Weingarten - The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RWU had 62 graduates in the summer semester of 2023, 39 of them with a bachelor's degree and 23 with a master's degree. They have now been celebrated and were given their certificates at the graduation party. Outstanding final thesis projects were also honored.
"Nothing comes from nothing."
Professor Dr. Michael Pfeffer, Vice-Rector for Research, International Affairs and Transfer, opened the ceremony in one of the university's newly renovated lecture halls. He congratulated the graduates: "After a lot of hard work, you have now made it and are being honored as engineers today." In his speech, he quoted the French scientist and philosopher René Descartes with a personal addition: "I think, therefore I am - as of today a Bachelor or Master of Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences."
The Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Dr. Thomas Glogowski, also congratulated his graduates. He gave them the following advice: "You are all the problem solvers of the future. These solutions don't always fall from the sky, so never stop learning."
The bachelor's degree course in Mechanical Engineering had the most graduates in the summer semester with 22, followed by Automotive Engineering with eleven. In the master's degree courses, the most graduates came from the Product Development in Mechanical Engineering course, namely 16.
Award-winning bachelor's and master's theses
Two prizes for special achievements and outstanding theses were also awarded during the graduation ceremony. Andreas Hagel, a graduate of the master's degree course in Product Development in Mechanical Engineering, received the Steinbeis Transfer Center prize. For his master's thesis, he developed an innovative testing system for evaluating light metal components.
The prize from the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) was awarded to Jan Ahrens, a graduate of the bachelor's degree course in Automotive Engineering. For his thesis, he built a detailed model of the current Formula Student racing car. Jan Ahrens used this model to carry out various measurements in the wind tunnel. From the results, conclusions could be drawn about the original vehicle, allowing it to be optimized. "A prime example of multidisciplinary engineering", as Dr. Thomas Oberländer from the VDI, who presented the award, sums up.
The ceremony was accompanied by music from the Banana-Crew-Kombo.
Text: Lisann Gauß
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