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Faculty of Science: 200 years advanced curiosity

For 200 years, advanced curiosity has pushed our researchers to shape modern science. In 2017 the Faculty of Science celebrates its 200th birthday and this cannot go unnoticed. During this anniversary year, several activities will be organized: from honorary doctorates to a festival style staff party, from an open house for every age to science theatre. In addition all the usual outreach activities will be organized under the label of 200 years Faculty of Science.
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SET International Week: 21 - 25 November

As part of the International Week, the faculties of the Science, Engineering & Technology Group joined forces to offer the students an unforgettable programme. In close collaboration with the student associations all kinds of educational and entertaining activities will be organized for native and international students.
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Hapje Onderwijs: Activating Teaching Materials

Activating learning is the theme of this year's Hapje Onderwijs, the informative lunch workshop on educational topics for all lecturers of the Science, Engineering and Technology Group. Join us for the first edition on November 30: live in Heverlee, on your on your own campus or from your own computer. The first session deals with “Activating Teaching Materials”, with prof. Stijn Debruyne (FIIW) and prof. Raf Vandebril (FirW) as speakers.
More info and registration (until 25 November)


Policy project Triple E: Ieben Broeckhoven: "At AFD, we want to have a positive-social impact!"

Within the Science, Engineering and Technology Group, entrepreneurship is a hot topic. The policy project Triple E wants to highlight different initiatives, by giving the floor to lecturers and students. In this edition: Ieben Broeckhoven from Academics for Development (AFD). AFD enables students to realize social impact on a meaningful and sustainable manner in a developing country. Triple E talked with bioscience engineer Ieben who spent his summer in Burkina Faso and Benin.
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website overview STEM projects

For the development of a website with a consolidated and organized STEM offer for (mainly) teachers, SET STEM coordination (Katrien Kolenberg and Katlijn Vangilbergen) are gathering information on all STEM projects within the SET Group. Project initiators are kindly invited to provide information on their project through a web form.
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Campus Library Arenberg: book sale

On 14, 15 and 16 November, Campus Library Arenberg sells its duplicates as 'Knowledge per kilo'. Part of the proceeds will be donated to charity. Payment is cash only.
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Arenberg 2015 brochure

The Arenberg brochure offers new coming professors and faculty members of the Science, Engineering & Technology Group the opportunity to present themselves and their research areas to the broader academic community. The latest edition is available now.
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New: STEM University

Have you always wanted to develop an app, microscope, noise detector or drone? Starting this school year in Leuven, children and young people between 5 and 18 years will be familiarized with science and technology in a fun kind of way through a wide range of STEM workshops. STEM University is an organisation of KU Leuven and is part of the large STEM Leuven project together with the city of Leuven and UCLL. (in Dutch)

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