Past Events

Dear PhD students and Postdocs of D-MATL,

We would like to invite you to the second D-MATL "PhD and Postdoc Retreat" organized by SAM! This event aims at improving the team spirit in our department and will take place on three days in June 2018 (Thursday-Saturday, see dates below). We are pleased to announce that our department is supporting this retreat not just financially but also by recognizing it as working days; therefore, you will not have to take vacation. Additionally, the department is going to take care of most of the costs for the retreat: accommodation at a Youth Hostel and most of the meals (including a BBQ). We will do various activities such as board games, chilling and swimming in the beautiful lake Maggiore. This year we are also proud to announce a workshop on “Presentation skills” with a professional coach from ETH.

You will have to organize the journey to Locarno yourself (train, car, ...). As last year there will be the option to go together as a group, however, the tickets are not provided by SAM.

When: June  28th to 30th
Where: Youth Hostel Locarno (https://www.youthhostel.ch/de/hostels/locarno/)
What: BBQ, swimming, hiking, workshop, and much more!
How (to get there): Further information on the available and suggested trains/transportation time etc. will follow.

Feel free to give your input on what other activities you have in mind - after all this is a retreat for all of us and we would highly appreciate all suggestions for activity and active participation from your side! Also, if you want to get involved in the organization, do not hesitate to contact us!

Due to budgeting reasons, spots are limited to 40 and will be given away on a first come, first served basis. So be quick to fill out the doodle: https://doodle.com/poll/xyru55f5nzdt33pd

Registration closes on March, 23.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Looking forward to seeing many of you joining us in Locarno.

Cheers,
Your SAM Team

Martina, Murielle, Linda, Kilian, Paolo, Stefano and Volker

Dear all,

On Wednesday, the 15th of November, you are invited to the SAM Poker Night, which will take place at the Materials Science “secret” pub.

The event kick-off is at 18.30 with these rules:

  • 3 or 4 poker tables will be organized. The number of participants is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot below.
  • At the sound of the bell the blinds will double.
  • At around 20.30/21.00 the games will be over and the winners from each table will form a final group for the final game.
  • The final winner will be awarded with a fancy, very impressive prize.

As the number of players is limited, make sure to reserve your poker seat by filling out the following doodle:

https://ethz.doodle.com/poll/deva4hperpd29m8c

If you wish to come along without playing, you are free to do so! No need for registration.

Save the date: good beer, snacks and crazy gambling moves in a relaxing atmosphere are waiting for you!

Your SAM-Team,

Vivian, Murielle, Martina, Stefano, Paolo, Kilian, Volker

For pictures from the retreat, visit:
Dear PhD and Post-Doc students of the D-MATL,

We would like to invite you to the first D-MATL PhD-Post-Doc retreat!
This event aims at improving the team spirit in our department and will take place on three days in August 2017 (Thursday-Saturday).
We are pleased to announce that our department is supporting this retreat not just financially but also by recognizing it as working days; therefore, you will not have to take vacations. Additionally, the department is going to take care of most of the costs for the retreat: accommodation at a Youth Hostel on the lake, food including an evening BBQ and activities such as Quizzes, chilling and lake swimming. You will only have to organize your own journey to Ticino (train, car, ...).

When: August 17th-19th

Where: Youth Hostel Figino in Ticino

What: Materials quiz, BBQ, swimming, hiking, presentations,
and much more!

How (to get there): Further information on the available and suggested trains/transportation time etc. will follow.

Feel free to give your input on what other activities you have in mind - after all this is a retreat for all of us and we would highly appreciate all suggestions for activity and active participation
from your side! Also, if you want to actively get involved in the organization, do not hesitate to contact us!

Please note that the number of spots for this retreat is limited since this is the first time and therefore will determine how we plan this event in the future. The spots are given away on a first come, first serve basis. So be quick to fill out the doodle:
http://doodle.com/poll/x9x7is28z4d73ya7
Registration closes on May, 15th.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Looking forward to seeing many of you joining this new very special event.

Cheers,
Your SAM Team

Dear members of SAM,

We are happy to invite you to the 4th SAM General Assembly! After a quick review of the past year, we will decide on important matters for the upcoming year (see agenda below). Join us, tell us what you liked so far and what you wish for the future. You are welcome to bring in topics you would like to discuss with us! Simply send us an email and we will address your ideas during the evening.

As every year, the General Assembly will be followed by a delicious BBQ on the terrace!

Please fill out the doodle until the 9th of June: http://doodle.com/poll/k4sa4y87af77gxi8

Date: Tuesday, 13th of June 2017

Time: 17:00

Place: HCI J498 and the roof terrace for BBQ

Program:
1. Opening
2. Reports of the board
3. Financial report
4. Discharge of the board
5. Change of bylaws (please see attachment)
6. Elections

...and then BBQ!

We are looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Your SAM-team

Dear PhD or Post-Doc ladies at D-MATL,

We want to try something new, so SAM is organizing a night out just for the girls at the department of materials. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and to realize that there is quite some women power at our department.

What: Pub Quiz (http://www.alumnilounge.ch/de/events.html) or just chatting
Where: Alumni Quattro Lounge
When: Thursday, 2nd of March 2017 at 18:30 (the pub quiz starts at 19:00)
Special: SAM will offer you the first drink (in the price range of a small beer)

Please fill out the following doodle until the 26th of February if you would like to join us. http://doodle.com/poll/enm5ma4xnym9hgbt

We are looking forward to seeing you next Thursday.

Best wishes,

Your (female) SAM-Team

Welcome back at ETH after a relaxing Christmas break. We hope you had a great start into 2017!!

To still celebrate the new year and get together for some mixing and mingling, we invite you for our next SAM-Event:

Everyone is invited to this fire spectacle resulting in a delicious beverage, perfect for this dark cold time of the year.

When: Thursday, January 26th, 6:30PM.
Where: in front of HCP (new building of D-MATL)
Who: all PhDs, PostDocs and scientific staff at D-MATL and their friends.

The Feuerzangenbowle and snacks are FREE and provided to you by SAM.

Please register in the doodle so we can bring enough drinks.

http://ethz.doodle.com/poll/u3aeazdmvdp5zn5t

Hope to see many of you there.

Your SAM-Team

As every year, fall has officially come and so will the SAM Poker Night!

Next week, Wednesday the 9th, you are invited to the poker tournament that will take place at the Materials Science “secret” pub.

The event kick-off will be at 18.30 and it will be organized as follows:

  • 3 to 5 poker tables to play (the number of participants will be limited to 20-25, be sure to save your spot if you want to play!!)
  • for each table, there will be a defined amount of chips that will allow the players to go through the games long enough and have enough fun
  • every half an hour, a cow bell will ring and the blinds will double
  • at 10:00/10:30 pm, the games will be over and the winners from each table will form a final group for the final flash game that will last only one hour
  • the final winner will be awarded a fancy, very impressive prize.

As the number of players will be limited, make sure to reserve your poker seat by filling out the following doodle: http://doodle.com/poll/ytqf6gi3zsah9my2

Do you feel stressed for the upcoming evaluation? SAM got your back!
Save the date: good beer, snacks and crazy gambling moves in a relaxing atmosphere are waiting for you!!

We are looking forward to seeing many of you next week.

Your SAM-Team

Collaboration

On Tuesday July 26th the second D-MATL collaboration day will take place. This event aims at improving the collaboration between the research groups of the department and reducing time “wasted" on figuring out where one can find appropriate know-how or do a specific measurement.

Representatives of 7 groups of D-MATL will present their instruments, techniques and know-how in a 30 minute presentation (see attached program). Additionally, the new XRD platform, as well as ScopeM, the microscopy facility of ETH, will be presented.

Breakfast, lunch and apéro are sponsored for all attendants. If you want to attend, please sign up here:http://doodle.com/poll/5ik2irshsdbfckqg
The deadline for registration is June, 26th. The exact location will be announced as soon as registration is closed, when we know how many people will attend the event.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you there!
Your SAM-Team,
Vivian, Martina, Yvonne, Moh, Kilian, Stefano and Chris