ACTION 2013 showcase

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societal challengeThe organising committee for ACTION 2013 has been in touch, to invite postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers to their competition showcase.

ACTION 2013 is a fantastic competition, bringing Newcastle researchers together to find enterprising solutions to the university’s societal challenge themes.

If you have the opportunity to participate in ACTION 2014 I would really recommend it – it’s a brilliant way to engage in some collaborative working, and to gain some commercial experience (not to mention the prize money…).



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Learn about the science behind popular films

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SciScreen at the Tyneside Cinema is a new season of films which gives audiences the chance to learn about the science behind popular films

They are currently looking for more ideas from Newcastle University staff and students – for SciScreens over May-August ahead of the British Science Festival. In the SciScreenings, presenters give a short 15 minute introduction to a film, before taking Q&A from the audience following the screening.

If you would like to take part, please drop a note to Rose Wu by Friday 15 March, outlining your choice of film and how it relates to your work, the spin you would take in presenting it etc.

You can also see more here. Successful Proposals will also get a poster designed especially for their film choice by local design group Roots and Wings – to be displayed in the Tyneside Cinema!

Upcoming SciScreens:

March 19th 2013: Time Code, Dr Quoc Vuong and Dr Adrian Rees, Institute of Neuroscience

April 25th 2013: The Dish, Dr Andrew Fletcher, School of Mathematics & Statistics

Fulcrum Arts and Research – call for researchers to collaborate in art project

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Fulcrum Arts and Research –a new North East based organisation – are looking for researchers to work with them collaboratively to develop and deliver art events which communicate scientific ideas, and potentially generate research data – see below!

Fulcrum Arts and Research is a new North East based organisation delivering high quality, useful and entertaining participatory arts events which communicate scientific ideas and generate new research data. We create playful, intelligent opportunities for members of the public to participate in, and gain a deeper understanding of, current scientific practice and debate. Working with practitioners from a wildly various range of disciplines we collaborate to create performances, exhibitions, films, zines, conferences and workshops; introducing new audiences to research and generating understanding, debate, participation and fun….

Call out: Researchers interested in public engagement through the arts.

Time commitment: initially attendance at one 2 to 3 hour meeting / workshop with the company. By May 2013 we hope to have found 2 to 4 researchers who will collaborate with the company regularly / for a least one substantial project.

Research topics: Any science based topics, but the company is particularly interested in collaborating with researchers who are working on / have expertise in: ageing, ASD’s / developmental / learning disabilities, wellbeing, neurobiology, social change through enterprise, women and STEM

For more info please contact: