On Friday, 11th, 2019, nine AdONE PhD members participated in a full-day workshop on teamwork in an interdisciplinary framework.
Guided by professional trainers Silvia and Carsten Rohr, the AdONE students received valuable insights into various methods of facilitating collaborations towards interdisciplinary research. The workshop kickstarted some research teams into cooperating on joint research topics as well as improved on general teamwork. We also received excellent tips and tricks on work management and day-to-day work procedures.
We would like to extend a big thank-you to Silvia and Carsten for the successful workshop.
From June 24th to June 26th, six of the AdONE PhD students visited the TUM Science and Study Center in Raitenhaslach for the annual IGSSE FORUM, organized by the International Graduate School of Science and Engineering.
The over-arching topic of this year's event was "Excellence in Science". The main focus was on a large poster competition accompanied by two-day workshops with various topics. Three of the students participated in the workshop "Science speaks – your research on stage" led by members of the TUMxTED team. Two students improved their skills in supervising during the workshop "Tools for effective and successful supervision", while one took part in "Strategic networking in academia". The event was rounded off by a small Career Fair and by several social activities in the evenings including a sports competition, BBQ and festive dinner.
We enjoyed the oppurtunity to once again meet the larger IGSSE community and gain new perspectives and insights into the interdisciplinary aspect of our research. A big thank-you goes out to the organizers at IGSSE as well as to our student representatives for a great three-day event.
On Saturday October 13th, TUM had its annual Open House Day at all major campuses. Adone members participated in the IGSSE Rallye for kids in Garching. Throughout the day, almost 50 kids participated in various games on different fields of optimization: For example, kids were asked to find the shortest route through all pins on a board, solve the Prisoner’s Dilemma, or color a map with at most four colors.
We were surprised how well the kids were able to solve our puzzles; maybe we found the next generation of operations researchers?
In the first week of May five of the currently seven Adone PhD candidates participated in the IGSSE Forum organized by the International Graduate School for Science and Engineering (IGSSE). The IGSSE Forum is an annual event held at the TUM Study and Science center Raitenhaslach, a former monastery near Burghausen.
The doctoral students participated in a poster competition, different workshops and social events. The overarching theme of this year’s IGSSE Forum was “Science without Borders”. Following this theme, three Adone members participated in a course on “Opportunities for Researchers in the EU context” led by members of the Brussels EuroTech office. The other two Adone members took courses on networking (held by a trainer of Focus Research) and open science.
The forum was also a great opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas with doctoral students from other research areas, emphasizing the interdisciplinary dimension of our Research Group. We would like to thank the IGSSE team and the doctoral representatives for making the IGSSE Forum such a remarkable event and we’re looking forward to next year’s IGSSE Forum!