CALL FOR PAPERS
Tuesday 28th April 2009
Conference and Poster Competition for Postgraduate Researchers at Cardiff University and Neighbouring Institutions
The annual Speaking of Science conference is a unique and very popular student led event for all postgraduate researchers in the physical, biomedical and life sciences at Cardiff University and neighbouring institutions. The conference provides a valuable opportunity for postgraduates to find out about research being pursued at Cardiff University and neighbouring institutions, and establish useful links. The event, organised by postgraduates and Graduate School staff, is intended to be very different to postgraduate research days held within academic Schools, as it will give students the opportunity to present their research to a non-specialist audience in a supportive environment. It is aimed at MPhils and PhDs across the Sciences.
The conference will open with guest speaker, Professor Chris Stringer from the Natural History Museum whose talk is entitled Human Evolution after Darwin. Chris Stringer FRS is a Professor at the Natural History Museum, and one of Britain's foremost experts on human origins. He currently directs the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project, aimed at reconstructing the first detailed history of how and when Britain was occupied by early humans. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, and to round the event off, there will be a free cheese and wine (& soft drinks) reception for all presenters and attendees.
Proposals are now invited for presentations and/or the production of a poster on your research.
**Cash prizes will be awarded for the best talks and posters**
There will be three pre-event workshops to assist you in tailoring your presentation:
• Speaking of Science Pre Event Workshop - Thursday 26 February, 10:30-12pm
• Conference Posters (Sciences/Engineering) – Friday 27 March 09, 9:30-4:30
Please note that the above workshops are only open to Cardiff University Students
To book a place at any of the above workshops, click here.
Submitting an Abstract
Postgraduate Researchers are invited to submit an abstract (no more than 200 words) for consideration by the student committee. The deadline for abstracts is 5pm, Monday 23rd March 2009. To download an abstract submission form, click on the link on the top right hand side of this page under 'Related Resources'. Duration of talks is 10 minutes and posters can be up to A0 size, landscape or portrait format.
For further information about Speaking of Science, click here.
Speaking of Science is supported by: