175th Anniversary

Friday 13 January was the big day: during the Dies Natalis, festivities began to celebrate TU Delft’s 175th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, Delft will devote itself for 175 days to the theme ‘Technology for Life’: technology inspired by nature, which enhances our understanding of all things living and the quality of our lives. Various activities will be held for and by students, staff, alumni, businesses and the citizens of Delft from 13 January to 6 July. Needless to say, 3mE will be there too! We are currently working hard on the details of our participation.

As soon as we’re done, we’ll post our activities on the website for the anniversary programme. Here’s an idea of some of the activities we’re organising:

TU Delft Technology for Life Film Festival – various 3mE scientists at the Lumen movie theatre, 8 - 14 June 2017

Films about science in the Lumen movie theatre in Delft. Scientists introduce films and stay on afterwards to discuss the film’s theme.
See the list of films here.

3mE Backstage tour – date to be announced

Together with the Science Centre (Startup Science), we’ll be organising a special 3mE Backstage tour during the anniversary celebrations in which visitors will be shown a number of our faculty’s highlights. 

Activities during IfoT – dates and details to be announced

3mE will be organising special workshops during the International Festival of Technology, including a workshop about biomimicry, materials science and a workshop specifically devoted to ‘tech girls’.

Dining with 3mE – various dates

To celebrate TU Delft’s 175th anniversary, the 3mE faculty’s study associations are organising so-called ‘Dining with 3mE’ evenings. Variscopic kicked things off the end of March and invited Jaap Harlaar, the new clinical technology programme director.
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A special 3mE design competition for mechanical engineering, entirely in the spirit of the anniversary

Every year our Faculty organises a design competition for freshman mechanical engineering students. Because of the TU Delft lustrum “Technology for Life”, there is a special edition of this design competition. Students will create a robohopper, a jumping-robot, inspired by jumping creatures in nature. The introduction has already taken place, and the design and production phases are in full swing. To mark TU Delft’s 175th anniversary, the design competition will take place on 21 June at the Markt in Delft, and the city’s mayor Marja van Bijsterveld will present an award.

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