22 February 2017

Come along and support our researchers!

Final pitch competition Breaking Science

Increasingly, researchers are asked to explain their research in a (very) short timeframe and to an audience of laymen. Quite a challenge to explain something you are unravelling for years in a couple of minutes! But mastering the skill of pitching is very useful, for instance for obtaining personal grants.

In collaboration with the science communication competition FameLab, Utrecht University organises a contest for researchers: Breaking Science. During the heats the contestants explained their research or a scientific concept in just 3 minutes. A jury assessed all pitches based on the criteria: Content, Clarity and Charisma.
The winner of the Utrecht final will win 1500,- euro to attend a conference or summer school. Furthermore, the numbers one and two of the Utrecht final will compete against researchers of 5 other universities in the national FameLab final on May 3. The winner will get a spot in the international final in June in Engeland.

Create a lively atmosphere
Come along and lend support to the competing researchers! By joining the crowd you can create a lively atmosphere for the contestants to deliver their talk. The final will take place on 28 March from 20.00-22.00 hrs, in Café Hofman.

De contestants are:

  • Kamil Laban
  • Mike Renne
  • Karen Uhde
  • Sofie Gernaat
  • Sarah Pulit
  • Anne van der Linden
  • Feline Lindhout
  • Selma van Staveren
  • Lianne Wellens

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