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Three Minute Wonder Competition

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18:00 – 20:00 21 Feb 2013
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Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, CB3 0HE

"3 Minute Wonder" is a competition for all researchers in physics related fields, academic or industrial, of postgraduate or postdoctoral level (membership of the IOP not necessary).

The aim is to explain your current research in 3 minutes to an audience of scientists who are not specialists in your field.

Presentations should be pitched appropriately for 16-18 year olds studying science at school and on the night presenters should expect an audience including a mixture of sixth formers, undergraduates, fellow post grads and more senior researchers

Judging
The audience diversity will also be reflected in the panel of 4 judges who will span teaching, journalism, research and industry.

Each 3 minute presentation will be scored in two halves by a mark out of 10 given by each judge.

The audience will also declare their "score" for each presentation via a clap-o-meter. Brief written feedback from each judge will be available at the end of the evening.

Judges will be asked to reflect on the following headings when listening to each presentation:

  • Physics content: Was there too much, was there too little
  • Difficulty of topic: How difficult was the concept explained
  • Was the explanation appropriate and understandable to the target audience (16-18 year olds)?
  • How legible and audible was the presentation? General quality of the presentation?
  • Entertainment value

Prizes
Cash prizes of 250 and 100 pounds (1st and 2nd) will be offered along with a certificate for all those taking part. An annual record of the winners will also be kept in the branch archives.

Event poster (PDF, 66 KB)

Event type: Event
Organised by: IOP East Anglia Branch
Contact details: Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright
ljw21@hermes.cam.ac.uk

http://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/3minutes


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