8th October 2015 – Raad van Advies meeting

On Thursday 8th of October, the PROUD committee was invited to attend a Raad van Advies meeting. The meeting was held at Neways, north of Eindhoven and it involved more than 10 companies in the technical region as well as representatives of all Fontys departments. We were asked to present the PROUD programme, and pitch ourselves to the attending companies . The PROUD members who participated were Bozhidar Uzunov, Mehran Firoozbakhtan, Xheni Meda and Peter van Kollenburg, where the presentation itself was given by the chairman, Bozhidar Uzunov, and Mehran.

The presentation included an introduction to PROUD, our goals, information on the intake sessions,and a very important topic: the outcome of two researches that our students have carried out on“How does PROUD affect the grades of the students?”. We can fully say that the presentation was very successful because everyone in the meeting got involved into asking questions and coming up with topics of discussions. Now that we have 8 new students in the programme, we hope to have further contact with all these companies.

29th October 2015 – YER Master Class

We are proud to say that, we had our first event with our sponsor YER Technology.

On Thursday 29th of October, YER held a Master Class at its new office location in Eindhoven Flight Forum. The guest speaker was Prof.dr.ir. Pieter Kruit, a professor of Physics at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The class was about Nanolithography and the Dutch companies that master this technique. The presentation was divided into 3 parts, and was mainly directed to an audience with non-technical background. At last, Pieter Kruit also introduced his own company, which he founded with other co-workers and which in involved in the design and production of electron-beam, mask-less, nanolithography machines. The presentation lasted for about 1 hour and a half, and it included very interesting and brainstorming question sessions in between the presentations.

After the presentation, a standing buffet and drinks followed up. We went there with Peter van Kollenburg and 6 other students, catching the opportunity to mingle and get to know a number of experts and professionals who work with nanolithography and were invited by YER. Everyone was very friendly and it was easy to open up a conversation, or maybe the drinks made it easier. We got new contacts, met new people and even played a couple of games in foosball. All in all it was a great night and hoping for many more to come.