The VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ cannot exist without her active members. They are the beating heart of the association, consisting of approximately 200 students who work days and sometimes nights to organize activities for the almost 2500 members. Some of these active members put in so much effort, mean so much for the association, that we distinguish these by designating them as members of merit.
Despite all the VSV’s parties and social events that Lukas Müller enjoys attending, he immediately dove into the more serious and demanding committees as a young aerospace engineering student. In the B2 committee, he ensured that the quality of education was continuously assessed and raised to a higher level. Soon after that, he took on the challenge of becoming Chairman of the Script Committee. Our website, the one that the VSV knows today, would simply not exist if it hadn’t been for his hard work and contribution. But his ScriptCie career does not end here. Up until this day, he is actively engaged in the online development and he is now working on a new VSV website and house style together with his fellow ScriptCie colleagues, for which the society is very thankful. Furthermore, he has taken part in the M1 evaluation committee for FPP, along with the function of Logistics in the Studytour committee. Organising an amazing trip to France, Italy and Dubai, he proved his passion for Aerospace Engineering and visited some of the most leading companies within the industry. Now, he is in charge of the faculty communication and promotional affairs within Master Department ‘Apollo’ and continues to amaze us with his dedication and warm heart for the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’. We are proud to have him as one of our members of merit and we would like to thank him for his commitment and hard work online behind the scenes.
Arjan is the one person present everywhere, whether it is at events, in ‘de Atmosfeer’, or in the committee room. Arjan’s enthusiasm cannot be beaten, and he is always telling great stories and enthusing others about the VSV and space. Arjan started his VSV-career in the ScriptCie, which he never left. He joined the TapCie, organized the Symposium with the Space Department, and became manager of our bar! This year, Arjan was involved with organizing and promoting the 15th Lustrum and he also joined the CieCie, organizing a wicked weekend for many active members! Arjan has helped out whenever possible and always showed his warm heart and support towards the VSV and its members. This is much appreciated and is why he deserves the title of Member of Merit!
Marijn van Oorschot
Marijn started her VSV career back in 2015 as part of the C1A, organising activities for freshmen. She liked this so much that she decided to continue on to organise the biggest freshmen activity of the VSV: the Freshmen Weekend! Her VSV was far from over, though: after this, she would continue on to be part of the DeBaCo, FiFoCo, Study Tour, Space Department, TapCie, and MediaCo. She has not just distinguished herself by the great amount of committees, of course. Behind the scenes, she has helped out with a great deal of other VSV events and activities, particularly in the transition to the digital world during COVID-19. She has definitely earned her place as Member of Merit of our association!
Whether you have noticed it or not, you have probably held or seen numerous graphical designs made or influenced by Willem, be it in his role as part of the Jaerbouck or Media committee, or in his role as teacher during one of the many, many InDesign workshops he has given over his time at our association. This is far from his only contribution to the VSV: also as part of the management of ‘De Atmosfeer’, the Airshow committee, Revolutionary Aerospace Women, or Master Department ‘Apollo’, the one constant has been his desire to help others. He has definitely succeeded at that, for which we would like to thank him with the title of ‘Member of Merit’!
There are few constants in life, but two are Bastiaan’s undying love for space, and for Feyenoord. While the VSV has no such connection with Feyenoord, there is definitely an overlap in our love for spaceflight. It then comes as no surprise that Bastiaan has spent a large amount of his time at our association within this area. It all started in the Space Department, where he organised the annual VSV symposium, and continued in the Pre-Lustrum committee, which initiated what would later become known as the ‘Da Vinci Satellite’ project. Over the past three years, Bastiaan has been one of the driving forces elevating this project to the heights it has reached so far. Definitely an accomplishment worthy of the ‘Member of Merit’ title.
Few can claim to have such a long and varied career at the VSV as Jan, who started as part of the Brake committee, livening up everyone’s break with the Brake magazine, followed by the Freshmen Weekend committee, the CieCie, the Space Department, BIT, and eventually the Pre-Lustrum committee, where he helped set up the Cubesat committee, which would later become the ‘Da Vinci Satellite’ project. More impressive than his contributions through committee work, even, are his contributions behind the scenes: Jan is always up to help someone out, no questions asked, from basic image and video editing questions to fully running the streaming equipment for any big VSV event. For all of this, and more, we are proud to have Jan as Member of Merit of the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, he has earned it.
Thomas started his VSV career in the Film and Photo Committee. After that, he joined the Jaerbouck Committee, Bachelor Evaluation Committees, Space Department (RVD), Atmosfeermanagement, Committee Committee, Script Committee, Revolutionary Aerospace Women (RAW), and this year, he contributes to the VSV in the Media Committee. Next to this impressive list of committees, Thomas is a critical and enthusiastic VSV member, that is always willing to help and create a better VSV. Besides his commitment to the VSV, Thomas also participated in the board of Green TU Delft, a team advising the University on environmental sustainability. Due to this imposing list and his presence in the association, he earned his installment as Member of Merit of the VSV 'Leonardo da Vinci'!
Graduated Members of Merit
Sébastien Bourier - installed on 6 January 2020
María Seoane Álvarez - installed on 3 September 2020
Ralph van Sunten - installed on 2 March 2020
Jasper ten Bloemendal - installed on 6 May 2019
Mats Dirkzwager - installed on 7 January 2019
Christel Prins - installed on 26 February 2018
Floris Heeres - installed on 11 December 2017
Alper Kenger - installed on 15 May 2017
Ramon Duivenvoorden - installed on 15 December 2016
Matthew Corvers - installed on 15 March 2016
Vera Somers - installed on 31 May 2016
Coen Ravesteijn - installed on 15 December 2016
Elisabeth van der Sman - installed on 2 June 2015
Jasper Müller - installed on 9 December 2014
Charlotte Broek - installed on 3 June 2014
Sabine Soepnel - installed on 10 December 2013
Benjamin Broekhuizen - installed on 16 October 2013
Maarten Weehuizen - installed on 19 March 2013
Lisanne van Veen - installed on 5 June 2012