Over the years, S.A. Astatine has known many active members, and each one of them was, or is, very important to the association. There are, however, a couple of members that have put an extra amount of time and dedication into the association. For all these extraordinary efforts for S.A. Astatine, it was decided to appoint the undermentioned people with the title Honourable Member or Member of Merit.
As the program director of Advanced Technology Bernard was closely involved in the foundation of the bachelor Advanced Technology. He made sure the study evolved into what it is now; an international, multidisciplinary, technical bachelor program. When, in 2005, students demanded a specific Advanced Technology study association, Bernard supported this and thereby helped Astatine form as an association.
Jaap Flokstra has been closely working together with Astatine as programme director until he stopped in 2012. During his years as programme director, Jaap gave Astatine the opportunity to develop the young but enthusiastic association and supported Astatine by keeping good contact with the educational staff of AT.
Members of Merit
Brigitte, together with 14 other students, was part of the first class of the bachelor Advanced Technology students who started their study in 2004. In 2007 she was the first of her class to finish the bachelor with an 8 for her studies on Electroporation of Individual Cells. Besides her study, she founded, together with three other students, the study association Astatine on the 23rd of December 2005. As the secretary of the 1st board of S.V.A.T. Astatine, she played a big role in getting all the administration of the association in order. After her board year, she continued to stay active in the association, in, among other things, the auditing committee.
Geert started his study of Advanced Technology in 2006. Two years later, in 2008, he took a gap year to become the secretary of the 4th board of S.V.A.T. Astatine. Throughout his board year, Geert wrote the Astatine song, almost exactly as we still sing it today, and he set up a complete IT environment for the committees of Astatine; supporting the committees in meetings, subscribing for activities, and treasuring. Although changes have been made, the original apps are still part of the IT systems used today.
Jelmer started his study of Advanced Technology in 2008 and became active at Astatine. He joined a few committees, like the BOSS and KitCat. Due to few people joining the KitCAt, he did it together with only one other person. In 2010 he became part of the 6th board of S.V.A.T. Astatine in which he did a lot, but the most noteworthy thing was making sure the TAP is what it is now. Without Jelmer, chances are that the TAP wouldn’t even be there. A lot of negotiations had to be done in and after his board year to have the TAP be placed within the 5th floor of Carré. Afterwards, he closed off his Astatine career by being part of the advisory board for several years, until 2017, when he was done in Twente and moved to Delft.