The initiative "Voluntary Scientific Year" is a one-year educational program offered by the engineering faculties - comparable to the Federal Volunteer Service - in which selected high school graduates and prospective students can acquire exclusive impressions of university studies and research projects.
Not exactly eye-catchers at the moment are the abandoned concrete buckets that sporadically flank the footpaths of the I row and were originally intended as trash cans. But something is happening to the buckets, as they are being redesigned into new favorite places as part of the reCYCL:ING project, an initiative of the PR team and the Faculty Dean's Office in collaboration with the RUB Sustainability Office and the Botanical Garden. Faculty members are invited to make the campus greener and a bit more sustainable by adopting a bucket.
The Project Office of the Faculty (PBU) offers students a comprehensive range of support services. All last year's activities of the PBU have been published in an annual report and can now be read.
"BreakING the Glass Ceiling - early installation of professional networks for female engineers" is the launch of a very special mentoring program for female students at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, just in time for Diversity Day. It focuses primarily on contact with experienced female leaders in "typical" male domains. Those interested can apply now.
Three (former) CompEng students - Tarik Sahin, Hakan Bayer, and Salih Enes Tiryaki - have started a project, developing an intelligent garbage can, which is expected to become a start-up in the future. The idea is to make waste recycling more efficient for consumers, supported by an AI algorithm, and thus to sort waste as purely as possible into recyclable raw materials.
This year's Environmental Engineering Orientation Day will be held on Monday, May 23 at 4 p.m. in HID. The information event is particularly interesting for bachelor students in their second semester who will soon be choosing a specialization, as well as for students who will soon be graduating with a bachelor's degree and would like to learn more about the UI master's program. The event will be followed by a barbecue in front of the HZO.
As part of the Open Days, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum now invites prospective students to explore the campus virtually. Visitors have the opportunity to get to know the Faculties and the campus as part of a digital 360-degree tour, to attend information presentations by the Central Student Advisory Service and the "Junge Uni" or to obtain specific information about individual degree programmes. During the 360-degree campus tour, the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering will also provide insights into its Bachelor's degree programmes in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering.
On Thursday, May 5, 2022, representatives of the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR) and the associated Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) visited the faculty to gain insights into the current state of research in the field of digitization in the building industry under the chair of Prof. Markus König and to explore possible cooperation interfaces.
On April 28, 2022, school students between 8th and 10th grade were invited to this year's nationwide Future Day (formerly Girls' and Boys' Day). Our faculty was also involved with two workshops, each led by the Chair of Continuum Mechanics and the Chair of Structural Mechanics. The aim of the Future Day is to give school students an insight into gender-atypical professions and courses of study, and to encourage them not to be guided by classic gender roles when choosing a course of study.
On September 21 & 22, the career event goes into the next round! CrossING offers motivated engineering students from all faculties of the RUB an annual platform to support them in their career path and to connect them with potential employers as well as national and international entrepreneurs.