Study Tour Abroad Subscriptions have opened!!!!

The Study Tour Abroad is heading to South Korea this year. The subscriptions are open from the 29th of November until the 13th of December. You can find the presentation and participation documents in this news post!

We are trying to do everything digitally at Van der Waals this year. This includes contracts. You should be able to fill in your information to the PDF’s using Adobe Acrobat Fill & Sign. You can fill in the information and circle the correct answers using it.

You can mail the filled in forms or any questions to or


Registration Form

Administrative Form

The long-awaited moment is finally here you can now order your Van der Waals merch!!!
You can either order sweatpants or shot glasses or both. 
The price of the sweatpants will be around €43.00 (man and woman sizes) (when the minimum amount of 25 orders is not reached you do not have to pay, because they will not be ordered)
The price of the shot glasses will range between €5 – €3,5 

You can order until : 13 December 

The merch can be pre-ordered here

Student team CORE is in need of Applied Physics students to help engineer three of their projects: Temnos, Titan and Helios.

Temnos is a sorting system that uses X-ray and AI technology to detect batteries within E-waste and sort them in two streams, battery/non-battery containing products.

Titan is an E-waste shredder that shreds devices in such a way that battery fires are safely avoided.

Helios is a project which has the recycling and reusing of solar panels as the ultimate goal.

If you want to know more, take a look at their website:, Instagram:, LinkedIn:

Looking for an internship to launch your career in 2023? Internships in the Valley coaches talented Masters and PhD students to find an internship at innovative startups and companies in Silicon Valley and beyond. 

Are you interested? We are looking for students that are:

  • Innovative thinkers with a proactive mentality
  • Currently enrolled as a Masters or PhD student at a Dutch research university, or graduated less than a year ago

Apply now! Applications are open until 15 Dec 2022, so be sure to not miss out on this opportunity. Check out the website for more information and be sure to follow their socials, for regular updates!

Information sessions:

The TU Eindhoven team of iGEM is looking for new members for the 2023 team. Every year, an iGEM Eindhoven student team participates in the International Genetic Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. The iGEM competition was organized for the first time in 2003 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The aim was to encourage students to try to solve real-world problems using genetically engineered organisms.

In Eindhoven, each year a new student team starts with their own research project. With support from the academic staff of the Institute of Complex Molecular Systems, the Eindhoven teams have accomplished interesting results and even won prizes for Best New Application and Best Innovation in Measurement.

iGEM particularly wants to also recruit students that have no background in the biomedical engineering / synthetic biology field to create a diverse and strong team. Are you interested? Make sure to send a mail to

Our sister association; De Leidsche Flesch is celebrating her 20th lustrum. To celebrate this they organize a festival for all physics students in the country. So if you happen to be in the neighborhood of Leiden on the 24th of April coming year. You can pay them a visit. The early bird ticket sale has started on; for €15,- a piece.

Oma’s Soep (Granny’s soup) is a social project that is working to decrease loneliness among the elderly. We have unique evenings when our young and old participants cook soup together, as well as young volunteers that bring soup and ‘gezelligheid’ to elderly people. We have already had a very successful year of being active in Eindhoven and decreasing loneliness among the elderly one step at a time. To keep up the good work this year, we are looking for new volunteers! 

Are you interested in joining us? Or do you want to learn more about Oma’s soep, take a look at our Instagram page ( or website (!

Is stress getting the better of you? Is all your attention focused on just making that deadline? Have you neglected your mental health somewhat in the previous week(s)? You might want to do something about that! Why not join the mindfulness break with TINT and Enter the Now? Tuesday the 25th of October we will be having another meditation session during the break in MetaForum room 6 (downstairs) specifically towards stress relief. Here you will be able to let go of your worries and take a well-deserved break from your daily physics struggles. So come sit down, relax and enter the now.

Hi, my name is Martje Wijnen and I am a student at the TU/e. Together with a friend I am organizing Rocking Up Xmas Eindhoven. This is a national organization that delivers Christmas boxes to families that are dependent on the help of the food bank (de voedselbank). This box is filled with a 3-course dinner and some presents. To be able to surprise these families, we need your help! You can help by volunteering during our packing day on December 23rd, or by donating to the charity at We are already happy with a donation of €1, because “alle kleine beetjes helpen”! Also don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any contacts that might be of help for us. You can contact us at For more information you can visit our website: Cheers!

As the summer holiday is coming close, this also means that it is time to open the subscriptions for introparents. The introduction week will take place this year from August 22 till 26 and will be fully offline again. The subscriptions are open until the 10th of June, after that a lottery will take place if needed. You need to subscribe together as introparents through the following link: