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.
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!
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'!
Max started his time at the VSV in the Bar Committee after which he became the secretary of the Freshmen Weekend committee. In his third year he was the chair of the 8th Management of our faculty bar ‘de Atmosfeer’ and in his fourth year he was the Commissioner of the Multiple Day Excursion of the Space Department. Since 2018, Max has been part of the Script Committee and in 2019, he joined the GalaXSki organising the lustrum ski trip and gala. Max can still often be found in 'de Atmosfeer' helping out the new managements and enjoying nice conversations with his fellow students of all years. He could also always be found as a volunteer during many VSV events, from freshmen weekends to our symposium and drinks. Without his incredible help these events surely wouldn't have been as succesful as they were, thereby greatly earning his title as Member of Merit of the VSV 'Leonardo da Vinci'.