A study association needs committees for the organization of diverse activities. Almost all of the activities are organized by one of the committees of S.A. LIFE. There are a lot of different committees, from creative ones to ones with an educational purpose. There is, for example, a committee in charge of the organization of parties for all of the Life Science & Technology students, one for the evaluation of the educational programme and multiple committees for the study trips abroad.

Most of the committees are assembled at the beginning of the academic year, and consist of students that want to do something for LIFE. Every year there is an event, where all the members including the freshmen can orientate themselves with the different committees of S.A. LIFE. The board and graduate students are present at this event to answer all of the questions and help them choose the committee that matches the best with their interests.

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AlCoLI

After a long day of practicals, lectures and studying there is the possibility to enjoy a beer at one of the drinks of S.A. LIFE. Without beer there are no drinks and without barkeepers no beer! They do this every week on Wednesday in the ‘Bar het Lab’ at the new Applied Sciences Building in Delft and once a month on Thursday in the Science Club at the Gorlaeus Laboratoria in Leiden. Next to the weekly drinks, the AlCoLI also organizes drinks with a theme like the Mexican drinks or the karaoke drinks.

The AlCoLI 2017-2018 is constituted on September the 18th 2017 during the 72nd General Assembly and on  November the 18th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Jelle Hoek (Chairman)
  • Martijn van der Zwet (Secretary)
  • Lieke Herbschleb (Treasurer)
  • Maud Adams (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Meryem Altiner (Commissioner LeGo)
  • Tom van den Brenk (Commissioner TaCo)
  • Jelle Vooijs (QQ)

Almanakcie

Every year the Almanakcie makes a yearbook for all of the members of S.A. LIFE. The last themes were “Ontspoord”, “LIFE in Picture”, “Once Upon a LIFE”, “Connectie”, “Overleven” and “Buitenaards”. The Almanakcie gives everybody the chance to get in the yearbook. Next to all of the beautiful moments in LIFE, the yearbook contains information about the education, writings from diverse persons, other societies and all of the committees from LIFE.

The Almanakcie 2017-2018 is constituted on November the 21th 2016 during the 68th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Casper van der Luijt (Chairman)
  • Santoesha Ghisai (Secretary)
  • Paul Kerstholt (Treasurer and Commissioner of acquisition)
  • Linda Li (Commissioner of InDesign)
  • Roos Groenewoud (QQ)

ASc

Applied Sciences connect (ASconnect) is a new career event especially organised for Applied Sciences students! It will be organised by students from four different AS studies: Life Science & Technology, Molecular Science & Technology, Nanobiology and Applied Physics. Companies related to these studies will present themselves and show what it means to work in the field. Therefore, it will give students a better understanding of what opportunities they have after graduation.

The second edition of ASc will be in the afternoon of June 19th 2017!

ASc can be reached at asconnect@tudelft.nl

The Applied Sciences connect committee 2017-2018:

  • Aidan Purugganan (Chairman, Hooke)
  • Laura Brocades Zaalberg (Secretary, LIFE)
  • Tessa den Reijer (Commissioner of Logistics, VvTP)
  • Kamiel Dankers (Commissioner of Promotion, TG)
  • Marlize van Breugel (QQ LIFE)
  • Cleo Bagchus (QQ Hooke)
  • Annemiek van Leuken (QQ TG)
  • Rixt Bosveld (QQ VvTP)

Batcie

The Batavierenrace committee organizes the logistics for the team Run4LIFE at the Batavierenrace. This is the biggest relay race of the world. It starts every year at the University Sportscenter of Nijmegen and goes all the way to Twente University of Technology. De Batcie takes care of the enrollment of the members of LIFE, the overnight stay, dinner and training.

The Batcie 2017-2018 is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Barbara Joustra
  • Dorus Lieon
  • Lalou Schwander
  • Sem Koornneef
  • Judith Teeuwisse (QQ)

BrAcCoLI

The BrAcCoLI is the committee of LIFE which organizes diverse activities during the year. Next to all the studying, the students need time to relax, which the BrAcCoLI takes care of. Every year they organize a Christmas dinner and various parties. They also organize activities like laser gaming or a casino night.

The BrAcCoLI 2017-2018 is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Demi van den Blink (Chairwoman)
  • Jasmijn van Arnhem (Secretary)
  • Sara Beekman (Treasurer)
  • Alexander Wijn (Commissioner of Promotion 1)
  • David Nederstigt (Commissioner of Promotion 2)
  • Florian Wafelman (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Judith Teeuwisse (QQ)

Brouwcie

Life Science & Technology students love to drink beer, but what is even more fun is drinking your own brewed beer! LST students love fermentation, a process that you use to brew your own beer. The Brouwcie uses its knowledge from the lectures about yeast to brew the perfect beer. All the members of LIFE can enjoy this beer at the barbecue at the end of the year.

The Brouwcie 2017-2018 is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Alexander Wijn
  • Ewout Buijs
  • Ming Him Hau
  • Rick Hofman
  • Stijn Philips
  • Thijmen Mostert
  • Jelle Vooijs (QQ)

BuLaCo

This committee has the goal to organize an annual study trip within Europe. This trip is especially organized for second and third year bachelor students. During the trip of 10 days a lot of Life Science companies, research groups, universities and institutions are visited. Next to the educational part of the trip there is also room for relaxation and a cultural program.

The BuLaCo 2017-2018 is constituted on September the 18th 2017 during the 72nd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Martijn Wissink (Chairman)
  • Casper van der Luijt (Secretary)
  • Mees Fox (Treasurer)
  • Deborah Boes (Commissioner of Companies and Universities)
  • Philip Goemans (Commissioner of Companies and Universities)
  • Lisanne Giebel (Commissioner of Funds and Acquisition)
  • Roos Groenewoud (QQ)

BaCOLI

Without a study there is no need for a study association, so there is a committee assembled to safeguard the level of education. The first one consists of students from different years of the bachelor, the BaCOLI.  The BaCOLI’s represent the general opinion of their representative year about the lectures and teachers. If there are points of improvement, these are discussed with the education committee (EC) and the Commissioner of Education & Internal Affairs. Via this pathway problems in the educational program are signaled in an early stage and everybody can work on the improvement of the study Life Science & Technology.

The BaCOLI 2017-2018 is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Carli Koster (EC)
  • Effie Leijten
  • Elsa Coolen (EC)
  • Emma van der Bent
  • Iris Cornelissen
  • Jelle Hoek
  • Jimmy van Zanten
  • Jonah Anderson (EC)
  • Martijn Bootsma (EC)
  • Max Nijman
  • Mees Fox (EC)
  • Raya Stoyanova
  • Samira van den Boogaard
  • Sifra van Asperen (EC)
  • Pepijn Kooij (QQ)

DeVincie

The best wine, is wine that you’ve made yourself. LIFE has a committee that makes a new wine every year. Before they made wine with just a fruity taste, coming academic year this will change. We are working on making wine from hand-picked grapes. The wines are presented at the barbecue at the end of the year just like the beers and other brewed liquor.

The DeVincie 2017-2018 is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Angelique Pothuizen
  • Brent van Schagen
  • Luuk Couwenberg
  • Rosalie Wouters
  • Sanne Peters
  • Judith Teeuwisse (QQ)

EjAccie

When you start at the university, it is important to know the people of your year. You sit next to each other during the lectures every day and you have to do the practicals together. This is the reason that LIFE has a first year activity committee. The committee exists of freshmen and one member of the board. They organize diverse activities for the freshmen only!

The EjAccie 2017-2018 is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Paula Pronk (Chairwoman)
  • Ming Him Hau (Secretary)
  • Yasmin van der Velden (Treasurer)
  • Bas Hokken (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Brent Schagen (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Sanne Peters (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Roos Groenewoud (QQ)

ExcurCie

During the study trips you visit a lot of different companies in different countries, but the companies that are close to the university are hardly ever visited by LIFE. Because of this, an excursion committee has been introduced three years ago. The committee organizes different excursions to companies and universities within the Netherlands.

The ExcurCie 2017-2018 is constituted on September the 18th 2017 during the 72nd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Job Deen (Chairman)
  • Dominique Daatselaar (Secretary)
  • Raya Stoyanova (Treasurer and Commissioner of Promotion 2)
  • Tijn Sewandono (Commissioner of Promotion 1)
  • Marlize van Breughel (QQ)

Faculty committees

LIFE organizes various activities in cooperation with other associations. Most of these activities are organizes by a Faculty-wide Committee, consisting of a member from every involved association. In Leiden and Delft there are faculty-wide parties as the FWN Faculty Party and LABdance organized respectively by the Faculty Party committee and the FeCo. There is also a Science Prom, Open Mic night and a Science Quiz organized in Leiden. The following members of S.A. LIFE have taken place in one of these faculty-wide committees:

  • Minke Gabriels (Faculty Party committee)
  • Mads Christensen (Science Gala committee)
  • Maxim van Delft (Open Mic Night)
  • Stan Bongers (FeCo)

Introcie

Study association LIFE and the Management of Education of LST think it is important for the freshmen to get to know each other before the academic year starts. The Introcie is the introductory weekend committee of LIFE who take care of this whole weekend. They organize a weekend for the freshmen of Life Science & Technology. The committee is responsible for the creative and logistic realization of the weekend. The freshmen get to know each other during the weekend and they learn about every aspect of LIFE.

The Introcie 2017-2018 is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Anne-Lokke van der Zalm
  • Marit Verheijen
  • Martin Emmaneel
  • Merlijne Smit
  • Rolf Corstjens
  • Pepijn Kooij (QQ)

Kascie

The Kascie is the financial checking organ of study association LIFE. They check the accountancy twice a year and give advice to the General Meeting of Members about if they should approve the proposed financial realization. The Kascie consists mostly of old Chairmen and old Treasurers of S.A. LIFE. The current members of the Kascie are:

  • Nick Boelen
  • Charlotte Koster
  • Folkert Kan
  • Sophie de Valk
  • Rik Volger
  • Sam de Jong
  • Jildau Bras
  • Donna Duiker
  • Lisa Büller

LaLacie

The bachelor trip is for second and third year students of the bachelor. For the first year students of the bachelor there is also a studytrip. Every year the LaLacie organizes a short studytrip within Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg or Germany, especially for freshmen. De committee exists of freshmen only and two members of the board. They will organize a trip on the educational level of the first year of the bachelor.

The LaLacie 2017-2018 is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Martijn Bootsma (Chairman)
  • Solee van Roon (Secretary)
  • Lianne Smits (Treasurer)
  • Eline Driessen (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Marc van der Meij (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Marlize van Breugel (QQ)

LIFE Goes On

Even after you graduate as a Master of Life Science and Technology, LIFE is not over yet. The alumni committee LIFE Goes On consists of one master student and a couple of alumni who organize activities especially for the alumni. They organize drinks, a career event and a reunion, so the alumni can still see each other after their graduation and their knowledge can be shared with the students. For example, the LGO alumni career event will be held on Februari the 20th 2017. For more information about the activities of this committee, you can send an e-mail to lgo@svlife.nl.

De LGO-committee consists of the following persons:

  • Jildau Bras (Chairwoman)
  • Brigitta Witte
  • Josefine Nieuwenhuijse-Teeler
  • Daan Koper
  • Marlize van Breugel (QQ)

Liqcie

The liquor committee, or the Liqcie, makes its own liquor. It is against the law to distillate your own liquor, but there are other ways to make liquor. The committee determines the liquor that the other members can taste at the barbecue at the end of the year.

The Liqcie 2017-2018 is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Marjolein Willems
  • Franka Hettfleisch von Ehrenhelm
  • Lars Kraaijevanger
  • Pascal Vijverberg
  • Ruben Walen
  • Pepijn Kooij (QQ)

Macie

Every other year there is an international study trip for master students of Life Science & Technology. During the trip they will visit institutes, companies and universities that work on Life Sciences and Biotechnology. The students get to know their potential employers and get a taste of the work environment and the culture abroad in intercontinental countries is like. Four years ago the master study trip went to South-Korea and Japan, two years ago 29 students and a staff member went on an 18-day-long trip to California. In the summer of 2017 the new master trip will go to Boston and Toronto!

The Macie 2017-2019 is constituted on September the 18th 2017 during the 72th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Ilse Pardijs (Chairwoman)
  • Janine Nijenhuis (Secretary)
  • Renzo Rozenbroek (Treasurer)
  • Roderick de Kat Angelino (Commissioner of Visitations)
  • Elien Versteegen (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Judith Teeuwisse (QQ)

Maco Delft

LIFE had a committee that organizes activities for the master students in Leiden, but no committee for the master students in Delft. Since 2017 a new committee was formed that organizes educational and social activities for the master students in Delft and their first activity, the international dinner, turned out to be a big succes!

The MaCo Delft 2017-2018 is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Elien Versteegen (Chairwomen)
  • Jolijn gerlofsma (Secretary)
  • Britt Abrahamson (Treasurer)
  • Sasha Yogiswara (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Roos Groenewoud (QQ)

MaCo Leiden

Our association also organizes activities for our master students. The MaCo Leiden is a joint committee of CDL and LIFE and thus it consists of members from both associations. This committee organizes educational and social activities for all master students in Leiden from the masters Life Science and Technology and Chemistry.

The MaCo Leiden 2017-2018 is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Anne Goetz
  • Daan Overwijn
  • Francisca Schutter
  • Hugo de Vries
  • Merle Marie
  • Yvonne Tran
  • Marlize van Breugel (QQ)
  • Iris de Bruin (QQ, CDL)

Musicie

For the musicians of LIFE there is the opportunity to join the one and only LIFE band. The LIFE band performs at multiple LIFE events, like the parent and sibling days and other activities.

The Musicie is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Aion van der Lecq (Guitar)
  • Jelle Vooijs (Bass & Guitar)
  • Leanne van Bentem (Vocals)
  • Lucie Delfos (Guitar)
  • Mads Christensen (Guitar)
  • Marika Zegers (Vocals)
  • Nicky van Hinsberg (Vocals)
  • Roderick de Kat Angelino (Drums)
  • Ruben Walen (Piano)
  • Tom van den Brenk (Guitar)

Calendar Committee

After the last time LIFE produced a calendar it has already been four years, it was time to make a new calendar which features only LIFE members. Hopefully this year the calendar will be published.

The Calendar Committee 2017-2018 consists of the following persons:

  • Lars Puiman (Chairman and Commissioner of Design)
  • Alessandro Brewster (Secretary and Commissioner of Photography)
  • Rik Volger (Treasurer and Commissioner Marketing and Promotion)
  • Judith Teeuwisse (QQ)
  • Jelle Vooijs (QQ)

Specie

For the 175th birthday of the TU Delft with the theme Technology for Life, LIFE couldn’t resist to help and organize a suited event. This year the Specie will organize the Fermentation Festival, where teams can sign up, brew there own beer and present this beer at the Fermentation Festival. Because the Fermentation Festival turned out to be a big success, the Fermentation Festival will be organised also in 2018 by the Specie.

The Specie 2017-2018 is constituted on November the13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Pascal Vijverberg (Chairwoman)
  • Koen Kistemaker (Secretary)
  • Isa van der Vlugt (Treasurer)
  • Elsa Coolen (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Martijn Weverling (Commissioner of Promotion & Logistics)
  • Pepijn Kooij (QQ)
  • Jelle Vooijs (QQ)

Sympocie

The Sympocie is the committee that organizes the Life Science Symposium every other year. The members of the committee are busy for two years to organize the symposium. They take care of all the national and international speakers for the day. They are also responsible for the theme, which is always interesting for the LST students, but also for staff members from both the universities and other interested parties. For more information you can visit their website: www.lifesciencesymposium.nl. The new Sympocie will organise the 8th Life Science Symposium in 2018.

The Sympocie 2016-2018 is constituted on September the 19th 2016 during the 67th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Lisanne Roelofsen (Chairwoman)
  • Jimmy van Zanten (Secretary)
  • Kirsten Knobel (Treasurer)
  • Sander Mallon (Commissioner of Speakers)
  • Hessel van der Eijk (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Marieke Warmerdam (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Pepijn Kooij (QQ)

VoLcie

Four times a year all of the association members receive their copy of the Vision of LIFE. In this magazine there is an overview of all the coming activities, the experiences of members from previous activities, articles about some of our alumni and special experiences of current Life Science & Technology students during their studies or their jobs, interviews and a lot more. The VoLcie manages all the interviews and puts together a beautiful Vision every time. You can see an online version of the Vision of LIFE here: Vision of LIFE

The VoLcie is constituted on September the 18th 2017 during the 72nd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Philip Goemans (Chairman)
  • Wiep van der Toorn (Secretary)
  • Ruben Walen (Commissioner of Design)
  • Linda Li (Commissioner of Interviews)
  • Angelique Pothuizen (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Jelle Vooijs (QQ)

WebCo

In 2016 the WebCo was started. The WebCo helps the board to improve the website and with other digital and programming challenges.

The WebCo is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Frank Rood
  • Rik Volger
  • Elien Versteegen
  • Jelle Vooijs (QQ)