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.
A former Soil, Water, Atmosphere student who has worked at Deltares for the last 3 years held a talk about what Deltaris is and does, how this relates to other companies in this sector. He also talked about four projects at Deltares he has been involved in and an in depth explanation of the how the projects went and he gave some examples of what you have to do when you are involved with a project.
On the 20th of November the “Roadshow water” took place in collaboration with Aktief Slip, CODON, Nitocra and Nji-sri. Nationaal Watertraineeship, Wetskills and Water Footprint Network visited Wageningen to tell something more about their companies. However, there was a twist: besides the informative session about the companies, we also did some interactive exercises. We practiced an exercise where you and your team had to choose a role on a ship and afterwards we also practiced pitching. Three groups had 30 minutes to prepare a pitch from a Wetskills program and afterwards the pitches we made were compared to the pitches done at the Wetskills conference. All in all it was an educative evening!