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Are you a motivated student and want to aquire a new set of skills next to your studies? Then SensUs is something for you!
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What is SensUs?
SensUs is organized by students from the TU/e. We set the goals and we define the rules. We coach the Teams, and organize the entire contest week where all participating teams come together in Eindhoven. Teams participate from North-America, Asia, Africa, and many countries in Europe. Last year, the SensUs Event was viewed by over 20.000 people globally.
However, SensUs is more than a competition. We develop a vibrant ecosystem with innovative companies, experts, patients, students, startups, and healthcare professionals. We stimulate education by offering a highly innovative form of education geared toward multidisciplinary, goal-oriented, learning-by-doing engineering.
The SensUs Student Competition was set up to improve biological sensing. SensUs strives to accelerate the development of sensors for health and to stimulate education and innovation in the field of biosensing. This year, the Theme is acute inflammation with a focus on sepsis. A biosensor could help intensivists, general practitioners or the patients themselves to assess this condition in an early stage before harm has occurred.
What will you do?
Below you find several positions that are open in our Organization. In addition to these positions, you can develop yourself doing smaller projects, e.g. innovate this very website, organize a competition for high school students, develop a course for professionals or a different project you come up with.
This is what makes SensUs unique. You can choose your own challenges, your own tasks and shape your own development. We create the innovative enviroment within the Organization to let you explore your interests.
Lead an international organization
Chairs & Co
The Chairs & Co Department is responsible for maintaining an overview over the whole Organization, including the treasury and the contact with the outside world.
The roles that are part of the Chairs & Co are:
Create an amazing SensUs Event
The Events Department is responsible for the logistics of the SensUs Innovation Days. You learn organizational skills and leadership qualities.
The main tasks of Events are:
- Make the scenario for the Innovation Days
- Negotiate with external companies
- Arrange a keynote speaker and Master of Ceremonies
- Make decoration- and floorplans for the location
Put SensUs on the corporate map
The External Relations Department is responsible for the contact with the partners of SensUs. You learn to acquire new partners and to improve your professional business skills.
A couple of activities of External Relations are:
- Maintain professional partnerships
- Acquire new partners
- Organize multiple partner sessions with the teams
Create the biggest social media audience
The Public Relations Department is responsible for the publicity of SensUs. You learn how to place SensUs in the spotlight and to make it interesting for the broader public. Other tasks are managing the social media accounts and designing catching banners, articles and posters.
Public Relations is more than that, the main activities are:
- Exposing SensUs to the outside world
- Writing interviews with patients and experts
- Get into contact with relevant foundations
- Design promotional materials
- Post on the SensUs social media accounts
Determine the theme of next year
The Technology Department is responsible for the technological aspects of SensUs. You learn to write scientific reports, communicate with experts and professionals in the field of biosensing and healthcare, and think critically about complex problems.
Some tasks of the Technology Department are:
- Consult experts and professionals for their technical expertise
- Research and determine the theme and biomarker of next year
- Make a sample preparation plan for the Testing Event and assess it in the laboratory
- Create a SensUs wikipedia page about the theme