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Team EnergyA club of energy enthusiasts

Team Energy is a student team at Eindhoven University of Technology. It organises a whole bunch of activities with the aim to enthuse students with the developments in the field of clean energy. It was founded in 2013, and evolves ever since. A lot of initial peculiarities are still there, such as the use to communicate in English, which welcomes foreign students, or the division of the team in subteams per activity, each with its own autonomy to some extent.

I came up with the idea, beginning 2013, that the TU/e lacked the expression of excitement about everything that happens on the campus. There was an Energy Day, originally a master class for physics students, but there was no broad advertisement. I foresaw a big event - a symposium - where all the university's cool energy research was displayed, and the subject was explained to a broad audience, especially to young students who yet have to decide what direction to choose. To some sense you could say that the Energy Now congress - organised after the time I was actively member - is the realisation of my first dream.

After these first thoughts I discussed this with a friend of mine, Pieter. Wouldn't it be nice if we had more energy enthusiasm at the university? There is this one event, called the Energy Day, but it's a bit hidden to the public. We could start by help advertising this event. So we contacted Strategic Area Energy to have a meeting.

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History

Sent to the Facebook group Science & Technology of Nuclear Fusion on 10 June 2013:

Hi guys,

(with the highest exception, a message in Dutch)

Samen met een vriend (SET-student) ben ik gestart met een initiatiefje om de TU gaver te maken. Wij zijn op zoek naar enkele andere betrokken enthousiastelingen om mee te denken over de Energy Day en de ontwikkeling naar een TU-breder publiek.

Dit is de rationale:
- Energy Day is top, maar discussie en interactie komt matig uit de verf
- TU/e heeft als Strategic Area “Energy”. De TU moet dit uitstralen en beroemd worden op energiegebied.
- Team Energy wil hierover meedenken en werken aan stappen in de goede richting.
- Geert Verbong (organisator Energy Day en leider Eindhoven Energy Institute) is enthousiast en beschikt over middelen om dit initiatief te steunen. Ons eerste gezamenlijke richtpunt wordt de aankomende Energy Day.

Wie is er ideeënrijk en heeft er interesse? Dan:
- Meedenken en –doen aan de eerstvolgende Energy Day, in oktober. Workload: 1 à 2 uur per maand.
- Donderdagmiddag 13 juni, eerste overleg. Verzamelen van input en thema Energy Day.
- Na die van oktober komt er nog een Energy Day rond december. In het voorjaar zal er een groter evenement zijn rondom solar technologies. Ons team zal hiervoor ook meedenken.

Laat het me weten!
Groet,
Guido