The faculty introduction BBQ is back!

Lennart Kerkvliet
Lennart Kerkvliet 2022-04-01

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The yearly FNWI faculty introduction barbecue is back! Due to the previous Covid measures, we have not been able to organize our yearly introductory barbecue in the first week of the academic year, but all of that is about to change! In collaboration with the UvA, we're organizing our faculty introduction barbecue on the 12th and 13th of April for first year and second year bachelor and master students. Come join us and celebrate the student life with music, great food and drinks, all free of charge. All barbecues start at 3 PM on the grass field next to the USC (the sports center at Science Park). Registration for the barbecue is mandatory.

Neurodiversity beyond its stereotypes

Floor van de Leur
Floor van de Leur 2022-03-21

The term ‘Neurodiversity’ is often used in the context of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or other neurodevelopmental conditions. It describes the idea that everyone learns and interacts with the world around them differently, and that there is no one ‘right’ way of thinking (Baumer and Frueh, 2021).

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It has been a few weeks since Putin's army invaded Ukraine, but the war is still in full swing. We can imagine that you might be worried about the war, or wondering how you can help. The UvA has set up a page on their website with information about the war, how you as a student can get help if you need it, and in what ways you can offer help. You can find all the information the UvA has listed here.

Do you have good ideas for improving the education or the facilities at Science Park? Do you want to get board experience? Then the student council is looking for you! As a member of the council, you will stand up for the rights of all students at the faculty. You’ll meet weekly with a diverse group of students from different studies. The work varies from files on mental health to the content of the teaching and examination regulations. In addition, the council does a lot of fun things like organizing drinks and weekend getaways. Would you like to know more? Then come to the doubter event on April 8 at 1 PM in B0.112 or online!

ASML Best of Tech Business Course

Floor van de Leur
Floor van de Leur 2022-03-16

On May 19 and 20, the ASML Best of Tech Business Course offers participants an exclusive inside look at how to solve technology’s greatest challenges. Over two days, you’ll get to experience engineering to the extreme. Explore ASML from the inside: quiz their engineers, collaborate with other engineering students to tackle case studies and listen to mind-boggling presentations.

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In the common room (the Kelder) from now on, members do not have to pay for all the fruit (apples 🍎️, bananas 🍌️, tangerines 🍊️)! This is because we think it's important for everyone to get enough vitamins 😉 .

The Dutch nutrition center says: "Fruit is good for your health. 💪️ It lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease ❤️, and is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. 🤟️"

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To Dah Loo: March 2022

Floor van de Leur
Floor van de Leur 2022-03-01

The To Dah Loo is the monthly newsletter that is posted on the doors of the toilets at Science Park 904. It is especially made for UvA Science Students and published by the Faculty of Science in cooperation with the Faculty Student Council. The online edition for March can be found here.

In this edition: a new FSR column, a podcast about gender and science, vegan coffee machines, and an online event about stress relief.

ADS presents TECH020

Floor van de Leur
Floor van de Leur 2022-02-28

Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) is hosting the fourth edition of its Career Fair: ADS presents TECH020. This event will take place on Thursday, April 14th, from 1 to 5 PM at the Student Hotel in Amsterdam. This Career Fair is for all students in their final year of studies, whether that’s Bachelor, Master or PhD. Many different types of companies are participating, such as startups, consultancies, tech, retail, banking and many more!

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New board!

Floor van de Leur
Floor van de Leur 2022-02-22

On February 7th, during the board-change-GM, board 23 was voted in! The board consists of the following board members:

We would like to thank board 22 for their commitment to the association! They have kept the association afloat during a crazy half year with too much corona and too few board members.

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Meet We are STEM!

Floor van de Leur
Floor van de Leur 2022-02-21

We are STEM is a student organization promoting gender diversity and equality at the Faculty of Science of the UvA.

In the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) there is a massive gender imbalance. Women and non-binary people are underrepresented in the academic world. Further up the academic ladder, this demographic becomes even less diverse. This is partly caused by prejudiced ideas of what a scientist or engineer should look like and by the (incorrect) idea that your gender influences your intellect.

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