Connecting students with eachother, the PME department as well as the high-tech industry while maintaining an excellent standard of education.
An explanation on how we achieve our goals:
We offer every student a community by organizing activities next to the regular educational programme. Excursions, lunch lectures, receptions, workshops and the Taylor trip are examples of the activities we offer our students. With these activities we aim to supply the students with a social and practical addition to their education.
The interests of the HTE students are taken seriously. Representitives of Taylor are present during faculty meetings such as those of the Educational Committee Mechanical Engineering (OCME). Furthermore, the Taylor office is located within the PME department and we maintain extensive contact with the educational staff, faculty secretaries and MSc. coordinator.
Connect with Industry
We prepare the students for the high-tech industry. A great part of the activities of Taylor is organized in collaboration with industry partners. To achieve this, our commissioner of external affairs maintains contact with our industry partners.
Our study association helps to improve the HTE masters programme. We do this by means of feedback after the examinations. During these feedback sessions students provide feedback on the followed courses. We process this feedback and supply the lecturers with a summary of the remarks.
Taylor is the study association related to the department Precision and Microsystems Engineering of Delft University of Technology. The association was founded in 1980 to enhance the study experience of the students. The Taylor Foundation, in its legal form, was subsequently founded in 1992, making it an official organ in the TU Delft. During this time, the department changed its name from “Production Engineering” to the PME you are all familiar with. In contrast to what many people think, Taylor is not named after the famous mathematician known for the Taylor expansion. It is named after the mechanical engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor, who was active in production engineering and industrial efficiency. The logo of Taylor was inspired by the tip of an Atomic Force Microscope, an instrument that requires technology from all the divisions of our department.
From left to right: Mark Baken Chair Maurits Neele Secretary Paulien Laninga Treasurer Niels Beaufort Commissioner of internal affairs Jelle Smit Commissioner of external affairs
From left to right: Emile Heezen: Commissioner of External Affairs Frank Schilperoort: Treasurer Sophie den Boer: Chairman Julian Keizer: Secretary Cas van Ruiten: Commissioner of Internal Affairs
From left to right: Stan Otte (Treasurer) Matthijs van der Wielen (Commissioner of External Affairs) Myla van Wegen (Commissioner of Internal Affairs) Jan van Rijn (Secretary) Jaap Resink (Chairman)
From left to right: Joran van der Zwet (External Affairs)Emma Hoes (Secretary)Bas Roulaux (Chairman)Guido Mous (Treasurer)Lisanne Nijdam (Internal Affairs)
Michiel Zult (Internal Affairs) Jeroen Huisman (Secretary) Maurits van den Hurk (Chairman) Marc Gritter (Treasurer) Meindert Ras (External Affairs)
Ad Huisjes (Internal Affairs) Justin Smid (Secretary) Gijs van der Velden (Chairman) Marc de Graaf (Treasurer) Richard Pleeging (External Affairs