Welcome to the Study association Pyrus. The student association for students of the BSc Soil, Water, Atmosphere, the MSc Earth and Environment and the MSc Geo-information Science at the Wageningen University.Read more ...
Pyrus, the fourth element
According to the old Greeks the world consisted of four elements: earth, water, air and fire. In the Bachelor, Soil, Water and Atmosphere, we have already three of the elements. Thinking of a study association name was not that hard, as the study association is an extension of your study; fire. Pyrus is a deviation of the Greek word pyr (fire) and in this way the study is in perfect harmony.
The goal of the study association is to strengthen the relation between students and between students and teachers. To achieve this we organise different activities, e.g. weekends, excursions, lectures, drinks and the annual cheese fondue. Once per period (five times a year) our association magazine is spread, which contains articles in Dutch and English. The annual highlight of Pyrus is the SK Grondboren (Students Soil Drilling Championship), where we try to drill 1.20 meter into the ground as fast as possible.
In a nutshell; Pyrus gives an extra element to your Bachelor or Master study about Soil, Water and/or Atmosphere and also Earth System Science and Geo-Information Science, in Wageningen.
Review LexCie Erasmus lunch lecture
On the 30th of November the Sexcie Lexcie organised a lecture by five of our own members. Reint, Marte & Evelien, Michelle and Britt told us about their experiences going abroad. From soccer player Bas Dost in Lissabon to shooting lessons in Spitsberg, and from a Hogwarts like campus to wandering underneath a glacier, we learned about all the adventures you can experience when studying abroad. Many 1st and 2nd year BWA students showed up and left both inspired and with their bellies filled with the free lunch.
Fiery greetings, Semper FlexCie cum Sexcie LexCie.
Review Introduction barbecue
Tuesday November the 7th the annual introduction barbecue took place. During this evening the first-year students got a chance to get to know each other and Pyrus whilst enjoying a drink and a good piece of meat. Despite of the cold weather the fire of Pyrus kept us warm. A lot of people came and everyone enjoyed the meat, lots of baguettes and salads. We really enjoyed this evening and hope the rest did too.