Singapore’s EURAXESS Science Slam Finalist Selected

Singapore’s representative will face other finalists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam for the honor of being the 2015 ASEAN EURAXESS Science Slam winner.

AsianScientist (Sep. 10, 2015) – Ms. Fatma Gözde Çilingir, a PhD student from the National University of Singapore, will represent Singapore and compete against other national finalists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam for the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) edition of the EURAXESS Science Slam 2015.

Already in its third installment, the annual science communication competition of the European Union (EU)-funded EURAXESS Links network takes place this autumn in ASEAN, Brazil, China, India, Japan, and North America. The lucky winners will travel to Europe for the unique chance to network with research peers at one of Europe’s top research institutes.

The EURAXESS Science Slam offers a platform for young research talent to showcase their work outside of the formal constraints of a research lab or class room. The finalists will be judged on the basis of their ability to capture the audiences’ attention with a precise, accessible and original introduction to their research topic.

“Do not use any scientific jargon. The audience is not specialized in your field. And most importantly, remember have fun,” advised Ms. Bhamini Bhujin, a doctoral candidate at Nottingham University Malaysia, winner of ASEAN Science Slam 2014.

The competition is open to researchers of any nationality and academic discipline. Contenders do have to be actively involved in formal research activities in any of the six EURAXESS Links hubs.

Each EURAXESS Links hub will host a live final to crown their respective champion. The six winners will win a trip to Europe for the chance to network with researchers at any research institute in the European Union.

Says the electrical engineer Bhujun, “EURAXESS gave me the unique opportunity to share my research in an entertaining way. Winning the Science Slam competition provided me with research prospects in leading European institutions. The EURAXESS Science Slam is definitely an enriching experience!”

This year’s ASEAN Science Slam finals competition will be held in Bangkok on November 3, 2015.


Source: EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN.
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