Are you passionate about the biggest challenges we face? Do you want the opportunity to communicate your passion for science to the wider community? Do you have a flair for science writing? Then look no further. The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) invites application from invigorating individuals for the Science Communication Competition in the UK.
The ability to inspire interest and engagement in people outside of the science community is a useful and lifelong skill. It is important to encourage the next generation of scientists to progress into their professional careers by raising awareness of science to the wider community. Hence, the inaugural Science Communication Competition provides undergraduate and postgraduate students based in the UK with an opportunity to write about the theme of this year’s IFST Spring Conference to develop their skills for science communication.
The winner of the competition will receive £100, 1-year IFST membership and the opportunity to publish the winning article in IFST’s Food Science and Technology Magazine.
The essay must be no longer than 1,500 words and include no more than 10 references. It must be in the form of the Vancouver style referencing. Also, the table and or figure are optional and limited to a maximum of one. The essay has to be submitted in a Word document format and must be double spaced.
Title: The application of scientific and technological research enables the food industry to tackle some of the biggest nutritional challenges. Discuss
The format for both undergraduate and postgraduate competitions are the same. A panel of Judges will judge the essays.
Candidates applying for the Science Communication competition must submit all their entries by 17:00 on Friday 31 May 2019