For their semester project this year Texas A&M Bioscience students worked on concepts they developed for Biotechnology Company Enmodes. Preparing the presentation of their work took up most of their time in the last weeks. Here is how Bioscience students Joshua and Vivian experienced the process:
Our final push over the next few days would see our presentations go from "good" to "amazing", as our professor put it. We ironed out the last details of the research and began sharpening our presentation towards the end of Tuesday. Most of Wednesday was spent finishing the PowerPoints and getting the green light on our final project. Tuesday and Wednesday were both very long days; work began at ten in the morning and went until past midnight both nights. Finishing on Wednesday around 1:00 AM was a relief, and a short cab ride home allowed me to grab a few hours of sleep before the next morning. We met at our normal bus stop and departed for Aachen. We were dressed and ready. We arrived at the hotel where we met the Enmodes representatives. After a short introduction from Dr. Wasser, the three groups presented their projects and fielded questions from the Enmodes engineers. Overall, it was a flying success.
All I had for the presentation was the intro, but I felt nervous because I was the opening face of the group and it was important that I effectively sold our idea. I had to convey as much confidence as possible- which has been hard for me ever since I started college. Public speaking did not used to shake me so much, but I was having trouble stuttering and remembering my points. After enough practice, recording myself while alone and reciting the intro to others while doing something casual, like playing volleyball, I had it down pretty well. Even with such a straightforward task, I was proud of my slide- it was simple, fitting, and effective. I had found the perfect images and my speech was smooth and convincing. When I said it to Dr. Wasser, my team was impressed since it was also the first time they had heard it. I don’t know why it gave me so much joy, but their enthusiasm made me sure of myself. The presentation went perfectly. I was so proud of my group and had so much fun working with them, and the champagne was a pleasant surprise. With the conclusion of the project, the nearness of the end of the semester seemed all the more real.
Liebe Freunde der AIB,
Hiermit möchten wir Sie herzlich zur diesjährigen Abschlusspräsentation des LMU Theater Programmes einladen.
Das diesjährige Ensemble der Loyola Marymount University aus Los Angeles führt Anfang Mai unter der Leitung von Professor Nenad Pervan das Theaterstück „Spring Awakening“ in der Werkstattbühne der Oper Bonn auf. Das Stück basiert auf dem Drama „Frühlingserwachen“ von Frank Wedekind aus dem Jahre 1891. Die Handlung verfolgt das aufkeimende sexuelle Bewusstsein von vier Jugendlichen, Melchior, Moritz, Wendla und Hansi, die, in ihren peinlich lustigen Widersprüchen - sie sind zugleich zu unschuldig und keineswegs unschuldig - auch in unserer heutigen sexualisierten Gesellschaft noch aktuell und beunruhigend bleiben. Die Inszenierung besticht durch ihre kreative Umsetzung mit Livemusik, Schauspielern auf Stelzen und Plateauschuhen sowie Kostümwechseln direkt auf der Bühne.
Insgesamt wird es drei Aufführungen geben:
am Freitag, 3. Mai 2019, Einlass ab 19.45 Uhr, Beginn um 20.00 Uhr
am Samstag, 4. Mai 2019, Einlass ab 19.45 Uhr, Beginn um 20.00 Uhr
am Sonntag, 5. Mai 2019, Einlass ab 13.45 Uhr, Beginn um 14.00 Uhr
*Eintritt nur mit Ticket möglich*
Die Aufführungen finden jeweils im Theater in der Werkstattbühne (in der Oper), Rheingasse, 53113 Bonn statt.
Zum Eintritt benötigen Sie eine Reservierung. Reservierungen können Sie ab sofort direkt hier vornehmen.
Die Tickets sind kostenlos. Bitte bringen Sie Ihr Ticket ausgedruckt zur jeweiligen Aufführung mit.
Die Studierenden und das AIB-Team freuen sich auf Ihr zahlreiches Erscheinen!
Einladung zur Ausstellung der Texas A&M Visualization Studenten an der Akademie für Internationale Bildung
Zum Abschluss des diesjährigen Frühjahrssemesters der Akademie für Internationale Bildung (AIB) präsentieren die Studierenden des Fachbereichs Visualisierung der Texas A&M University ihre multimedialen Semesterarbeiten.
Während ihres 4-monatigen Aufenthalts in Bonn haben sich die Studierenden mit verschiedenen Aufgabestellungen und Themen beschäftigt und multimediale Arbeiten angefertigt. Unter Leitung von Stephanie Brandt haben sich die Studierenden mit dem Thema ‚DESIGN FOR THE MIND‘ auseinandergesetzt, der Leitfrage folgend: Wie kann Design die Bedürfnisse von unter Demenz-leidenden Personen adressieren? Dabei wurden Animation und Game Design neu gedacht, um den Herausforderungen und Bedürfnissen Demenzkranker gerecht zu werden. Zielgruppe sind Demenz-Patienten, deren Angehörige und Pflegende. Es entstanden visuelle Projekte von kurzen Animationen, über Computerspiele, bis hin zu haptischen Werken. Sie zeigen die wachsenden und vielfältigen Möglichkeiten von Animations- und Computerspiel-Designern, auch im Bereich des Forschungs- und Bildungsdesigns sowie des Sozialen Designs, gestalterisch zu arbeiten.
Die Akademie für Internationale Bildung lädt alle Interessierten zur eintägigen Ausstellung der Projektergebnisse am Montag, 29. April 2019 in den Räumen der AIB in der Wilhelmstraße 27, ein. Die Ausstellung wird offiziell um 18 Uhr eröffnet und schließt um 21 Uhr.
Die VIZ-Studierenden der Texas A&M University, die Dozenten und das AIB-Team freuen sich auf Ihr Kommen!
Invitation to the design showcase presented by the Texas A&M Visualization students at the Akademie für Internationale Bildung
At the end of this year's spring semester at the Academy for International Education (AIB), students from the Visualization Department at Texas A&M University will present their multimedia semester projects.
During their 4-month stay in Bonn, the students dealt with various tasks and topics and created multimedia projects. Under the direction of Stephanie Brandt, the students explored the topic 'DESIGN FOR THE MIND', following the central question: How can design address the needs for those living with dementia? Animation and game design were reconsidered to meet the challenges and needs of those suffering from dementia. The target group is dementia patients themselves, their relatives and care-takers. Visual projects ranging from short animations to computer games and haptic works were created. They show the growing and diverse possibilities of animation and computer game designers, to work creatively the field of research and educational design as well as social design.
The Academy for International Education invites all those who are interested to a one-day exhibition of the project results on Monday, April 29, 2019 in the AIB facilities at Wilhelmstraße 27. The exhibition will officially open at 6 pm and close at 9 pm.
The VIZ students from Texas A&M University, the faculty and the AIB team look forward to welcoming you!
With spring in full swing and clear blue skies, PSU Landscape Architecture students made their way to the Ruhrgebiet (or: the „Ruhrpott“, as it‘s lovingly called by locals), once Germany’s largest industrial area. Today, the Ruhrgebiet‘s enormous coal plants and steal structures are still standing, and are slowly but surely being repurposed as cultural hubs for both education and everyday life in the Ruhr area. Our students were inspired by the way architects have respectfully combined the old and the new in the Landschaftspark in Duisburg and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zeche Zollverein in Essen, and are now returning to their projects with a new perspective.
For the last week of March, The Loyola Marymount University Science program traveled to the city of lights and were received by beautiful, clear skies and warm spring air. On the first afternoon in Paris, the students visited the Louvre and experienced a unique tour focused on the presence of medicine, disease, and death in art. With insights into the health conditions of the subjects of some of the world’s most famous paintings, tour guide Julien gave a unique tour focused on the program’s area of study. After leaving the museum, the group was greeted by the sun casting golden light across all the city’s landmarks from the Arc De Triomphe to Notre Dame. For dinner on their first night in Paris, the students were taken to a Creperie where they had a taste of authentic cuisine from Brittany in the form of Galettes, Dry Cider, and Sweet Crepes. The next several days were filled with sightseeing, walking tours, and fantastic French food. The students experienced a taste of the Parisian lifestyle as they shopped in the Galeries Lafayette and drank sweet tea in a Moroccan Lounge. The group’s visit to Versailles encompassed a picnic in the garden as well as a leisurely walk to and through the Queen’s Hamlet. As their time in the city of love came to an end, the group began their journey towards Amsterdam.
The afternoon of their arrival, the students were taken on a tour through the heart of the city. The following day began with the group heading towards De Ceuval, a project based on innovation, experimentation, and sustainability. With a tour given by one of its founding members, the students were given insight into how they could bring some of the principals of the project back to their lives and communities in the US. The tour was ended with an organic, vegan lunch at the Café in De Ceuval and was enjoyed outside in the spring sunshine. This marked the end of the organized excursion, but only the beginning of many of the students’ time in Amsterdam. The majority of the group chose to stay in the city for the next two days, filling their hours with Museum Visits, Bike Tours, and Cheese Tasting. Highlights of some students’ weekend include visiting the Van Gogh museum, the Anne Frank House, riding bikes through the Dutch country side, and viewing an art gallery showing of the work of Mark Ryden. As the second and final week long excursion for the program, the semester is beginning to wind down to an end, but the enjoyment of travel, experience, and life abroad continues.