Who are we?
During the summer break of 2019 a physics related study tour to the west coast of the United States and Canada, named Highway 1, will be organised. The participants of the tour are Applied Physics students at the University of Twente. The tour will take us to the cities Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver. Silicon Valley will be one of the highlights.
The west coast of the US features high-end technology companies and institutes. The study tour enables applied physics students to visit these companies and research facilities. This experience helps students to enrich themselves and gives them a better understanding of how research is facilitated at a global level. It also gives an impression of the possible future prospects as a physicist. The beautiful nature in the US and Canada will also be explored and the tour will show the cultural aspects of living there. This shows the participants the cultural differences between the US and Canada and the Netherlands.