I've always had an urge to explore and see the world around me in an attempt to satisfy my inquisitive mind.
Arguably, this due to the fact I have lived abroad during my forming years. While I am the son of entirely dutch parents I was born in Cambodia, moved to Indonesia at the age of two and lived there until I came back to my fatherland for the university at the age of eighteen. As a result, I have grown up in a position gaining first-hand insight into Dutch and Indonesian culture but missing a few aspects of both.
I enjoy asking questions, getting to the heart of an issue or fully grasping a new concept. I am fascinated by what people have achieved throughout history but at the same time I seek to build upon those achievements and expand the frontiers of technological possibility.
This is what drives me to participate in this trip and find the edge of possibility in the field of sustainable energy.
My name is Sander Oosterveld and I am a 3rd-year student, well officially that is. This year I have put my study on hold because I am doing a part-time board at the honors association and I have joined one of the student teams, Solar Boat Twente to be precise. The reason for joining these extracurricular activities is the same for joining the Study Trip; I was tired of only learning how the world works ‘in theory’.
In this study trip, I found the perfect combination of applying the knowledge I have gathered and expanded my boundaries.
Hi, I am Romek Nijland, I live in Saasveld, I'm 21 years old and I love to travel. Other hobbies of mine are Music, playing sports and cooking dinner. I am really looking forward to this trip. Exploring the nature of South-Korea, the food, and the people. After Advanced Technology I am thinking of joining the military, otherwise, I will do a master abroad. Perhaps in South-Korea
Hi! My name is Nehal Mathur and I am a first-year master student studying Systems and Control at the University of Twente. I was born in India but moved to Germany when I was young. Since then, I’ve been traveling and relocating to new places, having never lived in one place longer than 5 years. Through this process, I have been able to experience various cultures and it has shaped me into a flexible international individual. Joining the SSA has enabled me to explore the work environment within companies and discover more of the world.
Hi, my name is Matthijs and I'm in the SSA's acquisition committee of this year. Besides the SSA and my regular studies, I’m treasurer of the swim- and water polo association of the university, ZPV Piranha. I’ve always been very interested in the eastern cultures and therefore looking forward to the study trip this summer!
Hello, my name is Jorg and I'm currently studying Mechanical Engineering. I have experience with manufacturing and product design (SolidWorks). I'm part of the acquisition committee and already guiding some cases. While driven to execute my own projects, I also make sure projects of others go well.
My name is Rik, and in the SSA I am part of the Acquisition Committee. Besides getting all the money we need for the trip, I am the current Chairman of Astatine, so being acquisition is a nice variation to my daily board functions. South Korea sounds awesome, although I have never thought of going there before. We will see I guess...
My name is Freek Nijweide, I'm a third year AT student currently minoring in Computer Science. Next to this, I'm part of this year's RoboTeam Twente, where I do part-time software development for the AI of the robots.
I wanted to do something other than studying this year, such as traveling or learning a new language, and the SSA provides me with this opportunity, while also giving me hands-on work experience.
My name is Bas Koster, and I am the Treasurer of the SSA.
Currently I’m in my first year of the master study Systems and Control, after finishing the bachelor Advanced Technology. When picking a study to do after high school, I had a bit of a problem: I had a very broad interest, and wanted to do all the studies. After a while I found AT, which was exactly what I was looking for.
I’m quite active at the study association of AT, Astatine. I have been in the IT committee since the start of my student life, and have become one of members of the advisory board of Astatine. Over the years, I gained a lot of experience in all sorts of things, but I have always wanted to learn more. That's why I became treasurer of the SSA for this iteration.
I have been on the previous iteration of the SSA, as acquisition member, and I know how much awesomeness it is. Therefore, I really look forward to the summer of 2019.
My name is Stéphan Bosman, I'm 20 and 3rd year AT student. I was born and grew up in France with Dutch parents, enabling me to speak English, Dutch and French fluently. I joined the SSA for my interest in travelling generally but mostly the destination and its culture. The latter being very different from where I grew up and I am therefore curious and want to discover it. Second is the challenge of organizing the trip, where I take part in the administration behind it, and all the new and various experiences, contacts and more acquired during case work.
My name is Niels Adams, I am a member of the admin committee of the SSA 2018-2019. I am a 4th-year Advanced Technology student. I am finally in the last year of my bachelor after being secretary of Astatine for a year. I joined the SSA because I never went outside of Europe and would love to do just that. Another important reason to join is the experience you get from doing cases, it is a good preparation for the future. All in all, I am extremely looking forward to work/go on the trip to South Korea!
Hi, my name is Daniël van Dijk and I am in the admin committee of the SSA this year. I am currently a fourth year Advanced Technology student and plan on finishing my bachelor this year. I have not been to a lot of places yet in the world and therefore I am looking very much forward to going to South Korea coming summer!
Hi, I'm Christophe. I'm currently doing my Master's in Systems and Control at the UT. I graduated from Advanced Technology last year.
I'm always looking for new challenges, so I'm always looking into possibilities for exanding my technical skills (through personal projects in robotics), as well as my social ones, which is why I signed up to be the secretary of this eddition's board.
Hopefully this year's trip goes really well.
Hi, my name is Vincent. I am in my second year of Advanced Technology, I am looking forward to joining the SSA trip to South Korea. During the last two years of AT, I learned a lot about science and engineering. I also had the opportunity to work on different projects in and outside my study. I think the SSA would be a great opportunity to gather experience for my social life and career. Additionally, for me, it would be fun to spend time with my study colleges and to get to know South Korea.
My name is Roos de Vries and I am 21 years old, I graduated from Advanced Technology in 2018 with a minor in Applied Physics. I am currently doing a full-time board year at the Student Union, focusing on Internationalization and Communication. After this, I plan to continue with a master’s degree in Applied Physics. In my free time, I enjoys modern dance, hanging out friends, and reading. I was a board member of the previous study trip, and had so much fun that Icouldn’t help but want to participate again!
Hi, I’m Ralph and I am a third-year Advanced Technology student. This year, I am a doing a board year as Commissioner of Internal Affairs of S.A. Astatine. I am looking very much forward to going to South Korea and that is why I am motivated to do cases. SSA work is also a very nice distraction from my other tasks at Astatine.
Hello. I am Judith, a third-year Advanced Technology bachelor student at the University of Twente. The incredible location we will travel to, and the valuable experience I would gain from casework pushed me to join the SSA. My main interests are electrical engineering, though I'm interested in all technical topics. In my free time, I love to hang out with friends, play volleyball, do commission work and read books.
Hello! I am Yannik Wotte, a third-year student of Advanced Technology and the chair of the SSA. For my masters, I will most likely go into Robotics. Besides the study and being active at my study association, I do CrossFit, run, read and swim. I’m excited about visiting South Korea, especially because I will absorb impressions of a culture that is totally new to me!
I'm a second year Advanced Technology student from Barbados. I am elated to be a part of this organisation and have the opportunity to improve on my skills; both academic and organisational. Thank you for your interest in our association and I hope that you share our passion for knowledge.
Hey there, I am Roelof Jan and I will be part of the planning committee of this years study trip to South Korea. After a board year at study association Astatine I am back to studying and am looking forward to finishing my bachelor this year. If I have any spare time, I like to hang out with my friend or house or do stuff for committees or the Organisation of Study Associations. I am looking forward to an awesome trip!
Hi, I'm Famke, I'm a fourth-year Advanced Technology student and I'm currently in my last year of the bachelor after having done a board year last year. In my free time I enjoy playing hockey, listening to music and talking to my friends who live very far away. I'm very excited about our study trip and its destination, South Korea! As part of the planning committee, I'm going to work hard so we can arrange a lot of fun and interesting excursions for everyone!
Hi, my name is Frederic, I am a second year Advanced Technology student, and I study at the University of Twente. I joined the SSA because in my opinion one can develop a variety of skills over the course of this program. For example, gaining experience in working together with companies and applying the newly acquired knowledge in case work. Outside of that, travelling to South Korea sounds very exiting I am really looking forward to the trip. Visiting foreign places, living in the local culture, and soaking up the vibes is an experience I enjoy very much.
My name is Laura Rodriguez Comas, current 3rd-year Advanced Technology and board member of the Study Association for Advanced Technology and for Nanotechnology; S.A. Astatine. I was born in Colombia but lived in Curacao, for more than 10 years and can speak Dutch.
Since young, one of my hobbies was to watch anime, from there I got to K-pop and K-drama. With these, I started to get into the Korean culture, language, and traditions and that makes the location my main reason to join the SSA. Besides that, I wanted to gain more insight into working together with companies by using the knowledge gained while doing Advanced Technology.