Newsletter June 2016




—Newsletter of June 2016—

Dear Member,




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.






*             Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks

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


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!




*             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!




*             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.





*            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 and it can be added to the next newsletter.





*             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.










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?










*    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





*    Thursday, 2 June

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








*    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: 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.




“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