In case you were wondering what we like to do when not sitting behind our desks or working in the lab... :-)
Summer time is lake time here at mediTEC! This year with temperatures rising to 36°C we went with 38 students and employees to test our skills at Stand Up Paddling on the nearby Rursee. It's not that easy to stand on such a shaky board, but the more balanced among us can even do yoga on the SUPs. After 3 hours of paddling, swimming and sunbathing we had a barbecue buffet, enjoyed homemade desserts and played games until the evening.
The eleven-member MediÄTTÄCK team, a mixture of students and staff, was also strongly represented in 13 runs at the 3rd campus run of the RWTH Aachen University. The good mood among the own runners and fans was already heated up in the run-up by numerous in-house bets.
In March 2019 our chair visited the Kleinwalsertal in Austria for the annual seminar week. The main objectives were the review of lectures and the quality management system, but also publications regarding our research activities. Besides the daily work there was also time for skiing, hiking and snowboarding.
At the annual ice hockey event of RWTH Aachen (Uni-Cup), Anne and Matias were members of the professors’ team of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. A huge fan base celebrated them for their athletic achievements and for their unique outfits.
End of June, mediTEC sent out four of its bravest warriors. The whole team, headed by the viking chieftain Philipp Schleer, finished the 19km long obstacle run with a big smile and lots of mud on their faces.
At this year's RWTH campus run, mediTEC put a colorful mix of employees, alumni and family members into the starting field. Both at the FunRun over 4.6km and the FitnessRun over 9km mediTEC runners were represented.
For the seminar week this year we went back to Kleinwalsertaal. In addition to the daily work, we also had time to enjoy the ski slopes in the surrounding area.
At this year’s work outing we wanted to set our sights high, which lead us to the climbing forest in Aachen. Everybody, student and non-student employees, went to their limit and beyond. They balanced on bicycles or bobby-cars over heavily swinging suspension bridges, rushed through the treetops on flying foxes and jumped out of dizzy heights. After all that thrill everybody regained their power during a BBQ and an enjoyable evening.
13 brave mediÄttäck-Runners proved their fitness at the Strong Viking Obstacle Run in Nijmegen. In addition to team spirit, bravery, strength and endurance were necessary to accomplish the 19km long course and the 50 obstacles. Oorah!
In march 2017 we went to Zillertal in Austria for our annual seminar week. Among many lectures and discussions, there was a bit free time and socializing on the schedule.
Wer hier fleißig mitliest, wird feststellen, dass wir unser natürliches Habitat, das Labor oder den Schreibtisch, auch mal ganz gerne wechseln und sportlich aktiv werden. Und was macht man bei den hohen Temperaturen im Sommer, vor allem wenn man sonst Wintersportarten und Wasser toll findet? Richtig. Wasserski! Dieses Jahr fuhren wir mit unseren Mitarbeitern und studentischen Mitarbeitern des mediTECS nach Langenfeld, wo wir ein paar Runden auf der Bahn gedreht haben. Manche von uns mehr und manche weniger. ;-) Nichtsdestotrotz waren haben wir mal wieder unser Talent bewiesen und ließen uns nicht aus der Bahn werfen. Nach der sportlichen Betätigung hat man es sich auch mal verdient, die Sonne beim Grillen zu genießen. Selbstverständlich haben wir uns anschließend wieder sportlich betätigt und den Volleyball über das sandige Feld gejagt.
Wasserski, Grillen, Beachvolleyball und Sonne. Was will man mehr? ;-)
This year again just before Christmas, a mentor group meeting took place in combination with the very popular CeMPEG Usability Challenge. While eating Chrismas cookies and drinking hot wine punch, the mediTEC students and the mentor group learned the importance of usability in the medical context. They had to adjust a C-arm (with and without a positioning support) and they could test an integrated surgical working station as well as a planning- and navigation system for hip resurfacing.
This year our works outing took part on a golf course in Cologne Pulheim. Here everyone had the chance to putt on the green and make the golf balls fly on the range.
This year, the mediTEC „Ice-Challenge“ tradition has been carried on. Students and staff took part at the election of the best ice princess and ice prince as well as the most courageous ice hockey player.
As in the last years, the mediTEC-team visited the Aachen Christmas market.
Here are some pictures of the „mediTEC goes hot wine punching 2014“! ;-)
This year we had again a funny and sportive works outing.
Our institute went to the go-kart track in Eupen and finished the day with a barbecue and beach volleyball in Walheim.
On July 17th, Aleks Popovic and some former mediTEC colleagues performed a "maximal invasive intervention" on a roast beef (see "operation result" on the photos) and some fresh drinks. Aleks, who has been member of the mediTEC-team until 2007, received a PhD from the RWTH Aachen in 2007 and is now with Philips Research North America in Briarcliff an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University, NY. On July 18th Aleks gave an invited lecture in the frame work of the Helmholtz Symposium on Biomedical Engineering 2013 at RWTH Aachen University.
As every year, also in 2012 the meditec Running Fools won the top places in the Lousberg race.
At the seminar week in 2012 we went again to Kleinwalsertal.
In addition to the daily work, consisting of lectures on dissertations and projects of our staff, we have also further improved our skills in skiing and snowboarding.
After winning the RWTH Indoor soccer cup last year, the mediÄTTÄCK team entered the final for the fifth time in a row. In a thrilling match against ERC Energielücke the score after regular time was 3-3. After a deserved compensation 1 second left to play, by our goalscorer Paul, the game was decided by penalty. Unfortunately, we lost 1:2.
Cheered on by the best fans in the world, once again the second place was celebrated. Let's try again in 2013...
After the unfortunately lost final last year, this year the mediÄTTÄCK team succeeded to enter the final for the fourth time in a row and to win the tournament 5:4 by penalty shoot-out against the AIA SuperSonics. The thrilling final was decided, after a deserved compensation 3:3 20 seconds left to play, by a great shot by our goalscorer Fabrice during penalty shoot-out. Our goalkeeper Anna kept 3 penalties. Once again it was shown, that our excellent soccer player girls played a major role in this victory.
Cheered on by the best fans in the world, the victory was celebrated and the cup came home again.
This year, our institute went to Duisburg to the Wedau Park for water-skiing and the following barbecue.
After the brilliant title win last year, the mediÄTTÄCK team was able to enter the final for the third time in a row this year.
Unfortunately, our technically strong and attacking play was not rewarded and we lost 2:3 in the final.
Cheered on by the best fans in the world, the "master of the hearts" will bring the trophy back home next year.
For the seminar week 2010 we went to Kleinwalsertal - among many lectures, there was a bit free time and socializing on the schedule.
This year we went on a soft rafting tour as part of our works outing. We rented 3 rafting boats and drove from Hilfrath to Orsbeck. During this trip, we had a lot of fun. Some of us went on a little bike tour there. We finished our works outing with a cozy barbecue evening.
After we had unfortunately lost in the final last year, this time the mediÄTTäCK team finally won the CUP. Again 20 institutes of the RWTH Aachen University did their best and struggled for winning the trophy. With a goal difference of 26:4, not even one game lost and inspiring football on the highest level our crew finally deserved the 1st place. In an exciting final ILTIS was defeated with 2:1. Supported from our great fans the captain finally raised the trophy to the sky, while the team sang: "We are the champions...".
After a lot of water sports in the last years, we wanted to get high into the "air". Climbing in a high ropes course in Oberhausen
Just like last year, our team took part under the name "mediÄTTÄCK" at the RWTH Indoor soccer cup 2008. Among twenty institute teams of the RWTH Aachen University, our team was defeated after a large fight in a memorable final. As "Master of the hearts" we have offered great football and will come back the next year to win the cup...
This year our chair again took part in the Uni-Cup of RWTH Aachen, the traditional Icehockey-battle between the faculties of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Medicine.
Doerte Freisberg, Katharina Krenz, Wolfgang Lauer and a lot of mediTEC-fans actively supported the team of the Mechanical Engineers and made sure that the cup finally returned "home"... ;-)
At St. Martin's time again some little geese had to visit Prof. Radermacher's oven...
In 2006 we already had water, during the seminar week we enjoyed skiing - this year it was the right time for a thrilling combination...
For the staff retreat 2007 we went to the Kleinwalsertal - and despite the various lectures we still got a little time off to spend outside and do some socialising.
As every year we had our traditional St. Martin's meal at Prof. Radermacher's home.