News: Trackshttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/nyheterNews related to Chalmers University of TechnologySat, 31 Jul 2021 08:11:09 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/sv/nyheterhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Tracks-film-2021.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Tracks-film-2021.aspxNew concept creates education across borders<p><b>The concept Tracks consists of elective courses, and developments to the educational system and Chalmers' learning environments. One important purpose of Tracks is to cater to the students' wishes for a more individual and flexible education. It is one of the largest educational investments in Chalmers University of Technology's 190-year history.​</b></p><div>The Tracks initiative, which is funded by the Chalmers Foundation, offers elective Tracks courses for Chalmers students in years 2–5 and for Chalmers alumni. Within the framework of Tracks, a learning environment is being developed on Campus Johanneberg, which will include different project rooms, workshops for different materials, and computer resources for machine learning, among other things. The inauguration is planned to take place early 2022.</div> <div><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Sustainable development requires cooperation​</h3></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">In May 2019, the first pilot of Tracks started and today the courses are in full swing. Chalmers students from 31 of 40 master's programmes were represented in Tracks courses the first year. The idea is that students will meet and collaborate across programme boundaries and take on relevant challenges with a basis in real-world problems together.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;I believe that many young engineers today want to contribute to sustainable development and the problems we face are often complex system challenges. If we are going to be able to contribute to a sustainable transition, we must be prepared to work together with different skillsets,&quot; says Tracks student Emilia Sandolf, a master’s student in Industrial Ecology.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>In Tracks courses, students get to try an interdisciplinary approach, something which is uncommon at technical universities. The subjects in the courses vary a lot, covering everything from current challenges in the healthcare sector or the transport industry to issues linked to ethics and AI. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Kathryn Strong Hansen, teacher and responsible for the course<em> Emerging Technology – Ethics Through Fiction</em>, explains her own view of the Tracks concept:</div> <div>&quot;For me, Tracks is all about sharing! Students from different backgrounds and disciplines are sharing ideas and perspectives. The fact that they have different takes on the challenges we address in the courses is really expanding the discussions, we all learn a lot from each other.&quot;</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Flexibility and professional skills are required</h3> <div>Young people today want more choices and greater flexibility in their education. The system at Chalmers today allows some individualisation for the student, but it is limited. Engineering and architectural educations have traditionally been organised by discipline – mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and so on.<span style="background-color:initial"> Deep subject knowledge is necessary for qualitative architectural and engineering work, but architects and engineers also need to develop knowledge and skills in interdisciplinary working methods, ethics, communication, and entrepreneurship, for example. This is something that Monica Ringvik, technical manager at Astazero, member of the Tracks advisory committee, and Chalmers alumni, emphasises:</span></div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;When I went to Chalmers, we often had lab tasks to execute from A to Z, which was good since deep subject knowledge is of course very important in working life. But through Tracks, the students also get the opportunity to develop additional skills, such as teamwork, the confidence to network, work independently and solve abstract tasks together with others. It is a different kind of knowledge that employers really demand today&quot;, she says.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Close connections to both research and industry</h3> <div>Tracks brings many perspectives and representatives together, not least from areas of society and industry that are linked to the course subjects. Airbus are involved in the course Structural battery composites, and the course which develops the technology linked to the <a href="/en/news/Pages/five-years-with-the-chalmers-fence.aspx">Chalmershindret showjumping fence​</a> has close links with the Swedish equestrian sector, including the Swedish Equestrian Federation and industry representatives. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Another <a href="/en/news/Pages/Students-involved-in-creating-the-healthcare-of-the-future.aspx" title="link article course">Tracks course with a focus on the healthcare sector </a>has so far worked closely with representatives from different parts of Region Västra Götaland. Offering students opportunities to develop their professional skills in close collaboration with working life and society is an important ingredient in Tracks. There is also a close connection to the latest research at Chalmers, and the Tracks courses are therefore a great preparation for an academic career.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Leif Asp, Professor and head of the Tracks course <em>Structural battery composites</em>, says that the students in his course get to work together with researchers on <a href="/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/Big-breakthrough-for-’massless’-energy-storage.aspx" title="link article">real and current research challenges.</a></div> <div>&quot;The courses are both research-related and research-preparatory. In my course the students got to read many scientific papers as well as try and tackle major interdisciplinary research questions. The Tracks courses give students the opportunity to work with larger challenges than they usually would, which is very inspiring,&quot; he says.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Kick-start your career</h3> <div>Emilia Sandolf, a biotechnology student, chose to read the Tracks course Design of Sustainable Infrastructure &amp; Urban Transformation to try something new.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;In our course, we were given the task of developing Chalmers Campus area in a sustainable way with a focus on both technology and architecture. During the course I blogged about our project, discussed issues about infrastructure and urban spaces, something I have never done before in my ordinary educational programme. Tracks broadened my imagination of what I can work with as an engineer,&quot; she says.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Emilia’s team worked on developing a solution for a more appropriate flow of people on campus, which resulted in a proposal to update the Chalmers app &quot;Campus Maps&quot; where they came up with the idea to use sensors to collect information about movement patterns and use the information to, for example, show where there are rooms and study places with vacancies. The knowledge can be used to optimise the use of premises and reduce congestion. According to their idea, it could also be possible to automatically optimise ventilation and temperature and in that way save energy.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;As a student, I think you should dare to take steps outside your comfort zone. You cannot develop if you don’t challenge yourself. I think the Tracks course was a great way to challenge myself in a safe environment. The course was a little bit like a bridge from the world of education towards life after graduation!&quot;</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Monica Ringvik at Astazero echoes this sentiment:</div> <div>&quot;I think Tracks can give a great competitive advantage to students’ future careers. I think they get a kick-start from the experience of tackling real challenges in teams with mixed skills within Tracks. In fact, I believe that this is a competitive advantage for Chalmers in general. The investment in Tracks can really attract new people to the engineering profession.&quot;</div> <div><br /></div> <div><div><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">Text:</span> Julia Jansson</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">Film:</span> Torgil Störner ​​​</span></div></div> <div><br /></div> ​​<br />Mon, 24 May 2021 13:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Students-involved-in-creating-the-healthcare-of-the-future.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Students-involved-in-creating-the-healthcare-of-the-future.aspxStudents creating the healthcare of the future<p><b>​Today's healthcare sector is becoming increasingly digitalized and tech driven. Chalmers invests heavily in the area of health and technology. In the elective course Here, there and everywhere – healthcare integrated in our everyday lives and places, students from different programmes, teachers and industry representatives with different areas of expertise, collaborate. Their task is to find new solutions to the challenges within the global healthcare sector.</b></p>​<span style="background-color:initial">To improve the technical development of the sector, various areas of knowledge within Chalmers can play a key role, such as architecture, organizational development and e-health solutions.</span><div><br /></div> <div>“Chalmers has students who are competent in these three areas, but that doesn’t mean they are automatically good at collaboration. They need to practice interdisciplinary teamwork! For us, that was the starting point when we created this Tracks course” says Patrik Alexandersson who is responsible for the course.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/20210101-20210631/SebastanRye_biltilltext.jpg" alt="sebastian rye, student" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px;width:180px;height:180px" /><br /></div> <div>Chalmers student, Sebastian Rye, participated in the first round of the course <em>Here, there and everywhere – healthcare integrated into our everyday lives and places</em>. He is currently studying his final year of Industrial Engineering and Management and is currently writing his Master thesis where he investigates how the use of artificial intelligence can be used in an efficient way in the healthcare sector.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“I had actually already chosen all my elective courses, but the Tracks course great combination of healthcare, interdisciplinary collaboration with mixed student groups and the opportunity to make contacts in the industry was a little too difficult to resist. I just had to take that extra course!”.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Current and real challenges</h3> <div>Tracks is a major investment in education and in new learning environments funded by the Chalmers Foundation. Tracks elective courses will complement students' programmes, introduce them to new subject areas and give them the opportunity to practice interdisciplinary teamwork.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Tracks courses are also linked to the latest research and to industry. In this course, the subject area was presented by representatives from the Högsbo Specialist Hospital and from Sahlgrenska University Hospitals’ digital R&amp;D department. Chalmers Center for Healthcare Improvement (CHI) is also behind the course as well as patients who were involved to give feedback on the students' solutions.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The intention with Tracks courses is that they should be able to quickly adapt to current needs and challenges in work-life and society. The healthcare-course is a good example. In the spring of 2020, when the new corona virus began to spread around the world, the teachers decided to include a case about pandemic management in the course, which was not planned from the beginning. Students could choose from three different cases to work with together in small groups: Pandemic, “Life Event Cancer” and Virtual Hospital.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The case called “Life Event Cancer” shed a light on the fact that there are more things than just the patient's disease that needs to be taken care of in the case of a cancer diagnosis. One question that the students discussed was how and with what digital tools the patient and their families can be supported throughout a treatment period.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Virtual hospital and virtual care in general are current topics in the healthcare sector today. Healthcare can be provided in many ways and doesn’t always have to be linked to a physical hospital building. Åsa Holmgren, project manager at Högsbo Specialist Hospital, believes that more technical solutions are needed, but that they need to be carefully examined – which solutions are the most useful within the healthcare sector? In response to which situations and when can they be applied for the best possible outcomes?</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“By learning more about how different technical solutions can be used, healthcare can be changed and improved. An example could be to develop the patient's ability to self-test at home, which the medical staff can follow up and manage – maybe it can lead to faster regulation of drug dosage. I have to say that the students impressed me with their insights and innovative suggestions in their final presentations!” says Åsa Holmgren.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Among other things, the students had suggestions for continuous feedback from a number of health parameters in patients staying at home. This is something that may create a preventive effect. Patients with better knowledge of their own health would also contribute to a more accurate decision-making by the caregiver. An increased use of Machine learning was also proposed, in order to, for example, identify early risk parameters for potential development of cancer.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>In their final presentations the students came up with ideas regarding different health parameters that may be possible for the patients to control by themselves, at home. Something that could have a preventive effect and provide the patients with better knowledge of their own health status and contribute to an improved decision-making-process for the healthcare provider. Another suggestion from the students was more frequent use of Machine Learning. This could be a tool to identify early risk parameters for potential development of cancer.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Aim to increase students’ interest in the healthcare sector</h3> <div>During the first round of the course Here, there and everywhere – healthcare integrated in our everyday life and places, Chalmers students from eight different educational programmes participated and for the next course, planned this autumn, Patrik Alexandersson aims for even more.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“We hope that our course can lead to increased knowledge of, and interest in healthcare among architecture and engineering students. By participating in the course, students gain a very good insight into the sector's challenges and its logic, which is enormously positive, both for themselves, Chalmers and for society in general.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Sebastian Rye was already interested in the subject before the start of the course, and he thinks that the opportunity to choose a course based on his own interest was very rewarding.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“The teachers were incredibly committed and experienced in the area and guided us throughout the course, but at the same time it was a lot of project-oriented teamwork and a lot of self-studies. I really thought that the course complemented my other studies well, because in Tracks courses you get to practically apply the things you have learned to a subject you are interested in. This means that the knowledge you have gained from your programme actually gets enhanced!”</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/news/Pages/chalmers.se/sv/nyheter/Sidor/Studenter-med-och-skapar-framtidens-vard.aspx" title="course poster"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Read more about the <span style="background-color:initial">course</span>​</a></div> <em> </em><div><a href="https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/chalmersstudies/tracks/Pages/current-courses-within-tracks.aspx" title="chalmers study portal"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" /><span style="background-color:initial">Read more about the c</span><span style="background-color:initial">urrent courses within Tracks</span></a></div> <div><em style="background-color:initial"></em></div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Text:</strong> Julia Jansson</div> <div><strong>Photo:</strong> Västfastigheter, Sjukhusen i väster och Högsbo specialistsjukhus</div> ​Fri, 09 Apr 2021 02:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/m2/news/Pages/Flying-boat-of-cashews-won-in-Italy.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/m2/news/Pages/Flying-boat-of-cashews-won-in-Italy.aspxFlying boat of cashews won in Italy<p><b>​Chalmers’ students continue to perform at the top in the student sailing competition 1001VelaCup in Italy. The regatta was cancelled this year due to Corona but was replaced with a design competition that Chalmers team won.</b></p>​Around 30 students from different grades and educational tracks have since the autumn semester 2019 been involved in the project of designing a racing boat with the final goal 1001VelaCup in Italy. Far into the spring, it was still uncertain whether there would be any sailing in Italy. The idea was to also build the boat, but then the news came. The regatta was cancelled and replaced with a design competition. <div><br /></div> <div>A total of 20 universities were invited to the competition. In competition with six other university teams from Germany and Italy, Chalmers' team submitted drawings, technical detailed descriptions, photos, information about construction processes and more, as well as a report of almost 200 pages. The submitted material was assessed on the three aspects innovation, thoroughness and presentation. </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">An extreme design </h3> <div>According to Lars Larsson, professor at Mechanics and Maritime Sciences and supervisor of Chalmers Formula Sailing, the construction was by far the most extreme construction in the competition. The boat sails on foils, which lift the hull out of the water. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>“The real challenge was to achieve stability in the flying condition. The boat becomes extremely unstable there. Through a newly developed method with separate flaps on the starboard and port sides and an advanced mechanical control system, the boat could be made as stable as without foils&quot; says Lars Larsson. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The boat is built according to the R3 class rule which limits the boat in length, beam, sail area and that it must be naturally renewable or made of recyclable materials. In Chalmers' case, a high-performance dinghy for two sailors built from a bio-composite consisting of flax fibres, balsa wood and a thermoset plastics based on cashew nuts. </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">From start to finish </h3> <div>Chalmers Formula Sailing has been conducted within one of Chalmers' Tracks courses. This means that the students are given the conditions to create cross-border competencies according to their own wishes. Fabian Myrheim Ebbesson is in his final year of his master's degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. He was Chalmers Formula Sailing's team leader and is very pleased with both the design and the training element. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;It feels very good to get the recognition from the judges of the 1001 Vela Cup. It’s a confirmation that our performance is of a high standard, not only in technical development but also in the presentation of the work performed. In this project, we had the opportunity to really get acquainted with a complex problem and drive the development from an idea to finished drawings&quot; says Fabian Myrheim Ebbesson. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>This was the third year Chalmers participated in the competition. Chalmers students won the regatta in the first year of 2018, the following year they finished third. This year, they took back the place at the top of the podium. </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Become a part of the team </h3> <div>It’s already time to aim for upcoming competitions. If you are a student interested in moving Chalmers Formula Sailing further, please register on the link below. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="https://forms.gle/euhyS3rejyzLb52fA">Apply for Chalmers Formula Sailing </a></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Chalmers is also recruiting a new project manager since Lars Larsson is about to retire. If you are working on Chalmers and interested in supervising this exciting project, please contact Lars as soon as possible at <a href="mailto:lars.larsson@chalmers.se">lars.larsson@chalmers.se</a>.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Read more</h3> <div><a href="/en/education/studying-at-Chalmers/Pages/Tracks-Optional-courses.aspx">Tracks– elective courses and innovative learning environments​​</a></div> <div><a href="/en/news/Pages/Organic-cashew-boat-wins-sailing-competition-in-Italy.aspx">Organic cashew boat wins sailing competition in Italy​</a><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/news/Pages/Organic-boat-building.aspx">Organic boat building in a nutshell​</a><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/centres/sportstechnology/research/sports/sailing/Pages/Formula-Sailing.aspx">The project Chalmers Formula Sailing</a></div>Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:30:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Music-at-chalmers.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Music-at-chalmers.aspxMusic on the curriculum <p><b>​​A course about music, where students compose tunes and build their own instruments. At Chalmers University of Technology. How is that possible? In a standalone course through the Tracks-framework, students from various educational programmes meet each other to learn more about the subject of Music Engineering.</b></p><div><span></span><span style="background-color:initial">O</span><span style="background-color:initial">n closer inspection, engineering within the field of music is not so strange at all. Building acoustic instruments, developing electronic music programs, researching acoustics and using AI in the work of composition, are all examples of what you can find within the subject of Music Engineering, and it is not a new phenomenon at Chalmers. In the 1990s for example, saw the creation of what is today a global developer of techno-synthesizers and drum machines is, namely the Gothenburg-based company Elektron. Many talented musicians have been researchers at Chalmers for a long time and sounds in general have a long research tradition at the university. Now, with the start of this course, forces have joined together to take a comprehensive look at the subject of Music Engineering.</span></div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>Palle Dahlstedt, one of the teachers on the course, is a composer himself. Besides being at Chalmers, he also works with teaching at the Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg.</div> <div> </div> <div>“Over the years I have been struck by how similar technology, engineering and music composition and artistic creation processes are to each other,” he says.</div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Major initiative in new forms of education</h3> <div> </div> <div>The Tracks-course Music Engineering is held at both basic and advanced level. Chalmers’ new educational initiative, Tracks, allows students to choose independent and interdisciplinary courses in their own interest to supplement their ordinary educational programme with.</div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>“Tracks provides the opportunity to test new interdisciplinary ideas, for which there may not have been any natural forum for previously. Teachers as well as students come from different educational areas, and experiment together, maybe sowing the seed for a new, exciting research area”, says Palle Dahlstedt.</div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>Student, Cornelis Törnquist Sjöbeck, fills in:</div> <div> </div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/20200101-20200701/Music%20Engineering/Cornelis%20Törnquist%20Sjöbeck.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:150px;height:148px" />“It's so much fun to meet both teachers and students with different backgrounds and knowledge. Since everyone chosen this course because of their own interest, both the social environment and the level of everything created is amazing!”</div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>Cornelis Törnquist Sjöbeck has a Bachelor’s degree in IT and is currently doing the Master’s programme in High-Performance Computer Systems. He thinks the course in Music Engineering is a fun element in his education, and also very relevant for a future engineering career.</div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>“Music-making is often about problem solving and creativity, and so is the engineering profession”, he says.</div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">What is Music Engineering?</h3> <div> </div> <div>Palle Dahlstedt emphasises that it is not a course in music and engineering – they are integrated and that’s why the subject is called Music Engineering. The subject can range from different aspects of music creation, electronical music programmes, material development and so on. But it can also be anything that has to do with people’s experience of music. For example, during the course the students investigated what &quot;Groove&quot; really is.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>You do not need to have experience of playing instruments yourself to participate in the course. It is also possible to investigate sounds linked to issues of health and security aspects. For example, something that engineers often discuss nowadays is whether an electric car should make sound, so as not to be too quiet and therefore be a traffic danger.</div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>The Music Engineering course is divided into four sections with different themes, each with an associated workshop:</div> <div> </div> <div><ul><li>Acoustic Instruments: About the basic physics behind acoustic musical instruments, including hands-on experiments with building and playing them.</li> <li>Electronic Music Instruments: Introduction to sound synthesis and how to control it with physical interfaces.</li> <li>Musique Concrète: Music from Everyday Sounds: Learn how any sound from any acoustic source can be used to create music, as in the genre Musique Concrète, originating in France in the early 1950s. </li> <li>Human sound and music perception: introduction to how people perceive sound and music.</li></ul></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">A course that includes both concerts and lotteries</h3> <div> </div> <div>In the part about Musique Concrète, the students were given an object through a lottery. With that object they were supposed to create sounds – everything from a coffee maker, rubber bands, balloons and bicycles. The challenge became an eye-opener for many students.</div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>“It is a good exercise to get people to start thinking about sounds and their impact on us and our environment. Sound is everywhere and affects us more than we might think,” says Palle Dahlstedt.</div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>Cornelis Törnquist Sjöbeck was assigned to create sounds with the help of food. It resulted in a zombie-inspired piece of music created using oranges and peanuts.</div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>Another exciting part of the course was the practical assignments about acoustic instruments. In addition to going into depth about the underlying physics behind acoustic instruments, the students themselves had to step into a workshop and try to build instruments themselves. With the instruments they performed a kind of concert, with different bands consisting of students participating.</div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>“I did not perform during the concert myself, but it was incredibly cool to see how different groups performed their music with their own-built instruments. They had achieved a great deal of work in a short time!” says Cornelis Törnquist Sjöbeck.</div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Fast conversion to online teaching</h3> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"> </h3> <div>With the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus, Chalmers switched quickly to online teaching in early March – a challenge for a practically oriented course like the one in Music Engineering. But it has exceeded expectations. The students had to build their own instruments and complete the acoustic course. The workshop in electronic instruments was conducted online.</div> <div><img alt="Printscreen Music Engineering workshop" src="/SiteCollectionImages/20200101-20200701/Music%20Engineering/Printscreen_750x340px_toppbild.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="border-style:solid;width:700px;height:313px" /><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>“Of course, you miss those personal meetings where you can look over their shoulders and help the students face-to-face, but meeting online is working alright, you just have to adapt and design the tasks for the format. During the workshop we shared both sound and screen with the students. In fact, it is impressive to see how both teachers and students have quickly adjusted to solve the situation that has arisen,” says Palle Dahlstedt.</div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div></div> <div> <a href="https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/chalmersstudies/tracks/Pages/current-themes-courses.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" /></a><a href="https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/chalmersstudies/tracks/Pages/current-courses-within-tracks.aspx" title="chalmers student portal">Read more about Tracks, courses and themes</a></div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Text:</strong> Julia Jansson </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Photo:</strong> Private</div>Tue, 14 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/news/Pages/They-are-on-the-right-track.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/news/Pages/They-are-on-the-right-track.aspxThey are on the right track!<p><b>​​The first three Tracks students from Chalmers have been examined. Tilda Sikström, Elin Lorin and Pontus Ljungqvist held their final presentations at the arena Nya Ullevi in Gothenburg in the beginning of November in 2019.</b></p><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/F/Blandade%20dimensioner%20inne%20i%20artikel/tracks_examinerade750x.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />The theme was the continuation of <a href="/en/news/Pages/This-year%27s-Chalmers-Fence-measure-the-horse%27s-speed.aspx">the Chalmers fence </a>and Associate Professor Magnus </div> <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/F/Blandade%20dimensioner%20inne%20i%20artikel/MagnusKarlsteen_180130_270x170.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px;height:107px;width:170px" /><span style="background-color:initial"></span><div>Karlsteen, <span style="background-color:initial">responsible for Chalmers horse sports venture</span><span style="background-color:initial">, was their examiner. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">​The students' work received positive feedback from the organising team for the Gothenburg Horse show. The project, including measurement equipment for horse training, will therefore be further developed in a cooperation between Chalmers’ entrepreneur initiatives and the horse community.</span><br /></div> <div><br />Chalmers’ new educational initiative, Tracks, offers interdisciplinary and individualised studies. It will make students better prepared to solve future societal challenges, such as energy supply, transport and more efficient use of resources. <span></span><span style="background-color:initial">Tracks gives the students great opportunities to broaden their knowledge outside of their chosen main area.</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Text: Mia Halleröd Palmgren, <a href="mailto:mia.hallerodpalmgren@chalmers.se">mia.hallerodpalmgren@chalmers.se​</a></div> <div> </div> <div><a href="/en/news/Pages/Tracks-prepares-students-for-the-future.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read an earlier news article about Tracks.</a><br /></div> <div><a href="https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/chalmersstudies/tracks/Pages/Tracks.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" /><span style="background-color:initial">Read more about Tracks – </span><span style="background-color:initial">one of the biggest investments in education in </span><span style="background-color:initial">Chalmers' history</span><span style="background-color:initial">. </span></a></div>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100