Each year Universitas 21 runs a three minute thesis competition in which Doctoral Researchers from the U21 member universities compete with each other to present their research to a non-specialist audience in 3 minutes or less.
This year, the event has involved approximately 800 PhD students from Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Ireland, New Zealand, UK and USA. The original entry has been narrowed down to just 17 students, from which an overall winner will be selected by an international panel of experts.
We are extremely pleased that one of the 17 finalistsis Chris Morgan from Biosciences and you can view Chris’s presentation (along with the other 16 presentations) here www.U213MT.com
SET for Britain invites applications for the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee exhibition of posters. These awards recognise the best poster in one of the following five areas: biological and biomedical science, chemistry, engineering and mathematics and physics.
I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here, is an online public engagement event funded by the Wellcome Trust that gets scientists talking to school students all over the UK.
They are running a new event November 10th – 21st and it will include a Body Zone (around the topic of Obesity), funded by the Physiological Society – http://www.physoc.org/ and they’re looking for scientists to take part.
The Institution of Environmental Sciences is pleased to announce that the 2014 John Rose Award is open to applications from postgraduate research students.
The mission of the award is to ensure an exceptional piece of post-graduate research fulfils its potential by publicising it beyond the scientific community. The winner will receive a £1000 grant for media training and dissemination of their project, allowing them to maximise their research’s impact.
I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is running the next event from the 10th to the 21st of November 2014. They are currently looking for scientists to take part in this free online event where school students get to meet and interact with scientists.
Below are some of the winning videos for you to watch, let us know what you think.
The PEWG wishes to congratulate all our winners and runners up! There were some fantastic videos produced and we hope that entrants will continue to make videos about their research in future. In fact, we encourage anyone who would like to make a video about their UoB research to have a go! Think you can do better? Who knows, we might run another competition in future!
The Birmingham 3 Minute Thesis competition came back with a bang in 2014 when the top two presenters from each College ‘heat’ competed head-to-head in the final which was held on Wednesday 11 June. The competitors were amazing but there could be only one winner and it was Chris Morgan, from the School of Biosciences (College of Life and Environmental Sciences).
Last week Padraic Flood, a PhD student in plant genetics at Wageningen University, Netherlands triumphed at the International FameLab competition. Padaric beat nearly 2,000 scientists from 22 countries to be crowned the FameLab International Champion 2014 on 5 June at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival, UK. Find out more about the competition here or watch the final online.
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