Wed. 31.05.2017: Beyer Clock and Watch Museum guided tour

AVETH is inviting you to see one of the world’s leading private collections of clocks that can be found at the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum. Over 300 very valuable exhibits present the history of timekeeping from 1400 BC to the present day: from sundials to water and tower clocks, Renaissance automata, magnificent pendulum clocks, elaborately decorated pocket watches and the prototype of the first quartz wristwatch. Scientific navigation devices and some very fragile automatic watches are also featured. Due to the size of the museum number of participants is limited to 15.

Tues. 09.05.2017: Science in Perspective Talk Series

You are cordially invited to join the “Science in Perspective Talks”, organized by the D-GESS, which tackles current scientific and social questions and highlights what contributions the humanities, social and political sciences can make to these topics. Examples include internet security, monetisation of higher education or the bashing of scientific experts by politicians. The first event this semester is about “Internet and Trust”.

Thurs. 01.06.2017: Europa-Park Tour

Join AVETH for a day of fun and excitement in one of the biggest theme parks of Europe. We have chartered a bus with driver, which leaves at 7am at Carpark Sihlquai in Zurich to arrive in Rust (Germany) around 9:10am when the park opens. The bus also brings us back from Rust at 6:30pm such that we return to Carpark Sihlquai in Zurich around 8:40pm. Luckily there will be no school holidays in Switzerland, France or Germany and since we are going during the week, we expect short queues and even more roller-coaster rides.

Thurs. 27.04.2017: Pub-Crawl around Escher-Wyss-Platz

Join AVETH for a pub-crawl to get to know the bar scene around Escher-Wyss-Platz and meet new people on the tour. We start at 8 pm at Gerold’s Garten and make our way along Big Ben and Damm Bar. The more energetic party people can continue to dance till morning at Hive or Supermarket. The first drink during the event is free for every AVETH member and an accompanied non-AVETH member, willing to become a member. Feel free to join and leave the crawl at any point (contact host if you join along the way). No need to sign up, but helpful to give us an estimate!

Fri. 21.04.2017: IDEA League Summer School application deadline

Do you want to work on exciting projects about sustainability, AI ethics, and mobility this summer while getting connected to other students from IDEA League universities? Take a look at the fully funded Summer Schools at TU Delft, RWTH Aachen, Chalmers and Politecnico di Milano and make sure you apply before April 21st!

18.04. – 22.04.2017: Markerspace workshops at the Student Project House

Learn how to bring your ideas to life at the Makerspace workshops at the Student Project House from April 18th – 22nd. Get started at our makerspace during the Easter Break 2017. We offer one week of free hands-on introductions on diverse topics such as ideation, soldering, 3D design, Arduino and more. 2 lessons a day – Pick your own schedule!

Mon. 01.05.2017: AVETH wine tasting excursion

Love wine?  Want to get-to-know the wines in the German-speaking part of Switzerland better? Then mark your diaries for the 1st of May! Not only is it a Bank Holiday in Switzerland, but most of the vineyards in and around Zurich, and indeed the whole of German-speaking Switzerland, will be opening their cellar doors for wine tasting. AVETH is organizing a group excursion to the Stäfa wine region along the east coast of Lake Zurich. Feel free to suggest a vineyard along this route to help us plan the tour. There are lots of vineyards just waiting for you to taste their wares…