Friday, August 18, 2017

UrFU extends Science Slam application deadline

Ural Federal University recently decided to extend the application deadline to participate in the Science Slam to June 12.

Science Slam is a competition to present scientific papers in accessible ways to the general public. Unlike other scientific presentation competitions, Science Slam allows participants to speak for up to 10 minutes on a given topic in an informal setting. Speakers are encouraged to use humor and other engaging public speaking techniques while lecturing.

Previous participants have employed a wide range of tools and styles when presenting, including dynamic visual aids, props, dance and rap.

This year, a jury of experts will select six student scientists from Yekaterinburg to participate in a three-day seminar on scientific communication. Presenters will also receive personal training in presentation techniques.

Winners will be announced on June 20 during a reception at a Yekaterinburg nightclub. Individuals selected will also be automatically entered into the German-Russian championship scheduled to take place on Sept. 13 in Berlin.