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LIYSF Science Bazaar – Poster Project Event
Take part in an exciting opportunity to present your work in a non-competitive environment with fellow students from all over the world and our science experts. Presenting your work in our poster board event is just one small part of your two weeks at LIYSF, but it is a really great opportunity to represent your school/university, region and country with your own scientific research.
Communicating science is a vital part of being a scientist and in the modern world this is becoming increasingly more important. You are going to have to be able to talk about your work in the future to colleagues and researchers as well as the general public more widely, therefore this is a great step in your learning and development in science communication – the very reason we hold the Bazaar.
Read our Science Bazaar guide.
Benefits of presenting
The poster-board event is not a competition! This is an event where you have the opportunity to share your research project or investigations with your fellow students. This is unique as most other fairs/expos are based on you competing against each other. At LIYSF, the focus is on you sharing your research and talking about it and perhaps getting new ideas.
Improve your presentation, analytical and thinking skills in a friendly and supportive environment. These skills are going to be vital to you in the future, so the more practice, the better.
Get the chance to talk to experts about your work. At the Bazaar we will have science experts coming round to judge your work and give you feedback. Experts include Professors and experienced scientists and researchers – another rare chance for such feedback.
Presenting your poster like this at the LIYSF Bazaar is very similar to how PhD students present their work and is an excellent way to gain great experience – very useful for the future and for your CV.
Get to practice science communication and develop your presentation skills, perhaps even gain practice in presenting in English (if English is not your native language).
Get LIYSF recognition for presenting your project (extra certificate issued if presenting at the Bazaar).
Project Presentation Evening
A selection of students will be chosen to present their project on the main stage in a principal session (in-person or via video). Selection will be based on diversity of topics and science, from the bazaar projects on-campus and written abstracts submitted for virtual attendees.
Students will have 3mins to present the highlights of their research in this dynamic science communication session. No slides/powerpoint are allowed, the focus is on verbal delivery (similar to FameLab & TedX). Presenting students have the chance to present their work and gain the experience of condensing key scientific research/findings into bite-size talks that are accessible and easy to understand. Building these communication skills (in English) is a vital skill for your future career.
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