Monthly Archive September 30, 2021

ByIESA Shift

Ushering in the new semester at iChange

On the 28th of August, Shift Events hosted a dinner and drinks, to welcome Industrial Ecology students, new and old alike, to a new semester.

The previous year had been a tough period for students to get together to get to know one another, hang out and expand their social circles in IE. At the dinner and drinks, new students met their classmates for the first time, while existing students reconnected and shared their summer experiences.

At the community space iChange, a sustainable movement aiming to reduce waste in the food system, students were treated to a barbeque full of vegan delights, all sourced from iChange’s Community Fridge containing rescued food from supermarkets around the area.

With scrumptious food and drinks, the participants had a merry and memorable night in the company of their peers!

ByIESA Shift

IE Students Meet IE Researchers – Edition 2!

On Friday 24th of September, the Career Committee brought Industrial Ecology students closer to the exciting research done in the sphere of IE with invited speakers from the Institute of Environment. This was the first hybrid event organised by the Career Committee, and there was an incredible turnout, both online and offline.

The event gave the students the opportunity to hear and interact with two presenters:

Mike Slootweg – IE alumnus, PhD researcher at the MultiGreen project in the IE department of CML. His research involves building stock models to evaluate the impact and realization of green roofs in cities.

Glenn Aguilar Hernandez – Postdoc researcher at the IE department of CML. Currently, his research focuses on developing an assessment of the COVID-19 impacts on global supply chains, and on the market analysis, trade and prices of critical raw materials for the EU.

Despite the hybrid format, students engaged candid and insightful conversation with the presenters. The presenters shared their journeys in the field of Industrial Ecology, the ups and downs of their research, even their frustrations in their interactions with people outside their field. Even the 30 minutes for each speaker was not enough to answer the questions posed by our inquisitive students!

The 2nd Edition of IE Students Meet Researchers was a great success, and the Career Committee looks forward to seeing you at the next session!

ByIESA Shift

Kicking off IE with Shift – Intro Day 2021

The morning of 6th September marks the start of a bold step for over a hundred new faces as they walk into the Naturalis Museum in Leiden, to join the Industrial Ecology Programme at Leiden Unviersity and Delft University of Technology.

Our very own Chairman Johanna presenting the committee structure of Shift to the new students.

Shift was on location to welcome these students as they embark on their Master’s: breaking the ice between classmates-to-be with our introduction session to the study association and rounds of Mentimeter and Kahoot quizzes. The fastest most knowledgable teams won Shift merchandise!

After the official introduction event by the University, was the time for the Introduction Scavenger Hunt! Participants – split into small teams – walked, dashed and photographed their way across Leiden city with their cute succulent mascots. The creativity was flowing throughout the event – Shift received a slew of cool, funny, sometimes quirky submissions of the teams completing their tasks in quick succession.

At the end of the day, participants, organisers, mentors alike wound down at the Huigpark in Leiden, to draw the day to a satisfying close.

ByIESA Shift

Cleaning Delft once piece at a time

To celebrate Word Cleanup Day on 18th September 2021, Shift organised a cleanup event at Delft Campus station.

Equipped with plastic reachers and rubbish bags in tow, our determined pick-up force made our way across Delft Campus area. We cleared rubbish pieces, big and small, from the pathways, roadsides and grass patches on our walk.

What an experience! The team saw all forms of rubbish: paper, plastic, metal cans. Can you guess what is the most common form of rubbish that we picked up?

After a long day in the sun, the team finally took stock of our work – 5 bags of trash cleared from the streets of Delft Campus!