Newsletter September 2016

NEWSLETTER

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—Newsletter of September 2016—

Dear Lieke,

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

All members should note that the first bi-annual General Members’ Meeting (GMM) of the academic year 2016-2017 will take place on Tuesday, the 20th of September, 2016, at 20:00 hours. The venue for the meeting is Citadel T300.

The matters of importance that will be discussed at this meeting are the Annual Report for the year 2015-2016, which will recount the progress and modifications brought about in the association during this year, as well as the Financial Report, which will outline the expenses of the association.

Furthermore, there will also be a Board change proposal, during which the Candidate Board will proffer their potential plans for the upcoming year in their Policy Plan.

We invite you to attend the GMM so as to have a voice in the goings-on of the association.

 

 

INTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

*             Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks

Monday, the 12th of September @ Theatercafé, 20:30

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Come and have a drink with H.V. Ockham! Featuring our mascot Ockhamster and, of course, snacks at ten with the ‘Tien uur? Bittergarnituur!’ It’s the first drink of the year, so don’t miss this opportunity to catch up with everyone after the long summer break!

 

 

*             Meeting the Board Activity – Bowling

Thursday, the 29th of September @ Bowling Enschede – Colosseum, 20:00 – 22:00

On the 29th of September, the new board of H.V. Ockham will be organizing the Meeting the Board Activity! Join them in a relaxing night of bowling, have a little chat and get to know the new board members. The event will take place Thursday the 29th of September at Bowling Enschede between 20:00 – 22:00.

 

H.V. OCKHAM UPDATES:

 

*            General Update

 

The leisurely summer holidays have ended and another new academic year has officially begun! While some students are grudgingly getting into the routine of studies (perhaps also Honours), some have graduated and are excitedly discovering the new world of work or higher studies. To all the members, whichever category they may fall under, the Board wishes a great year ahead.

Amidst the beginnings, repeated or new, H. V. Ockham is preparing for a potential Board change. The GMM for this is to take place this month, the details for which are given at the top.

 

 

Do you also have announcements or updates for the members of H.V. Ockham please let me know at nieuwsbrief@hvockham.nl and it can be added to the next newsletter.

 

 

EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

*             Studium Generale – Symposium: Syria at War

Tuesday, the 20th of September @ Vrijhof Agora, 19:30 – 21:00

Syria is torn apart by war and the future seems bleak. How did this conflict come into existence, which role plays the Assad-regime and what is at stake for world powers like the US, Russia and China? In the midst of all violence and destruction, civilians in Syria try to continue their daily lives. Under what conditions do they live, what kind of future awaits them and do they still have hope for peace? Three Syria-experts will give their view:

Lex Runderkamp is travelling reporter in the Arab world for the NOS.

Sakir Khader is a journalist for the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant and writes about refugees and the Arab world.

Fouad Hallak is photographer. He fled Syria and lives in the Netherlands.

Inside Syria: Photos of Fouad Hallak are on display from 6 to 23 September in the Vrijhof.

 

 

PHOTO OF THE MONTH:

Plasma Ball at Deutsches Technikmuseum – Fernon Eijkhoudt

 

RIDDLE OF THE MONTH:

 

 

Did you know the answer to last month’s riddle? If you did, congratulations! If not, the answer to the question was as follows:

 

The steam car weighs exactly 200 tons. But as it moves, it consumes fuel, and the water in it is released as steam. So when the bird sits on the car, the car is already weighing much less than 200 tons. As a result, the total weight is still less than 200 tons, and the bridge doesn’t collapse.

 

The New Riddle is as follows:

 

 

 

AGENDA:

 

 

INTERNAL

 

*    Monday, 12 September

Second-Monday-0f-the-Month Drinks @ Theatercafé, 20:30

 

*    Thursday, 29 September

Meeting the Board Activity – Bowling @ Bowling Enschede – Colosseum, 20:00 – 22:00

 

 

EXTERNAL

 

*    Tuesday, 20 September

Studium Generale – Symposium: Syria at War @ Vrijhof Agora, 19:30 – 21:00

 

*    Tuesday, 6 September to Friday, 23 September

Photograph Exhibition “Inside Syria” @ Vrijhof

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

 

*    1 September

Melissa van Nellestijn (23)

*    2 September

Leonie Broeze (27)

*    3 September

Max Busch (23)

*    5 September

Naomi Hulst (20)

*    7 September

Gerard Snaauw (28)

*    8 September

Ralph van Zwieten (24)

Hans David Wendt (21)

*    10 September

Liset de Bruin (21)

Melisa Mangan(23)

Kim Schildkamp (37)

*    12 September

Leonie Starmann (22)

Giel van Erp (23)

Gideon Simmelink (30)

*    13 September

Bayu Dharmaputra (21)

*    15 September

Xiao Zhu (33)

*    16 September

Mathias Quickert  (21)

*    18 September

Jaap Slootbeek (23)

*    19 September

Michiel  Barends (23)

*    21 September

Sagy Ephrati (20)

Rudolph Jauregui (27)

*    22 September

Maarten Enthoven (19)

*    23 September

Joke Noppers (36)

*    25 September

Vincent Bosboom (19)

*    27 September

Rogier Wildeboer (26)

Idwer de Vries (19)

*    28 September

Luuk Buunk (20)

 

 

BOOK TIP

 

Book: The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.

 

QUOTES:

 

“And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.”

“There are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood.”

“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”

Composed by the Secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 6, number 1

 

 

 

Newsletter November 2016

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Newsletter November 2016
Dear Member,

As we are getting closer to the end of the first quarter, we are also closing in on the birthday of our association. This means that Ockham has existed for almost 7 years already, which deserves some celebration. On the 16th of November the ACCIE will be organizing a Dies activity and all of you are welcome to join. More information can be found on the website soon. Besides Ockham the university of Twente itself will also be celebrating it’s birthday by the means of the Week of Inspiration. If you have not yet signed up for this, we encourage you to do so.

Most committees are already busy planning new activities for each and every one of you. This means that in the near future more activities will be announced, so make sure to check the website and the Facebook page on a regular base! The ExperienCie is still looking for people who would like to contribute to the magazine, including guest writers.

We want to wish all students good luck on their first test week of this year and hope to see you soon at one of our activities.

Martin Essink,
Secretary of the 8th Board of H.V. Ockham.


ASML In House Day

Explore your opportunities at our Inhouse Day.
At our Inhouse Day at November 24th, we introduce ourselves to ambitious technology graduates who want to push their ambitions. We would like to show you a glimpse of what common practice looks like at ASML. Join our Inhouse Day for one-on-one meetings with our driven employees, a visit to our brand new Experience Center, an information market and of course a view on our technology. Our Senior Vice President Technology Jos Benschop will open the day. There are limited seats, sign up before November 13th.

In the attachments to this email you will find more information.
www.workingatasml.com/inhouseday



The Nobel Prize

As most of you will already know, one of the Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry this year was the Dutch professor Ben Feringa. He was awarded this prize together with the French Jean-Pierre Sauvage and the British Fraser Stoddart, for the development of molecular machines.

Sauvage developed the first structure in which molecules were not coupled by chemical bonds, but instead by interlocking ring-shaped parts. This was an essential step in the development of molecular machines, because it made independently moving parts possible. Stoddart then expanded upon this concept by developing a molecular “wheel”, a ring-shaped molecule with a separate chain of atoms threaded through it.This wheel can move along the chain and rotate around it freely. Finally, Feringa applied these concepts in the construction of molecular motors, which have been used to rotate objects several thousand times larger than the molecule itself.

How these machines can be applied in practice is unclear as of yet, but the potential for exciting developments is certainly there, and the technology has been compared to the steam engine in terms of potential.


Photo of the Month


This month we will be celebrating the Dies Natalis of our association. An Ockhamster is already in the mood!

Did you find or make a beautiful, cool or special photo? Send it to us, and it might be next month’s photo!


Riddle of the Month

You have two ropes. Each rope takes one hour to burn. These ropes are not identical, nor are they uniform; i.e. it does not necessarily take half an hour for half the rope to burn (if you have trouble visualizing this, imagine a rope of varying thickness across its length). With only these two ropes and a way to light them, how do you measure out 45 minutes?

Did you know the answer to last month’s riddle? If you did, congratulations! If not, the answer to the question was as follows:
The number that was shown on the right literally represents the number of petals around the rose. That means that this is the number of dots on the dice with a centered dot, excluding this centered dot. Therefore only the 3 and 5 dice have a value, 2 and 4 respectively.

Agenda

November 14
Second Monday of the month drink
20.30, Theatercafe

November 16
Dies Natalis Ockham
T.B.A.

November 24
ASML In House day
All day, Veldhoven

November
21-25
Week of Inspiration
Multiple events

November 29
Pubquiz
T.B.A.

Sponsors





Birthdays
(This has been removed due to privacy reasons)

Volume 6, Edition 3. Composed by the Secretary of H.V. Ockham.

Newsletter October 2016



Newsletter October 2016
Dear Member,

A month has already passed since the start of the academic year. For some a month of new experiences, for others a month of the same things over and over. For H.V. Ockham it was the month in which a new board has been chosen. As the new board we hope we can offer you a great experience with the association and we hope to see all of you soon on one of our activities.

Today, on the 3rd of October we would like to invite everyone to join us at the committee market, which will be held in the atrium of the Ravelijn at 19.00. Here you will be shown how it is to be active in a committee, and provide you with the possibility of trying this yourself!

For all the master’s students among I would like to point out to you that this month you can get all information about master Honours. The dates of the information lunches are in the agenda in the sidebar. If you want to know more, you an always look on the website of the programmes.

Martin Essink,
Secretary of the 8th Board of H.V. Ockham.


Photo of the Month

The new, eighth board of H.V. Ockham. From left to right: Dieuwke Maas (Internal affairs), Martin Essink (Secretary), Thijs Lieverse (Chairman), Anne Schrader (Treasurer) and Guido Ritsema van Eck (External affairs).

Did you find or make a beautiful, cool or special photo? Send it to us, and it might be next month’s photo!

The fractals of Nature
We all know that nature has a lot of beauty to offer. Sometimes is is just a beautiful sight you see, but sometimes the beauty of nature might come from a whole different direction, mathematics in this case. Self similar images such as the Mandelbrot set are beautiful examples of the beauty that can be found in mathematics. These images can bee zoomed indefinitely, but after some time the same image can be found again. This concept can also be found in nature, the best example probably being the Romanesco broccoli! If you zoom in on this broccoli you will keep seeing the same over and over again. And that’s not all, if you count the number of tops on all different levels, you will find the Fibonacci sequence! So the next time you are buying your vegetables, just take a moment and look at this beautiful creation!


Riddle of the Month

In the image above you see various combinations of dice. Are you able to find out how the scores on the right are calculated?

Did you know the answer to last month’s riddle? If you did, congratulations! If not, the answer to the question was as follows: The numbers of the right hand side represent the number of closed areas in each number. This means that the numbers 4,6 and 9 have a value of 1, as these enclose just one withe area. For this reason the value of 8 is 2. All other numbers are zero.


Agenda
October 3
Committee market
19.00, Atrium Ravelijn

October 4
Info lecture: Master Honours
12.45, Ravelijn 2502

October 13
ASML Excursion day: Electrical Engineering
All day, ASML Headquarters

October 20
ASML Excursion day: Mathematics
All day, ASML Headquarters

October 24
Info lecture: Master Research Honours
12.45, Ravelijn 2334

October 25
Info lecture: Master Design Honours
12.45, Ravelijn 2503

October 27
Info lecture: Master Change Leaders Honours
12.45, Ravelijn 2334

Sponsors





Birthdays
October 1
Loraine Busetto (26)
October 2
Martin Assen (25)
Ye Xiang (26)
October 5
Anton van der Stoep (28)
October 6
Rianne van Dommelen (22)
Muhammad Nurfakhri (21)
October 7
Andrea Picazo (22)
October 12
Richard Oliveira (26)
Jessica Steur (26)
October 13
Paula Felix (21)
Sarah Verboom (22)
October 14
Toms Bernhards (21)
October 16
Guido Ritsema van Eck (20)
Tamara van der Linden (25)
October 17
Janneke Alers (49)
Martijn Blom (24)
October 18
Daphne van Dijken (21)
October 19
Elmar Gool (26)
October 20
Daniel Felix Heritono (22)
October 22
Ronald Jong (25)
October 25
Szandra Iva’n (26)
October 26
Elmer Grob (32)
October 27
Ruben Akse (21)
October 30
Christian Utzerath (29)
October 31
Laura Dittmann (24)

Volume 6, Edition 2. Composed by the Secretary of H.V. Ockham.

Newsletter July 2016

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—Newsletter of July 2016—

Dear Member,

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

All members should note the refrigerator in the Ockham Room will be taken off power on the 4th of July, 2016. Due to this, members are requested to take out any and all food items that have been left in the fridge, before the aforementioned date.

 

 

INTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

*             Game Night

Monday, the 4th of July @ Citadel T100, 19:00

Did you ever want to be a sparkly space narwhal and stab your foes in the heart? Or do you feel like having an epic dance off against your friends? On the 4th of July we are hosting an epic Gamenight, where we will play some really simple games, like Starwhal, Just Dance and Teeworlds and other games you would like to play. The idea is simple, bring your laptop and play some fun games with your friends.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a veteran gamer or if you have never touched a computer in your life, the games that will be played are simple and fun to make sure everyone has a great time!

Bring your laptop, a drink and some food, and come have a good laugh with the rest of us.

SIGN UP!

 

H.V. OCKHAM UPDATES:

 

*            General Update

 

The academic year is officially coming to a close and the summer vacation is about to begin! As everyone is busy wrapping up the last remains of assignments, presentations or exams, plans for travelling to new places, returning home, or simply relaxing for the next couple of months bring peace of mind. Within Ockham, one last activity is planned before the holidays, so make sure come to that. Some of the Ockham members graduated from Honours last week. The Board would like to congratulate them heartily. Lastly, on behalf the Board, I wish you

||Happy Holidays||

 

 

*            Ockham Pens

 

This year, the Ockham members will be receiving a special gift from Ockham! The gift is a nice pen with the association name inscribed on it. You can collect your pen in the Ockham Room at any time, until stocks last.

 

 

Do you also have announcements or updates for the members of H.V. Ockham please let me know at nieuwsbrief@hvockham.nl and it can be added to the next newsletter.

 

 

EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

Unfortunately, there are no external events this month.

 

 

PHOTO OF THE MONTH:

 

 

RIDDLE OF THE MONTH:

 

Did you know the answer to last month’s riddle? If you did, congratulations! If not, the answer to the question was as follows:

 

The answers are all hidden in small objects in the picture-

 

1. Four. This can be seen from the ‘On Duty’ list on the tree on the right-hand side. The list has four items (people) on it.

2. A few days ago. This is apparent from the cobweb that has grown on the tent.

3. By boat. The oars for rowing the boat can be seen rested against a tree.

4. No. But there is a village close to the campsite, as evidenced by the hen in the picture.

5. South. The pines in the picture have bigger branches on the left. In the Northern hemisphere, the Southern sides of trees receive the bulk of sunlight, and thus, grow larger. So the left side of the picture is the South. The flag is fluttering in the wind, and it shows that the wind is blowing from the South.

6. Morning. Now that the directions are known, it can be seen that the shadows are falling to the West. Thus, the sun must be in the East, which means it is morning.

7. Butterfly Hunting. Alex, the missing fourth guy, is trying to catch butterflies with a net, which is visible in the back.

8. Colin. Letters on their respective bags show that Colin is sitting on the ground, while James is clicking pictures (camera stand in his bag). We know Alex is away, so it must Peter who is on duty today. The list tells us that in that case, Colin was on duty yesterday.

9. 8th. As Peter is on duty today, the schedule list shows that the tday is the 8th.

 

The New Riddle is as follows:

 

A hamster is driving in a steam car from Paris to Lyon. Before leaving on the journey, the car weighs exactly two tons (hamster included). Halfway along the trip, the hamster comes across a bridge that he must across, but which can carry exactly two tons and no more. IF the car happens to be heavier, then there is a risk of the bridge collapsing. This means that he should be able to cross the bridge perfectly with his car, but during the ride a small bird lands on the car… And yet, the bridge doesn’t collapse. How is this possible?

 

 

 

AGENDA:

 

 

INTERNAL

 

*    Monday, 4 July

Game Night @ Citadel T100, 19:00

 

 

EXTERNAL

 

Unfortunately, there are no external activities this month.

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

 

*    4 July

Karlijn van Voorthuizen (20)

Anindya Pakhira (27)

*    5 July

Frederick Lommers (20)

*    7 July

Lisa van Iperen (20)

*    8 July

Janneke Hamburg (23)

*    11 July

Lisanne Oude Maatman (26)

*    12 July

Nathalie Geerlings (23)

*    13 July

Mike Visser (23)

*    15 July

Stefan Rascu (25)

*    16 July

Max Haker (26)

Maaike Hillerström (22)

Caroline Löbker (24)

*    17 July

Stefan van Langevelde (27)

Hajo Broersma (58)

*    18 July

Ragheed Haddad  (25)

*    19 July

Lukas Spielberger (23)

Sanne Groot (23)

*    23 July

Vincent de Boer (22)

Gloria Grommisch (26)

Marjolein Kouwer (24)

*    26 July

Gersom Post Hospers (26)

*    27 July

Dieuwke Maas (20)

*    29 July

Sarah Schöttler (21)

 

 

BOOK TIP

 

Book: A Book Full of Conflicts

Author: Participants of the Honours Programme (Science Synthesis), 10th Cohort, University of Twente

“The theme of the book is conflict and war… (which is) relevant, challenging, sufficiently general, rich, challenging, interesting to all disciplines… related to Science and in particular to some aspects of the Honours Programme.”

-Miko Elwenspoek, Honours Dean

 

NOTE:

THIS BOOK CAN BOUGHT IN THE OCKHAM ROOM.

 

Composed by the Secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 5, number 11

 

 

 

Newsletter June 2016

NEWSLETTER

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—Newsletter of June 2016—

Dear Member,

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

Last month, we began the search for new Board members for the academic year 2016-2017. After a period of application and selection procedure, the Candidate Board has been selected. The members taking up various positions are introduced underneath.

 

Chairman: Thijs Lieverse

 

 

Hi there! I’m Thijs Lieverse, and currently I am studying Civil Engineering and participating in the Design Track of the Honours programme. My career goal is to be in charge of a large construction project near the sea, something like the Deltaworks, but bigger and better. In my spare time I enjoy gaming and having some fun with friends. Also I’m a big fan of (stand-up) comedy, so if you have any jokes to tell you’re always welcome. Next year I will be the chairman of the Ockham Board and I’m sure that we can all work together to make 2016-2017 an amazing year for both Ockham and the Honours programme.

 

Secretary: Martin Essink

 

 

Hey all! My name is Martin Essink and I am 21 years old. I am finishing up a bachelor in Applied Physics right now, before starting my physics master next year. I will be specifying in fluid physics. Besides studying I like to be playing some games, programming, messing around with electronics and spending too much time in the Ockham room. I am always in for a word joke, but be prepared to get one back! Next year you will be receiving this newsletter from me, as I am the secretary of the 8th board of H.V. Ockham. (You might also find me in the chairs section of IKEA)

 

Treasurer: Anne Schrader

 

 

Heei all! My name is Anne Schrader and currently i’m a third year biomedical engineering student. Next year I hope to start a masters in Embedded Systems, while doing a board year for Ockham. I like to read a lot, game with friends, play handball and sleep whenever I have the time. For some reason sleeping and reading do not go together. I tend to stay busy and also sit on the board for my handball association back home. In the next board of Ockham, I will be the treasurer. For next year, besides making Ockham even awesomer than it already is, I hope to get more masters involved in our activities.

 

Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Dieuwke Maas

 

 

Hi, my name is Dieuwke Maas. I am in my second year of the bachelor of Civil Engineering. I started the honours programme in February 2015 and did the design tracks and hope to finish the programme this month. Besides studying I do several committees one of the is the BKR (concrete canoe race committee), and yes I love concrete and water like every Civil Engineer should. Next year I will be commissioner of internal affairs. My goal is to make sure that everybody has a nice time at the activities at Ockham and in the room and that Ockham will attract a variety of students.

 

Commissioner of External Affairs: Guido Ritsema van Eck

 

 

My name is Guido Ritsema van Eck, and I will be the commissioner of external affairs for the candidate 8th board of Ockham. In this capacity, I hope to open up a lot of interesting possibilities and contacts for our members in the coming year. I am currently finishing the second year of my bachelor Chemical Engineering, and when I am not busy with my studies or activism, I enjoy running, reading, and just hanging out with friends.

 

 

 

INTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

*             Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks

Monday, the 13th of June @ Theatercafé, 20:30

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Come and have a drink with H.V. Ockham! Featuring our mascot Ockhamster and, of course, snacks at ten with the ‘Tien uur? Bittergarnituur!’ It’s the last drink of this academic year, so don’t miss out! Next to that, if the waiter allows it, we can sit nicely outside on the terrace of the Theatercafé.

 

*             Laser Gaming

Tuesday, the 7th of June @ De Tapperij, 20:00 – 23:30

On the 7th of June, the last fun activity will take place! Of course, we will follow the tradition and go laser gaming in Hengelo! Besides two rounds of laser gaming, you will enjoy free drinks and free billards/poolen for 2.5 hours!

For only 10 euros you can participate, but be quick! There are only 28 places!

Don’t miss out on this last fun activity of this study year with Ockham and join!

SIGN UP!

 

 

*             Movie Night – Monty Python

Thursday, the 16th of June @ Citadel T300, 19:00 – 23:30

What is better than one Monty Python movie? Two Monty Python movies! One of the masterpieces of British comedies, these movies are must-see. On the 16th of June, a few first-year students of Ockham will organise a movie night in T300, starting at 19:00. You are more than welcome to join. We will try to provide some drinks and snacks, but if you are coming it would be great if you brought along a snack or something to drink. I hope to see you all for an evening of laughter!

SIGN UP!

 

 

*             Lunch Lecture: ASML

Tuesday, the 14th of June @ Citadel T300, 12:30 – 13:45

On the 14th of June, Ockham will host a lunch lecture by ASML. This Dutch company is currently the world’s largest supplier of lithography machines for the production of computer chips. Their speaker, a UTwente alumnus, will share some of his professional experiences as a project manager at ASML, and discuss the work and technical challenges of several engineering groups within the company.

As usual, lunch will be provided.

SIGN UP!

 

H.V. OCKHAM UPDATES:

 

*            General Update

 

One month to go till the academic year ends. While some of you are deciding your future course of work or education, the Dutch weather remains, predictably mercurial. However, thunderstorms and rain are giving way to warm afternoons and long days, which means it is time to go outside and enjoy the sun. The last few activities of the year have been planned, so do be sure to join us! And make sure you check the candidate Board of Ockham, listed in this issue of the Ockham newsletter.

 

 

*            Ockham Pens

 

This year, the Ockham members will be receiving a special gift from Ockham! The gift is a nice pen with the association name inscribed on it. You can collect your pen in the Ockham Room at any time, until stocks last.

 

 

*            Sale System

 

Ockham has now started selling food items such as crisps, chocolate, waffles, etc. You can buy these at a small discount in the Ockham Room. So do come during your breaks or whenever you want to have a tasty treat.

 

 

Do you also have announcements or updates for the members of H.V. Ockham please let me know at nieuwsbrief@hvockham.nl and it can be added to the next newsletter.

 

 

EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

*             KIVI Innovation Drinks Twente: Start-Ups

Thursday, the 2nd of June @ The Gallery, 16:00 – 19:00

Students and young professionals in the field of engineering are invited to a new edition of the KIVI Innovation Drinks Twente. This edition will start with three inspiring presentations about start-ups and will conclude with an informal networking drink. We are proud to announce presentations by Mike Verkouter, Herbert Berkhout and Sander Nijenhuis.

Would you like to broaden your professional network or are you curious about start-ups? Get in touch, share your thoughts and broaden your network at the KIVI Innovation Drinks Twente! There will be free drinks and there is no entrance fee.

This event is powered by BTC-Twente and Twente Branding.

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RIDDLE OF THE MONTH:

 

Did you know the answer to last month’s riddle? If you did, congratulations! If not, the answer to the question was as follows:

 

The obvious division would be 3, 2, 2, 2, to cover all four passages. However, as any two of the students may be lying, conflict will arise if these two happen to be paired together. In such a case, two different groups may claim to know the right way. So this solution does not work.

The main thing to remember is that one needs info about only three paths to deduce the fourth, and that the prof can be sure that he is not possessed, so he can go explore one corridor alone and be sure of its status. The rest 8 can divided as 3, 3, 2. In such a case, three possibilities occur.

1.       The two possessed are grouped together as a pair. If this happens, all members of each group will agree with each other. In that case, the words of the pair, true or false, can be ignored completely, and the exit can be found based on the words of the other two groups.

2.      Both the possessed are in the same group of three. If this happens, those two will be arguing with the third group member. So the prof can ignore them all and rely on the words of the other two groups.

3.      If the possessed are in two different groups. In that case, two different groups will be in conflict, and the prof can chose the one with no conflict and the majority in one conflicting group to make a suitable inference.

In this manner, they can all find the right passage and get out of the temple just in temple just in time to see it turn to ruins.

 

The New Riddle is as follows:

Look carefully at the picture, and then try to answer the questions listed below. The answer to each question lies in some aspect of or some object in the picture. Here are the questions:

 

1)      How many tourists are staying at this camp?

2)      Did they arrive today, or did they arrive a few days ago?

3)      How did they get here?

4)      Is there a town nearby?

5)      Where does the wind blow from; North or South?

6)      What time of the day is it?

7)      Where did Alex go?

8)     Who was on duty yesterday?

9)      What date is it today?

 

 

 

 

AGENDA:

 

 

INTERNAL

 

*    Tuesday, 7 June

Lasergamng @ De Tapperij, 20:30

*    Monday, 13 June

Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks @ Theatercafé, 20:00 – 23:30

*    Tuesday, 14 June

Lunch Lecture: ASML @ Citadel T300, 12:30 – 13:45

*    Thursday, 16 June

Movie Night: Monty Python @ Citadel T300, 19:00 – 23:30

 

 

EXTERNAL

 

*    Thursday, 2 June

KIVI Innovation Drinks Twente: Start-Ups @ The Gallery, 16:00 – 19:00

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

 

*    2 June

Pinak Samal (26)

*    3 June

John Delamare (30)

*    4 June

Riëlle Visschedijk (21)

Normen Oude Booijink (23)

Desislava Kahtrin Kalcheva (29)

Douwe Schotanus (20)

*    5 June

Thijs Veldhuizen (24)

*    8 June

Chris van Lieshout (27)

*    9 June

Constantin Greim (24)

Kei Long Cheung (27)

*    10 June

Linda Holland

*    15 June

Pauline Oonk (19)

*    17 June

Jakob Martin (21)

*    18 June

Jurjen Hendriks (28)

*    20 June

Fooko Jan Dijksterhuis (51)

*    21 June

Marinke van der Helm (25)

*    22 June

Henk Procee (70)

Jarno Bredenoord (21)

*    23 June

Lukas Braakhuisl (20)

*    24 June

Saskia Helmich (20)

Vivianne Dirven (22)

*    27 June

Cees Trouwborst (24)

*    28 June

Mark Krone (20)

Sander Visser (23)

*    29 June

Dylan Vogelsang (22)

Niels Jansen (23)

 

 

BOOK TIP

 

Book: Wuthering Heights

Author: Emily Brontё

Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.

Commonly misinterpreted as a romantic novel, this book is anything but. Brontё weaves a story of complex characters and relationships that go against the trend of the ideal protagonists and the ideal kind of love depicted in most media. These anti-heroes are filled with rage, bitterness and their love is as jealous and vengeful as it is true.

 

QUOTES:

 

“It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn.”

“Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies.”

 

Composed by the Secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 5, number 10

 

 

 

Newsletter May 2016

NEWSLETTER

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—Newsletter of May 2016—

Dear Member,

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

We have officially begun the search for new Board members for the academic year 2016-2017.

 

H. V. Ockham has a part-time Board, and the duties of a Board member, with well-managed planning, can be handled properly in conjunction with your normal studies. As a Board, you become responsible for the regular functioning of the association, and for cherishing and expanding the vision of H. V. Ockham, as an association. Furthermore, you are rewarded with an unforgettable, enjoyable and educative experience.

 

If you are considering becoming a Board member, or if you are interested and would like to know more, please send an email regarding this to secretary@hvockham.nl. Also, the presentation from the Board Interest Activity, which took place last month, is available on the website here: http://hvockham.nl/becoming-the-next-board/.

 

 

INTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

*             Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks

Monday, the 9th of May @ Theatercafé, 20:30

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Come and have a drink with H.V. Ockham! Featuring our mascot Ockhamster and, of course, snacks at ten with the ‘Tien uur? Bittergarnituur!’  As all Ockhammers are back in Enschede from the study tour at this time, we can celebrate that we are all in one place again. Let’s give them a warm welcome, hear their stories and share experiences.

 

*             Study Tour: Moving Mountains

Sunday, the 1st of May – Thursday, the 5th of May @ Switzerland

During this year’s study tour, we will be visiting Geneva, Bern and Zürich in Switzerland under the theme ‘Moving Mountains’. Many amazing and interesting excursions have been planned in every city. Of course, one excursion you absolutely cannot miss when going to Switzerland is CERN, the research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Other excursions include a visit to the university of Bern and a top rank university of Zürich, namely ETH. Of course, there are some other great excursions planned as well and there is free time to explore the different cities we will be visiting. You can check out the finalized schedule on our website www.hvockham.nl. You can also find some more practical information about the tour there as well. If you are interested in learning more about the study tour, you will be able to read a short summary of each day on the happenings during the tour when the study tour has ended.

 

 

*             Dinner in the Ockham Room

Monday, the 23rt of May @ Ockham Room, 17:30

Every Monday, our members need to re-energise themselves with Waaier food before starting with the honours lecture.  On this particular Monday, we are arranging a dinner in the Ockham Room, during which we can all eat together. Even if you don’t have honours, dinner with friends is always nice to have. So join us for the Ockham Room Dinner.

 

 

*             Lunch Colloquium: Dark Energy

Wednesday, the 25th of May @ Citadel T300, 12:45 – 13:30

On the 25th of May, during the lunch break, Miko Elwenspoek, honorary member and honours dean, will give a fascinating talk about dark energy. Since this subject is very intriguing, Miko wants to share his knowledge with us. So are you still free at that time and do you want to broaden your horizon or gain more in depth knowledge on the subject? Or do you just want to enjoy a nice Subway lunch with your fellow honours students?

SIGN UP!

 

H.V. OCKHAM UPDATES:

 

*            General Update

 

Long, sunny, pleasant days are here, and gloomy clouds have become a relatively rare sight. Also, the last module of the academic year has commenced, meaning only one quarter of the year remains to be conquered.  The study trip is over and the participants are back with exciting accounts. Meanwhile, the search for the new Board of Ockham has started.

P.S. We are sorry for the delay in sending the newsletter, which has occurred due to various unavoidable reasons. We assure you that this will not be repeated.

 

 

*            Ockham Pens

 

This year, the Ockham members will be receiving a special gift from Ockham! The gift is a nice pen with the association name inscribed on it. You can collect your pen in the Ockham Room at any time, until stocks last.

 

 

*            Sale System

 

Ockham has now started selling food items such as crisps, chocolate, waffles, etc. You can buy these at a small discount in the Ockham Room.

 

 

Do you also have announcements or updates for the members of H.V. Ockham please let me know at nieuwsbrief@hvockham.nl and it can be added to the next newsletter.

 

 

EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

Unfortunately, there are no external activities this month.

 

 

 

PHOTO OF THE MONTH:

 

 

RIDDLE OF THE MONTH:

 

Did you know the answer to last month’s riddle? If you did, congratulations! If not, the answer to the question was as follows:

 

The answer is simple. Look at the picture upside down. It becomes obvious that the numbers are 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, and hence, the missing number (the spot at which the car is parked) is 87.

 

The New Riddle is as follows:

 

A professor of archaeology is exploring an ancient temple with 8 of his students, when suddenly, someone sets of a trap and wisp of smoke blows from a hidden vent. As the temple begins shaking, the professor reads the ancient ruins on the wall that describe an ancient curse.

It seems they have 60 minutes before the temple collapsing, killing them all. Also, two of them have been cursed to lie, so as to prevent the group from leaving.

There are four doorways, but only one of them leads outside, but the group does not know which one it is, as the doors have all moved. Going along each way will take a total of 40 minutes, 20 across and 20 back.

The professor needs to decide the combinations in which the group should be sent to investigate the paths (keeping in mind that any 2 of them may be lying). What should he do?

 

 

 

AGENDA:

 

 

INTERNAL

 

*    Sunday, 1 May – Thursday, 5 May

Study Trip: Mpving Moutains @ Switzerland

*    Monday, 9 May

Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks @ Theatercafé, 20:30

*    Monday, 23 May

Dinner in the Ockham Room @ Ockham Room, 17:30

*    Wednesday, 25 May

Lunch Colloquium: Dark Energy @ Citadel T300, 12:45 – 13:30

 

 

EXTERNAL

 

None

 

 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

 

*    2 May

Lieke Hölscher (23)

*    3 May

Silvo Jeunink (23)

*    9 May

Martijn Heutinck (19)

*    12 May

Joanne Bakhuis (22)

Corinna Gerst (25)

Imke Boekel (19)

Peter Riezebos (36)

Wietze Beukema (23)

*    14 May

Maura Dantuma (24)

Nicolai Fabian (24)

Benjamin Overkempe (23)

*    15 May

Julius de Hond (24)

Sangitha Harmsen (19)

Jasmijn van Slingerland (19)

*    16 May

Tess Groeneveld (23)

Kyra de Lange (21)

*    18 May

Alien Stevens (25)

Maartje Hendrikse (25)

*    19 May

Berjan Westerdijk (23)

*    20 May

Kasper Hendriks (20)

*    22 May

Sven Santema (21)

Jeroen Adriaanse (23)

Inez Duursma (19)

*    23 May

Anne Schrader (21)

*    27 May

Yorick Birkhölzer (23)

*    28 May

Hanna de Wolf (21)

*    29 May

Maaike Wösten (19)

*    30 May

Jurrian Veldhuizen (20)

 

 

BOOK TIP

 

Book: Veronika Decides To Die

Author: Paulo Coelho

Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything she could wish for: youth and beauty, plenty of attractive boyfriends, a fulfilling job, and a loving family. Yet, something is lacking in her life. Inside her is a void so deep that nothing could possibly ever fill it. So, on the morning of November 11, 1997, Veronika decides to die. She takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up.

Naturally, Veronika is stunned when she wakes up at Villete, a local mental hospital, where the staff informs her that she has, in fact, partially succeeded in achieving her goal. While the overdose didn’t kill Veronika immediately, the medication has damaged her heart so severely that she has only days to live.

The story follows Veronika through the intense week of self-discovery that ensues. To her surprise, Veronika finds herself drawn to the confinement of Villete and its patients, who, each in his or her individual way, reflect the heart of human experience. In the heightened state of life’s final moments, Veronika discovers things she has never really allowed herself to feel before: hatred, fear, curiosity, love, and sexual awakening. She finds that every second of her existence is a choice between living and dying, and at the eleventh hour emerges more open to life than ever before.

 

QUOTES:

 

“Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains.”

 

“Collective madness is called sanity.”

Composed by the Secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 5, number 9

 

 

 

Newsletter April 2016

NEWSLETTER

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—Newsletter of April 2016—

Dear Member,

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

We are officially beginning the search for new Board members for the academic year 2016-2017.

 

H. V. Ockham has a part-time Board, and the duties of a Board member, with well-managed planning, can be handled properly in conjunction with your normal studies. As a Board, you become responsible for the regular functioning of the association, and for cherishing and expanding the vision of H. V. Ockham, as an association. Furthermore, you are rewarded with an unforgettable, enjoyable and educative experience.

 

If you are considering becoming a Board member, or if you are interested and would like to know more, please send an email regarding this to secretary@hvockham.nl. There will also be a Board Interest Activity, the details for which can be found underneath.

 

 

INTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

*             Board Interest Activity

Tuesday, 26th of April @ the Ockham Room, 18:00

As announced, we are now looking for a new Board for the next academic year. During this activity, there will be a dinner, after which we will provide you with information regarding the different functions within the Board, and the vision of the association. If you are interested in this prospect, you can register for the activity by sending an email to secretary@hvockham.nl.

 

 

*             Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks

Monday, the 11th of April @ Theatercafé, 20:30

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Come and have a drink with H.V. Ockham! Featuring our mascot Ockhamster and, of course, snacks at ten with the ‘Tien uur? Bittergarnituur!’  As the Kingsday occurs in this month, we will be celebrating it during the drinks! So make sure you something ORANGE to promote the Dutch way!

 

*             Billiards/ Pool (8-Ball)

Tuesday, the 19th of April @ Poolcafe: The Bridge, 20:00 – 23:00

On Tuesday, 19th of April we will play pool in Enschede! We welcome you to join this relaxing activity at which we guarantee you lots of fun with a bunch of nice Ockhammers! This is a great opportunity to initiate the 4th module, before the study recaptures you!

The activity, except for the drinks, is for free!

SIGN UP!

 

 

*             Batavieren Race

Friday-Sunday, the 22nd-24th of April @ Ockham Room, All Day

Do you want to join the epic batavieren race with the best community? This race is the longest estafete race in the world, it is a race to go in etapes from Nijmegen to Enschede. Loads of associations join to battle each other on who will be first in Enschede. Of course, this is a lot of fun and a nice time to get towards becoming a better community, so if you want to join the Batavierenrace please join Ockham in doing so. The price is 19 euros.

SIGN UP!

 

H.V. OCKHAM UPDATES:

 

*            General Update

 

The sun is out, the days are getting longer, and winter seems like a distant memory. The programme for the Study Tour 2016: Moving Mountains is out, and excitement and anticipation are permeating the atmosphere as Ockham prepares for the trip. But before that, the long-awaited and very promising Batavierenrace is about to take place!

 

 

 

*            Ockham Pens

 

This year, the Ockham members will be receiving a special gift from Ockham! The gift is a nice pen with the association name inscribed on it. You can collect your pen in the Ockham Room at any time, until stocks last.

 

 

 

Do you also have announcements or updates for the members of H.V. Ockham please let me know at nieuwsbrief@hvockham.nl and it can be added to the next newsletter.

 

 

EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

*             ASML Physics Excursion

Thursday, the 21st of April @ ASML Eindhoven, 09:45 – 03:00

Every year ASML organises excursions to ASML, this time it is directed at students who are interested in physics. ASML is one of the world’s leading suppliers of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, and what they’re developing today will be used by microchip manufacturers in years to come. So you could say they’re developing the future. ASML organize excursions especially for engineering students. You’ll see thought-provoking presentations as well as their latest technical insights. And to acquaint you with our daily technical challenges, they will present a typical ASML case. The program consists of a number of short presentations, a campus tour, a case study and informal drinks. It will be from 09.45 and the day will finish around 17.15.

SIGN UP!

 

 

 

 

PHOTO OF THE MONTH:

 

 

RIDDLE OF THE MONTH:

 

Did you know the answer to last month’s riddle? If you did, congratulations! If not, the answer to the question was as follows:

 

The answer is one. Only one operation is necessary to be able to label all the bags correctly. Open the bag labelled ‘blue and red’. You know the bag is mislabelled, so it does not contain both colours. Depending on the colour of the rock you pick, you can know whether it is the ‘red’ or the ‘blue’ bag. Once one bag is labelled correctly, you only have to switch the labels of the other two, and then all bags will be correctly labelled.

 

The New Riddle is as follows:

 

The parking lot has numbered parking spaces. The above image shows an area in the parking lot. As can be seen, five spaces are free and one is occupied by a car. What is the number at which the car is parked?

 

 

 

 

AGENDA:

 

 

INTERNAL

 

*    Monday, 11 April

Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks @ Theatercafé, 20:30

*    Tuesday, 19 April

Billiards/ Pool (8-Ball) @ Poolcafe: The Bridge, 20:00 – 23:00

*    Friday-Sunday, 22-24 April

Batavierenrace @ Ockham Room, All Day

*    Tuesday, 26 April

Board Interest Activity @ Ockham Room, 18:00

 

 

EXTERNAL

 

*    Thursday, 21 April

ASML Physics Excursion, 09:45 – 03:00

 

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

 

*    1 April

Mathijssen Lydwien (24)

*    2 April

Belinda Brandwacht (23)

Vincent Bloemen (25)

*    3 April

Zixuan Peng (23)

*    4 April

Hannah Jung (21)

*    5 April

Tim Broenink (24)

*    6 April

Thomas Visser (28)

Leonardo Nascimento (25)

Martin Essink (21)

Sophia Wolf (24)

*    7 April

Ymke Kleissen (26)

*    8 April

Jan Papenfuss (26)

Sven Kruthoff (20)

*    12 April

Iris van den Nieuwenhuizen (25)

*    15 April

Maran Noltes (23)

Koen van Cooten (22)

Dominik Schindler (22)

*    18 April

Jonas Madiwe (26)

Rosan Harmens (24)

Jeroen Monteban (23)

*    21 April

Marieke Olsman (24)

*    22 April

Rona Yurismono (22)

Dora Timmer (24)

*    24 April

Anna Nielsen (23)

*    26 April

Franziska Eckardt (23)

*    28 April

Sander Wildeman (29)

Lars Corbijn van Willenswaard (25)

*    29 April

Michelle Jansman (24)

Maaike Grootjans (19)

 

 

BOOK TIP

 

Book: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Author: Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull is no ordinary bird. He believes it is every gull’s right to fly, to reach the ultimate freedom of challenge and discovery, finding his greatest reward in teaching younger gulls the joy of flight and the power of dreams.

This is a story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules; people who get special pleasure out of doing something well, even if only for themselves; people who know there’s more to this living than meets the eye: they’ll be right there with Jonathan, flying higher and faster than ever they dreamed.

 

QUOTES:

 

“We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.”

 

“He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all”

Composed by the Secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 5, number 8

 

 

 

Newsletter March 2016

NEWSLETTER

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—Newsletter of March 2016—

Dear Member,

 

INTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

*             Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks

Monday, the 14th of March @ Theatercafé, 20:30

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Come and have a drink with H.V. Ockham! Featuring our mascot Ockhamster and, of course, snacks at ten with the ‘Tien uur? Bittergarnituur!’  As we have joined the Batavierenrace for the first time, there will be a celebration with something nice to eat, so don’t miss out!

 

 

*             Pub Quiz

Thursday, the 10th of March @ Citadel T300, 20:00 – 23:30

On the 10th of March the ACCIE will organize a pub quiz and we would like to invite all of you! This quiz will be played in teams which will battle each other. You will be asked questions about your common knowledge, while sometimes your not-so-common knowledge will be tested as well! Besides there will be questions on actualities, music and much more. So, be prepared! See you on the 10th of March!

SIGN UP!

 

*             Dinner in the Ockham Room

Monday, the 21st of March @ Ockham Room, 17:00 – 18:00

Everyone is hungry in the short duration between regular classes and the Honours lecture. On this particular Monday, you can enjoy a nice dinner in the Ockham Room, along with other Ockham members. Further details will follow on Facebook and on the Ockham website.

 

 

*             Discussion: European Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, the 22nd of March @ HR C101, 19:00 – 21:00

Refugees and immigrants are an almost constant subject in current news, and refugee policy is one of the most controversial and long-standing issues in Dutch politics. The SympCie is organizing a debate on the subject, on the 22nd of March. Ringo Ossewaarde, associate professor in sociology at UTwente, will first explain the most important myths and realities of the refugee situation; afterwards, there will be opportunity for discussion on the subject.

Would you like to share your views on the subject with other Ockhammers? Do you want to actively participate in a SympCie activity? Or do you just want to know whether the newspapers are telling you the truth about the situation?

SIGN UP!

 

 

*             Excursion: Thales

Thursday, the 31st of March @ Thales, 14:00 – 17:45

We would like to invite you to join us on an excursion to Thales. This excursion will include a tour through Thales and a lot of information about what Thales is making and researching in Hengelo.

The excursion will take place on Thursday the 31st of March at 14:00. If you want to join on the bike the assembly point is station Kennispark at 13:00.

For this excursion, an ID card/passport number is required which has to send to Thales one week in advanced. This will make the process of checking in at Thales a lot quicker.

P.S. No photos are allowed.

SIGN UP!

 

 

 

H.V. OCKHAM UPDATES:

 

*            General Update

 

Spring is here, and once again, we are witness to a constant struggle between cool but sunny days and chilly, foggy nights. We hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable spring break! It is now time to get back to studies!

At Ockham, we had the Half-Year General Members’ Meeting last month, as well the Committee Market. We welcomed numerous new members to the Ockham family, especially since the new Bachelor’s Honours course started last month. Besides this, several new excursions for the Study Trip 2016 have been announced; you can check them out on the website!

 

 

 

*            Ockham Pens

 

This year, the Ockham members will be receiving a special gift from Ockham! The gift is a nice pen with the association name inscribed on it. You can collect your pen in the Ockham Room at any time, until stocks last.

 

 

 

*            Ockham Mugs

 

The Ockham members can now have their own Ockham mugs! To check out the design, drop by the Ockham Room. If you have special requests, you can comment them while signing up for the mugs. The cost of each mug will be €5 depending on how many people sign up. The deadline for signing up is the 18th of March.

SIGN UP!

 

 

 

Do you also have announcements or updates for the members of H.V. Ockham please let me know at nieuwsbrief@hvockham.nl and it can be added to the next newsletter.

 

 

EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

*             Movie/Game Night with Atlantis

Thursday, the 24­th March @ Citadel, 20:00 – 23:30

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This year Ockham will collaborate with Atlantis and arrange a supercool movie for you. It will be Kingsman the secret service. After the movie, a set of games will be available for you to play, amongst others: Beer-pong and party and co. The price is at this moment still unknown.

SIGN UP!

 

 

*             KIVI: Innovation Drinks Twente

Thursday, the 17th of March @ The Gallery, 16:30 – 19:00

Students and young professionals in the field of engineering are invited to a new edition of the KIVI Innovation Drinks Twente. This edition will start with two inspiring presentations about nanotechnology and will conclude with an informal networking drink. We are proud to announce presentations by prof. dr. ing. Guus Rijnders and dr. ir. Cas Damen.

Guus Rijnders, the scientific director of MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology, will speak about the progress of nanotechnology. MESA+ is one of the biggest research institutes of the world in the field of nanotechnology, with more than 500 scientists performing research at the highest level.

There will be free drinks and there is no entrance fee.

SIGN UP!

 

 

 

 

PHOTO OF THE MONTH:

 

 

RIDDLE OF THE MONTH:

 

Did you know the answer to last month’s riddle? If you did, congratulations! If not, the answer to the question was as follows:

 

Take one coin from pile 1, two from pile 2, 3 from pile 3, and so on. You know how much the sum of the coins should weigh. If their actual weight is off by one hundredth of an ounce, you will know that the pile 1 is the faulty set, and if it is off by two hundredth of an ounce, pile 2 is the faulty one, and so on.

 

The New Riddle is as follows:

 

There are three bags. The first bag has two blue rocks. The second bag has two red rocks. The third bag has a blue and a red rock. All bags are labelled but all labels are wrong. You are allowed to open one bag, pick one rock at random, see its colour and put it back into the bag, without seeing the colour of the other rock.

How many such operations are necessary to label all the bags correctly?

 

 

 

 

AGENDA:

 

 

INTERNAL

 

*    Thursday, 10 March

Pub Quiz @ Citadel T300, 20:00 – 23:30

*    Monday, 14 March

Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks @ Theatercafé, 20:30

*    Monday, 21 March

Dinner @ Ockham Room, 17:00 – 18:00

*    Tuesday, 22 March

Discussion: European Refugee Crisis @ HR C101, 19:00 – 21:00

*    Thursday, 31 March

Excursion: Thales @ Thales, 14:00 – 17:45

 

 

EXTERNAL

 

*    Thursday, 17 March

KIVI: Innovation Drinks Twente @ The Gallery, 16:30 – 19:00

*    Thursday, 24 March

Movie/Game Night with Atlantis @ Citadel, 20:00 – 23:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

 

*    3 March

Teodora-Maria Gherasim (19)

*    5 March

Tristan Vlogman (19)

Maaike Sikkink (24)

Kevin Hofhuis (22)

*    8 March

Noraly Bovenmars (23)

Carl Beekhuizen (20)

Silvano Gefferie (21)

*    9 March

Ton Nguyen (23)

Marlies Kleinsman (24)

*    13 March

Maureen Materman (21)

*    14 March

Jan Willem Polderman (60)

Renske Veenstra (30)

*    15 March

Lieke Hermans (24)

*    17 March

Jennifer Pomp (29)

*    18 March

Li Guan Ju (23)

Bastiaan Bruinsma (25)

*    19 March

Annelotte Derkink (22)

*    20 March

Jorrit Bosma (24)

*    21 March

Nehal Mathur (21)

*    25 March

Felix van Urk (28)

Fabian Akkerman (19)

*    27 March

Wendo Beuker (24)

*    30 March

Bertold Bitachon (22)

*    31 March

Julia Keizer (23)

 

 

 

 

BOOK TIP

 

Book: Rage of Angels

Author: Sydney Sheldon

Published in 1980, Rage of Angels revolves around the young attorney Jennifer Parker, as she rises to become a successful lawyer even after being framed for threatening the chief witness against a Mafia boss by mistakenly giving him a dead canary with a broken neck. This in turn leads to a situation that promises to break her life’s dreams. As the story progresses, the protagonist is romantically torn between a famous politician who helps her rise again, and a Mafia boss, the man that framed her, who swears to destroy her after he finds out about her affair with the politician; an affair that was short-lived, and yet long enough to gift her a son.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“I was scared. Do you know what it’s like to hold someone else’s life in your hands? It’s like playing God. Can you think of anything scarier than that?”

 

“But she was looking into the past, trying to understand when it was that all the laughter died.”

 

Composed by the Secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 5, number 7

 

 

 

Newsletter February 2016

NEWSLETTER

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—Newsletter of February 2016—

Dear Member,

INTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

<>* <>Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks

Monday, the 8th of February @ Theatercafé, 20:30

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Come and have a drink with H.V. Ockham! Featuring our mascot Ockhamster and, of course, snacks at ten with the ‘Tien uur? Bittergarnituur!’ To welcome the new members of Ockham, the first round will be on us! Also, the Ockham game will be played, so don’t miss out on it!

<>* <>Reunion

Saturday, the 27th of February @ Het Kookatelier, 12:00 – 23:30

It is winter again, which means time for another Ockham reunion. This year the Reunion will be at the 27th of February starting at 12:00 p.m. Like always, there is a nice activity in which you can talk and update each other again. This year this will be making Pralines. You can take the Pralines home afterwards. Next to this, a dinner option will be provided. And the day will be closed by a drink in the Beiaard. Please leave a comment if you will have the dinner with us when you sign up for the reunion.

SIGN UP!

<>* <>Lunch Colloquium: Forensic Biometrics

Tuesday, the 9th of February @ Citadel T300, 12:30 – 13:30

On the ninth of February, prof. dr. Didier Meuwly will give a lunch lecture on forensic biometrics. In this interesting talk, he will discuss the role and functioning of the Dutch Forensics Institute (NFI), explain what exactly forensic science is, provide some examples of its use, and show examples of its different applications and current research. Didier Meuwly is an experienced forensic scientist, currently working at the NFI and holding the chair of Forensic Biometrics at the UT, so he will certainly have an interesting story to tell.

SIGN UP!

<>* <>Dinner Lecture: The Future of Cyber

Tuesday, the 23rd of February @ Vrijhof/ Ampitheater, 17:30 – 20:00

The term “cyber” dates back to the ancient Greek term for control. Cyberspace is everywhere, and has everything to do with all kinds of control; a surgeon operating at a distance, shopping from behind your PC – these are examples of modern applications. However, criminals will fish for your password with phishing emails or flood your computer with data in DDOS attacks. How to stay safe in the world of cyberspace? That’s the question!

Prof. dr. Aiko Pras, Network operations and management at the UT, and Yori Kamphuis, MSc., Cofounder of Coblue Cybersecurity, will attempt to answer this question. Cost is 5 euros and signing up is possible until the 10th of February.

SIGN UP!

H.V. OCKHAM UPDATES:

<>* <>General Update

It has already been one month into the new year and about halfway through the academic year. The new batch of Bachelor Honours Students will start their programme this month. Due to this, our association has gained several new members as well. We hope to see some of them at the various activities planned for this short month!

<>* <>Magazine – Ockham’s Razor

We are proud to announce that the first edition the association magazine, named “Ockam’s Razor” is being published this month! The ExperienCie has worked tirelessly to bring tirelessly to realise this idea. This magazine will be an excellent way of reaching both old and new members of our association.

CHECK IT OUT!

Do you also have announcements or updates for the members of H.V. Ockham please let me know at nieuwsbrief@hvockham.nl and it can be added to the next newsletter.

EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

<>* <>Salio: The Art of Happiness

Tuesday, the 9th of February @ Saxion, 19:30 – 21:30

This month, there will be an activity arranged by Salio (Honours Society of Saxion). This activity will be all about the art of happiness. You will learn how to address your inner strength, how to live decisively and much more. Guaranteed you will be a step closer to your inner self. The training will be given by Mirjam Spitholt, a teacher from Saxion.

Note: The workshop will be given in Dutch!

The training will be given at no costs and a maximum of 15 Ockhammers can join the activity.

SIGN UP!

<>* <>Studium Generale: Lecture – Darwin on a Chip

Tuesday, the 16th of February @ Vrijhof/ Ampitheater, 19:30 – 21:00

As the conventional computer is about to reach its physical limits, scientists are looking for new ways of computing. Nature can be a source of inspiration, since evolution resulted in the most advanced ‘computer’ of the universe: the human brain, capable of complex and parallel processing. The evolutionary process can be simulated on a microchip with gold nanoparticles. In half an hour they can be configured to carry out computational operations. Prof.dr.ir. Wilfred van der Wiel, full professor Nano electronics at the UT, experiments with evolutionary microchips to make more powerful, energy-saving and robust computers.

In cooperation with Inter-Actief, Astatine and Arago.

PHOTO OF THE MONTH:

RIDDLE OF THE MONTH:

Did you know the answer to last month’s riddle? If you did, congratulations! If not, the answer to the question was as follows:

The answer is silly. The name of the dog is ‘Yet’.

The New Riddle is as follows:

There are 10 sets of 10 coins. You know how much the coins should weigh. You know all the coins in one set of ten are exactly a hundredth of an ounce off, making the entire set of ten coins a tenth of an ounce off. You also know that all the other coins weight the correct amount. You are allowed to use an extremely accurate digital weighing machine only once.

How do you determine which set of 10 coins is faulty?

AGENDA:

INTERNAL

<>* <>Monday, 8 February

Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks @ Theatercafé, 20:30

<>* <>Tuesday, 9 February

Lunch Colloquium: Forensic Biometrics @ Citadel T300, 12:30 – 13:30

<>* <>Tuesday, 23 February

Dinner Lecture: The Future of Cyber @ Vrijhof/ Ampitheater, 17:30 – 20:00

<>* <>Saturday, 27 February

Reunion @ Het Kookatelier, 12:00 – 23:30

EXTERNAL

<>* <>Tuesday, 9 February

Salio: The Art of Happiness @ Saxion, 19:30 – 21:30

<>* <>Tuesday, 16 February

Studium Generale: Lecture – Darwin on a Chip @ Vrijhof/ Ampitheater, 19:30 – 21:00

BIRTHDAYS:

<>* <>2 February

Nassim Eshaghi (21)

<>* <>4 February

Leon Smook (19)

<>* <>5 February

Martijn Bakker (21)

<>* <>6 February

Laura Beunk (20)

Laduona Dai (22)

<>* <>10 February

Erwin van Harmelen (31)

Annemijn Jonkman (25)

Bart Steensma (25)

<>* <>12 February

Rens Horst (20)

Pascal Sleutel (29)

<>* <>13 February

Rainer Mensing (22)

<>* <>14 February

Fenna Boerkamp (19)

<>* <>15 February

Jerom van Geffen (25)

<>* <>16 February

Yorick Fredrix (21)

<>* <>17 February

Chantal Molenwijk (22)

<>* <>18 February

Torben Taros (23)

<>* <>21 February

Alan Foogd (22)

<>* <>22 February

Saskia Boswinkel (19)

Shinwoo Back (25)

<>* <>24 February

Iris Willemsen (24)

<>* <>25 February

Mathijs Kosters (20)

<>* <>26 February

Ingrid van den Brink (23)

Fieke Hillerström (23)

<>* <>28 February

Dylan Vogelsang (22)

BOOK TIP

Book: A Passage to India

Author: E. M. Forster

When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced ‘Anglo-Indian’ community. Determined to escape the parochial English enclave and explore the ‘real India’, they seek the guidance of the charming and mercurial Dr Aziz, a cultivated Indian Muslim. But a mysterious incident occurs while they are exploring the Marabar caves with Aziz, and the well-respected doctor soon finds himself at the centre of a scandal that rouses violent passions among both the British and their Indian subjects. A masterly portrait of a society in the grip of imperialism, A Passage to India compellingly depicts the fate of individuals caught between the great political and cultural conflicts of the modern world.

Set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s, the novel is based on Forster’s experiences in India, borrowing the title from Walt Whitman’s 1870 poem in ‘Leaves of Grass’.

QUOTES:

“Adventures do occur, but not punctually. Life rarely gives us what we want at the moment we consider appropriate.”

“One can tip too much as well as too little, indeed the coin that buys the exact truth has not yet been minted.”

“There are different ways of evil and I prefer mine to yours.”

“…for literature had always been a solace for him, something that the ugliness of facts could not spoil.”

Composed by the Secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 5, number 6

Newsletter December 2015

 

NEWSLETTER

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—Newsletter of December 2015—

Dear Member,

 

INTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

*             Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks

Monday, the 14th of December @ Theatercafé, 20:30

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Come and have a drink with H.V. Ockham! Featuring our mascot Ockhamster and, of course, snacks at ten with the ‘Tien uur? Bittergarnituur!’ Besides, a certain special guest is expected to turn up with small gifts for everyone!

 

 

*             Sinterklaas

Thursday, the 10th of December, @ Ockham Room (Citadel H209), 20:00 – 23:30

Sinterklaas is coming to Ockham on the 10th of December! He will bring presents for all of us! So come and get yours!

Even if you don’t know this Dutch tradition, we can ensure you that Santa has not forgotten you! However, he wants us to earn our presents.  That’s why we will be playing the traditional Dutch game, in which you have to dice for your presents!

In order to be able to play this game, everyone who is joining needs to help Santa by buying several presents, which account for about 5€ altogether.

Hoping to see you all on this special evening!

SIGN UP!

 

 

*             Workshop: Personal Branding, by Ben Elsinga

Thursday, the 3rd of December @ Horstring C101, 19:00 – 21:00

Are you interested in a workshop about the path to success? Ben Elsinga, an experienced professional author and blogger, will help you to set goals that can contribute to your own personal life. Elsinga will first present his work ‘The Young Professional’ which can assist you in improving yourself. In the second part of the workshop, he will provide some concrete exercises that can help achieve this. This is a great opportunity to boost your career prospects and to further develop yourself.

SIGN UP!

 

 

H.V. OCKHAM UPDATES:

 

*            General Update

 

December is here, and it has brought with it gloomy overcast days and chilly winds. But that’s okay, because December is the Friday of the months, with everyone looking forward to Christmas, winter vacation, and New Year. Last month was eventful, what with the WOI and Ockham celebrating its Dies. More information about that fun night can be found on the association website.

The seventh Board of Ockham wishes everyone, in advance-

a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Happy Holidays!

 

 

*            Dies of Ockham

 

The Dies of H. V. Ockham was a great success, with 18 people involved. After having dinner, the Ockhamers started to play Living Cluedo. For this, they had to find and solve puzzles in order to receive hints that would help them to solve the murder on William of Ockham. After puzzling, searching and puzzling again they found the murderer, his weapon and the place. It seemed that Charlie murdered William of Ockham with the Ockhamster at the Spiegel. This correct answer was found through the group of: Yorick, Lars, Fernon and Caroline. but they gave there correct answer after one gamble. The evening ended with playing werewolves in one night and having some drinks. All in all, it we had an awesome celebration of the Dies.

 

 

*            Member Achievement

 

Martin Klein Schaarsberg, a member of Ockham, has won the Shell graduation prize for Physics for his graduation project, which includes an award sum of €5000. He developed a new method to measure the temperature beneath a strongly heated surface which is cooled by a fluid. He developed therefore a method to measure the temperature beneath the surface three-dimensional with interferometry. With this method miniscule changes in the refraction index of light due to the change of temperature can be measured. He also developed an algorithm to reconstruct the temperature field three-dimensionally by the measured interference patterns. He was the first to use this method on the Leidenfrost-effect.

 

 

 

Do you also have announcements or updates for the members of H.V. Ockham please let me know at nieuwsbrief@hvockham.nl and it can be added to the next newsletter.

 

 

EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

 

*             KIVI Innovation Drinks Twente: Robotics

Thursday, the 3rd of December @ The Gallery, 16:00-19:00

Students and young professionals in the field of engineering are invited to a new edition of the KIVI Innovation Drinks Twente. This edition will start with two inspiring presentations about robotics and will conclude with an informal networking drink. We are proud to announce presentations by ir. Nico Nijenhuis and prof. dr. ir. Stefano Stramigioli. Nico Nijenhuis, CEO of Clear Flight Solutions and alumnus of the University of Twente, will speak about the use of Robirds and drones in the fields of bird control and (industrial) inspections. This inspiring entrepreneur started with a master thesis on Robirds which lead to a successful company. Stefano Stramigioli, chairman of Robotics and Mechatronics at the University of Twente and chairman of RoboNED, will speak about the present state of Robotics and current developments/possibilities of Robotics in Twente. Would you like to broaden your professional network or are you curious about robotics? Get in touch, share your thoughts and broaden your network at the KIVI Innovation Drinks Twente! There will be free drinks and there is no entrance fee.

SIGN UP!

 

 

 

PHOTO OF THE MONTH:

 

 

RIDDLE OF THE MONTH:

 

Did you know the answer to last month’s riddle? If you did, congratulations! If not, the answer to the question was as follows:

 

The Sri Lankan Seaman was the thief.

He claimed to have been up on the mast during the time of the crime, correcting the flag which he said was upside down. This is a blatant and dumb lie.

The clue lies in the fact that the ship is mentioned to be Japanese. The Japanese flag is a white rectangle with a large red disc at the centre. As this flag is symmetric about the horizontal and vertical axes, there is no right side up, and hence, it could not have been upside down.

 

The New Riddle is as follows:

This one is short.

When I asked her how old she was,

she smiled and said cryptically:

“The day before yesterday I was 22,

But next year I’ll be 25.”

When is her birthday and, what was the date of our conversation?

 

 

 

 

 

AGENDA:

 

 

INTERNAL

 

*    Thursday, 3 December

Workshop – Personal Branding @ Horstring C101, 19:00 – 21:00

*    Thursday, 10 December

Sinterklaas @ Ockham Room (Citadel H209), 20:00 – 23:30

*    Moday, 14 December

Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks @ Theatercafé, 20:30

 

 

EXTERNAL

 

*    Tuesday, 3 December

KIVI Innovation Drinks: Robotics @ The Gallery, 16:00-19:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

 

*    1 December

Rik de Ruiter (23)

*    4 December

Gersi Legisi (20)

*    5 December

Samantha Noteboom (22)

*    7 December

Matthijs Velsink (21)

*    8 December

Yorben Lodema (19)

*    9 December

Miko Elwenspoek (67)

Marius Scrieciu (25)

*    10 December

Jan Steffen (27)

*    16 December

Remco Bloemen (29)

*    18 December

Chris Toebes (19)

*    20 December

Wytse Oortwijn (26)

*    21 December

Sébastian de Bone (25)

Willemijn van de Meent (22)

Jeroen Minnema (20)

*    22 December

Arvid Keemink (28)

*    23 December

Bob Rubbens (21)

*    24 December

Katharina Wehebrink (26)

*    25 December

Lisette Knijn (22)

Borce Stojkovski (30)

*    26 December

Marjolein Heuvelmans (27)

*    31 December

Koen Boulogne (20)

 

 

 

 

BOOK TIP

 

Book: The Picture of Dorian

Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde

Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist who is impressed and infatuated by Dorian’s beauty; he believes that Dorian’s beauty is responsible for the new mode in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat’s hedonistic worldview: that beauty and sensual fulfilment are the only things worth pursuing in life.

Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied and amoral experiences; all the while his portrait ages and records every soul-corrupting sin that Dorian commits.

Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel’s corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, “a terrible moral in Dorian Gray.” Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde’s homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment.

 

QUOTES:

 

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

 

“What of Art?

– It is a malady.

–Love?

– An Illusion.

–Religion?

– The fashionable substitute for Belief.

–You are a sceptic.

– Never! Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.

–What are you?

– To define is to limit.”

 

Composed by the Secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 5, number 4