In its meeting on June 30, 2021, the general assembly of the Stuttgart Center for Simulation Science (SC SimTech) elected Miriam Schulte (formerly Mehl) as the new dean of the Simulation Technology study program.
She succeeds Rainer Helmig from the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems (IWS), who is stepping down from his position after more than 12 years of tireless dedication.
"Rainer has been instrumental in all milestones so far, from the establishment of the study program in 2010 to the accreditation and finally to the revision of the study program. We thank him for his great dedication. It was always an extraordinary pleasure to see how he burned for the study program," said Managing Director Thomas Ertl on the occasion of the new election.
Also the students expressed their gratitude for the many years they had spent together and confirmed that they had always sensed how important the study program was to Rainer Helmig. At the same time, they are looking forward to working with Miriam Schulte and the new impulses she will bring, emphasized one student.
"Rainer Helmig as Dean of Studies has succeeded in bringing to life an interdisciplinary study program that has been continuously developed and adapted over the years. This is also our wish for the future and thus for Miriam Schulte. The study program must not be a rigid structure, but it must be continuously improved and redesigned whenever necessary in a forward-looking manner, while at the same time maintaining its versatility and interdisciplinarity. The basis of a successful work as Dean of Studies is a close cooperation with the students. We are confident that Miriam Schulte will always have an open ear for our problems, will take the time to work out solutions together with us, and will vigorously defend our interests," adds the student.
Miriam Schulte from the Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems at Faculty 5 of the University of Stuttgart has been involved in SimTech for many years and has also helped to shape the program over this long period. She has also provided important impetus in this area as part of the application for the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2075 "Data-integrated Simulation Science". Above all, with her positioning between engineering sciences and computer science, she can and will be able to significantly influence the study program in the future. It is therefore no wonder that the Study Commission supported the election of Miriam Schulte as the new Dean of Studies for the Bachelor's and Master's degree program SimTech.
Miriam Schulte will officially replace Rainer Helmig at the beginning of the upcoming winter semester 2021/2022 and will thus also become a member of the directorate.
"I am very much looking forward to the new job and the associated tasks, the exchange and the proximity to the students. And, of course, also to the cooperation with study program manager Maren Paul. I know that I'm stepping into big shoes, but I'm sure that I can also give the study program a new direction with my ideas and approaches," says Miriam Schulte.