Success at Science Slam
The fifth annual Science Slam took place on Thursday 6th July 2017 at Cottiers Theatre. It was a fantastic event with a diverse range of speakers representing six of the seven Schools within the College of Science and Engineering.
For the first time in five years, the winner of the Science Slam was not from the Schools of Engineering or Physics and Astronomy but from Geographical and Earth Sciences (Annemarie Pickersgill). The runners-up were Gözel Shakeri from Computing Science and the School’s own postgraduate student Angela Tabiri.
Angela said: “As a PhD student in pure maths, I am often faced with the challenge of explaining my research to the people I meet who usually do not have a background in pure maths. In an attempt to find a brief way to do so, I decided to participate in this year's Science Slam.
Science Slam 2017 was a fun filled evening where together with seven other students from the College, we thrilled the audience with comedy about our research. The highlight of my presentation was the dance I performed to explain an aspect of my research.
In the end, I was the third prize winner at the competition. Participating in this event has helped me to develop my skills in maths communication and I would encourage more students to take up this challenge.”