Science, Engineering & Technology news
FameLab Benelux: Let's talk science ... in just 3 minutes!
FameLab aims to discover charismatic, up-and-coming scientists who inspire people to see the world from a new perspective… in just three minutes. If you think you can explain a concept in science, technology, engineering, medecine or mathematics, armed with only your wits and a few props, then FameLab is for you.
The competition is open to anyone in the Benelux aged between 21 and 40 working in or studying science, technology, engineering, medicine or maths. Register before 10 March 2014.
Call - Vilho Väisälä award
The World Meteorological Organization is issuing a call for candidates for the 24th Vilho Väisälä Award for an outstanding research paper on instruments and methods of observation and for the 5th Vilho Väisälä Award for the development and implementation of instruments and methods of observation. The deadline is February 28th.
Research Facilities SET Chemistry and NanoCentre - update
The scientific activities of the Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) Group's research units in the fields of chemical engineering, catalysis and chemistry (the SET-Chemistry activities) and micro- and nanotechnology (the 'NanoCentre' activities) will be brought together in a new, high tech research space, consisting of two new buildings: the Research Facilities A and the Research Facilities B. After extensive consultation and an informative meeting with all stakeholders, the SET Group's Executive Committee ratified the framework of a model agreement (including management structure).
Debate Science & Ethics 2014
On Wednesday March 19th, the Science, Engineering and Technology Group, Arenberg Doctoral School, Ethics@Arenberg and Overlegcentrum Ethiek organise a debate on the contribution of science and technology to sustainable development of the Earth. The debate will be in Dutch.
Ideas contest: Trivium - Imagine your Campus
All students from the Science, Engineering and Technology Group are invited to participate in an ideas contest around Trivium, a new construction project at Campus Arenberg III. With this contest we want to imagine Trivium and provoke strong spatial concepts for future educational infrastructure. The focus is on thinking about and shaping collaborative and informal learning spaces.
LESEC Annual Event
It's not always easy for freshmen to make the right choice of study. They need to take into account their interests, motivation and talents to find their way in the higher education landscape. How can universities help to make them see the woods for the trees? For its annual event, on February 27, LESEC organises a debate on this topic: "Entrance exams or exploratory tests?". This event is in Dutch.
The Campus Library Arenberg expanded its collection with the Emerald Engineering eJournal Collection and the journals Nature Geoscience, Nature Nanotechnology and Science Express. The Verwilghen archive moved to the university archives in the central library.
Call - Leuven, City of Ideas
On Saturday May 17, Leuven will be transformed in City of Ideas. This large (free) event around ideas, an initiative of Flanders DC and Flanders Smart Hub Development in cooperation with the city of Leuven, wants to encourage the creative, innovative and entrepreneurial potential of the people in the province of Flemish Brabant. In the city hall and in containers in the centre of Leuven, visitors can see and/or experience products and services arising from an ‘idea’ in companies and institutes in Flemish Brabant. KU Leuven is also participating in this event and still looking for smart products and ideas tha we can present in an original, accessible and preferably interactive way to the general public.