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PhD Pub: Summer edition 07.09.2018

The PhD Pub welcomes guests for the first time since the semester started. Trying to cope with the hottest summer ever in Sweden, we will drink frozen cocktails and ice-cold beer.

We start at 17:17 on Friday, the 7th of September. Address: Drottning Kristinas väg 29

Check the event details at PhD Chapter website and Facebook

PhD Chapter Board and Functionaries 2018/19

On May 30th and June 19th the PhD Chapter had their elections to renew the board and functionaries for the academic year 2018/19, assuming duties on July 1st 2018. The newly elected PhD Chapter Board 2018/19 is the following:

  • Chairperson: Robin Palmberg , ABE school, Urban Planning and Environment dept., Division of Systems Analysis and Economics;
  • Vice chairperson: Tage Mohammadat, EECS school, Electronic department;
  • Teasurer: Jesper Karlsson, EECS school, department of Robotics, Perception, and Learning (RPL);
  • Board Members:
    • Amanda Kessler, CBH school, Chemistry department, Surface and corrosion science division.
    • Elena Malakhatka, ITM school, Energy Technology department.
    • Emma Riese, EECS school, Theoretical Computer Science department.
    • Fangkai Yang, EECS school, Computational Science and technology department.
    • Félix Vautard, ABE school, department of Civil Engineering.
    • Kateryna Morozovska, EECS school, Department of Electromagnetic Engineering.
    • Sriharsha Bhat, SCI school, Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering department.

The PhD Chapter has also elected as Auditor Milan Jocevski (ITM school, Industrial Economics and Management department) and as Master of Ceremonies Kateryna Morozovska (EECS school, Department of Electromagnetic Engineering).

Congratulations to the new team and good luck from the outgoing PhD Chapter Board 2017/18!

PhD Chapter Board Elections

Are you ready for the second and last PhD Chapter Summer Extra Meeting? Here is a reminder that we will convene today Tuesday June 19th 2018 at 17:15, in “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29. Some food will be served, so please sign up here to let us know you are coming! Your THS member card is required to attend the chapter meeting and vote.

The PhD Chapter Summer Meeting will host elections for:

  • Treasurer, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to 2019.06.30. Nominee: Jesper Karlsson (video statement here), EECS school, department of Robotics, Perception, and Learning (RPL).
  • Board Members, 7 positions to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to 2019.06.30 (Note that the PhD Chapter Board includes Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Treasurer, for a total of 10 members). Nominees:
  • Auditors, 2 positions to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to (at least) 2019.12.31. Nominees:
    • Milan Jocevski (video statement here), ITM school, Industrial Economics and Management department.
  • Deputy Auditor, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to (at least) 2019.12.31; No nominees.
  • Master of Ceremonies (Klubbmästare), 1 position to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to 2019.06.30. Nominee:
    • Kateryna Morozovska (video statement here), EECS school, Department of Electromagnetic Engineering.

The agenda of the meeting can be download here.

New Presidium and Elections

Good news! We have a presidium: Robin Palmberg (on the left) and Tage Mohammadat (on the right) have been elected respectively chairperson and vice chairperson of the PhD Chapter for the academic year 2018/19.

Now it’s time to form an awesome team for these two young leaders. Are you ready for a PhD Chapter Summer Extra Meeting? Feel more than welcome to apply for one (or more) of the positions listed below, as we will proceed with other elections and convene once again on Tuesday June 19th 2018 at 17:15 in “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29. Please sign up here and let us know you are coming! Your THS member card is required to attend the chapter meeting and vote.

The PhD Chapter Summer Extra Meeting will host elections for:
  • Treasurer, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to 2019.06.30; the Treasurer is also a Board Member.
  • Board Members, 7 positions to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to 2019.06.30 (Note that the PhD Chapter Board includes Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Treasurer, for a total of 10 members);
  • Auditors, 2 positions to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to (at least) 2019.12.31; this position is not compatible with Board Member.
  • Deputy Auditor, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to (at least) 2019.12.31; this position is not compatible with Board Member.
  • Master of Ceremonies (Klubbmästare), 1 position to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to 2019.06.30.

All the info on the elections, updates and how to apply (after the PhD Chapter Summer Meeting) are on this page.

The final agenda will be posted here few days before the meeting.

Welcome to join the next PhD Chapter meeting!

PhD Chapter Summer Meeting 2018

Are you ready for the PhD Chapter Summer Meeting? We will convene on Wednesday May 30th 2018 at 17:15 in a first meeting, and at 17:30 in a second meeting, in “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29. Some sushi will be served, so please sign up here and let us know you are coming! Your THS member card is required to attend the chapter meeting and vote.

The PhD Chapter Summer Meeting will host elections for:
  • Chairperson, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to 2019.06.30. Nominee: Robin Palmberg (video statement here), ABE school, Urban Planning and Environment dept., Division of Systems Analysis and Economics.
  • Vice chairperson, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to 2019.06.30. Nominee: Tage Mohammadat (video statement here), EECS school, Electronic dept.
The PhD Chapter Board has also decided to re-open after the PhD Chapter Summer Meeting the nomination period for the following positions:
  • Treasurer, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to 2019.06.30;
  • Board Members, 7 positions to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to 2019.06.30 (Note that the PhD Chapter Board includes Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Treasurer, for a total of 10 members);
  • Auditors, 2 positions to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to (at least) 2019.12.31;
  • Deputy Auditor, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to (at least) 2019.12.31;
  • Master of Ceremonies (Klubbmästare), 1 position to be occupied from 2018.07.01 to 2019.06.30;
The decision has been taken due to failure of the mailing list, which has reduced the visibility of our nomination campaign toward our members. The Board has now fixed the issue and apologizes for the inconvenience.
All the info on the elections, updates and how to apply (after the PhD Chapter Summer Meeting) are on this page.

The final agenda is here.

Welcome to join the next PhD Chapter meeting!

Join the PhD Chapter board 2018-2019

Do you want to use some extended PhD student time (up to max 20% per year) to work with career events, educational projects and seminars? Do you want to get involved in the decision-making process and represent PhD student rights at KTH? Are you ready to meet new friends and be inspired besides your own research? Then we want you for the next PhD Chapter board. Applications are open until May 25th. Please, follow the instructions on our elections page in order to apply!

Disclaimer on a recent survey

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that THS and the PhD Chapter names have been wrongly used by one of our board members to send a survey to KTH staff based on a scientifically very poor questionnaire. We have come to the understanding that the object of such action was to help the development of a student’s master thesis at Stockholm University. The personal involvement of our board member, due to their role in our organization, has created confusion and lead to a situation of discomfort for many KTH employees. We hope that anyone who has been offended or bothered by such survey can accept our apologies, while the matter will be investigated further.

/The PhD Chapter Board

Apply for members of THS election Board

As a member of the Election Board you have two tasks. The first is to market the elections at your chapter. You will be given all the marketing materials you need by the election coordinator, but you need to adjust it for your chapter and choose what channels to post it in. The second task is to review the election at your chapter and the work and reports done by the election coordinator.

The work in the Election Board only takes 8-20 hours per year. Free lunches are also provided. But it is an important position to THS and THS chapters.

For more information, please visit the following link:

http://ths.kth.se/39928/apply-for-ths-election-board-1819

 

PhD Students’ Free Sport Week 2018

Free sport classes for all THS member PhD students during week 17 at KTH Hallen!

Just drop in, check in at KTH Hallen’s front desk at least 10 minutes before the class starts and don’t forget to bring your THS student card, a padlock, indoor shoes, a water bottle and comfortable training clothes. The program is reported below.

Note that no booking in advance is possible.

Once you will have picked your new favorite sport, remember that KTH offers a yearly benefit to the employed PhD students that can be used at KTH Hallen. That’s why the PhD Chapter wants to offer you a chance to try all the classes for free during week 17.

The PhD Chapter Board wishes you good health and lot of fun while looking for your new favorite sport! 🙂

Program

Note that some changes have been made. The program can also be downloaded in PDF.

MONDAY 23/4

12:15 GRIT Strength 30 min

LES MILLS GRIT Strength is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.

16:15 Core 45 min

Effective, challenging and fun workout for the body’s ”core”; torso, back and pelvic muscles. Gives you stability, strength, balance and better posture.

19:10 Hatha Yoga 55 min

Hatha is one of the most traditional branch of Yoga, and its techniques includes asanas (physical postures), Pranayama (breath exercises) and meditation. Some of the benefints that involves the practise of this discipline is relaxation, flexibility, strength and concentration, for both body and mind

TUESDAY 24/4

12:30 CXWORX 30 min

Looking for a short, sharp workout that’ll inspire you to the next level of fitness, while strengthening and toning your body? CXWORX™ is for you!

16:00 Bodybalance 55 min

BODYBALANCE™ is the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance.

17:00 Bodycombat 55 min

BODYCOMBAT is the empowering cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai.

WEDNESDAY 25/4

07:30 Spinning 30 min

A conditioning class at a spinning cycle. There are a variety of resistance, pace, technique and position.

12:00 Spinning 45 min

A conditioning class at a spinning cycle. There are a variety of resistance, pace, technique and position.

17:00 Bodyattack 45 min

BODYATTACK™ is a high-energy fitness class with moves that cater for total beginners to total addicts. We combine athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats.

18:00 Vinyasa Flow Yoga 55 min

Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement,” and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Physically, you will build strength, endurance, and flexibility.

THURSDAY 26/4

11:35 Gympa 45 min

A varied and fun mid-intensity workout that include fitness, strength as a flexibility with great variety. You get a bit of everything and it’s easy to keep up with.

12:30 Bodypump 45 min

A strength-training workout for your whole body. We use a bar and weights that you can choose and vary. We work through the large muscle groups with particular endurance strength training.

16:15 Bodycombat 55 min

BODYCOMBAT is the empowering cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai.

17:20 GRIT Strength 30 min

LES MILLS GRIT Strength is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.

17:30 Spinning 55 min

A conditioning class at a spinning cycle. There are a variety of resistance, pace, technique and position.

FRIDAY 27/4

11:30 SH’BAM 45 min

Featuring simple but seriously hot dance moves, SH’BAM™ is the perfect way to shape up and let out your inner star. Set to a soundtrack of chart-topping popular hits, dance music that is heard in the hottest nightclubs around the world, familiar classics remixed and modernized Latin beats, SH’BAM™ is the ultimate fun and sociable way to exercise

12:00 Spinning 30 min

A conditioning class at a spinning cycle. There are a variety of resistance, pace, technique and position.

15:15 Vinyasa Flow Yoga 55 min

Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement,” and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Physically, you will build strength, endurance, and flexibility.

17:30 Bodyattack 55 min

BODYATTACK™ is a high-energy fitness class with moves that cater for total beginners to total addicts. We combine athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats.

19:00 Basket ball 55 min

During the classes we normally play 5 against 5. For everyone to be able to get the most out of their training, we divide the teams after the participants experience.

PhD Chapter Meetup on VR/AR in Science

Welcome to the new Reality! On April 4th, 2018 at 17:00 we will gather in our PhD pub “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29, with PhD students Liridona Sopjani and Elena Malakhatka who will tell us about their VR Sci Labs at KTH and give a general overview on how virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) could be used in our research and education. Please, register here.