Yes, movie night at KTH Library! Is there refreshment? Absolutely!
Storiesand Seeds is a project about environmental literacy for technical students. It majorly consists of series of monthly film forums at Biblioteket. The next session of this film forum would take place on Wednesday, November 29th at 18:00. The event will be chaired by professor Cecilia Åsberg, chair of Nature, Gender and Culture at Linköping University and former director of the Seed Box environmental humanities hub.
Guess what? Everyone is invited for free!
“Apple Grown in Wind Tunnel” (2000) follows the activities of an underground network of ill people, desperate to create alternative methods of self-care in a world where natural resources are disappearing. In this tale of illness and grassroots conjuring against contemporary malaise, artist Steven Matheson examines the meaning of health, disease and well-being in the post-industrial world.
More information about this event can be found on the website and here
One of the things I heard about studying in Sweden before coming was that Swedish Universities have a way of ensuring the students are engaged in projects that ensure they work in groups a lot. Is this true? Absolutely!
From the first week of lectures at KTH, we had to start creating groups for various seminars, laboratories, presentation and project. I have a group for laboratory and we chose ourselves again for another course in which we have to prepare for various seminar presentations. In the first period, I had to work together for a course that was solely based on presentation and report writing but in groups of two or three. In this second period, I have had to spend so much time with a particular group for a project that would be complete December 5th. For everyone in the programme, this last group has been the most demanding.
In the past two weeks, waking up and setting out to work in one of these teams has been the order of the day. I had a seminar, presentation, project deadline and the Armada event. The most interesting about these groups is the diversity. None of us knew each other before starting out and then, we all come together and achieve our set goal and the beautiful thing, I look back at all the meetings and see moments of pure laughter and fun!
Personally, I have learnt a lot of things from my various groups; ranging from technical skills to the lifestyle and culture of various countries. Also, the most intriguing thing which these group tasks have indirectly done for everyone in my programme is to build an accommodating and caring character in each person. Presently, everyone lives to see the next person be and do better. This translates to students helping each other understand their assignments so that they beat the never-ending deadlines. You see other students taking out time out of their busy schedule to ensure the next person understands a topic. This extends beyond the classroom as you see people planning weekend activities or helping out with other daily-life activities.
Below, are pictures from the three teams I mentioned in this post:
The title of this post was the exact set of words that came out of my lips when I stepped out of my apartment on Monday – “Winter is coming!” So, before now, we have had two different occasions of snowfall but not enough for most cameras to capture except in videos.
This week it snowed from Monday to Wednesday at KTH. Personally, I prefer when it snows than when it does not so you would know I had a pleasant week with the weather in those days:) The pictures below would show you more than I can explain of the beauty that lies in November as we embrace November 🙂
Then, the best part of my day was the snowball fight in the night! It was short but we laughed so hard and enjoyed every second of it:)
Tuesday welcomed us with this beauty:
Albina and I could not help it but take pictures as we stepped out on Tuesday morning. I had no idea that it was still snowing in the first place (before Monday ended, some places were already back to normal); so you can imagine my shock stepping out and seeing everywhere painted white.
Pictures of Syster & Bror on Wednesday:
On Wednesday, the snow started melting as observed above.
Remember, winter is coming! This is just the tip of the iceberg. Brace yourselves and prepare to have fun:)
As part of the “Stories and Seeds film-forums” from KTH, the third session will be presenting next Wednesday (November 29th) the film called “Apple Grown in Wind Tunnel” (2010). This movie…
…follows the activities of an underground network of ill people, desperate to create alternative methods of self-care in a world where natural resources are disappearing.
Interesting, right? Admission is free and this movie will be hosted by professor Cecilia Åsberg, chair of Nature, Gender and Culture at Linköping University and former director of the Seed Box environmental humanities hub.
Spread the word, there will be free refreshments! Hope to see you there at KTH Library (18:00), Stockholmers!
Look at the event of fb here. Don’t forget to subscribe!
A new year, many new faces in the team and of course a new car too!
After a few months of many brainstorming sessions and an elaborate design process, finally, we, The KTH Formula Student team, are ready with the design of our upcoming car eV14! And, we will be presenting the design of our car to the world, tomorrow. So come meet us and be mind blown!
Making a new car every year is not an easy job to do and at the same time is the most fun thing a student can be involved in, definitely! We learn from our alumni, we learn from our mistakes and practical learning is the most valuable outcome of being a part of such an amazing student project. So, now that we have completed our design phase, it’s time to start our manufacturing process. It’s time to get our hands dirty to build the beast of a car that it will be, The eV14! The fastest, safest, most robust, rule-compliant and the smartest formula student car ever made!
Making the “Awesome Car” is our goal! And, no compromising on the awesome part. You’ll know when you see it 🙂
So, at the event, you can meet all of our subgroups within the team, like powertrain, electronics, machine design, vehicle dynamics and more. Talk to us, ask us questions and give us ideas. We learn from each other and we grow together!
Btw, We have a big announcement to make at the event. A huge step in the history of KTH Formula Student. An embarkment that will lead to a great achievement! Know more about it at the event, let me not break the surprise now.
So wear your snow boots and walk to Brinellvägen tomorrow, see you all at the presentation.
PS: Have you read my old post about the team? click now!
Are you as excited as I am for the events coming up this week? You should be! Remember I mentioned in this post that upcoming details on Armada soon? Well, keep reading as Armada holds on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
WHAT IS ARMADA?
It is the largest Scandinavian career fair hosted byTekniska Högskolans Studentkår (THS) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology every year. This year, there are 171 companies in total and you can find the list of participating companies here. I love the way the list is split into categories. Hence, you have an idea of what companies fall in line with your reason for being at the fair. Also, clicking on each logo gives you a short description of the company alongside its precise location at the fair.
Downloading the app, “THS Armada” ensures you gain easy access to the above information. Also, it offers you an opportunity to find the top five companies that match your interests by taking a short quiz.
21st of November: 10:00 – 16:00
22nd of November: 10:00 – 15:00
Venue: Nymble and KTH Library
There are other events that would take place during the fair which include:
Invited companies will present their internships, trainee programs and summer jobs.After the companies have presented their pitches, there will be a mingle where you get the opportunity to learn more about the companies and build relationships for the future. Participating companies for the Internship Pitch are Arup, BillerudKorsnäs, Capgemini, Essity, Qliro Group, Seavus, SKF, Swedbank, Teracom & Viaplay.
TIME: 9:00 -10:00
VENUE: K1, Teknikringen 56, floor 3
Registration is still open
This presents an opportunity to have one-on-one talks with companies you are interested in. However, registration for this event is closed. Those who would be attending would have the opportunity of having a 20-minute dialogue with participating companies individually.
There’s this cool thing about THS Armada.It is certified as an eco-labelled event. I had a post on sustainability, in which I said that everyone has a part to play and can take steps towards acheiving the global sustainable goals by 2030 and as an attendant on THS Armada’s event, you can contribute to a more sustainable environment by the following options:
Always chose vegetarian options – THS Armada only offers 100% vegetarian food at all events.
Walk, bicycle or chose the bus/metro instead of taking the car.
Chose tap water instead of bottled water.
Avoid standby on your technical devices (phone, computer, tablet..)
Sort your waste
Turn the light off when you leave a room
Only buy what you really need and take care of what you have.