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Issue 01/2017 - February 15, 2017

TUMstudinews: The Newsletter for Students

Don't miss anything: Important dates and infos for students, stories from the campus, interviews – this and more you can find in our newsletter TUMstudinews. It is published three times per semester. On this site you can subscribe and read all previous issues.

Buddies for Refugees:

Dipping a toe in the water at TUM

Buddies for Refugees at TUM: Maria Weinberger (left) and Neda Iskandari have been a tandem since October 2016. (Photo: Maren Willkomm)

Many TUM students are trying to actively address the situation of refugees in Germany and are thus involved in “Buddies for Refugees”, an initiative by the Junge Akademie. In October, Maria Weinberger became the Buddy of Neda Iskandari.

SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition:

TUM students awarded for fastest pod design

Victory in Los Angeles: The TUM’s WARR Hyperloop Team (Photo: Dolores Volkert/TUM)

All of the hard work has paid off: A team of students from the TUM was one of two European university groups to win top honors in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. Testing their pod at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, CA near Los Angeles, TUM’s WARR Hyperloop Team picked up the award for fastest pod.

Commitment for minority groups:

Ramona Wüst and Max Nitze for Diversity and Queer

Focusing on “Diversity” and “Queer”: AStA-members Ramona Wüst and Max Nitze show commitment for their fellow students. (Photo: Maren Willkomm)

After a long break, the AStA has a new Diversity Consultant and a Queer-Representative: the TUM students Ramona Wüst and Max Nitze are showing commitment for members of minority groups at TUM. In a meeting with TUMstudinews reporter Sabrina Czechofsky, they talk about their tasks and plans.

Product development for Cameroon:

A cocoa pod peeling machine from Garching

A cocoa pod from Cameroon: Together with fellow TUM students Gilles Heymes develops a peeling machine. (Photo: Maren Willkomm)

Even today, cocoa pods are still harvested by hand. In order to relieve the farmers of this work and to reduce the risk of injury, the TUM’s Chair of Product Development is developing a cocoa pod splitting machine. In a student working group consisting of five students, Gilles Heymes is working on the prototype.


Students explain their course of studies

TUM student Kami Hattler visits schools to promote the study course of Landscape Architecture at the WZW. (Photo: Maren Willkomm)

Would you like to pass on information about your course of studies? Would you like to share your experiences to help school pupils? That’s what visiTUM is about. Kami Hattler, who is part of the project, is glad that she can get others interested in her studies.

Not to be missed:

Semesterticket, Immigration and Climate Change

Out and about with the Semesterticket München: from summer semester 2017 onwards, the solidarity contribution is 66.50 €. (Photo: Kerstin Groh/MVG)

The contract was signed, and the Students in Munich will keep the “Semesterticket”.