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 GIS lecture
The evening of January 23rd was in the theme of GIS for the members of Pyrus. The LexCie organised an evening with two talks on GIS. The lectures held in H41 were visited by a lot of members enjoying some drinks and two very interesting talks! The first lecture was on working with GIS. Our guest speaker Stefan Arts (an alumni from GIS) told us how he works in practice with GIS and what he does for Witteveen & Bos. The second lecture by Lammert Kooistra was on remote sensing and how to use it for a range of applications. He told us how remote sensing will be used in the future in his very enthusiastic talk. Shortly, it was a very interesting evening and we think everybody learned a lot of things about how GIS is used in research and consultancy. ?
Review Carrier Information Evening
The 6th of december, Pyrus members could focus on their future careers, by attending the Carrier Information Evening. This evening, nine speakers from various companies and career paths talked about their choices and how they got to the current point in their careers. Besides, Rik van Heumen showed us his interesting research on the statistics of Earth and Environment alumni. Besides the point that we were all happy to hear that Earth and Environment alumni generally quickly get jobs, it was good to know where most of us are likely to end up.
After three rounds of talks, distributed over 3 rooms, the commission organised a drink at the ground floor of Forum. This drink was held so that all unasked questions could be answered and the thirst for career information could be stilled.
All in all, the evening was a great success and we hope that you have learned a lot!
The Career Information Evening commission.