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Flowers from the education committee Monday 5 June 2023 08:50
In this quartile, the Education Committee has awarded Lilian Spijker with a nice bouquet of flowers. Lilian Spijker is highly appreciated by the students with her work as the study advisor, helping students with their education program or other issues. So the Education Committee thinks that Lilian definitely has earned her bouquet. Thank you Lilian for all your hard work!
Announcement Candidate Board 2023-2024 Friday 28 April 2023 08:44
We are proud to announce the candidates for the 56th board of W.S.G. Abacus as they were revealed on April 26. We hope that they will be officially constituted in September to lead the association next academic year as follows:
Chairman - Jonne Poels
Secretary - Emile van der Veer
Treasurer - Mark Tijhaar
Officer of Internal Affairs and Educational Affairs - Quinten van Dongen
Officer of External Affairs - Milo Wullink
General Adjunct - Len Spek
We would like to wish them good luck for the coming months as candidate board members and for next year as well.
Yaba Daba Doo - Board 55
F.L.T.R: Len, Quinten, Emile, Jonne, Mark & Milo
AMEP Winner Tuesday 25 April 2023 11:01
Every year, the Education Committee organises the Applied Mathematics Education Prize (AMEP). All students can nominate teachers to give a short talk. Three teachers are then chosen and then the winner will be decided by a vote. A few weeks ago his year, Matthias Walter has won, after a close vote with other teachers Hil Meijer and Clara Stegehuis. They all gave a talk on the topic “Mathematics of Everyday Life”.
Last year, Nelly Litvak won, who went on to win the UTEA. This year Matthias might participate, and we are rooting for you! Congratulations Matthias Walter on winning the AMEP 2023!
PhDrink last Wednesday Friday 21 April 2023 11:55
Last wednesday our MaRCo collaborated with MaPhS for a succesful activity for bachelor/master AM students and PhD students alike. We had some nice presentations on Git by Tjeerd-Jan Heeringa and Elina Thibeau-Sutre and a talk on Large Language Models by Len Spek. We really enjoyed having the PhD students in our drinking room and we hope we can collaborate more in the future!
You can find the slides of the presentations here.
Flowers from the Education committee Wednesday 22 February 2023 10:39
In this quartile, the Education committee has awarded Hil Meijer with a nice bouquet of flowers, after many recommendations from students. Hil Meijer gave courses to both master students and bachelor students. In the course Ordinary Differential Equations he was praised for the way he gave the lectures: very structured and really clear.
That is why the Education committee thinks Hil Meijer deserves this bouquet. Thank you!
Flowers from the Education committee Tuesday 29 November 2022 15:00
After getting recommended in the first quartile both online and on campus, the Education committee has decided to give Hans Zwart a bouquet of flowers. Last quartile, Hans gave the course Analysis II. Throughout this course he always made an effort to be involved with the students and their progress, he was also praised for being very amiable. This made the course a much more pleasant experience for second-year students. Therefore, the Education committee thinks that Hans has definitely earned this Bouquet. And as a final word to Hans, thank you for the good work!
Christmas Dinner 2022 Friday 25 November 2022 12:44
On Wednesday the 21st of December, the Christmas dinner of W.S.G. Abacus will take place. It will be a four course dinner which will be cooked by the Christmas dinner committee, with help of other Abacus members.
The Christmas Dinner will take place this year at “Speeltuin Stadsveld” in Enschede.
The dinner will start at 18:00 with the first course served at 18:30, and the costs for the dinner will be between 10 and 20 euros per person.
The enrolment opens on November the 28th at 12:00 and closes on December the 11th at 23:59.
Enrolling will be possible on the Christmas dinner website, which you can find via the button in the top-right.
New functionality on the website Wednesday 2 November 2022 11:06
Since the summer holidays a lot of new features have been added to the website.
To start, you can now search through all the quotes on the quote page and find out what crazy things you said while at Abacus.
Secondly, you can now find summaries of all your favorite subjects under 'Exams'. If you have a summary that you want on the website, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is now also a section for the Game of the Week, where you can leave a review for your favourite and less favourite games.
Under 'Association papers' you can now find the freshmen mini-almanac, the Ideaal!, WHALEs and some other things, such as recordings of the Christmas stories.
Finally, under 'Education', a new section 'Bouquet' has been added where you can recommend a teacher to receive a bouquet from the Education committee!
NSC High-End 2022 cautionary announcement Friday 23 September 2022 16:50
This is a cautionary announcement regarding the Notebook Project High-End 2022 model, the Lenovo Thinkpad P15v 2nd Gen. In multiple instances we have found that users attempting to install a flavor of Linux, bricked (broken beyond repair) their solid state drive (SSD) either during installation, or shortly thereafter. This problem was reproduced together with the NSC.
If you use Windows (any release), and do not (intend to) install a flavor of Linux on your primary SSD you are not affected. We have no reason to suspect that using a form of virtualization to run a flavor of Linux (like VirtualBox, Hyper-V, Windows Subsystem for Linux) causes this problem. If you replaced the SSD you are also not affected.
The affected SSD is a Kioxia BG5. You can check if your laptop has one (most likely if you have not had it replaced), by opening Task Manager in Windows, and checking the disk tab. It should tell you the make and model of the hard drive installed.
There is currently no known cause of the problem. Users with broken SSD's may of course use their warranty to request a replacement with the NSC.
To avoid the problem simply do not install a flavor of Linux on the Kioxia SSD for the time being. Installing it on an external drive or USB-stick should not be a problem, and is the recommended workaround while the problem is investigated by the manufacturer.
If there are questions, we recommend you get in touch with the NSC by email, through email@example.com
We have a new board! Friday 9 September 2022 10:47
On the 6th of September 2022, the change GMA took place!
The 54th board of W.S.G. Abacus was discharged and the 55th board of W.S.G Abacus is constituted as follows:
Rutger van der Graaf - Chairman
Jorrit Wilmink - Secretary
Wessel Heerink - Treasurer
Niels Berg - Officer Internal Affairs & Officer Educational Affairs
Chendo Helmink - Officer External Affairs
Felix Schwenninger - General Adjunct
We want to thank the 54th board for all the work and effort they put into this lovely association and we are really looking forward to being board next year!
Yaba daba doo!
The 55th board of W.S.G. Abacus