Stan Rietveld, from Eindhoven University in the Netherlands, arrived in Stellenbosch on June 8. As part of the two year Masters programme at Eindhoven University, students undertake an internship in industry or coursework at another university. On recommendation of his friends, Stan applied to Stellenbosch University.

Stan joined STERG and was supervised by Prof Craig McGregor. He worked on the rooftop laboratory and conducted research on heliostat efficiency, thermal energy storage.

While in Stellenbosch, Stan resided at Concordia Hostel, where he made many new connections, especially with the international community. During recess, he was joined by his parents for a tour of the Garden Route and a visit to Namibia. Stan returned to Eindhoven in October, and is eager to return to Stellenbosch.

The Stellenbosch University International Office was very helpful in getting Stan here and showing him around on arrival. STERG also acknowledges the admin staff at the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic engineering and Ms Gillian Cortereal, who authored the original article over on the departmental website.

We wish Stan well with his Masters!