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