Earlier this month students gathered together for the annual Creative Sustainability Kick-Off Day. Mikko Jalas, the programme director of the CS Masters programme opened the event with an introduction to studying in Aalto and an overview of what the CS studies can offer new students.
The afternoon was spent meeting the CS department heads from Business, Architecture and Engineering and engaging in a ‘world cafe’ style event where students had the possibility to talk directly with the professors about the courses on offer this year.
In the afternoon we moved outside to the Test Site, where the new students had the opportunity to meet the 2nd years. The Test Site is a student-led initiative that interlinks an open community with a physical space in Otaniemi Campus. The project enables experimental and synergetic projects in practical sustainability in an outdoor setting. The students involved presented their projects and encouraged the new students to join them.
The day ended with a shared dinner. The vegetarian meal included kale chips and pickled radish made with ingredients from The Test Site.