships for two-year MSc programmes will be offered at TU Delft, starting in the 2018-2019 academic year. These scholarships will be granted to women looking to further their education and advancement in the technology sector. Grants will be available to female students from a range of our partner universities across sub-Saharan Africa, ensuring access to opportunities in technology for female students from this region in addition to driving UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Prof. Tim van der Hagen, President of the Executive Board from TU Delft said, “We are thrilled that Booking.com and TU Delft are partnering to improve the access of high quality education in technology. Booking.com is the first corporate donor of the Delft Global Scholarships. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a guiding principle for the TU Delft. The scholarships will allow us to support capacity building in the Global South region and to advance future leadership focusing on sustainable development. We are proud that Booking.com shares our belief that building a digital economy needs world-wide knowledge circulation.”

More information can be found here.

Aula closed 28-29 October – Study at Drebbelweg

Precautionary floor checks

On 27 May, the roof of the Eindhoven airport car park partially collapsed. In response to this, the government has asked all building owners to check their buildings as a precaution.

It was found that in Eindhoven so-called BubbleDeck floor slabs were used, a type of floors with weight-saving material. In accordance with a government-approved roadmap, FMRE is now checking if such floors have also been used on our campus, and if so, whether this gives rise to measures. So far, no potential risks have been identified. Naturally, fitting measures will be taken if necessary.

Coming up, exam period

Image designed by Dooder/Freepik

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.

Motor

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.

MotoE

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.

More Nuna News

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!

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