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.
The board has already changed on the 15th of November, but our Godfather never changes. Come to the chair group drink in Gaia to relieve some tension of the new period, have some small talk with your fellow students, but most importantly: There is an offer you can't refuse. The deal starts at 17:30 in Gaia, so be on time, to not miss out.
For generations the three nations lived among each other, but everything changed because the atmosphere attacked. Since then there was a battle between the soil, water and atmosphere nations. These nations will fight the final battle at 15 November, 22:00 in room 413 Forum. Do you want to join us on our adventure to acquire the flag of the enemy? You can sign up on the pyrus website!
This year, period 2 is ‘Hydrology Period’ at the LexCie. Three of our sponsors that work in hydrology will come and present themselves during 3 different lunch lectures. A quick overview: 30 October; National Water Traineeship (NWT), 16 November: Hydrologic, 30 November: Deltares.
Next up: Hydrologic, 16 November 12:45, C0104. Hydrologic is an consultancy firm in the water sector. They have projects all around the world and specialise in applying the latest models and ICT solutions to water related problems. During their lecture they will tell us more about their firm and tell us in more detail about some of the projects they work on.
Have you ever had the question of what you can do after your study from friends and relatives? And did you know an answer to that question? If not, the night of the 20th of November is just for you! This night, Student Association Nji-Sri and Study Associations Aktief Slip, CODON, Nitocra and Pyrus will collaborate on making your future plans more clear! Come join us in D.L.V. Nji-Sri from 19:30 onwards for an interesting evening with Nationaal Watertraineeship, Nationaal Bodemtraineeship and Wetskills where they will tell something about their organizations and participate in some exercises that you will do as a trainee as well. Afterwards there's time to network and time for drinks!
The 24th of November, the Environmental Sciences study associations will give a wonderful excursion to the Grebbedijk! Lievense, an engineering/consultancy firm specialized in the field of construction, infrastructure, water and environment, will give us a tour of the environment surrounding the Grebbedijk from multiple angles. The excursion will start at 13.00 at Agro. We will end the day with a nice drink/snacks at Forum room 103. It promises to be a very interesting event, and on top of it all, it is free! There is a limited amount of spots available per study association, so make sure to subscribe at pyrusbwa.nl!
On the 12th of October the LexCie organised a lunch lecture where four student talked about why they chose to go abroad during their bachelor and shared their experiences of going abroad with Erasmus. Roosmarijn talked about her time and experience in Lancaster, UK. Henri told us about his experience in Spitsbergen, Daan went to Göteborg in Sweden and shared his experiences. Lastly Joris talked about his time in California where he studied at the Davis University. Many student were enthusiastic about hearing these stories of the experiences of going abroad.