Call for Applications: Trilateral Science Slams: Russia – Germany – United States

Please note that you may opt to compete in one or both science slams on the application form. For each slam, we are looking for six young scientists – two each from Germany, Russia, and the United States – in the fields of chemistry, physics or astronomy (other STEM subjects also welcome) to share their passion for science with a broad and intercultural audience at two unconventional and enjoyable evening events.

What is a trilateral science slam? A fun event with a succession of rapid-fire presentations featuring original research results by young scientists in their native languages (in Göttingen) or in English (in Tucson) – on stage in front of a live audience. It is a chance to let personality shine in a 10-minute performance. Slammers deliver an exciting and approachable version of otherwise complex research. And they compete for the hearts and minds of the audience, whose applause determines the winner!

What do you need? Original research results in your field. The courage and joy to share your passion for science with the general public. To take part in coaching sessions and rehearsals prior to the slams, you should be able to arrive in Göttingen on Friday, May 31 and remain until Tuesday, June 4 and/or arrive in Tucson on Monday, July 8 and remain until Friday, July 12. Applicants selected to participate in the slams will be provided round-trip travel (within Europe for Göttingen) to and accommodation in each city. You are responsible for making your own visa or ESTA arrangements.

How do you benefit? Personal coaching on presentation skills with experienced science slam show producers; close collaboration with a simultaneous interpreter (in Göttingen); an audience for your own research and exposure to others’ cutting-edge science; and networking with colleagues from other scientific fields and countries.

The slams take place during the Fulbright-Cottrell Junior Faculty Development Workshop, June 3-5 in Göttingen, and during the Cottrell Scholar Conference, July 10-12 in Tucson. Slammers are welcome to attend parts of the workshop and conference, respectively.

To apply and for more details on the Trilateral Science Slams, please visit: https://www.fulbright.de/projects-and-initiatives/fulbright-und-das-deutschlandjahr-usa/science-slam

Deadline for applications: April 3, 2019

UC Center Sacramento STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award Competition

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UCSD Social Innovation

Want to learn about design thinking and social entrepreneurship, develop solutions to pressing social issues, earn a UCSD certificate, and compete for $15k worth of prizes? Then check out the Social Innovation Sprint, a two-day workshop + design competition hosted by the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management. Faculty will guide teams of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to define, prototype and pitch solutions to a panel of CEOs, educators, and city officials. The design challenge this quarter will focus on issues relevant to the San Diego-Tijuana border region, including environmental justice, sustainable education, healthcare access, and migration.

Applications are now open for the SP18 offering: https://socialinnovationsprint.com/

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