Past Events

Make Science More Diverse, Equitable, and Open to All – Women in STEM

PICTURE A SCIENTIST is a movie laying out the situation of women in STEM. Join us for a narration of a journey full of struggle and harassment presented by biologist Dr. Nancy Hopkins, chemist Dr. Raychelle Burks, and geologist Dr. Jane Willenbring, based on their very own life and career experience.

"Picture a Scientist is the documentary we need to continue the call for action, to continue awareness, and to remind those who would abuse a system, we see you. " - Film Inquiry

When: In your own time between Friday, 11 December (noon CET) – Sunday, 13 December (midnight CET)

Where: In the comfort of your home

Registration required: Please fill out this form by Tuesday, 8 December (midnight CET), to register. You will receive personalized login details following your registration, which you can use to watch the film.

Find more information about the film on this website.

The screening is organized by SAM - the Scientific Staff Association at the Department of Materials, kindly sponsored by the Department of Materials, ETH Zurich and is receiving advertising support by Equal!

Dear members of SAM,

We are happy to invite you to the SAM General Assembly this year via ZOOM (see link below) to vote a new board, discuss association matters and bring in ideas for the coming year.

The SAM member joining with the most creative ZOOM background will receive a small prize. 

Join us, tell us what you liked so far and what you wish for in the future. Simply send us an email and we will address your ideas during the event.

Also, if you are interested in getting more involved in the “behind the scenes” of the Department of Materials, our GA is a good time to get to meet the SAM board and join it to become an active member of SAM.

Date: 23 September 2020
Time: 10 AM
Place: ZOOM (https://ethz.zoom.us/j/91297904514) - Password: 443411

The agenda:
1. Welcome
2. Election of the vote counter
3. Approval of the minutes of the GA 2019
4. Report from the board
A. Presentation of the association and the board
B. Highlights of the past year
C. Outlook
5. Finances 2019/2020 (expenses/budget)
6. Election of one to two financial revisers
7. Discharge of the board
8. Election of the board members and their functions
9. Varia

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Your SAM-team
Cameron, Chia, Laura, Linda, Maria-Nefeli, Martina, Murielle, Nicolas, Štefan, Tobias, Viktor, Vladimir

Dear colleagues,

Together with Materials Alumni (http://www.matalumni.ethz.ch/, the association representing the alumni of D-MATL), we have the chance to visit the robotic fabrication lab (RFL) of the NCCR (National Competence Center of Research in digital fabrication) on the campus Hönggerberg. With the special guided tour, the participants will have the chance to learn on various research topics in RFL and see many prototypes of future construction techniques.

The tour will start at 6 pm on January 28th. After the tour (~1 h) we will gather for some Feuerzangenbowle (mulled wine with a rum-soaked sugarloaf lit above it – you will love it ;-) ) and mingle with Materials Alumni and current doctoral students, postdocs and senior scientists of D-MATL.

The guided tour is limited to 30 participants. Please register by writing an email to vvoney@ethz.ch. The participation is free of charge. It will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

Summary:
When: Tuesday, January 28th, 2020, at 6 pm
Where: Campus Info, ETH Hönggerberg (Click the link for Information on how to get there)
What: Tour through the robotic fabrication lab at ETH Hönggerberg, followed by Feuerzangenbowle

We are looking forward to seeing many of you there.

Best regards,
Your SAM team

The SAM Pub Night, generously sponsored by the Materials Alumni, will take place on the 12th of November 2019 at the Materials Science Pub. Join us at 18:30 for beer, snacks and some relaxing time together.

Join our poker tournament (starting at 19:00) to win a prize! At around 21:00 the games will be over and the winners from each table will compete against each other in the final game. If you’d like to participate in the poker tournament, make sure to reserve your seat by filling out the following doodle: https://ethz.doodle.com/poll/scwdt6v5mxn45976

If you wish to come along without playing, you are just as welcome to join the Pub Night! There is no need for registration.

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The Materials Alumni ETH is the alumni organization of all the people that graduated from the Department of Materials with a Bachelor, Master or Doctorate (Post-Docs are eligible for membership after spending at least four semesters at ETH). The goal of the Materials Alumni ETH is to connect all graduates of the Department of Materials. For this purpose we are organizing multiple events a year sometimes with materials science related topics and while others focus more on the socializing part. In fact our next event will be a joint event with SAM on January 28th 2020 when we will visit the digital fabrication laboratory of the architecture department followed by a Feuerzangenbowle (more information will follow).

Please find all our events on our website:
http://www.matalumni.ethz.ch/

Here you can find an overview of all the benefits an alumni membership entails (e.g. being eligible for the Project Neptun Notebook sales) https://www.alumni.ethz.ch/en/member-benefits1.html

Dear members of SAM,

We are happy to invite you to the yearly SAM General Assembly to vote a new board, discuss association matters and bring in ideas for the coming year. 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 event.

Also, if you are interested in getting more involved in the “behind the scenes” of the Department of Materials, our GA is a good time to get to meet the SAM board and join it to become an active member of SAM.

Please fill in the doodle until 10th of June:

SAM 2019 General Assembly Doodle

(Or pass by spontaneously if you don’t feel like making plans in advance).

Date: 24th June 2019

Time: 17:30

Place: HCI J498

We are looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Your SAM-team,

Murielle, Linda, Martina, Kilian, Vladimir, Viktor, Jona, Paolo and Stefano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scientific Staff Association at the Department of Materials (SAM) invites all female doctoral students and Postdocs of the D-MATL and of the associated groups to the Material Girls Night. Especially welcome are group members of the Professors Bona, Burgert, Ensslin, Ermanni, Herrmann, Kochmann, Mezzenga, Morbidelli, Norris, Pescia, Poulikakos, Pratsinis, Schulthess, Stemmer, Troyer, Vogel, Vörös, Windhab, Wood, and Zenobi-Wong.

We meet on the 7th of March 2019 at 6PM in the Alumni Lounge (Campus Hönggerberg) for a cosy evening with snacks and drinks (sponsored by D-MATL). Get to know your female colleagues working with materials and participate in the Alumni Quiz Night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Material Girls Night 2019

Material Girls Night 2017

First Joint SAM - Materials Alumni Event:

Tour of the Underground of ETH Hönggerberg and Feuerzangenbowle

Dear colleague,

Together with Materials Alumni
, the association representing the alumni of D-MATL, we get to experience the underground tunnels that connect the different buildings on campus. If we have enough time we will also visit the heating plant that generates the warm water and heating for the whole ETH Hönggerberg campus.

After the tour (~50 min) we will gather for some
Feuerzangenbowle (mulled wine with a rum-soaked sugarloaf lit above it – you will love it ;-) ) and have the chance to mingle with Materials Alumni and current PhDs, PostDocs and Senior scientists of D-MATL.
Note: The tour will be in German and is unfortunately due to the nature of the tour not barrier-free.The guided tour is limited to 25 participants. Please register by writing an email toweydelin@ethz.ch. The participation is free of charge. It will be on a first-come-first served basis.

Summary:

When:
Thursday, January 17th, 2019, at 6 pm

Where:Campus Info, ETH Hönggerberg
What:Tour through the underground of ETH Hönggerberg campus, afterwards Feuerzangenbowle

We are looking forward to seeing many of you there.


Best regards,

Your SAM team

Please follow the link for pictures of the SAM Poker Night 2018:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/GvsMc86QNRWXFwKb9

Dear all,

On Tuesday, the 16th of October, you are invited to the SAM Pub Night, which will take place at the Materials Science “secret” pub.

Join us at 18:30 for good beer, snacks and some relaxing time together.

Would you like to win a fancy, very impressive prize? Then join our poker tournament!

  • 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 21.00 the games will be over and the winners from each table will form a final group for the final game.

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/t42acvr9cpwbzyvn

If you wish to come along without playing, you are free to do so! No need for registration. We look forward to seeing you there!

Your SAM-Team,
Murielle, Martina, Stefano, Paolo, Kilian, Vladimir, Jona, Viktor, Linda

Email us via sam@mat.ethz.ch
Visit us via sam.ethz.ch
Like us on https://www.facebook.com/sam.eth.zurich

Dear members of SAM,

We are happy to invite you to the yearly SAM General Assembly to vote the new board, discuss association matters, and bring in ideas for the coming year.

Be proactive! Join us for feedback and the opportunity to give input for the future of SAM. You are very welcome to bring ideas and suggestions in topics, which matter for you.  So come and discuss with us! Simply send us an email and we will address your ideas during the event.

Please fill in the doodle until the 10th of July, it would make our planning easier. However, you are also welcome to pass by spontaneously.

https://doodle.com/poll/c3wwb37a46ct9kws

Date: Wednesday, 18th of July 2018
Time: 17:30

Place: HCI J498

We are looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Your SAM-team,

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

SAM - Scientific Staff Association at the Department of Materials