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SET for BRITAIN Poster Competition 2016 – now open

Applications are invited from early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians who wish to exhibit at the SET for BRITAIN poster competition.

Awards are made on the basis of the very best research work and results by an early-career researcher (MSc/PhD/Post Doc or similar, either in academia or industry) together with their ability to communicate their work to a lay audience.

SET for BRITAIN exists to raise the profile of Britain’s early-stage researchers at Westminster by engaging Members of both Houses of Parliament with current science, engineering and mathematics research being undertaken in the UK, especially that by their local constituents and in their local University.

The competition is divided into five subject areas:

  • Biological and Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

There are 3 poster exhibitions and judging sessions during the day, each ending with a reception and prize-giving. The competition currently attracts around 500 entrants, of whom approximately 35% are selected to present their work in Parliament.

Previous winners – Last year’s Gold Award winner in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, was Dean Lomax, from the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester. Take a look all the 2015 winning posters.

Applications for submission close 21 December 2015 – You will need to submit (i) the online application, (ii) an abstract of the poster in PDF and (iii) a letter of reference from a senior colleague in PDF. (Application is solely by electronic submission.)

For full application, eligibility, and competition details see: http://www.setforbritain.org.uk/index2016.asp

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