GEWIS means Community of Mathematics and Computer Science Students
(or in Dutch: GEmeenschap van Wiskunde en Informatica Studenten) and was
founded in 1982. On this website you can find Who we are exactly and
what we do.
GEWIS-members participate at the elections of december 2013
As usual, a lot of GEWIS-members are electable in next month's elections! For the departmental council of the Mathematics and Computer Science, you can vote for either Bor de Kock (SS / WS), Rien de Böck (IAM), Anne Eggels (IAM), Wessel Prins (ES), Rik Schepens (WSK), Jos Mangnus (TI), Willem Mouwen (TI), Anson van Rooij (TI) and Jeroen van Oorschot (TI). All nine electable candidates are active members of our association, and more information about them (in English!) can be found on Faculteitsraad.nl. The five candidates that end up highest on the list get a chair on the departmental council, and have a direct say on education, research and any (!) other thing happening within our department.
On the lists for the university council we're well-represented as well: Eindhovense Studentenraad has a student from our department on their list, and Groep-één has some of our members as well. GEWIS-members Rien de Böck (G1 #5), Saskia van Doormalen (G1 #20), Paul van Eekelen (ESR #20) and Bor de Kock (G1 #8) are all listed on the different lists. For the university council, your vote decides the way the chairs are divided over the two parties, and students that get a place on the council can have a direct influence on everything going on on the entire TU/e. Both Groep-één and Eindhovense Studentenraad have a website explaining their goals for the coming year.
Apart from getting to pick your favorite candidate, the act voting is very important: by boasting a high voting percentage the different councils can show how important students think being represented is. Is the decision a bit hard? Go and have a conversation with the candidates, or read through the webpages provided above. Or, if you really can't decide: you can also cast an empty ballot.
Tuesday 17 December 2013: EJC14-3 Building chocolate sculptures
There are a lot of beautiful castles on this world. the Versailles, the Taj-Mahal, the Hermitage and as of 17-12-2013 your sculpture will be added to this list. For you will be building your very own chocolate sculpture. Ofcourse there will be a price to be won. And best of all at the end of the activity you're allowed to eat your own sculpture and any excess chocolate.