The committee that organises the study tour is comprised of enthousiastic physics students with a wide variety of interests, but a common interest, namely physics. There are many different aspects to the organisation and everybody has their own main challenges and adventures, but we are a team and work together to achieve the goal we set. Our goal is a study tour to Australia with many educational experiences. Not only in physics, but also in the culture and personal development.
Chairman: Hanneke van Vledder
In the second year of my bachelor Applied Physics I started as chairman of this committee. Since march 2016 we have been working on making the Duruga Study Tour a reality. As chairman of the committee I make sure everything goes according to schedule. I have always been interested in traveling, which makes this committee a perfect opportunity for me. I visited Australia in 2014 during my gap year, but returning with the Study Tour will show me a lot of new aspects of the country. Besides studying and organising the Study Tour do I also train for high level rowing and I participate in a lot of contests.
Secretary: Harco Hartemink
My name is Harco, I started with this committee in my second year of the bachelor Applied Physics. I was looking for extracurricular activities and I found it here as the secretary of this committee. As the secretary I will be the contact for the participants. I am excited to organize this study tour together with the other members of this committee. Travelling to countries outside the EU has always been a desire of me. What better way to do this together with a group of enthusiastic people, while visiting universities, institutes and companies in a wonderful country.
Treasurer: Jasper de Jong
My name is Jasper de Jong. In my second year of the bachelor applied physics I was offered the chance to become the treasurer of the BE committee. This was an opportunity for me to get involved in organizing events like this study tour. Being treasurer of the committee means I am responsible for all financial matters, however I also give a hand with a far greater variety of tasks that are all exciting in their own way. The committee is an enrichment of my personal student life and I hope the effort will pay off in a great tour in 2017.
Foreign & educational affairs: Jari van Ravenstein
My name is Jari van Ravenstein, I was in my third year when I started this commission. I am fulfilling the roles of commissioner for foreign & educational affairs. For educational affairs I will ensure that participant are prepared for visits we will make in Australia. As for foreign affairs I will be planning those visits. I look forward to organising this Study Tour with my fellow members, since it is an unique opportunity to learn a lot about companies and universities in another country.
External affairs: Victoria Schermerhorn
In my third year of studying physics I started with this committee. Even though we did not know each other before we started, we stepped onto this road together. Since then we have been working closely together, but aside of the committee I do a lot more. For instance I am in a band playing saxophone and I enjoy rock climbing as well. Although we all have different hobbies, we have one thing in common: Physics. This gives us the great opportunities to work together and have many different views.