#Column #Study

Column: When is it too much?

Back in the old days, Electrical Engineering students studied a bit longer than nowadays. A way to increase the success rate of students, with lower costs, was the implementation of the Twents Onderwijs Model, TOM for short. This had a lot of influence on students. The different subjects throughout the year were woven into modules. The subjects in those modules were way more coherent and the module itself had a very structured way with a project as the climax. ...

#Junction #Interview #Professor #Semiconductor

Junction: A chat with prof. dr. Jurriaan Schmitz

We visited Jurriaan Schmitz, professor in Semiconductor Components and head of the research group Integrated Devices and Systems (IDS). He leads a group of around 35 people working on MEMS devices, diodes, and basically anything using semiconductors. The group does research on the hardware related to these devices. Questions such as ‘which materials should you use and combine to make something?’ are commonly addressed by research within the group. With their research, the group is always looking at ways to make transistors faster, cheaper or smaller (preferably all three). ...

#cantus #committee

Cantus

The Cantus Scintillae: A tradition of traditions Cantus: a night full of singing and drinking. Almost all students are familiar with the concept, many have joined one cantus or more in their student time and every institution handles a cantus differently. Already during the Kick-In students get familiarized with this concept during the Taste cantus and (of course) our own Scintilla intro-cantus. But where does it come from? And why do some people like it so much, while others absolutely hate it? ...

#history #mainarticle #Ampere

A Trip through History

In February, the foundation behind the historic study collection of the faculty of EEMCS, Ampère, celibrated the 40th anniversary of the faculty’s historic collection. Over these 40 years, the collection has steadily grown to the impressively diverse collection it is today. We’ve paid the foundation a visit and are very excited to share some stories behind the historical devices present in their collection. About Ampère Martin Beusekamp is one of the volunteers helping out with maintaining and extending the historic collection. ...

#GreenTeamTwente #Studentteams

What it is like being part of Green Team Twente

Let me start out this article by stating that I am not the first and (hopefully) not the last person that writes an article about joining a student team. In my opinion student teams are a way for students to improve their knowledge and skills far more than their study can ever give. For the ones that don’t know me, I’d like to mention that I joined the Green Team Twente as a part-time Electrical Engineer. ...