TUMstudinews - The Newsletter for students of TUM
Issue 04/2018 - August 3, 2018

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.

290 mph in Los Angeles:

TUM Hyperloop team remains world champion

The WARR Hyperloop team’s prototype at the test site in Los Angeles. (Photo: WARR Hyperloop Team)

The third capsule of the WARR Hyperloop team raced through the experimental tube at SpaceX in Los Angeles at an astonishing 290 miles per hour. The students of the TUM thus remain undefeated in the third Hyperloop Pod competition and hold the speed record for a Hyperloop prototype.

TUM student Ana Cirac in Lindau:

“Nobel Prize winners are normal people”

An impressive meeting in Lindau: TUM student Ana Cirac with the German Nobel laureate Harald zur Hausen. (Photo: private)

There are many people who would like to meet a true Nobel Prize winner – and every year, there is an opportunity to do so in Lindau, where selected young scientists from all over the world meet up with top researchers at a conference. TUM student Ana Cirac was there this year, and she was able to help one of the laureates.  

Doctoral student Andreas Barthelme:

Crashing blackboard with consequences

2.1 million YouTube clicks: Andreas Barthelme, one of TUM’s doctoral candidates. (Photo: Maren Willkomm)

Recently, Andreas Barthelme became a YouTube star – unintentionally. A video featuring the TUM-scientist was viewed more than 2.1 million times in quite a short time: a blackboard had collapsed during a lecture, closely missing him. In an interview for TUMstudinews, Barthelme talks about why this was a blessing in disguise.

The Proust Questionnaire:

Franziska would like to be more patient

21 questions, 21 answers: Franziska Ochsenfarth, student representative in the TUM Senate. (Photo: private)

This questionnaire-game is still as worthwhile as it was in the days of Marcel Proust. Here, we have answers by Franziska Ochsenfarth, student representative in the TUM Senate and the TUM Board of Trustees.

Here’s to good collaboration:

Useful tools while studying

Sync+Share, Wiki, Gitlab, Meet – many useful tools to help you study. (Photo: Astrid Eckert)

Pursuing a university education means more than working alone in a cubicle somewhere. It often requires working together: sharing data for an assignment, writing a project report or discussing the current status of a project via video conference.

New career format:

Welcome to JobTalk

Question-hour: at JobTalk, TUM alumni answer specific questions. (Photo: opolja - stock.adobe.com)

Students ask specific questions, Alumni contribute their experiences. They meet via the helpful new format JobTalk.

Go international:

TUMi is looking for reinforcement

Help international students feel at home in Munich – become a tutor at TUMi! (Photo: Olga Dobrowolska/Chuck Friesbie)

Are you planning to go abroad – and would you like to get to know some international students before? Did you already go abroad and would like to keep up international contacts? Are you generally interested in other cultures and languages? If so, you are right at TUMi (TUMinternational).



New in the TUMshop:

For bathing days and summer rains

New items in the TUMshop: a beach shell with TUM logo. (Photo: 2018 KW9 Grafikagentur)

Take TUM to the beach! Summer has brought new products to the TUMshop: the pop-up beach shell with the TUM’s logo offers shade, and the dark blue umbrella offers shelter from summer rain. The specs case with King Ludwig II is suitable for all seasons.

IC Photo Competition 2018:

Vote for the best pictures

One of many beautiful photos in the competition 2018: This picture was taken by Tilman Harmeling at the coast of the Atlantic during his time as an Erasmus student in France. (Photo: Tilman Harmeling)

“Europe on my mind” is the motto of this year’s edition of the photo competition of the TUM International Center. Once again, many great pictures were submitted. Now it’s time for the vote.

Open Day at TUM:

Thinking outside the box

High-tech at the TUM Open Day: doctoral students at the Walter Schottky Institute experiment with coating procedures. (Photo: Christoph Hohmann / Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM))

This year, all of TUM’s 14 faculties will be taking part in the Open Day on Saturday, October 13, 2018. To celebrate the 150th anniversary, eight locations will open their doors.

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