Eindhoven University of Technology embraces the Student Teams as a key asset in extracurricular learning. Student Teams are doing exactly what TU/e expects from the engineers of the future, as is written in our Strategy 2030: Drivers of Change. Future engineers need a new set of skills: they need to be able to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams, have an entrepreneurial mindset, and think on a systems level. TU/e Student Teams demonstrate what kind of learning is needed to achieve this: students work with passion on open challenges with a competitive edge, learn to think at systems level, collaborate with companies and society, experiment with users, and show entrepreneurial behaviour. They not only develop their professional skills, but also learn to apply their disciplinary skills in context and deepen their disciplinary knowledge. TU/e embraces these skills and behaviour, and through TU/e innovation Space, facilitates this approach to learning for all students. This innovative type of learning, called Challenge-Based Learning (CBL), forms the core of the TU/e educational vision for 2030.
TU/e innovation Space is the center of expertise for Challenge-Based Learning and student entrepreneurship at TU/e, a learning hub for education innovation and an open community where students, researchers, industry, and societal organizations can exchange knowledge and develop responsible solutions to real world-challenges.
One of the main responsibilities of the program manager is the coordination of the TU/e student teams. There are about 50 student teams across TU/e which address challenges in the fields of sustainability, artificial intelligence, health, built environment, mobility and many more. They work self-propelling, on extraordinary projects like a solar-powered family car, a car made of bio composite, a drone assistant, future living, and renewable energy resources. Thus, addressing societal relevant challenges and creating impact in society. Student teams offer students the opportunity of putting their knowledge into practice and develop their personal skills while working on an innovative project.
We are looking for a program manager Extracurricular Activities, who feels energized and inspired by contributing to the development and realization of support for the TU/e student teams. And at the same time is a key counterpart in the collaborative quest of generating ‘feeds forward’ from the student teams’ practice into the development of Challenge-Based Learning at TU/e. As our new program manager you would have a number of roles and responsibilities, amongst others:
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