Notice of closure

Following university regulations, S.A. Astatine is currently closed until (at least) April 6 2020.

S.A. Astatine is the study association for Advanced Technology and Nanotechnology students at the University of Twente. We are an international, non-profit association that support the students (and staff) of Advanced Technology and Nanotechnology in providing a community, creating opportunities for personal development, and evaluating the curriculum.  This is done by the means of a combination of both educational and extracurricular activities.

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Skitrip Davos 2019
LithiumWerks Excursion
Company Dinner
Dies Natalis
Sailing Trip
First Year's Camp (NICAT)
Teacher Lunch Lecture
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Gala 2020: Fire & Ice

On the 5th of March, we held our yearly Gala with Study Associations Proto and Atlantis. Our members came out in their finest suits and dresses to dance the night away.  We had great music, even better people and an amazing photographer to capture it all.  It was surely a night to remember! 


Bob Ross Painting Tutorial

Recently we held a Bob Ross painting tutorial where members could explore their creative sides and enjoying a relaxing evening after a long day of coursework. We all painted the same picturesque mountain sunset scene on canvas, but somehow each person’s painting turned out differently. We experimented with the oil paints uniquely and all had our very own “happy little accidents”. Nevertheless, each work of art turned out beautifully and we were all very happy with the results.

Zeton Excursion

On the afternoon of 4 February, enthusiastic members of Astatine cycled from the university to Zeton, in the hopes of finding out more about their engineering, design and fabrication services. We were greeted with a warm welcome and given some more details about the company’s operations through a presentation. Afterwards, Thomas Ladrak, one of Zeton’s sales managers, showed us videos the moving of a pilot plant from the factory and eventual to their final location. Now that we had a good idea of their operations and the excitement was built up, it was time to have a peak into the factory. Finally, our excursion ended with a drink where we could socialise with more of Zeton’s employees. They even treated us to a lovely goodie bag.

All in all, we really enjoyed the excursion. Thank you Iwan and Zeton for helping to organise this event!

VDL Almelo Excursion

Wednesday 16th of October Astatine visited VDL Almelo with 13 enthusiastic members. We started with an explanatory presentation from Puck, a factory engineer, about his daily duties. He closed his presentation with some fun pub quiz questions. After the presentation, we had a tour through the factory which ended with a more informal drink where we could talk to employees.

Thank you VDL and Imane for this nice excursion!