Last week we all enjoyed with career and fun activities that the board carefully planned to welcome all February starters. All started with a busy V-drinks at TB-café, where February starters got to know a lot of other students and participants of the last European Tour explained to all members anecdotes from the tour itself. Last Monday, it was planned a nice informative lunch to February starters, so they got to know Dispuut Verkeer and could ask thousand of questions to the board members. Wednesday, around 20 DV members enjoyed playing poolen. Finally, Thursday afternoon, members learned a lot in the PTV seminar at TUDelft.
Technolution, based in Gouda, NL, work as a technology integrator, realizing innovations for its clients. They work to create the best solutions for their clients’ problems, from concept to end product or service. Having mobility as one of their areas of expertise, they focus on traffic and mobility management. By emphasizing on the concept of “smart cities”, they aim to provide cities with solutions that combine sustainability and technology, in order to improve traffic flow as well as the quality of life within cities.
During the last Spring Break in February, a group of 22 students went to the European Study Tour in Dublin. They had a great time, with lots of companies and universities visits, fun activities and great pub time. Participants got the chance to visit companies such as Google, the transport institute in Trinity College or Peel Ports. The committee also organized amazing activities like irish dancing or escape room. Moreover, participants enjoyed the great nightlife of Dublin. Look out for the next Fly Over for the detailed stories of our company visits and experiences. It was simply the Best Tour Ever. It's true.
The committee has already held a small survey on a 1-10 (bad to great) scale among the participants to rate the tour on different aspects. The overall results showed that:
PTV senior engineers will come to TUDelft to introduce their company and to share their simulation knowledge with all our members. The seminar will consist on an introductory talk, focused on traffic and public transport modelling. Finally a set of case studies will be introduced. Don't know which company is PTV? They are the developers of VISIM, used in several courses in our masters such as Traffic Management. PTV is looking to students superinterested in traffic and transport modelling, so we would like to encourage all T&P members to join as well!
PTV Group plans and optimizes everything that moves people and goods worldwide – be it transport routes, distribution structures or private and public transport. The company offers software, data, content, consulting and research. Thanks to expert knowledge in traffic and transport planning, PTV occupies a unique position. Around 700 employees around the world are working on powerful solutions for public administration, government departments, trade and industry.
Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s Christmas time! May love, success, luck and friendship come knocking at your door throughout this Christmas season. Dispuut Verkeer whises you a wonderful Christmas and a happy DV 2017 year!
Almost a month has passed since we had our Domestic Tour to Utrecht! It was an exciting weekend with different kind of companies, tasty meals and of course, a fun activity! But of course, we still wanted to know what the highlights-downsides were. So the committee held a small survey on a 1-5 (bad to great) scale among the participants to rate the tour on different aspects. The overall results showed that:
Thursday the 14th, Dispuut Verkeer organized a rail-themed company dinner. Three rail-orientated companies; VolkerRail, Royal Haskoning DHV and Goudappel Coffeng attended the dinner. The 18 DV students that were selected by the companies (CV) could talk and ask lots of questions to the company's representatives, while enjoying a nice three course meal at the Wijnhaven. Unfortunately, no pictures were taken as participants were too focused on the dinner, talking about a wide range of topics such as the new generation Intercity Alstom trains to be delivered from January 2020 on
Last Friday 16th of December, 25 Dispuut Verkeer members went to the Indoor Bossaball activity at TRIX (Den Haag). We all jumped in the Bossaball field while we tried to hit the ball. Body coordination seems not the main skill of several members. Later we enjoyed playing beach football and volleyball proving that even in the Netherlands this kind of sports can be practiced (of course in indoor fields). The conclusion of all participants was: AMAZING!
Next February, coinciding with the start of Q3 and all new February starters, several new and fantastic activities will be organized. Join us!
The new board 2016-II would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the old board members for their amazing job. Overall, we will continue similar lines of action but new general policy points have been elaborated:
Last 12th of May, the 58th General Assembly of Dispuut Verkeer was held. First of all, we would like to thank you for your active participation in the assembly. The questions and the simply presence of all participants showed that we have an alive and healthy student association. The assembly only took 1 hour and vodka shots were given to participants to avoid a nap!
Before the assembly, we had our traditional "coffee and cakes" meeting with the department (staff, professors and PhD students).
Finally, but not less important, we had V-drinks in PSOR. Hundreds of litters of beer were served to DV members and the European Tour committee announced the destination of the DV tour with an amazing video at Room E. Thanks to all of you for doing all this possible!
Founded in 1990, Dispuut Verkeer is the association for students of the master program Transport & Planning (T&P) of the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG), as well as the inter-faculty master program Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TIL) of Delft University of Technology