"NASA Post-ISS Roadmap, Journey to Mars". A top notch presentation by the NASA – on April 29, 2016, at TUM Campus Garching. (Image: NASA)
"NASA Post-ISS Roadmap, Journey to Mars". A top notch presentation by the NASA – on April 29, 2016, at TUM Campus Garching. (Image: NASA)

Not to be missed:NASA, “Maibaumfest” and the “Campuslauf”

Dr. David W. Miller, Chief Technologist at NASA, and Dr. Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist at NASA, will be visiting Garching on April 29, 2016. They will talk about the future plans for after the ISS mission at the end of 2024. The next goal is already known: Mankind wants to visit Mars.

The mission to Mars is all about assistance through tele-robots, which have already been used in the scope of the ISS mission. There are other plans for the future as well – changing an asteroids course to a lunar orbit, or exploring an asteroid, for example. Lecture: “NASA Post-ISS Roadmap, Journey to Mars”. Campus Garching, MW 0001 – on April 29, 2016, starting at 3:15 pm.

MaiTUM 2016: a “Maibaumfest” in the courtyard

The student representatives and the TUM Board of Management would like to invite you to celebrate: “MaiTUM 2016” will take place on May 4, 2016. There will be a 21-meter-high maypole and a beer tent in the courtyard of the TUM’s main campus – open from 11 am to 12 pm. The tent is big enough for 1,200 people. There will be live bands and lively music. Chancellor Albert Berger will tap a barrel of especially brewed “Maibock” at noon, and President Wolfgang A. Herrmann will hold an evening ceremony at 7 pm. More information: www.maitum.de

Career building for students

Are you a student of Engineering or the natural sciences? Are you interested in new technologies? Do you want an exciting and responsible future career? If so, you might want to consider the Femtec program. Together with its partners from the industry and the world of science, TUM offers a career-building program for committed and responsible female students in technical and scientific fields of study:
Women who are interested in technology, exclusive corporate contacts, exciting seminars, individual counseling… Please apply until May 8, 2016. More information: Femtec

ESA: Fly Your Thesis! Programme

The Fly Your Thesis! programme of the European Space Agency (ESA) is back. This hands-on opportunity allows Master and PhD students from ESA Member and Cooperating States to carry out experiments in microgravity conditions, on parabolic flights, as part of their thesis or research programme. Teams that are interested in participating should submit an experiment proposal by 17 May 2016. The pre-selected student teams will be invited to a dedicated workshop at ESTEC in September 2016, where up to four teams will be selected to further develop their project and have the chance to operate their experiment during an ESA parabolic flight campaign along with teams of European scientists. More information: ESA: Fly Your Thesis! Programme

The fourth “Campuslauf” in Garching

Here we go again: The fourth “Campuslauf” will take place on June 15, 2016. All students, doctoral students, TUM staff (science and administration), and TUM alumni can take part – individually or as a team. For the first time, there will be a 5 km and a 10 km course across the campus. Start and finish are at the IAS, and the winners will be honored on stage at the GARNIX festival. Start: 6 pm. Please register at www.together.tum.de/veranstaltung by entering your TUM-ID and the corresponding password. The event is organized by the Junge Akademie and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The Bavarian Virtual University: time- and location-independent

Convenient learning at your computer: the Bavarian Virtual University (Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern, vhb) offers free online courses to the students of its partner universities. In the summer semester of 2016, there are about 450 courses. The vhb is a joint project of the Bavarian universities and universities of applied sciences – and TUM is one of the responsible institutions. The offers are independent of the respective institutions of higher education. Contact: info(at)vhb.org. Course program: www.vhb.org/kursprogramm

Scholarship program: Zeidler MINT-Maker

The Zeidler MINT-Maker scholarship program, is a possibility for selected students to access the high-tech UnternehmerTUM Makerspace. There are ten scholarships every month. Students of the MINT/STEM-related subjects of study can apply by submitting own project ideas until the 15th of each month, and the scholarship programs start on the 1st of nest month. Projects on new materials and ideas for pollution control – focusing on reducing noise and vibration – are especially welcome. The scholarship program is not open to projects in in which the industry is involved. More information: Zeidler MINT-Maker

Summer School Engineering and Geodesy

No plans for the summer yet? There will be a Summer School focusing on Engineering and Geodesy at TUM – from August 1 to 26, 2016 – including special workshops and lectures on the latest research findings as well as an in-depth seminar at the Geodetic Observatory in Wettzell (entirely in English). For the first time, TUM students are able to take part as well. Please apply until May 15, 2016. More information: Summer School Engineering and Geodesy

“Care-for-Rare Science Award”

This year, the Care for Rare Foundation – an organization that focuses on the wellbeing of children with rare diseases – will again offer prize money of 50.000 Euros in the scope of the “Care-for-Rare Science Award”. The prize money, endowed by the Werner Reichenberger Foundation, aims to promote creative scientific ideas and, thus, gain a better understanding of rare diseases as a basis to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. The call is aimed mainly at young researchers at German institutions of higher education. Applications must be submitted (completely and online) until June 30, 2016 (deadline). More information: www.care-for-rare.org.

Career counseling at the Employment Agency (Agentur für Arbeit)

The University Team of the Employment Agency in Munich would like to help students and graduates to manage their first steps from university to working life by providing advice and offering information events on the topics of applications and career entry strategies. The agency’s offers are free of charge and independent of individual fields of interest. Check the current program

“Career o'Clock” in the summer semester of 2016

The new “Zeit für Karriere” event program has just gone online. It lists all career events and advisory services provided by Alumni & Career and other TUM institutions for the summer semester of 2016. Prepare for your career entry and make use of the wide range of webinars, workshops and advice on applications and career building. More information: Career o'Clock

TUM Mentoring – from alumni for students

Based on trust, openness, and friendliness: In the scope of TUM Mentoring, alumni provide assistance for students and doctoral candidates – over the course of one year – by answering their questions and encouraging them in their individual personal development. Ever wondered how you can prepare for the next steps after graduating while you’re still at the University – or how to align personal interests with the requirements of the worlds of science and the industry? TUM Mentoring is open for Bachelor students from the 3rd semester onwards, for Master’s students and doctoral students. More information: TUM Mentoring

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