I       PT

  1. Information about events in 2021 – Updated 19.6.2021
  2. PT x TiK regular sport sessions
  3. Kaukkari orienteering 11.1.
  4. PT Info Channel on Telegram
  5. PT’s LinkedIn group
  6. Board meetings in 2022

II     CHEM

  1. Sustainability in teaching
  2. Study feedback

III    OTHER

  1. Auditions for the Polytech Choir on January 11th 2022
  2. Aalwarts
  3. Apply for the Aalto-Helsinki iGEM Team!
  4. Alt-protein programme
  5. Space Kimble Tournament 26.3

IV    Summer jobs

  1. The Department of Computes Science is now looking for Summer employees

 

  1. Regards from Spokesperson-secretary

UPCOMING EVENTS

I          PT

1.       Information about events in 2021 – Updated 10.1.2022

The board of PT decided in the meeting held on 10.1. that the association will follow all regulations and recommendations of the Regional State Administrative Agency, Finnish institute for health and welfare, university and Student Union in its events.

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2.       PT x TiK regular sport sessions

PT x TiK regular sport sessions have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

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3.       Kaukkari orienteering 11.1.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions Kaukkari orienteering has been cancelled.

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4.       PT Info Channel on Telegram

PT now has a separate Telegram channel for official announcements and news about the association – PT Info Channel! All the most important announcements and news about the association will be posted in the channel from now on, for example about events and the summary of the weekly newsletter sent by email. The #PT-chat will remain as a chat for discussions between PT members. You can join the PT Info Channel here: https://t.me/joinchat/AAAAAFAZzeI4birVAcfBZg.

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5.       PT’s LinkedIn group

Applications for summer jobs have begun so a quick reminder that PT has their own LinkedIn site and group! LinkedIn is a great way to get contacts and network with your student colleagues. Open summer jobs from our field will be informed about in the group as well!

Link to join the group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13559286/
Link to the PT LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/prosessiteekkarit-ry/

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6.       Board meetings in 2022

The board meetings are on Mondays at 18:00 and you are all welcome to follow! You can check scheduled meetings in the association’s event calendar. The meetings will be held in pHuone.

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II        CHEM

7.       Sustainability in teaching

Hello,

the school of chemical engineering wants to hear the opinions of students about sustainability and its teaching.

Aalto wants to include the principles of sustainability in technical studies. The heads of studies have discussed about this with the school’s management. Based on these discussions, the school would now like to know your opinion. How much and by which methods should sustainability be taught?

By answering the questionnaire, you can have your voice heard and have concrete effect on teaching in our school in the coming years. You can find the questionnaire here.

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8.       Study feedback

Hi all!

We would like to remind you about the importance of study feedback! We can only react to issues concerning your studies if we are made aware of them.

If for example the assessment criteria changes during the course or you have not received your exam results within four weeks, inform the Head of Study Affairs so that they can intervene.

For any Bachelor’s level related study feedback you can contact Mariina through:

  1. Email: opintovastaava@prosessiteekkarit.fi
  2. Telegram: @mariinatikka
  3. The anonymous feedback form

For any Master’s level related study feedback you can contact the Heads of Study Affairs of the guilds:

KK: @pikkuhart or feedback form

PJK: @ilmarihieta or feedback form

VK: @Janttila or feedback form

More information about student rights can be found here.

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III      OTHER

9.       Auditions for the Polytech Choir on January 11th 2022

The Polytech Choir is looking for new members! Auditions for the Choir are organized on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022, at 5–7 pm at Maarintie 8, lecture hall AS2. At the event, you will get to perform an a capella song of your choosing, in addition to which your vocal range and pitch perception will be tested.

Sign up for the auditions by filling in the form at: https://forms.gle/aCNADhJL9SaThDVd6  (in Finnish)

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Fuksi Emperor: fuksikeisari@polyteknikkojenkuoro.fi, tel. 040 9368304, tg: @tmtemetm. You can also ask us questions on Facebook or Instagram. More information is available at https://www.polyteknikkojenkuoro.fi/kuoron-esittely/koelaulut/  (in Finnish).

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10.    Aalwarts

Just yesterday an owl delivered a mysterious letter to you. You have been accepted to study in the famous Aalwarts, the School of Wizards and Witchcraft. Can you graduate with honors or will you fail the potions class? Be careful not to fall from your broom and never go to the dungeons. Gather a team and start your Aalwarts adventure!

Go and play the outdoor puzzle adventure game in Otaniemi! Read the instructions here: https://www.aalto.fi/en/study-at-aalto/aalwarts-the-outdoor-puzzle-adventure-game-for-students

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11.    Apply for the Aalto-Helsinki iGEM Team!

Are you looking for an interesting and meaningful project for next year? Do you want a chance to create and pursue your own ideas in research?

We are now recruiting Aalto University and University of Helsinki BSc and MSc students to form a new iGEM team to represent Finland in the world’s largest synthetic biology competition, iGEM, held next year in Paris (if the situation next Autumn allows). The Aalto-Helsinki team will design, develop and execute their own research project from scratch and present their results in the Giant Jamboree in November 2022.

What’s iGEM?

Being a part of an iGEM team allows you to plan your own research project from scratch in three phases. In spring, you will get to know your team members and decide on the project you will try to develop during the summer. Team will also reach out to companies and gather funding. The summer consists of practical work and testing your design. In autumn, you will present your project and compete with other iGEM teams for the Grand Prize, as well as other Track and Special Awards.

Find out more about iGEM on http://igem.org/Main_Page.

To get a better idea what an iGEM project could be please take a look at the previous teams’ wiki pages and Aalto-Helsinki social media:

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Instagram/TikTok: @aaltohelsinki_igem      Linkedin/Facebook: Aalto-Helsinki iGEM

Aalto-Helsinki 2021 Promotion video: https://video.igem.org/w/4g3dBaaefJs5LbHZtLUYyk

Who are we looking for?

iGEM is not only a science project, but includes a variety of activities the team will pursue during their year. These include for example science communication, education, web design, presentations and entrepreneurship. MSc and BSc students from different field with knowledge and interest in:

Arts

Graphic design / Video-making and editing

Biosciences

Molecular biosciences / (Bio)chemistry /  Microbiology / Biotechnology / (Bio)medicine

Business
Marketing / Product development / Startups

Computational methods

Bioinformatics / Information technology / Computer Science / Web-design / Statistics

Education and outreach
Pedagogics / Communication

Engineering
Chemical engineering / Bioprocesses / Biomaterials / Electrical engineering / Environmental engineering

Science
Environmental science / Physics / Psychology / Mathematics
Even if your field is not on the list but you think you would be a valuable addition to the team do not hesitate to apply!

Why should you join?

Unique summer job opportunity

  • three month contracts negotiable for team members
  • design your own workflow with your team
  • learn to work independently and manage project activities

Get study credits for the work outside the summer period

  • from 10 to 15 ECTS

Bring your own ideas to life

  • design and build a research project from scratch
  • work with a team of 9 international students

Gain valuable experience in

  • design and product development,
  • project planning,
  • designing laboratory experiments and practical laboratory work,
  • documentation and scientific writing,
  • modelling,
  • fundraising,
  • presentations and science communication

Become part of an international network

  • iGEM network: find new career opportunities
  • connect and collaborate with other international teams
  • participate in conferences and talks in Finland and abroad (if the Covid-19 situation allows)

Experience the Giant Jamboree in Paris (if the Covid-19 situation allows)

  • bringing together all 350 teams to celebrate their work
  • gain insights on work opportunities and advances in research

Previous teams have had the chance to travel to iGEM meet ups in Europe during the summer, but we cannot promise they will be held due to the corona situation.

Apply before January 10th, 2022!

Applications are now open and the deadline for submitting your application is the 10th of January 2022. More information & application form can be found at: http://www.aaltohelsinki.com/. For any questions, you can contact us at team@aaltohelsinki.com or reach out to us on our Instagram.

We are hosting a recruitment event on 15th December from 18:00-19:00, where we will describe in more detail what iGEM encompasses as well as answer any questions you may have. Stay tuned for more information regarding the recruitment event.

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12.    Alt-protein programme

An 8-week programme organised by Cambridge University Alternative Protein Society and GFI. The programme will cover the fundamentals of alternative protein science and provide career opportunities in the space. The programme will run from 31st January- 27th March. Deadline for applications is 13th January.

Two tracks are available: the Technical Track takes a deeper dive into the scientific research, while the Policy and Entrepreneurship Track focuses more on regulatory hurdles and business opportunities.

The programme involves:

  1. 2-3 hours reading each week
  2. 1.5 hour group discussion per week with a facilitator experienced in the alt. protein space
  3. Speaker events with experienced alt. protein researchers and professionals
  4. A Careers Fair with leading alt. protein companies

The application form can be found here. Deadline for applications is 13th January.

Nordic Alternative Proteins, a new organisation, is facilitating the groups in the Nordic countries. Join the programme and be one of the first members of Nordic Alternative Proteins to help create a grassroot student-led organisation.

Feel free to contact Amanda Hansen (adhansen@outlook.dk) if you have any questions.

You can read more about the technical track here and the Policy and Entrepreneurship track here.

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13.    Space Kimble Tournament 26.3

Is your favorite color blue, red, green, or yellow? Do you like to click on the dice and take action with friends in extremely exciting competition situations? And isn’t space a pretty fun place? THIS IS AN EVENT JUST FOR YOU!

In honor of the 35th anniversary of the Jäynä competition, the SPACE KIMBLE TOURNAMENT will be held on March 26th, 2022 at Trap Factory! Gather 2-4 persons gang and sign up for a 20€ entry fee per team. Places are limited, so it’s worth being even faster than a shooting star! Registration opens 17th of December at 4 pm at https://jayna.fi/en/avaruuskimble. If you do not want to take part in the tournament yourself, you can come to encourage the teams and enjoy the thrill of the race. There will be games and other program during the tournament, more about this later!

The exact rules of the competition will be published later. Each team will be given four Fat Lizard beers upon participation, non-alcoholic options are also available. Covid-19 certifications will be checked from everyone who attends the event.

The Space Kimble is organized in collaboration with Tactic, Aalto Ventures Program and Fat Lizard!

What: Space Kimble

Where: at Trap Factory

When: on 26th of March (26.3.2022)

What costs: 20€ per team, others 0€

Why: Because Kimble is fun!

How: Sign up here: https://jayna.fi/en/avaruuskimble

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IV      Summer jobs

14.    The Department of Computes Science is now looking for Summer employees

We at the Department of Computer Science want to offer motivated students a chance to work on interesting research topics with us. We are looking for BSc or MSc degree students at Aalto or some other university to work with us during the summer 2022. If you have enjoyed your studies and want to learn more about computer science, this might be your place. We do not expect you to have previous research experience; this could be the start of your bright researcher career! You will be supported by other summer employees and doctoral students & postdocs at the department.

Ready to apply? See the complete list of the available topics below, choose the topic(s) (max. 5) that interest you the most and list them in the order of preference on the application form.

Please submit your application through our recruitment system. The application form will close on 17th January 2022 at 23:59 Finnish time (UTC +2).

Link to the application form: https://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/summer-employee-positions-2022-at-department-of-computer-science

To apply, please share the following application materials with us:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Up-to-date transcript of records (unofficial is ok)

Are you an international student or coming from abroad? Please check the Aalto Science Institute AScI internship programme for international summer employees. https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-science-institute/how-to-apply-to-the-asci-internship-programme

AScI arranges activities for international summer employees who have applied through their call and helps in finding the apartment in Espoo.

More information If you have questions regarding the applying please contact Sanni Kirmanen from HR Team. firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

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15.    Regards from Spokesperson-secretary

Hello and happy new year! My name is Kai Karvetti and I am the spokeperson-secretary of PT for the year 2022 and here is the first weekly newsletter of the year. A good week starts with a funny meme.

News from the board

The board had its first meeting of the year. Unfortunately Covid restrictions restrict the organization of events.

Kai Karvetti
Spokesperson-secretary 2022 | Prosessiteekkarit ry
+358505723651 | tiedottajasihteeri@prosessiteekkarit.fi
School of Chemical Engineering | Aalto University

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