EURAXESS Science Slam

 

 

 

 

 

EURAXESS Science Slam India 2017

 

The EURAXESS Science Slam India is a competition open to all career levels researchers starting with MA/M.Sc. candidates (research-based or mixed) - from universities, research institutes,private sector or related careers, in all fields of research including Social Sciences and Humanities, Life Sciences and Engineering, of any nationality and age (18+) who are based in India. This competition is part of the 5th EURAXESS Science Slam taking place in Brazil, China and India.

The competition has two stages: (i) the 'Virtual' Pre-selection (online) where candidates will submit a short video in a creative, entertaining and accessible way; and (ii) the 'Live' Finals where the finalists will perform in front of the review panel and a mixed audience who will choose the winner.

The 1st prize this year will be the EURAXESS Science Slammer title and a round trip to Europe to visit Brussels (Belgium) and a research institute of the winner's choice in the European Union in 2018.

Send your video and become one of the 5 finalists to receive a short science communication training on 11 November 2017 in Chennai and to compete in the LIVE slam on 8 December 2017 in Kolkata!

Registration to be part of the audience will open in November. Stay tuned!

And the 2017 finalists are... Come and meet them in Chennai or Kolkata!

Mr Mayur Bonkile, PhD candidate (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai) with Love Story of Lithium-ion Battery

Ms Priyanka Dasgupta, MSc. student (University of Delhi) with Inside The Brain- "Effect of Theatre on Creativity and Cognition"

Ms Padma N, Senior Assistant Professor (New Horizon College of Engineering, Bengaluru) with Correlation of Soil and Corrosion Science

Ms Ananya Rakshit, PhD candidate (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-TIFR, Mumbai) with Catch the excess Copper, if you can!!

Mr Calvin Warjri, PhD candidate (North Eastern Hill University-NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya) with How Healthy is Our Fish?

Note: Finalists listed in alphabetical order.

The pre-selection was of very high quality this year making it challenging for the Review Panel. Thank you very much to all the candidates that submitted a video!

To attend the "3rd Communicating Science Out of the Lab - EURAXESS event" in Chennai on 11 November 2017: [Registration closed] 

To attend the EURAXESS Science Slam India 2017 LIVE finals in Kolkata on 8 December 2017 please see further down.

Members of the 2017 Review Panel: 

Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya (scientist and science communicator at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-TIFR)

Ms. Tania Friederichs (Research & Innovation Counsellor, European Union Delegation to India)

Dr. Reeteka Sud (Science Education Coordinator, IndiaBioscience)

Ms. Ainhitze Bizkarralegorra Bravo (Country Representative, EURAXESS Links India)

Come and Choose the EURAXESS Science Slammer India 2017 in Kolkata on 8 December 2017! I REGISTRATION OPEN

Support the finalists with your friends! The audience will be choosing the 1st prize winner! The LIVE finals will also be a good networking opportunity for researchers of all nationalities, industry and representatives of European Embassies. Also open to the general public. To help in this fun, memorable and fruitful evening, European style food will be offered to the participants.

Open flyer here to attend the finalsEURAXESS Science Slam India 2017 (903.15 KB)

DATE & TIME: Friday, 8 December 2017, 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm

VENUE: CII - Suresh Neotia Centre of Excellence for Leadership, Salt Lake City - Behind City Centre

GUESTS: mix crowd of researchers, industry, Embassies, general public, etc

REGISTRATION: to be part of the audience click here

Registration will close on 6 December 2017 (end of day) or as soon as all seats are taken.

EVENT PARTNERS: Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA), the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) and IndiaBioscience with the support of Finnair (airline from Finland – the short-cut to Europe!)

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Online submission of slam (video) presentations: 10 August - 10 October 2017 I CLOSED

How to participate:

Step 1: Get creative and develop an original idea to present your research project to the world: Tap dancing, singing, old-school presentation, scientific equipment - all is allowed (as long as it is decent).

Step 2: Make a 5 minutes max. video of your presentation with your camera phone, digital camera (or equivalent). Make sure the presentation is in English.

Step 3: Send us your video at euraxessindiaslam@gmail.com or upload it via Dropbox and share the link to the video with euraxessindiaslam@gmail.com.

To know the Terms and Conditions to participate in this new edition of the EURAXESS Science Slam India, open and read carefully this attachment: Terms & Conditions (142.12 KB)

Visit SCIENCE SLAM 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 (top of the page) to meet the EURAXESS Science Slam India 1st prize winners and see what they say about their Science Slam experience. The next picture and testimony could be yours!

On YouTube you may also meet the winners 2013 from ASEAN, China and India, find a video from Brazil to help you inspire or one on what the Science Slam is about explained by the Science Slam winner 2014 from North America. On facebook you will be able to see videos by Indian candidates submitted in 2014, 2015, 2016 that will be gradually added as resource material for those of you participating in the 2017 edition.

Follow the EURAXESS Science Slam and more on facebook: EURAXESS India and EU in India.

Partners and Supporting organisations 2017:

The EURAXESS Science Slam India 2017 organised in partnership with Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA), the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) and IndiaBioscience with the support of Finnair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EURAXESS Science Slammer India 2016

 

 

The 4th EURAXESS Science Slammer, Damanbha Lyngdoh, a PhD candidate at St. Anthony's College, North Eastern Hill University-NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya says " Explaining science and making sense out of it to a general audience is a challenging task. EURAXESS Science Slam 2016 provided that platform for students/ researchers/ teachers to effectively communicate (without scientific jargons) their complex and complicated scientific research to the general public. It was a great learning experience as it challenged me to think "outside the box" on how to share and disseminate the scientific knowledge to everyone.

On the whole, the event was a great success and I am sure that everybody must have benefited from it in some way or the other. Europe is an academic hub and has a lot to offer to young researchers like me. I am very sure that future winners will benefit from such outings"

The 4th live finals of the EURAXESS Science Slam India was organised in partnership with the BITS Pilani, Nuffic Neso India-Study in Holland and IndiaBioscience with the support of B.M.Birla Science Centre and Finnair at the B M Birla Science Centre in Hyderabad on 18 November 2016. Exceptionally six finalists were invited to battle for the title of EURAXESS Science Slammer India and a trip to Europe to attend a science communication training and visit a research institute of the winner's choice in the European Union in June 2017. Pictures of the tour can be seen on facebook.

2016 finalists were... 

Mr Ashish Jha, PhD candidate (CSIR- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad) with “Tale of the Bulbuls”

Mr Ananth Krishna, Master student (Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar, Haryana) with “The KMOSala Mix(?)”

Mr Damanbha Lyngdoh, PhD candidate (North Eastern Hill University-NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya) with “Do not judge a book by its cover – A tale from India’s North-East”

Ms Richa Pande, PhD candidate (National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad) with “How media and marketing strategies influence our food choices”

Mr Avtar Sain, PhD candidate (VIT University Vellore, Tamil Nadu) with “Phage Therapy for infectious diseases”

Ms Kshama Sharma, PhD candidate (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-TIFR, Mumbai) with “Magnets to the rescue of the world”

Members of the 2016 Review Panel:

Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya (scientist and science communicator at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-TIFR)

Ms. Tania Friederichs (Research & Innovation Counsellor, European Union Delegation to India)

Dr. Jugnu Jain (CEO and Co-Founder, Sapien Biosciences & Saarum Sciences)

Dr. Joby Joseph (Associate Professor, Center for Neural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Hyderabad)

Dr. Rahul Nigam (Assistant Professor, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus)

Dr. Ramakrishna Vadrevu (Associate Professor, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus)

Ms. Ainhitze Bizkarralegorra Bravo (Country Representative, EURAXESS Links India)

Partners and Supporting organisations 2016:

The EURAXESS Science Slam India 2016 organised in partnership with BITS Pilani, Nuffic Neso India-Study in Holland and IndiaBioscience with the support of B.M.Birla Science Centre and Finnair.

 

 

 

 

 

EURAXESS Science Slammer India 2015 

 

"The EURAXESS Science Slam India is a wonderful fun-filled opportunity to communicate your scientific work to the common people. Also, you meet new people, travel to new places, explore new work opportunities and potential future collaborators. It offers a Europe trip to the winner, and I am quite confident that all the winners from around the world enjoy that trip to their fullest." by Souvik Mandal, PhD candidate, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. As part of his EURAXESS Europe tour, Souvik chose to visit the Research Centre on Animal Cognition - UMR 5169 (CNRS) at Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse in France.

The 3rdlive finals of the EURAXESS Science Slam India was organised in partnership with theIndian Institute of Science (IISc) and IndiaBioscience, and with the support of Alliance française Bangalore, Finnair and Philips Innovation Campus at Alliance française in Bengaluru on 30 October 2015. Exceptionally six finalists were invited to battle for the title of EURAXESS Science Slammer India and a trip to Europe to attend a science communication

training and visit a research institute of the winner's choice in the European Union in June 2016. Pictures of the tour can be seen on facebook.

 

EURAXESS Science Slammer India 2014 

 

"A very powerful and entertaining way to disseminate scientific knowledge to a broad audience. Fun now has a new definition - Slam your way to Europe!" by Anand Kant Das, PhD candidate, Tata Institue of Fundamental Research (TIFR).The 2nd live finals of the EURAXESS Science Slam India was organised with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) at Café Zoe in Mumbai on 1 November 2014. Five finalists were invited to battle for the title of EURAXESS Science Slammer India and a trip to Europe to attend a science communication training and visit

a research institute of the winner's choice in the European Union in spring 2015.

Watch here his video on the Science Slam.

 

 EURAXESS Science Slammer India 2013

 

The first live finals of the EURAXESS Science Slam in India was co-organised with the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune on 29 September 2013. Four finalists were invited to battle for the first title of EURAXESS Science Slammer India and a trip to Europe to attend a researchers conference. Ms Shraddha Karve, PhD student at IISER Pune won the contest, became India's first EURAXESS Science Slammer and embarked on a trip to Europe. Her slam was called 'Master of all trades is jack of none'. This is what she said: "Thinking about evolution in E. coli in terms of Wolverine and Calvin and Hobbes, rather than error bars and sample sizes, was a pleasant change. Slamming forced me to take a bird's eye view of my own work and provided me with an

opportunity to present that point of view to the international audience. Memorable experience."

Watch here her message on the Science Slam.