Successful TecDay

On October 19, SATW organised a TecDay at Gymnasium Lebermatt in Bern, Switzerland. Students could get in touch with applied sciences and maths via modules about interesting topics in the field. The TecDay thus provides a good opportunity to not just make students ponder on a potential future career in the field, but also to raise awareness about a topic that will concern them (regardless of their future profession) as consumers and citizens. More TecDays will take place at other Gymnasia.

Join a Web Seminar on Critical Raw Materials!

On November 7, our partner Granta Design will host a web seminar on Critical Raw Materials and their importance for the sustainability of products. Guest presenters from leading academic institutions (including Dr. Patrick Wäger from Empa) will discuss their collaboration to promote and support teaching of this topic, and we’ll hear about resources and learning opportunities for you and your students. As a lecturer in sustainability-related fields, you will get useful information for defining courses, and practical tools to deliver them. There is no cost; for the necessary registration, please refer to the seminar’s website.

Survey on information sources on critical raw materials

Educating the next generation of materials experts on how to sustainably manage critical raw materials is of vital importance. The EIT project SusCritMat on “Sustainable Management of Critical Raw Materials” would like to get your contributions in an online survey asking industry and academics about a variety of topics concerning information sources on critical raw materials. The survey results will contribute to the development of new teaching materials and courses available to all. We would appreciate if you would take the time to complete the survey before October 15. Survey for educators and students on available courses, teaching resources, and data useage. Survey for industry on data useage.

Contribute to improving the teaching of sustainability and critical materials

Educating the next generation of materials experts on how to sustainably manage critical raw materials is of vital importance. ESM, as Coordinator of the education project SusCritMat, would like to get your contributions in an online survey. The survey results will contribute to the development of new teaching materials and courses available to all. Complete the survey before the July 31 deadline and you will receive a free sustainability case study, part of the recently-developed Sustainable Development Active-Learning Tool Kit.