Spread the Word




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Registration is closed for the 9th Student and Postdoc Symposium.

This year’s symposium “Spread the word!” is about communicating our science.  We will cover science communication to a number of various audiences, using a range of presentation formats.  If you have ever wondered about how to get published, take good photos, design better posters or deal with the media, or you just want to meet some cool people this symposium is for you!

Register here!

The symposium is open to anyone who has a MacDiarmid investigator as their supervisor (AI, PI or EI), whether funded or unfunded.

One night’s accommodation on Thursday 28 November at Te Puni Village, the symposium dinner and meals during the event are paid for by the Institute.  You will need to book and pay for your own flights, your supervisor should be able to help with the funding of this.  Airport transfers are your own responsibility too.

Student Presentations

As per usual, there will be student presentations.

All students and postdocs, who are not presenting oral contributions, are expected to present a poster or an Up-Goer-Five Challenge.

Please bring a poster that is A1 sized and that clearly describes your research. The posters will be judged according to best presentation.

Up Goer Five Challenge
We are going to run a game where you can use only the ten hundred (1000) most used words to tell other people about what you do, or an idea, or how stuff works. You can enter writing or a picture with writing.

You can enter up to three hundred words. Have a look at http://xkcd.com/1133/  and http://tenhundredwordsofscience.tumblr.com/ to get the idea and then write your own words at http://splasho.com/upgoer5/</p>