|Presenters all ready for the Science Festival|
I am currently in the second year of my PhD and so have now had the chance to present my work at the BUFI Science Festival on two occasions. The Festival incorporates a wide range of research, showcasing the breadth of projects that BUFI funds – from studying impact craters on Mars to reconstructing 560 million-year old fossils. This makes the whole day a great experience as not only do you get to present your own research to specialists and non-specialists alike, but you get to discuss a whole range of interesting topics with students at the forefront of their fields – who are at a similar stage in their career to you.
|Very busy day |
|My award presented by |
The skill of being able to interest and engage with every member of an audience is no easy task. Discussing complex scientific principles, methodologies and results with someone who may have no scientific background is difficult. Yet it is highly important that we, as scientists, are able to and is perhaps one of the most vital components of research training. The guest speaker for the Festival was Professor Iain Stewart who gave a fantastic presentation on ‘Communicating you Science’.
|Presenting my poster on 'Super eruptions and lake sediments'|
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