Wide Range of Activities and Events
A wide range of activities and events allowed the students to focus on their specific areas of interest. On the first day, the Makeathon tasked participants with developing solutions to questions from the field of photonics. The second day featured talks by renowned figures in the photonics world such as Professor Michael Kaschke, CEO of the ZEISS Group, and Professor Gérard Mourou, recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. On the third and final day, a careers fair provided an opportunity to meet with company representatives and people working in the students’ areas of interest.
What Students Say About It
A few reactions from the students:
Launora (2nd semester): “Very well-organised event with an excellent balance of information, interaction and practice.”
Yaxin (2nd semester): “The Makeathon was fascinating and challenging, not only in terms of solving the task and presenting our solution, but also when it came to sharing out the work efficiently and communicating with the other group members. It’s very interesting to meet people from different photonics backgrounds.”
Sacha (4th semester): “Going to this event for the first time with no expectations, I could not have been more surprised by the quality of the activities and how well it was organised. This is a unique opportunity for a student like me to meet other students, professors and people employed in various photonics fields. One part of this enriching experience will stay with me in particular – the fascinating talk by Gérard Mourou, the 2018 Nobel Laureate in Physics.”
Text: Sacha Madaer, Elite Graduate Program "Advanced Optical Technologies"