Our supervisor Seirgei Miller has been nominated for the Teacher of the Year award of study association ConcepT. We like to thank him with this honor and would like to see him win this prestigious award. We keep you posted about this!
We’re happy to announce that the following 3 supervisors will also join us on our trip to the USA:
- Dr. ir. Marjolein Dohmen-Janssen: Education programme director Civil Engineering
- Seirgei Miller: PhD at the Construction Management & Engineering department and Assistant Professor & Researcher in the Asphalt Paving Research & Innovation (Aspari) Unit
- Dr. Robert Hack: Professor at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)
They will assist us in setting up the associated course and will guide us in the USA.
We will depart on the 1st of October on a Saturday to first New York. After NY will we travel first to New Orleans. And then after 21 days we will wrap up the study tour in San Francisco on the 22nd of October. So set these dates in your calendar as a participant, family member, friends etc.!
We are happy to announce that the first contract research has been signed at the municipality of Winterswijk. This will be the beginning of more contract researches starting soon!
As you have noticed some parts of the website got updated. Now we have an interactive travel map, which will get updated over time, and the information of the participants is added for the participants themselves. We are also happy to announce that Drs. H. Borst (Director Staff Deltacommissaris), H.W.J. Ovink (Special Envoy for International Water Affairs) and G.O. van Veldhuizen (mayor of Enschede) are part of our Board of Recommendation. Currently we are speaking with several other persons who would like to be part of the Board of Recommendation too. So come back soon!
The last post was a couple of weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy. On the contrary, we had to select 18 participants out of the 34 applications. It was a time consuming and sometimes a hard task. We congratulate the 18 people who will come with us to America in less than a year. We thank the other 16 people for their application.
The latest news message is that the first supervisor is known. This is Rick Hogeboom, PhD student at the Water Engineering & Management department at the University of Twente. We are happy to take him with us to America!
Welcome on the new website for study tour AmericanAmbitions, which will take place in September/October 2016. We are currently working on the site, so new information will be added soon.