Wed.–Thurs. 13.-14.09.2017: Gender in Science Meeting 2017

An international meeting for all scientists and those interested in Gender and Science (Physics and Chemistry) organized by NCCR MUST and Excellence Cluster RESOLV. Speakers from Switzerland and Europe make presentations on key issues and initiatives to counter gender imbalance in science. What does the research show about the opportunities for women and men to achieve a successful scientific career? Are their barriers to career development? How do men and women combine family life and scientific research? What does gender have to do with physics and chemistry?

Thu. 07.09.2017: Guided tour at Zurich Tram Museum

Could you imagine Zurich city without trams? If not, AVETH invites you to turn back the time at the unique and historic Zurich Tram Museum. The Museum tells the story of Zurich, the economic and industrial changes in the city leading to urban mobility and the development of the city transport network (ZKH). The museum visitor will find exhibition areas and active displays of Trams. You will be able to see original vehicles and associated materials from 1897 to 1960, including engines, uniforms, ticket machines, a model layout of working trams, a rolling Baby Cobra and lots more. All are housed in the old Tram Depot of Burgwies. Register now! Only 25 places available!

Announcement AVETH general assembly (September 25, 2017)

The next AVETH general assembly will take place on Monday, September 25, from 6 pm in ETH’s main building. The official invitation with location details, agenda points and the necessary documents will follow two weeks prior to the assembly. Proposals to the general assembly have to be submitted to until Monday, September 4.

Did you know?

…that every employee in Switzerland has the right to get a work certificate. Don’t forget to ask your supervisor to get one before leaving ETH.

Thur. 03.08.2017: Paint the Science!

You are creative? Do you want to explore science through a different perspective? The Art&Science Collaborative invites you to “Paint the Science”, an evening to experiment mixing science and visual art! You don’t need to be good at drawing to take part! Everyone is welcome! You can find us on FB: Art&Science Collaborative – Zurich. Bring some material if you have!

Mon. 14.08.2017: Get-to-know the AVETH board and volunteer opportunities

Are you interested in the work of the AVETH board and perhaps want to become a board member in one of our working areas? Then get to know us and join our next “open board meeting” on August 14 at ETH Hönggerberg. Before having a regular board meeting, we will give an overview of our activities and present possible projects and positions to take responsibility for. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Sun. 30.07.2017: 5 lakes on the Pizol day hike

AVETH invites you to join us for a day hake to the beautiful Pizol. Five crystal clear mountain lakes and spectacular views of the Alps of Eastern Switzerland are the highlights of this mountain walk from the Pizolhütte to Gaffia. The 5-lake hike on the Pizol is one of the real classics among mountain walks. Only 20 places are available; reserve your spot now by registering here.

Mon. 10.07.2017: Zurich Academics BBQ

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.