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UCT presents: ATLAS EXPO - Embracing Changes

It is once again time for University College Twente to present the ATLAS EXPO! On this day, students and teachers from University College Twente present their projects from last year or host fun workshops. It is a unique chance to Explore, Experience, and get Inspired by the UCT community. Even during these uncertain times the EXPO will be held, online, but that doesn't make it any less exciting. We have some great projects coming up in this year's EXPO, under the theme "Embracing Changes".

Date: 2 July 2021 

Time: Various activities between 13:00–16:00 (you can join either a part or the whole program) 

Location: 

Programme Highlights

  • Opening [13:00 – 13:15]

    This year’s opening will be presented by Mieke, the dean of University College Twente, who will welcome you. Then, Isaac, Luuk and Pookhao will explain the programme and what to expect.


    Time: 13:00 – 13:15 


  • Explore [13:15 – 13:50]

    Join us in an exciting showcase of students’ work from the past year, including personal projects, group work, bachelor theses, and many more. In these sessions they can answer your questions about the projects. See a quick introduction to the project under every tab and decide which one you want to join!


    Time: 13:15 – 13:50

    Personal pursuits

    • Computer controlled cutter for styrofoam

      In the Hobby niece of Tabletop Gaming Terrain Building, Styrofoam and XPS foam are one of the most used material since they are easy to shape, texture and paint. But it is hard to precisely cut geometric forms like domes or forms with a higher complexity. this years personal Pursuit I build a Hot Wire CNC Cutter to make such cuts more easily. In the process I want learn the basics of working with electronic components and programming for Arduino boards.

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      Fridtjof
      Student, Class of 2023
    • Mental well-being and business development

      I started up PuberPraatPaal, a coaching start-up for youngsters between 12 and 22 years old. I would like to explain my vision and the process to the ones interested.

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      Milan
      Student, Class of 2023
    • The Musical Process of Creating Songs

      I have made several songs throughout this year, from writing to recording to mixing. Going through this full cycle has taught me a lot about the song creation process. I have learned many new things about microphone setups, pop filters, audio interfaces, equalizers and compressors, reverb, and even about rhyme, lyrics and poetry. I will be showcasing my songs and answer any questions you might have about my projects or future plans. Click here to listen to the music.

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      David
      Student, Class of 2023
    • Making music and a music video

      We decided to, without much experience, write a song and make a music video with it to explore the musical arts.

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      Pjotr
      Student, Class of 2023
      Luuk
      Student, Class of 2023
    • Natural art

      I would like to showcase my process of my personal pursuit, where I tried to draw portraits with the use of almost only natural materials, to show the connection between humans and nature.

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      Jorijn
      Student, Class of 2023
    • Learning

      Designing a personalized tool that helps you make the most out of each experience, helps you understand yourself and realize (in both senses of the word) your biggest aspirations.

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      Perceval
      Student, Class of 2023
    • Circular City Enschede – UT Autumn Challenge Programme

      For my Personal Pursuit, I have participated in the University of Twente’s Autumn Challenge Programme. This programme was centred around a real-life challenge, supplemented with skills workshops, thematic weekends, and other educational activities.

      I worked on a challenge titled ‘Circular Enschede’, where my team and I worked together with two civil servants from the municipality of Enschede to advise on the policy creation to help Enschede transform to a circular economy.

      I am very glad that I chose to participate in the programme as my personal pursuit, it is a great experience to work with people from across Europe (my team consists of students from three different universities from three different countries) on a real-life challenge. The circular economy aspect was new to me, but a good addition to my tentative academic profile.

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      Robin
      Student, Class of 2022
    • How we utilize children's picture books for teaching empathy and acceptance of diversity

      More and more over time, it seems that the world gets a little bit more accepting of human diversity, whether it be within institutional systems or simply in human interaction. But why is it that some people are more tolerant of diversity? Does it have to do with their upbringing? And which aspects? These are questions which are extremely complex. It is something that interests me, especially how we can introduce concepts of empathy and inclusiveness to children at a young age, and how this may influence them. Similarly, I'm interested in how children's books can be a tool in teaching children about fundamental concepts such as empathy and inclusiveness of those who appear different to them. What methods are currently being used in books attempting this task?

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      Joop
      Student, Class of 2022
    • Cultural identity through art

      In my previous PP I took a DNA genealogy test to learn more about my ancestry. In this PP I created an art piece that reflects the different cultures from the countries that were found to be related to my ancestry.


      Kirsten
      Student, Class of 2022
    • What are chinese lanterns and how to make one

      Chinese Lanterns are a big part of the Chinese Spring Lantern Festival. They can be in the shape of animals, plants or fantastic creatures and spice up the festival with their colourful lights. But what is the meaning behind these large lanterns? And how can you make one yourself?

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      Quinten
      Student, Class of 2023
    • A Study of Natural Disasters

      For my personal pursuit project this year, I decided to look into natural hazards and disasters. This inspiration for this topic stems from the many civil engineering, geoscience, and sustainability courses that I have taken throughout my time at university. I really enjoyed most of the courses I have taken, but I feel they have all lacked the depth in the subject of natural hazards and disasters that I desired. Thus, I decided to create my own research project. One of my goals for this research project was to create a thorough understanding of natural disasters. Another goal I had was to compile research into an informative, but digestible report. 

      I completed many months of research and then I compiled my knowledge into a clean and informative report. I hope you are able to learn more about natural disasters and enjoy the hard work I have done! Read the report here

      Katherine
      Student, Class of 2022

    Capstone projects

    • Anaerobic Digestion

      My capstone project is about the implementation of 'Anaerobic Digestion', which is a technology that can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the agricultural sector.

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      Anne
      Student, Class of 2021
    • Master thesis: Encoding the Universe

      How do galaxies evolve? This is one of the most interesting questions to me, in this talk we'll talk about the evolution of galaxies through the eyes of computation astrophysics. The conditions of astrophysical environments are impossible to recreate in the laboratory. By constructing complex computer models of the physical processes, we can better interpret observational results and improve our understanding of the inner workings of astrophysical environments.

      Floor
      Alumna, Class of 2019

    Course and Semester projects

    • Multidisciplinary Engineering

      A Low-tech design challenge within the constrains of Mumbai's slums a worldwide pandemic, and how an ATLAS Semester Project can lead to real adventure's. In this session, one of the members of this semester group is going to talk about his experiences in the slums, for which he designed an adaptable food system. You can also check out the website made for this project.

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      Loes
      Student, Class of 2023
      Perceval
      Student, Class of 2023
    • A miniature smart home

      For one of the our courses, Electronics, we had to make an arduino build. We decided to try to make a miniature cardboard smart home. The home has features like a automatic garage door, alarm system and ventilators.

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      Femke
      Student, Class of 2023
    • COVID-19 Vaccines & International Relations

      The past year, words such as export bans, vaccine nationalism and vaccine war were increasingly used on the news. While some people, countries and organizations were calling for vaccine equity, arguing that this would end the pandemic the soonest, other parties showed more interest in vaccinating their own population first. During my International Relations Theories course, I have written an essay where I analysed the stance of the World Health Organization and the European Union on vaccine equity through different lenses of International Relations theories. During this session, I will tell explain the approach I took, what this tells us and why this is important for international politics.

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      Kayla
      Student, Class of 2023

    Study Association

    • Study Association Atlantis

      S.A. Atlantis (Atlantis) is the Study Association of ATLAS. Atlantis plays a very large role in creating a community for ATLAS students. Students make up the association’s committees, bodies, and executive board. From the Kick-In in their first year to beyond graduation, UCT students are involved in organising and enjoying Atlantis activities, providing student input for UCT via Atlantis’ Educational Committee, learning about companies we are in contact with via Atlantis’ External Relations Committee, and so much more. The community is very tight-knit and for many students, the association room even serves as a second living room.

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    • University College Twente Alumni Association (UCTAA)

      The University College Twente Alumni Association (UCTAA) represents the alumni of UCT. The association was established only recently last year in September! The past year we have spent on establishing the association and organising activities for UCT alumni. We hope that next year a lot more will be possible, for example reunions and competing in the Batavierenrace! Besides organising a set of educational and social events every year, contact channels are created and maintained with the UCT organisation, with current UCT students, and within the group of alumni.

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  • Experience [14:00 – 14:50]

    In this section you can join a variety of workshops given by students and teachers from UCT. These workshops can be about projects, personal development students have gone through or something they are passionate about.

    Time: 14:00 – 14:50

    • Mindfulness

      I am really passionate about yoga, which is why I focused on this topic during my personal pursuit. I learned how to teach yoga and conducted a literature study on why yoga refreshes people.

      I would like to invite you to join my workshop to experience the relaxing effects of yoga today. We will have a little yoga session, and after that there is also some time for questions and/or reflections! You can join regardless of your prior experience. I am looking forward to seeing you soon.

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      Katharina
      Student, Class of 2021
    • Studying abroad during 2020/2021 at GT

      Coming soon!

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      Thyne
      Student, Class of 2021
    • Philosophy of Looking - Art in another perspective

      Looking at art is an art in itself

      Visitors to museums spend an average of nine seconds looking at a painting, far too little to do it justice. But if we want to look for longer, how should we do that? How do you develop your looking skills?

      Prof.dr.ir. Mieke Boon is Dean of UCT, and professor in the philosophy of science in practice. Together with journalist Peter Henk Steenhuis, she published Filosofie van het Kijken – Kunst in ander perspectief (Lemniscaat, 2009). In this book, they discuss fifty art works from a variety of periods: from Rembrandt to Mondriaan, from Duccio to Lucian Freud. Not only do they look at composition and style, they also pose searching questions – with reference to philosophers such as Aristotle, Kant, Levinas and Plessner – on their own role as viewers. This book offers a range of perspectives from which one can ‘look at one’s own looking’: perception and scholarship, religion and metaphysics, ethics and anthropology, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, gender perspectives and modern abstraction. It is an exercise in learning to look in a different way. Not just at art, but at yourself and the world around you.

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    • Sensors & Sensibility: integrative electives in UCT - ATLAS

      In UCT-ATLAS we educate future problem solvers that can think and act in an interdisciplinary way. But what is interdisciplinarity and how do we teach for that? In this workshop we will put the course Sensors & Sensibility in the spotlights. This course focuses on the use of sensors. The functioning of sensors is based on physics principles, while sensor data can be used to measure mental states. So here, physics and psychology meet. This course also is a typical ATLAS course, students co-create the assessment rubrics and use them to give feedback to their peers.

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      dr. P. Wilhelm (Pascal)
      Lecturer
      dr. S. Wildeman (Sander)
      Lecturer
    • Time to relax

      Studying at UCT in times of COVID-19 has been proven difficult for us. At moments, our work-life balance became unhealthy. Therefore, during this workshop, we would like to tell you how we created a healthy work-life balance for ourselves, and provide you with tips to create a good balance for yourself. Because studying or working is not everything and listening to yourself should be your number one priority.

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      Kayla
      Student, Class of 2023
      Merijn
      Student, Class of 2023
    • How does scientific understanding develop?

      This workshop aims at a better understanding of science and the engineering sciences. Starting from what is science? And what is 'knowledge?’ What are the necessary skills needed to have a higher-order understanding of scientific knowledge across disciplines? We will explore these interrelated concepts and their interplays in reality through the lenses of Philosophy of Science and Learning sciences. Related to these questions, we will discuss topics from philosophy of science and learning sciences in the context of science education.

      Related to these topics, we will briefly explore the teaching and learning methods implemented in science education.

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      K. Sivakumar (Kishore)
      PhD Candidate
  • Be inspired [15:00 - 16:00]

    Get inspired by speeches from former students and a mystery speaker. After that, Mika, the former Commisioner of Educational Affairs of our study association Atlantis, will host an award ceremony. To fill up the empty spaces between these events music will be provided, made by UCT students!

    Time: 15:00 - 16:00


For more information and updates on the programme, keep checking this event website! 

Contact us

If you require any further information on the event, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to (virtually) seeing you at the 2nd of July 2021!

UCT presents: ATLAS EXPO - Embracing Changes
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