Whether sustainability, digitization, artificial intelligence or entrepreneurship: many of the most pressing issues of our time transcend disciplinary boundaries. The project weeks therefore create a framework in which students and teachers can work across disciplines, curricula and locations on issues and projects that particularly interest them. In multidisciplinary teams, they not only expand their disciplinary expertise, but also strengthen their interdisciplinary skills.
People moving actively in the city is one of the most missing parts of our current urban areas. Looking into what Active Mobility means and why it is important for our future cities is the main purpose of this course. Active mobility is the most sustainable way of moving in urban areas as it’s a clean, accessible and healthy mode of transport. Additionally, Active mobility is at the heart of the Proximity and Accessibility models being developed especially during and after the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. 15 min city concept). What necessitates this course mostly, is the lack of interconnection between people who plan the public realm (Urban planners and designers) and people who design the streets (Traffic and civil engineers). The first group is sometimes neglecting the streets as part of the urban area that also has constraints from mobility functions; and the second group has mostly focused on the technical aspects of street design and overlooks the social dimension of public spaces. That is why we need to teach students to take the importance of a social and people-centered approach into account. This course aims for students from various backgrounds including urban planning, urban design, traffic engineering, architecture and civil and environmental engineering to form a common understanding among the different points of view from different disciplines. This will help them develop a broader perspective when thinking about designing for Active mobility in the city. In an attempt to fill this gap, we would like to benefit from different teaching tools such as walking and cycling tours, and aging simulation workshops combined with existing formats like free discussions, lectures, and presentations.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Wulfhorst, TUM School of Engineering and Design
For: M.Sc. Civil Engineering, M.Sc. Environmental Engineering, M.Sc. Transportation Systems, M.Sc. Urbanism, M.Sc. Architecture, M.Sc. Landscape Architecture
TUMonline module no.: ED150012
Artificial intelligence is becoming more and more advanced each year, generating images that are realistic enough to fool even the most trained eye. But who should be given credit for these creations? The AI itself, or the programmer who built it? These cocreation issues could become a problem down the line - but also present a unique opportunity.
There are already tools to support professional writing and augmenting the abilities of humans to get the best of both worlds, but there is still room for improvement in terms of education. Scholars receive only limited feedback for their essays or creative writing since teachers do not have the time to annotate texts in detail. That's where AI comes in handy. We aim to create a tool that supports students throughout the writing process by giving them timely feedback and proposing alternatives. To build this tool, we need an infrastructure which collects and structures essay data . We're looking for computer science, education, and linguistic students that could help us set up an app specifically designed for data collection as well as ways organize it efficiently.
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Contact: Kathrin Seßler, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
For: Students of any master’s program in Computer or Data Science, Education and Linguistics
Period: anuary 9–14, 2023
Already in the summer semester 2021, the course “Behavioral Economics meet real world problems. A project rally”, a cross-disciplinary and project-based plug-in module was successfully implemented, which is now to be further developed and made accessible to a larger number of students from all schools as part of the pilot phase Project-based Teaching and Learning 2022.
In addition to teaching theoretical principles of behavioral economics and an introduction to project management, this course focuses on practical application in a real project provided by our practice partner, MTV München von 1879 e.V.. Creative problem-solving skills, communication within the team and with the practice partner, the integration of the professional expertise of all participants, and a sharpening of awareness for challenges that go beyond one's own field of competence are the focus of this project. The personal development of the participants is supplemented by team and individual coaching by trained coaches and the teaching of design thinking skills.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Alwine Mohnen, Martina Wayand, Karina Kocnieczny, TUM School of Management
For: Students from all disciplines and schools
TUMonline module no.: WI001284
For the informed observer, nature appears like a huge engineering office. Most interesting are the things that do not immediately seem to be connected.
For example: How might penguins incapable of flying help make airplanes safer? What vital function of leeches might be relevant to future laundry detergents? And how does nature manage to provide solutions for mobility, lighting and the production of industrial materials (e.g. glass) with comparatively low energy input?
Making such connections requires practice. That is the focus of this Project Week. Since there is no “right” or “wrong”, after an introduction the participants will try it out themselves and reflect. Through iterative loops and the use of certain attitudes and methods, participants will gain confidence in the mental processes of bionic brainstorming. It is helpful to be able to endure uncertainties and to give oneself time for idea/concept generation.
Contact: Gwillem Mosedale, TUM School of Life Sciences
For: Students of all schools and subjects, especially Biology, Engineering, Industrial Design
TUMonline module no.: LS20003
During this week, we will flirt with philosophy of science, immerse ourselves in key STS topics, and get dirty with the complexity of applying theory to a current innovation case. Together we will work on a real-life case, provided by Julia’s company, which has to do with one German city that aims to test and implement a digital twin and thus transition into a new era of mobility.
During the mandatory kick-off meeting in November you will receive all relevant materials, including a list of the STS articles and the details of the case study. Armed with their co-creative role and theoretical text, each group will approach the case from different positions, expectations, and desired outcomes.
Contact: Jenny Colleen Graner, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
For: Students from all disciplines and schools
TUMonline module no.: AR30372
Comics are great. As hybrids in themselves, they combine visual representation and textual storytelling – two main components of our highly technical media culture. Those who make comics get to the heart of things, sketch out structures, produce orders and convey insights without formulating them in detail. How many scientists, engineers, managers and politicians would we wish could do that?
We will produce a comic book together and meet for a week in the comic studio set up especially for this purpose. For practice and inspiration, we leave our work cave for urban sketching on campus.
Contact: Kontextlehre WTG
For: Students from all disciplines and schools
Future physicians need not only clinical expertise, but also broader competencies and insights to work well as professional physicians. This includes aspects such as ethics, leadership, medical law and patient safety. In this project, we aim to transform the proven method for practicing clinical reasoning, “Case-Based Clinical Reasoning”, into “Casebased Medical Professional Reasoning”. Using cases, topics such as: End of Life, Physician-Patient Relationship, (Digital) Technology and Lack of Care, will be discussed. Participating students are also encouraged to reflect on the cases, discussions and outcomes.
A now well-established method in medical education is Case-based Clinical Reasoning (CBCR). This means that students use patient cases to learn how to go through the steps of the reasoning process and arrive at a diagnosis. Often, students receive limited information about the patient at the beginning, which is later supplemented by the patient's responses, the results of the physical examination, and other diagnostic information. Having students discuss these types of cases regularly in their training helps them make faster and better diagnoses in clinical practice.
But clinical factors are not the only relevant factors in the professional practice of physicians. Aspects such as ethics, leadership, medical law and patient safety must also be considered when dealing with and counseling patients. In this project, we therefore aim to develop and implement Case-based Medica/Professional Reasoning (CNMPR). Possible case topics include: Possible case topics include: End of Life, Physician-Patient Relationship, (Digital) Technology, and Lack of Care. Following the case discussion, students reflect both with each other and individually on the case, their own attitudes about it, and what they learned from it.
The goals of this course are that students: have an understanding of the "condition humaine", complementary to their biomedical knowledge; gain a better understanding of the moral and legal responsibilities and duties that physicians have to their patients; know that the practice of medicine takes place in a cultural and social context that is characterized by diversity, and understand how this context shapes the different experiences of illness and the way medicine is practiced; have further developed the skills of observation, analysis, and self-reflection in light of the above goals.
Contact and registration: Dr. Verena Kantenwein, TUM School of Medicine
For: Students of medicine, sports and health sciences
Period: expected 5 days in march 2023
Vacuum cleaners, furniture, books, cell phones, cars, gummy bears: things are everywhere. Human life takes place in a “world of things” and is constantly conditioned by it.
But what actually is a thing? What constitutes it? Can things be systematically classified? Do things exist independently of human beings? In the seminar we will discuss philosophical texts by various authors who reflect on things from different perspectives. In particular, the aim is to raise awareness of the social and political implications of technical developments.
Contact: Dr. Fred Slanitz, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
For: Students from all disciplines and schools
TUMonline module no.: CLA20720, CLA30720
Digital twins are one of the most promising concepts for technical product development. However, a good 20 years after they were first published by NASA, digital twins (DZ) have still not arrived across the board in industry. One reason for this is certainly a lack of understanding and expertise. To counteract this challenge, we would like to offer an interdisciplinary new university internship at the Chair of Product Development and Lightweight Design (LPL) – the DT-Lab. In this internship, students from different disciplines will jointly go through the process of designing and developing digital twins using a demonstrator. In this way, they will learn basic characteristics, terminology, and technologies, as well as the challenges practitioners face in such projects and how to overcome them. The internship will be offered as a block in the winter semester.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Markus Zimmermann, TUM School of Engineering and Design
For: Master's students from the fields of mechanical engineering, computer science, and electrical and information engineering
TUMonline module no.: ED160018 / 0000000599
The teaching project “Ecologies of Building” will analyze systems of the building industry in an extended project week in transdisciplinary teams of students, teachers and experts and develop new design proposals with design methods. In Design Sprints, an innovative teaching format for exchange with other disciplines will be conceived through design thinking and co-design.
Students from three Schools will work together in heterogeneous small groups: from the Master of Architecture program of the School of Engineering and Design, the Master of Science and Technology Studies program of the School of Social Sciences and Technology, and the Master of Management and Innovation program of the School of Management.
During this interdisciplinary teaching cooperation, sustainable and cycle-oriented design approaches are developed and resilient positions are promoted in the subject areas of politics, economics and project development. This is complemented by inputs in the form of lectures and discussions with experts from the fields of entrepreneurship, lobbying and policy making. These experts will also support the small groups in their projects during the project week. The teaching project will be transferred into a digital format and thus made available as a basis for the following semesters.
Contact: Prof. Niklas Fanelsa, TUM School of Engineering and Design
For: Master's students from various disciplines who want to understand interrelationships in the construction industry.
TUMonline module no.: ED120053
In this project-based course, students from various TUM schools acquire not only entrepreneurship skills, but also transversal (key) competencies. This is achieved by enabling them to pass on their competencies to students at vocational schools and to coach and support them in their own project work.
To achieve this goal, the Chair of Business Education (Prof. Dr. Manuel Förster), the Chair of Strategic Entrepreneurship (Prof. Dr. Oliver Alexy) and the Social Entrepreneurship Academy (SEA) work together. During the interdisciplinary cooperation of the professorships, students of the TUM School of Management and the TUM School of Social Science and Technology are first taught basic competencies in entrepreneurship and project management by means of a train-the-trainer approach. In a next step, the students prepare the newly acquired content as materials for the students at vocational schools. In project days, this content is then taught by the students at the schools. In the sense of a Challenge-based Learning (CBL) approach, in a further step the schools set sustainable, social and real-life challenges (“Challenges”) for the student groups, for the solution of which the students then develop concepts for (social) business models in group work within the framework of project days. During this period, the students support the students as coaches and take responsibility for their learning process.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Manuel Förster, Kerstin Kiefer, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
For: Bachelor students and/or Master students of the programs of the School of Management and the School of Social Sciences & Technology (Politics, Business Education and various teaching professions)
TUMonline module no.: SOT10028/LV: 0000001430
Period: Start 21.10.2022 – Project days in schools in January 2023
Experience has shown that dealing with data and probabilities is a great challenge for many students. On the other hand, knowledge in these areas is of enormous social importance. Digital media offer an excellent opportunity to visualize data and simulate random experiments. They should therefore be used in the classroom, but so far they are hardly available in high quality. The project aims at designing and testing an interdisciplinary teaching format that addresses student teachers with mathematics as a subject, students of computer science, and students of mathematics as a subject. Students from these disciplines collaborate to develop content for digital tools for learning stochastics in the classroom and ways to implement them. To this end, students critically examine both the potential and potential risks of digital learning in a school context. In developing the content, they first consider subject-mathematical and subject-didactical aspects. On the other hand, these must be coordinated with programming feasibility as well as with design principles for digital media in subject teaching. Overall, a multidisciplinary and holistic perspective is necessary, which is difficult to realize in this form in regular teaching formats.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Andreas Obersteiner, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
With the establishment of a new, highly interdisciplinary project seminar ExoskeleTUM, we want to give students the opportunity to apply their theoretically learned knowledge, to consolidate it in practical testing, and to expand it in a self-effective way through the principle of “learning by doing”. The students will independently design and realize an exoskeleton for the lower extremities. Over a period of about 3 years, a development platform in the form of an exoskeleton is to be created by students for students, which in the further course will be used in project seminars, internships and lectures for the training of students and will be continuously further developed. The strongly application-oriented deepening of the learned knowledge and the linking of different fields of knowledge on the basis of this strongly future-oriented, tangible and meaningful application example explicitly promotes the quality of the education of our students. Through the early promotion of a solution-oriented way of thinking within a complex application example, students gain important experience here not only in dealing with hardware and software, but also in the areas of project management, team work, time management and organization, which often receive little attention in their studies.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Markus Zimmermann, TUM School of Engineering and Design
For: B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
TUMonline module no.: MW2348/LV: 0000000812
In this project, students will investigate the perspectives and potentials of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies for architecture. Topics such as materiality, structure, building climate or thermal envelope will be explored through a case study for the design of a mixed-use building on the Ägidienmarkt in Braunschweig, using various new AM methods being developed at both TUM and TUBS. The demand for sustainability is taken up in various facets in the examination of the production of building structures that create a balance between durability, material justice and resource efficiency as well as flexible, spatial playability, and is translated into
Based on the design project in the summer semester 2022, an immersion course will be offered in the subsequent winter semester 2022/23, in which the designs will be elaborated for the production of prototypes and mock-ups at 1:1 scale. These prototypes will then be additively manufactured in interdisciplinary teams in collaboration with the scientific staff of the SFB AMC in the laboratories of TUM and TUBS.
Contact: Ema Krakovska, TUM School of Engineering and Design
For: Participants of the preparatory course in SoSe 22
TUMonline module no.: AR30417
Period: November 2022 until February 2023
Noise is the number two environmental health risk in Europe. Noise propagation caused by transport infrastructure is increased by poor urban design and results in noise pollution in residential areas. Digital tools are increasingly being utilized for environmental purposes, allowing new ways to shape environments. This allows examining their use for forming performative urban landscapes which can respond to environmental challenges such as noise. Despite the imperative to address environmental issues in teaching, there is currently a difficulty to scientifically do so due to the complexity of the phenomena, the interdisciplinary knowledge required for addressing it, and the long process reflexive solutions require.
This research project and workshop draw on the expertise of the chair on ‘Noise Landscapes’ – a research and publication on analyzing and mapping noise around urban airports, and on two seminars given by the project team titled “Precision Landscapes” to develop methods and tools for mitigating noise pollution through acoustic-oriented urban design. It is comprised of a research preparation phase followed by an intensive workshop, which will serve as a laboratory for transferring the knowledge produced in the researched methods. The objective will be to develop and test a method for acoustic simulation in landscape and urban design on a case study site adjacent to the Munich airport. The project will contribute a framework for multidisciplinary research and teaching, applicable beyond noise pollution, to the mitigation of environmental challenges through urban design.This framework can then develop into an annual cross-disciplinary teaching collaboration at TUM.
Contact: Elif Simge Fettahoğlu-Özgen, TUM School of Engineering and Design.
For: Master Urbanism, Resource Efficient and Sustainable Building, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and, if applicable, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering, Aerospace and Geodesy.
TUMonline module no.: ED120062
Period: 08.03. – 17.03.2023
The students will be introduced to the social science-perspective on a selection of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) topics as well as the creative potential of video games for reflection, like through worldbuilding, storytelling and decision-making.
They then develop their own game-prototype in multidisciplinary teams, which can be presented e.g. as a poster, through illustrations or be programmed.
Contact: Clara Valdés-Stauber , TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
For: All bachelor’s and master’s students
TUMonline module no.: CVL0001027
Period: 09.01. - 13.01.2023
The project involves student teachers in vocational education (across faculties) working together for a week at the TUM Friedrich N. Schwarz Research Station to explore health promotion in school education.
Within the broad topic of health promotion, students develop an understanding of healthy lifestyles through a variety of teaching and learning content in the areas of exercise, ergonomics, and nutrition. The goal is to strengthen the mediation competence in order to independently develop teaching units for everyday school life. In order to expand their professional competence, they learn specific methodical-didactic interventions to convey an awareness of their own health (health literacy) to their future students. For this purpose, the research station with its accommodation facilities, location, premises and modern kitchen is perfectly suited for best practice exercises and teaching experiments in all three teaching focal points/areas.
Contact: Dr. Carolina Olufemi, Dr. Susanne Miesera, Verena Zehender, Fakultät für Sport- und Gesundheitswissenschaften, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
Why drive so far? Rivera on your doorstep – why not? In other words: How can the consequences of climate change for people and nature in Upper Bavaria be predicted? And how do we deal with them?
In order to meet the manifold global and regional challenges, it seems helpful to understand the complex interplay of man – nature – science and technology. Within the framework of the Project Week, we will work on the content of this major topic using concrete examples from climate research and discuss it critically
Contact: Dr. Eva Sandmann, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
For: Students from all disciplines and schools
TUMonline module no.: CLA30606
During a five-day Impact Winter School in January 2023, up to 40 students will explore the question of how and in what form AI solutions can generate social and environmental impact. The goal of the Impact Winter School in this context is to develop AI-based solutions for achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Students will develop these solutions in interdisciplinary teams of 5 people each based on concrete challenges. The challenges are brought in by cooperation partners, for example companies, universities or public administration. During the Impact Winter School, students are instructed to think and act in an entrepreneurial way and to apply the impulses they receive in a practical way in the development of their solutions. They are accompanied in this process by coaches who provide sparring and feedback.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Oliver Alexy, TUM School of Management
TUMonline module no.: MGT001346
In this train-the-trainer format experienced students learn to design and lead innovation sprints and workshops for student participants. They become Innovation Facilitators who provide other students with an innovative mindset and tools that help them to create innovation and shape a sustainable future. The Innovation Facilitators are part of a self-organized, self-responsible team with clear roles and responsibilities. They have a lot of free space to design and organize the workshops and sprints in a way that makes them successful and valuable for the participants.Throughout the course they themselves participate in workshops and receive intensive support by experienced facilitators who provide input, feedback, impulses and retrospectives.
Contact: Lisa Damm, UnternehmerTUM
For: Master’s students with practical experience in applying Design Thinking and Business Design as well as the distinct ability to work in a team and great interest in working with individuals and teams
TUMonline module no.: MGT001347
Period: 27.09.2022 – 24.01.2023
The Innovation Sprint is a 5-day full time experience to learn hands-on basics of design thinking and business design.
In five days you learn the basics on how to develop innovative customer centric and impact-driven business ideas while working on a challenge from a partner in an interdisciplinary student team. The Sprint is led by student Innovation Facilitators. You will get practical insights, useful templates and tools, constant feedback and opportunities to reflect on your learnings. A great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone, get to know new people and identify innovative ideas.
Contact: Lisa Damm, UnternehmerTUM
More information: https://academy.unternehmertum.de/programs/business-design-sprint
For: Bachelor’s students of all schools and subjects
TUMonline module no.: MGT001348
Period: 09.01.2023 – 13.01.2023
Interdisciplinary Design Methods for Sustainable Urban Futures is a new format in which teaching is closely linked with practice-oriented research. Students from different disciplines develop concepts for concrete challenges in planning and design practice in an interdisciplinary exchange. Self-directed learning and exchange in small groups exemplify ways in which knowledge from one's own discipline can be brought into interdisciplinary teams and approaches to solutions for the sustainable transformation of our cities can be co-designed. The principles of the circular economy are to be applied and critically questioned with regard to a possible contribution to effective transformation processes. Both reflection-oriented and solution-oriented approaches are to be pursued, thus generating and conveying interdisciplinary knowledge. To this end, students apply methods of analysis and design and experimentally extend them with knowledge from their respective disciplines.
In the pilot project, the students examine a building destined for demolition as an example. They investigate the question of how the building's components can be captured in such a way that the components can be meaningfully reused for the design of new buildings, business models, etc. after the building has been demolished. The challenge is to analyze (capture, interpret, categorize, evaluate, represent) the special properties of the building components from different disciplinary perspectives and to further think about and develop possible circular reuses and transformations in an explorative way. Impulses from experts are specifically used in the teaching format to bring in knowledge from practice and research. The interdisciplinary format enables both technical and spatial dimensions as well as social and environmental aspects and their interconnections to be reflected upon and discussed together. The evaluation should consider quantitative factors (e.g., environmental impacts, costs), but also qualitative aspects (e.g., aesthetics, reusability, human interaction, use of space), which are informed by the students' backgrounds. Thus, student work makes an experimental contribution to the implementation of circularity in the design and planning of built environments.
The teaching format in the winter semester 2021/22 will tie in with the EU research project NEBourhoods on Neuperlach and share the contacts, expert:inside knowledge, structures and access to real estate. The content is to be further developed in explorative, design-oriented formats with an open-ended outcome. The focus is on proactive collaboration of students in heterogeneous teams (architecture, civil and environmental engineering, urban planning, urban design, real estate, construction process management, psychology, material sciences, entrepreneurial master class, economics) to jointly test new, holistic approaches.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Werner Lang, TUM School of Engineering and Design
The basic intention of the module is to link classical measurement methods of sports science with modern methods of basic biological research and to combine and test them within the framework of a scientific project. At the beginning of the semester, the students receive a scientific research question, which they have to work out in thematically separated working groups during the semester. This is comparable to a research consortium, as it is widely used in the university research landscape. The research topic is usually based on current research in the field of sports biology, performance physiology, health and sports science and thus also shows clear areas of overlap with medicine. For this reason, we plan to open the module to students of medicine as well, in order to create meaningful synergies of the fields of work and learning.
Contact: Dr. Martin Schönfelder, Fakultät für Sport- und Gesundheitswissenschaften
The Plug-In module “Mapping digitization in highly regulated spaces” allows students to form interdisciplinary groups to analyze and discuss digital applications in-depth and to gain knowledge about the legal frameworks of technology and its social impacts.
Students will focus on state-of-the-art applications from the healthcare industry and legal domain. Using concrete examples from companies and agencies all over the world, students learn about legal requirements and regulatory mechanisms as well as technical implementation possibilities.
Contact: David Rebohl
For: Students from all disciplines and schools
TUMonline module no.: POL60808
ECTS: 6 ECTS
Digital technologies such as virtual reality, machine learning and robotics are perceived as highly promising tools to facilitate movement training and therapy. However, in order for these tools to become successful, they must be suited to individual therapy goals and to the requirements of special populations. Thus, health professionals and developers, as well as patients and users need to communicate and to collaborate on further developing these methods. In this project week, students from the health sector will intensely interact with students from technical disciplines during five days. In small groups, they will then develop a project which is either a scientific study or a physical prototype. In the initial days, they will meet experts, scientists and professionals from informatics, electronical engineering, movement science and neurorehabilitation. This will include an introduction to theories about functional principles of these technologies on the level of cognition and learning and to ethical and functional challenges. During an excursion, the students will have the opportunity to talk to prosthesis users and stroke patients and will learn about best practice examples. Representants from industry and therapists will be invited to provide feedback on the students’ projects. On the fifth and last day of the project week, student groups will discuss the outcomes of their projects with experts and users and will present the final results to the project week participants and supervisors.
Contact and registration: Dr. Waltraud Stadler, TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences
For: Students of Medicine as well as of the Master’s programs Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, Informatics: Games Engineering, Ergonomics – Human Factors Engineering, Neuroengineering, Sport and Exercise Science
Credits: 5 ECTS
Period: October 10–14 and 28, 2022; final project presentations on November 11, 2022
The Responsible Robotics (RR-AI) project week will take place from January 10–13, 2023 in the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The aim of the project week is to bring together participants from various disciplines (engineering, the natural and social sciences, law) to work out a proposal for an interdisciplinary research project on topics around robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. In order to participate, please register online (https://campus.tum.de/tumonline/wbLv.wbShowLVDetail?pStpSpNr=950664944&pSpracheNr=2) and submit a brief motivational essay until November 20, 2022, that explains why you are interested in participating in the project week (one page, DINA4, Arial 11pt, spacing 1,5, justification) to assistants.stp. @mcts.tum.de
To kick-off the project week, all participants will meet on Tuesday, December 20, at 5.00 pm, where the most important information about the project week will be communicated. The week itself will be kicked off with a Lego Serious Play® workshop upon arrival on January 10. The next day on January 11, we will visit the Forschungszentrum Geriatronik of the Munich Institute for Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) and host a series of presentations and an expert panel discussion with guest speakers who work on topics around robotics and AI in healthcare (including researchers from engineering, the social sciences and the industry). The last two days, participants will form interdisciplinary groups to construct a proposal for an interdisciplinary research project on a topic related to robotics and AI in healthcare. The main deliverables of the project week are a) the final presentation of their research proposal by the different groups on January 13 and b) individual reflexive essays in which participants summarize their main take-aways.
Contact: Maximilian Braun, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
For: All Bachelor and Master students
TUMonline module no.: CLA20420
Period: January 10–13, 2023
As part of the teaching research project “Digitainability: Promoting Responsibility & Implementing Innovations on a Project-Basis”, a project week on the topic of “Smart E-Participation” will be organized in the winter semester of 2022/2023. Interdisciplinary groups of TUM students will work on and develop innovative project ideas that will enable citizens to expand and deepen their (socio-political) participation through the use of digital technologies. The adjective "smart" emphasizes the technological component on the one hand, but at the same time combines this with the objective of social, economic and ecological sustainability.
To ensure practical implementation of the project ideas and long-term accessibility of the solutions developed, workshops with relevant stakeholders from politics, business and civil society will be held in preparation for and after the project week. On the one hand, the workshops should enable the concrete needs of the stakeholders in the area of smart eParticipation in the Greater Munich area to be recorded more precisely and, on the other hand, give the students the opportunity to present their project ideas and to prototype them together with adequate partners or to bring them into practical application. In cooperation with the newly founded TUM Think Tank, external experts will be recruited to critically accompany this creative discussion and planning process between students and practitioners on site and to provide suggestions for concrete implementation concepts. The goal is to support the student ideas developed during the project week on their way to concrete implementation and thus not only to generate a real-world impact, but also to promote experiences of self-efficacy among the student participants.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Stefan Wurster, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
For: All Master students
TUMonline module no.: POL67002
Period: January until March 2023
Tangible Design Technologies for Learning present an opportunity to broaden participation in STEM+C contexts and to introduce challenging concepts to students at an early age through the design of personally meaningful projects. The design of effective Tangible Technologies for Learning requires competencies at the intersection of educational sciences, computer science, design, and educational technologies.
This project week examines research in Tangible Design Technologies in relation to how people learn and has a special focus on designing new tangible computational experiences that support learning in STEM+C fields by building on state-of-the-art learning theory. It is designed as a student-centered project-based learning experience, where participants will tinker and design with the latest construction kits (e.g., electronic textiles, Chibitronics paper circuits, and Playtronica) through guided activities in heterogeneous small groups and conduct a final project. The project week is accompanied by relevant research in the area of Tangible Design Technologies for Learning (see section 3 for examples). Overall, students will be empowered to reflect on the design of educational technologies for impacts on learning outcomes and participation and to recognize underlying assumptions of learning in educational technologies.
Contact: Prof. Dr. A. Keune, Prof. Dr. T. Michaeli, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
What is empathy for? The ability to empathize is an essential part of the spiritual and moral development of human beings. The ability to empathize and sympathize is indispensable for understanding others and acting in solidarity. How can we explain their development, what role do cultural imprints play, what role do literature and films play?
We will look at some important philosophical and psychological approaches, interview a psychotherapist, examine the emotionality of literary texts, and write texts ourselves that will be the subject of the seminar discussion.
Contact: Kontextlehre WTG
For: Students from all disciplines and schools
TUMonline module no.: CLA20552
Originally intended as a project seminar for bachelor’s students of Mechanical Engineering, students of the School of Management will in future have the opportunity to work together with engineering students in a joint project to design a product from the field of urban air mobility and study its prospects for success in this dynamic market segment. To this end, the seminar will be expanded with new content and the integration of students from the School of Management will be made possible across the spatial distance between the Garching and Heilbronn sites.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Manfred Hayek und Prof. Dr. Ilkay Yavrucuk, TUM School of Engineering and Design
For: Bachelor Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor Management & Technology at Campus Heilbronn as well as Master Aerospace
Urban Futures Thinking" invites interested students from different disciplines and schools to engage with the future of cities and space using a concrete example. The project is based on the co-creation method of the Design Sprint. During the five days, students work intensively together in alternating teams in an iterative, researching and designing process with the help of provided working methods. In the process, a holistic perspective is adopted, cross-disciplinary questions are developed and discussed, and approaches to solutions are designed. One methodological focus is the so-called 'trend analysis', which uses networked thinking to anticipate social developments 30 years ahead. Spatial and thematic complexity is plausibly reduced by an assessment of the dominant interactions at the concrete area of investigation. Each of the working groups develops an "alternative future", which shows as a hypothesis which effects trends unfold locally and which paths of spatial development can be followed. The spatial effects are tested and discussed using simple working models and sketches.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Alain Thierstein, TUM School of Engineering and Design
For: Students from different disciplines and schools who feel addressed by the topics of the future, space and sustainable urban development
TUMonline module no.: 0000003283 / AR30452