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.
Sarah Barreto Ornellas from Yale University:
Human movement control
The PREP program, organized by the TUM International Center, enables students from North American elite universities to participate in a research project at TUM and to get to know Munich and Germany during the summer holidays. Sarah Barreto Ornellas, a student at Yale, is one of this year’s participants in PREP. What did she experience at TUM and in Munich so far?
Canoeist Matthias Schmidt:
For Marathon to Pietermaritzburg
Four more weeks until South Africa: Matthias Schmidt will take part at the World Canoe Marathon Championships in early September 2017. He has been a member of the German national canoe team since May. The sport is very time-intensive. Nevertheless, the 21-year-old is studying Chemical Process Engineering at TUM and got involved with the IKOM – without any problems.
Freestyle skier Laura Grasemann:
Elections: Sports Scholarship Holder of the Year
TUM student Laura Grasemann (25) is Germany’s best mogul skier – and she is a candidate for the title “Sports Scholarship Holder of the Year”, which would mean additional financial support for her. In our interview, she explains why she could need it. Vote for Laura!
“AK Umwelt” in Straubing:
Plastic containers for the campus
The aim of the “AK Umwelt” in Straubing is to promote environmental awareness at the site TUM-Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and sustainability. For TUMstudinews, Celine Sauer, a member of the working group, talks about their point of view and what they want to change.
An internship at the Ganges in India:
The most important lesson: Patience
While his fellow students delved into theory in the lecture hall in Munich, Simon Lutz – a student of Environmental Engineering – went to India; his greatest adventure so far. For six months, he worked as an intern in Delhi and took part in an environmental project. For TUMstudinews, he talks about his time there, and about the challenges of a large-scale project on the Indian subcontinent.
New online course:
LOOP: Object-oriented programming
The TUM offers an introductory online course for the basics of object-oriented programming in summer 2017 (in German language). The course starts on August 7. You can still register.
Students as mentors for school pupils who are interested in studying
Theresa Bader wants to become an architect. Currently, she is in her fourth semester of the respective Bachelor’s course at TUM. When she had to decide about her future course of study, a mentor helped her while she was still at school. Now, she wants to show commitment as a mentor herself – in the scope of the Step Inside program.
The visiTUM program:
Help future students make a decision
In your first semester, were you surprised about what it’s like at university? Unintended surprises occur – and they can lead to great disappointments or to a change of course of study. For this reason, TUM initiated the program “visiTUM – students explain their course of studies”.
Photo competition 2017:
“150 years of TUM – more international than ever”
Help us pick twelve pictures for the 2018 photo calendar of the International Center! The online-voting has started.
The 6th edition of the fatum-magazine: Synthesis
New editors wanted
Synthesis is a fundamental principle of our life. But in what contexts does synthesis lead to something that is meaningful and valuable? And, generally, is “no synthesis” possible at all – or is there something in the way of “anti-synthesis”? The current issue of fatum addresses these and other questions.