Are you an enthusiastic young researcher working at the cutting edge of science, technology or engineering?
Can you discuss the social and ethical implications of your research at Newcastle University and how it will make a difference to local communities? If the answer to these questions is yes, take part in ‘Your View’ poster competition on Saturday March 20th.
Newcastle University, in association with Beacon North East and Newcastle Sciencefest, is planning a University open day as part of National Science and Engineering week 2010. The aim of the open day will be to allow members of the local communities to access areas of the University otherwise closed to them, and allow them to meet members of the University’s research community.
The focal point for the open day will be the main University campus, with the poster competition standing as the main point of contact between members of the public and University research students and staff. This competition, judged by the public, is open to all PhD students and research staff involved in science and engineering research.
These will be no ordinary academic posters. We want you to produce high-impact designs that will grab people’s attention as they pass through, to allow you to reel them in and talk about your work. Full training will be provided in engaging with the public as well as hints and tips on designing your poster, so you must be available to attend the training session on 1st February 2010; as well as the poster session itself on March 20th.
Places are limited and will be awarded based on the information provided in the application form. To apply visit Beacon North East and submit your application by January 22nd 2010. You will be contacted soon after to let you know if you are successful. The cost of printing the posters will be subsidised by the Beacon and ScienceFest.