|Thursday, 27 April 2017 at John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls of Residence|
Register here (coming soon)
The School Research Conference is an excellent platform to enthuse and excite the wider audience in your research. It also is a compulsory progression point for our PhD students. Events include:
- Poster presentation (open to all, compulsory for 2nd Year PhD students) and 2 min poster pitch (compulsory for 2nd year PhD students only)
- Tabletop research demonstrations from our Research Institutes
- Keynote talks by inspirational and eminent speakers
Information for 2nd Year Students
All 2nd year PhD students are required to present a poster and give a short 2 minute presentation at the School conference. This is a compulsory part of your PhD training.
- The 2 minute presentation is a fun and rapid exercise in effective communication. Your aim is to effectively communicate your research topic to the general audience, so that you catch their attention and they will come to talk to you about your poster.
- Poster presentations are common at research conferences. They are an effective format for displaying your research, but also provide a discussion point that you use when you talk about your work.
The School runs two courses in preparation for the conference, which you are expected to attend.
- 7 March 2017 - Writing and Designing Your Academic Poster (School of Engineering)
- 19 April 2017 - Presentation Skills Workshop (School of Engineering)
Please keep these dates free; booking will open one month before the course.
Anyone can bring a Research Poster
Anyone who wants to share their research with the rest of the School is invited to bring a poster to the conference. This is a chance to share your research from undergraduate thesis projects, or work that might have been presented internationally, but is not known to the rest of the School.
These posters will be displayed without the 2-minute oral presentation. See here for special conditions.
Research Institute Demonstrations
Each of the Research Institutes will this year have a demonstration space, and you are invited to bring along hands-on demonstrations of research. These demonstrations are being organised by the Research Institute representatives on SPEC, and there will be a prize for the best demonstration.
We have planned an exciting array of talks on the day by the following inspirational and eminent Keynote Speakers:
- Dame Judith Hackitt, Past President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (2013-14). Chair of EEF and former Chair of the Health and Safety Executive.
- Susanne Lee, GE Global Research / Inspection Technologies.
- Prof. Paolo Perona, Chair of Environmental Enginering, School of Engineering.
Several prizes will be on offer at the 2017 conference:
- Best 2-minute presentation - NEW FOR 2017!!
- Best 2nd year poster (according to the academic panel)
- Best 2nd year poster (by popular vote)
- Best Research Institute Demonstration
- Tutor / demonstrator prizes - NEW FOR 2017!!
2016 Prize Winners and Book of Posters
Over 67 students presented posters in the 2016 School Research Conference. Over 200 members fo the School and external guests attended.
- 2016 Academy Award Winner: Socha Daly (IIE), "Learning from Nature: The Role of Biomimetic Membranes in Optimising Forward Osmosis for Seawater Desalination"
- 2016 Popular Award Winner: Rohan Vernekar (IMP), "Microfluidics and the curious case of cell separation"
- 2016 Best Demonstration Award: Institute for BioEngineering
- Book of Posters (hi-resolution download)