Soon news on the 2nd edition of the EURAXESS Science Slam
EURAXESS Links India organizes or co-organizes a yearly EURAXESS Science Slam. Similar events are taking place in all other countries where EURAXESS Links is active at the same time (ASEAN, Brazil, China, Japan and North America)
Young scientists present their research in a competition in front of an audience of non-specialists using any medium. The winner is selected on the project quality, but also the entertaining value of their presentation!
The event gives young international researchers in India the chance to showcase their work as well as their communication skills in front of members of the research community and the wide public, in a joyful and convivial atmosphere.
Every participant presents a topic of his or her research in front of an audience of non-experts. The presentations can be supported by video and audio material, ppt. slides and any other kind of media available, as well as by scientific equipment.
The performances are judged based on criteria such as research quality, creativity, clarity and interest aroused. The event is open to researchers of all nationalities currently based in India active in all fields of research, including social sciences and humanities.
The first EURAXESS Science Slam in India was co-organised with the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune on 29th September 2013.
Each competitor presented a 10- minute slam, followed by 10 minutes of questions by the audience and 10 minutes of questions by the jury. The audience prize and ‘critic’s prize’ were awarded by the audience and the jury. The Science Slam was followed by a networking buffet lunch.
The EURAXESS Science Slam India finalists covered the fields of environment, biology and nanotechnology. They were:
- Ms Binita Shah, Research Scholar (Doctoral) at NITIE, whose slam focused on the life cycle assesment of electricity from coal.
- Ms Shraddha Karve, Ph.D. student at IISER Pune. Her slam was called ‘Master of all trades is jack of none’.
- Ms Anupama Engineer, Ph.D. student at Agharkar Research Institute, Pune. Her presentation was on Microbes as an alternative for synthesis of industrially valuable molecules.
- Mr Prasad Bhagat, CSIR SRF at Agharkar Research Institute, Pune. His slam presented protein therapeutics to control cancer.
Ms Shraddha Karve was awarded both the audience and critic’s prize. She received a give voucher and an invitation to present her slam during the EURAXESS / Voice of Researchers Conference on 21st November 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.