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All roads lead to Abacus…Monday 30 September 2019 15:39

On November 19th, Abacus has its fiftieth anniversary! That week will be full of events to celebrate the tenth lustrum with you.

 

We will bring you back to the Ancient Ages. The era of clay tablets, abaci and mosaic, as well as the basis of our exact language. Anno MCMLXIX, W.S.G. Abacus was established. Now, L years and many highlights later, it's time to celebrate our immortality with the following events.

 

Monday: Reception

Tuesday: Cake Lunch, Mosaic Workshop

Wednesday: Drink in Drink, Open Party

Thursday: Hungry Hangover, Olympic Games

Friday: FriAD+

 

Furthermore, there will be a Lustrum Cantus and you can buy your own Lustrum Sweatpants.

 

We look forward to celebrating our golden anniversary with you! Long live Abacus!

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On Tuesday the 3rd of September, the 52nd board of W.S.G. Abacus is constituted as follows:Wednesday 4 September 2019 15:02

Linda ten Klooster - Chairman and Officer Educational Affairs 

Martijn ter Steege - Secretary and Officer Internal Affairs

Sanne Oude Veldhuis - Treasurer

Marjolein Bolten - Officer External Affairs

Tugce Akkaya - General Adjunct

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New Bachelor CoordinatorTuesday 3 September 2019 14:41

As of September the 1st, Applied Mathematics has a new Bachelor Coordinator: Judith Timmer. Many thanks go to Lotte Weedage who supported the Bachelor Applied Mathematics as an interim coordinator for the last few months. We are looking to collaborate with Judith in the upcoming years! 

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Update Bachelor CoordinatorFriday 28 June 2019 16:19

Last April Yael Veenstra-Konzizky took her leave as Bachelor Coordinator of AM to fulfill other work within the university. She had the following to say to the students:

It was a great pleasure getting to know you all and being part of your special community in the past 1.5 years. Wishing you all success and prosperity with your studies and achieving your goals in life. You're welcome to contact me always.

Sincerely and all the best!

Yael

In the meantime, Lotte Weedage is fufilling some tasks as (unofficial) interim Bachelor Coordinator. You can reach her via education-bam@utwente.nl

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Candidate board 2019-2020Wednesday 24 April 2019 19:25

The 51st board of Wiskundig Studiegenootschap Abacus has the pleasure to announce the candidate board for the 52nd board. We expect them to be constituted as follows on the 3rd of September:

Chairman & Officer Educational Affairs - Linda ten Klooster

Secretary & Officer Internal Affairs - Martijn ter Steege

Treasurer - Sanne Oude Veldhuis

Officer External Affairs - Marjolein Bolten

General Adjunct - Tugce Akkaya

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Master Applied Mathematics remains a Top rated programmeThursday 7 March 2019 16:45

After the Bachelor programme has been recognised as a Top rated programme in de Dutch 'Keuzegids Universiteiten' back in November, yesterday it has been revealed that - for the second year in a row - the Master programme Applied Mathematics, with a score of 78 of 100, is also a Top rated programme! Applied Mathematics is one of four master programmes of the UT which have been crowned a Top rated programme this year, and the UT is in second place (of thirteen) in the 'Keuzegids Masters' ranking of Dutch universities. This makes Applied Mathematics the only programme of the UT of which both the Bachelor and the Master are a Top rated programme this year.

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Jasper de Jong wins the AMEP 2019!Friday 15 February 2019 12:03

Yesterday, the Applied Mathematics Education Prize (AMEP) has been awarded and we can proudly announce that Jasper de Jong has won! With his presentation on how best to find your soulmate he narrowly won against Pranab Mandal and Gjerrit Meinsma, as the difference between the three nominees was only 5 votes. Jasper de Jong will also be invited to compete for the University of Twente Education Award (UTEA).

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Name Change TYAMDSunday 16 December 2018 22:57

The time has come to give the TYAMD (Thank you active members drink) a new and better name. We have heard some great ideas already, but because we don't want to miss the best name ever, everyone can now submit his/her new name (with acronym) here
We are very excited!

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Bachelor Applied Mathematics is a Top programmeFriday 16 November 2018 12:30

Exactly in time for the open days, on the 15th of November it has been announced which Bachelor programmes received the status of Top programme in the Dutch 'Keuzegids Universiteiten 2019'. The amount of Bachelor programmes on the University of Twente receiving this status has doubled this year from 4 to 8. Applied Mathematics is one of those newcomers!

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Brigit Geveling receives Brinksma Innovation GrantThursday 13 September 2018 16:35

On September 3rd, at the opening of the academic year, several prizes were awarded. One of the awards given is the Brinksma Innovation Grant, which was won by Brigit Geveling for her experimentation on team-based learning. Brigit's research group received a year's financial compensation so that her research design can be developed further. Congratulations!

More on the award ceremony and Brigit's prize can be found here.

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