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 2016-2017 is constituted on September the 19th 2016 during the 67th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Pieter Brorens (Chairman)
  • Koen Kistemaker (Secretary)
  • Janine Nijenhuis (Treasurer)
  • Menno van den Haak (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Jisca van Dam (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Jelle Keijzer (Commissioner of TaCo)
  • Lisa Büller (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” and “Overleven”. 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 2016-2017 is constituted on November the 21th 2016 during the 68th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Arlette Nieuwesteeg (Chairwoman)
  • Annelot Sark (Secretary)
  • Maaike Bril (Treasurer)
  • Ruben Walen (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Sven Lakemeier (Commissioner of Design)
  • Lisa Büller (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 first edition of ASc will be in the afternoon of June 14th 2017!

ASc can be reached at asconnect@tudelft.nl

The Applied Sciences connect committee 2016-2017:

  • Christine van Tuyll (Chairwoman, Hooke)
  • Demi van den Blink (Secretary, LIFE)
  • Anne-Kee Doing (Commissioner of Logistics, VvTP)
  • Jordi Alkemade (Commissioner of Promotion, TG)
  • Sophie van Leur (QQ LIFE))
  • Rachel Los (QQ Hooke)
  • Stijn Strebus (QQ TG)
  • Boris van Breugel (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 2016-2017 is constituted on November the 21th 2016 during the 68th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Roderick de Kat Angelino
  • Jordi Geelhoed
  • Lars Kraaijevanger (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 2016-2017 is constituted on November the 21th 2016 during the 68th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Kirsten Hopman (Chairwoman)
  • Meinske Haak (Secretary)
  • Rick Hofman (Treasurer)
  • Rafael Jezior (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Meryem Altiner (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Donna Duiker (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 2016-2017 is constituted on November the 21th 2016 during the 68th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Pascal Vijverberg (Chairman)
  • Tom van den Brenk (Secretary)
  • Axel van Vliet (Treasurer)
  • Jorn Ticheler (Commissioner of Brewing process)
  • Lars Kraaijevanger (QQ)

BroZuscie

A lot of siblings find it difficult to comprehend what their brother or sister is doing during those long days in Leiden and Delft. The BroZuscie is a committee that organizes a day on which all brothers and sisters of LST students can see what it is like to be a student Life Science & Technology. They get a lecture, do a small practical and of course there will be drinks at the end of the day, so they will see what a typical week of a LST student is like.

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

  • Marije van Beek (Chariwoman)
  • Effie Leijten (Secretary)
  • Deborah Boes (Treasurer)
  • Ewald Jongkind (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Hessel van der Eijk (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 2016-2017 is constituted on September the 14th 2016 during the 67th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Judith Teeuwisse (Chairwoman)
  • Marieke Warmerdam (Secretary)
  • Anne-Lokke van der Zalm (Treasurer)
  • Pascal Vijverberg (Commissioner of Companies and Universities)
  • Roos Groenewoud (Commissioner of Companies and Universities)
  • Jelle Vooijs (Commissioner of Funds and Acquisition)
  • Lisa Büller (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 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 2016-2017 is constituted on November the 21th 2016 during the 68th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Sven Lakemeier
  • Tess Bevers
  • Linda Li
  • Thijs Jannes
  • Effie Leijten
  • Mees Fox
  • Jelle Hoek
  • Samira van den Bogaard
  • Marjolein Quik
  • Tim Arnoldus
  • Jimmy van Zanten
  • Lilian Dijkhoff
  • Hessel van der Eijk (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 2016-2017 is constituted on November the 21th 2016 during the 68th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Marieke Warmerdam (Chairwoman)
  • Casper van der Luijt (Secretary)
  • Alex Allen (Treasurer)
  • Job Deen (Commissioner of Taste)
  • Hessel van der Eijk (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 2016-2017 is constituted on November the 21th 2016 during the 68th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Tess Bevers (Chairwoman)
  • Tijn Sewandono (Secretary)
  • Jorn Ticheler (Treasurer)
  • Britt Rooijakkers (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Jasmijn Hanhart (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Menno van Diemen (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Lars Kraaijevanger (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 two years ago. The committee organizes different excursions to companies and universities within the Netherlands.

The ExcurCie 2016-2017 is constituted on September the 19th 2016 during the 67th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Roderick de Kat Angelino (Chairman)
  • Sander Mallon(Secretary)
  • Demi van den Blink (Treasurer)
  • Shannara Taylor Parkins (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Sophie van Leur (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:

  • Elien Versteegen (Faculty Party committee)
  • Meryem Altiner (Science Gala committee)
  • Dorian Žutinić (Science Quiz committee)
  • Jelle Vooijs (Open Mic Night)
  • Robin van Nie (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 2016-2017 is constituted on November the 21th 2015 during the 68th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Angelique Pothuizen (Chairwoman)
  • Paula van der Meer (Secretary)
  • Leanne van Bentem (Treasurer)
  • Nadine Berenst (Commissioner of Freshmen)
  • Martijn Wissink (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Sjoerd Koopman (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Lars Kraaijevanger (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:

  • Hanneke Reinders
  • Nick Boelen
  • Charlotte Koster
  • Folkert Kan
  • Sophie de Valk
  • Rik Volger
  • Sam de Jong
  • Jildau Bras

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

  • Domique Daatselaar (Chairwoman)
  • Luc Kouwenhoven (Secretary)
  • Lisanne Giebel (Treasurer)
  • Karlijn Cammel (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Isa van der Vlugt (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Sophie van Leur (QQ)
  • Hessel van der Eijk (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 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:

  • Xavier Hakkaart (Chairman)
  • Brigitta Witte
  • Kai Touw
  • Diederik Wieles
  • Jildau Bras
  • Sophie van leur (QQ)

Liqcie

The liquor committee, or the Liqcie, makes its own liquor. It is against the law to distillate your own liqcuor, 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 2016-2017 is constituted on November the 21th 2016 during the 68th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Rick Hofman
  • Jelle Keijzer
  • Janine Nijenhuis
  • Tijn Prins
  • Lisa Büller (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 2015-2017 is constituted on September the 14th 2015 during the 63th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Sam de Jong (Chairman)
  • Koen Pelsma (Secretary)
  • Marissa Janssens (Treasurer)
  • Margot Guurink (Commissioner of Visitations)
  • Michelle Post (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Donna Duiker (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 2016-2017 is constituted on November the 21th 2016 during the 68th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Elien Versteegen
  • Luuk Klein
  • Mayuur Bajaj
  • Elena Hobbs
  • Lukas Doege
  • Sophie van Leur (QQ)
  • Myrthe Crombaghs (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 2016-2017 is constituted on November the 21th 2016 during the 68th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Nicky van Hinsberg
  • Roderick de Kat Angelino
  • Lucie Delfos
  • Jelle Vooijs
  • Leanne van Bentem
  • Ruben Walen
  • Tom van den Brenk
  • Dion Terwiel

Oucie

For some parents it is hard to understand and imagine what their son or daughter is doing all those days in Leiden and Delft. The Oucie is a committee that organizes a day for parents to come by and see what it is like to be a student of Life Science & Technology. They get a lecture, do a small practical and there will be drinks at the end of the day, so they will see what a typical week of a LST student is like.

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

  • Kirsten Odenwald (Chairwoman)
  • Kathalijne Bruens (Secretary)
  • Willem Marulanda Valencia (Treasurer)
  • Minke Gabriels (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Hessel van der Eijk (QQ)

Calendar Committee

After the last time LIFE produced a calendar it has already been three 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 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)
  • Lisa Büller (QQ)
  • Donna Duiker (QQ)
  • Sophie van Leur (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. During the brewing process the teams will be helped by the City Brewery “De Koperen Kat”.

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

  • Hristina Hristova (Chairwoman)
  • Thijmen Mostert (Secretary and Commissioner of Brewing Processes)
  • Ilse Pardijs (Treasurer)
  • Els van Son (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Lisa Büller (QQ)
  • Lars Kraaijevanger (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)
  • Pepijn Kooij (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Hessel van der Eijk (QQ)

VoLcie

Five 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 19th 2016 during the 67th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Leanne van Bentem (Chairwoman)
  • Noud Klaassen (Secretary)
  • Casper van der Luijt (Commissioner of Design)
  • Elien Versteegen (Commissioner of Interviews)
  • Job Deen (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Lars Kraaijevanger (QQ)

WebCo

This year the new committee the WebCo has started. The WebCo helps the board to improve the website and with other digital and programming challenges.

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

  • Frank Rood
  • Rik Volger
  • Elien Versteegen
  • Hessel van der Eijk (QQ)