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EURAXESS Science Slam India 2019

 

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Welcome to the 7th EURAXESS Science Slam India! Get ready for slamming your way to Europe. How? Find all the answers below on this page.

 

Firstly, what is a Science Slam?

A science slam is a scientific talk where researchers compete to present their work in front of a non-expert audience. The slam is a way to show the engaging and fascinating side of research to the wider public.

 

Secondly, how can I join the 7th EURAXESS Science Slam India, and what are the criteria?

  • The competition is open to all career levels researchers starting with MA/M.Sc. candidates from universities, research institutes, private sector or related careers, in all fields of research including Social Sciences and Humanities, Life Sciences and Engineering.
  • People of any nationality and age (18+) who are based in India can participate.

The competition has three stages

  1. The 'Virtual' Pre-selection (online) where candidates will submit a short video (max 5min) in a creative, entertaining and accessible way.
  2. The best five from all submissions will be invited to participate in a science communication workshop prior to the Live Finals.
  3. The 'Live' Finals where the finalists will perform in front of an expert jury and a mixed audience who will choose the winner.

The 1st prize this year will be the EURAXESS Science Slammer title and a free round trip to Europe to visit a research institute of the winner's choice in the European Union in 2020.

Send us your video and become one of the 5 finalists to receive a science communication training and to compete in the LIVE Slam!

This competition is part of the 7th EURAXESS Worldwide Science Slam taking place in China and India.

 

Online submission of slam (video) presentations

How to participate:

  • Step 1: Get creative and present your research project to the world in an original way: acting, dance, singing, poetry, comedy, live experiment – everything is allowed.
  • Step 2: Make a max. 5-minutes video of your presentation with your camera phone, digital camera or equivalent. Remember to do it in English.
  • Step 3: Send us your video to euraxessindiaslam@gmail.com or upload it via Dropbox or Vimeo and share the link to the video with us, indicating your full name in the title.

Please read carefully the Terms and Conditions before applying to the EURAXESS India Science Slam 2019. Check out the Science Slam Flyer!

Visit the pages of the previous SCIENCE SLAM India competitions (top of the page) and meet the EURAXESS Science Slam India winners. Read what they say about their Science Slam experience. The next picture and testimony could be yours!

On our Science Slam YouTube channel, you can watch the videos of the past years’ finalists and winners. Get inspired by previous contesters.

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Partner organisations 2019:

The EURAXESS Science Slam India 2019 is organised in partnership with Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), the Consulate General of the Federal Republic Germany, Bengaluru, Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA), Goethe-Zentrum Trivandrum, India Bioscience and The World Bank Group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EURAXESS Science Slam India 2018

 

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The 6th EURAXESS Science Slammer Prabahan Chakraborty, Graduate Student (NCBS, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore) says "EURAXESS Science Slam guided me to a road where my twin passions of science and theatre merge into one. This is an amazing platform that encourages the young breed of science communicators like myself to innovate, entertain and enrich the common man about fundamental as well as applied research. I would like to thank the Euraxess team for bringing forth such a successful, one-of-a-kind event, both with a superbly organised workshop as well as the awesome live finals. I now eagerly look forward towards my trip to visit research institutions in Europe where I hope to interact with the global leaders in science, as a stepping stone to my future."

 

 

The 6th live final of the EURAXESS Science Slam India 2018 was organised in partnership with India Bioscience, Alliance française Bangalore, NMIMS, Embassy of France with the support of Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA) and Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) on 17 November 2018 in Bengaluru.

Five exceptional finalists were invited to battle for the 1st prize this year -  the EURAXESS Science Slammer title and a round trip to Europe to visit a research institute of the winner's choice in the European Union in 2019. Pictures of the event can be seen on Facebook.

And the 2018 finalists were...

 

Mr Prabahan Chakraborty

Mr Prabahan Chakraborty, Graduate Student (NCBS, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore) with How does stress affect our brain, and how can we fight back?

 

 

Ms Nidhi Rawat

Ms Nidhi Rawat, PhD candidate (ICAR- Central Institute for Research on Buffalo, Hisar) with IVF Blabber: A journey of miracles

 

 

Ms Charu Seth

Ms Charu Seth, PhD candidate (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai) with Hunny, We Shrunk The Circuits

 

 

 

Ms Gita Singh

Ms Gita Singh, PhD candidate (SVKM's NMIMS Sunandan Divatia School of Science, Mumbai) with Journey of a Capacitor to Supercapacitor

 

 

Mr Viraj R. Torsekar

Mr Viraj R. Torsekar, PhD candidate (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) with Does the risk of mate-searching communication influence predator-prey space use strategies?

 

Note: Finalists listed in alphabetical order.

Members of the 2018 Review Panel:

Ms. Anupama Ambika Anilkumar (Scientific Coordinator at Section for Science & Technology, Embassy of France in India)

Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya (Scientist and science communicator at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-TIFR)

Dr. Jérôme Bove (Scientific and academic attaché, Embassy of France in India – Bangalore)

Mr. Vivek Dham (Policy Officer, Department of Research & Innovation, European Union Delegation to India)

Ms. Dr. Navodita Jain (Science Education and Communication Coordinator, IndiaBioscience)

Dr. Samrat S. Kumar (Country Representative, EURAXESS India)

Ms. Dr. Reeteka Sud (Research Coordinator, ADBS Consortium, NIMHANS Bangalore)

Dr. Karthik Ramaswamy (Visiting Scientist, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore)

Dr. Purvi Bhatt (Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS)

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Partners and Supporting organisations 2018:

The EURAXESS Science Slam India 2018 organised in partnership with India Bioscience, Alliance française Bangalore, NMIMS, Embassy of France with the support of Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA) and Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC).

 

 

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EURAXESS Science Slam India 2017

 

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The 5th EURAXESS Science Slammer, Priyanka Dasgupta, MSc. student (University of Delhi) says "A platform to catapult scientists/communicators into the league of their dreams. EURAXESS Science Slam became a golden ticket for me to the mecca of Science in Europe. All this while also making the journey incredibly educative, fun and memorable. This is the platform you want to be on!"

 

The 5th live final of the EURAXESS Science Slam India was organised in partnership with Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA), the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) and IndiaBioscience with the support of Finnair in Kolkata on 8th December 2017. Exceptionally five finalists were invited to battle for the title of EURAXESS Science Slammer India and a trip to Europe to attend a science communication training and visit a research institute of the winner's choice in the European Union in spring 2018. Pictures of the tour can be seen on facebook.

And the 2017 finalists were...

Mr Mayur Bonkile, PhD candidate (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai) with Love Story of Lithium-ion Battery

Ms Priyanka Dasgupta, MSc. student (University of Delhi) with Inside The Brain- "Effect of Theatre on Creativity and Cognition"

Ms Padma N, Senior Assistant Professor (New Horizon College of Engineering, Bengaluru) with Correlation of Soil and Corrosion Science

Ms Ananya Rakshit, PhD candidate (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-TIFR, Mumbai) with Catch the excess Copper, if you can!!

Mr Calvin Warjri, PhD candidate (North Eastern Hill University-NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya) with How Healthy is Our Fish?

Members of the 2017 Review Panel: 

Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya (scientist and science communicator at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-TIFR)

Ms. Tania Friederichs (Research & Innovation Counsellor, European Union Delegation to India)

Dr. Reeteka Sud (Science Education Coordinator, IndiaBioscience)

Ms. Ainhitze Bizkarralegorra Bravo (Country Representative, EURAXESS Links India)

Partners and Supporting organisations 2017:

The EURAXESS Science Slam India 2017 organised in partnership with Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA), the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) and IndiaBioscience with the support of Finnair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EURAXESS Science Slammer India 2016

 

 

The 4th EURAXESS Science Slammer, Damanbha Lyngdoh, a PhD candidate at St. Anthony's College, North Eastern Hill University-NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya says " Explaining science and making sense out of it to a general audience is a challenging task. EURAXESS Science Slam 2016 provided that platform for students/ researchers/ teachers to effectively communicate (without scientific jargons) their complex and complicated scientific research to the general public. It was a great learning experience as it challenged me to think "outside the box" on how to share and disseminate the scientific knowledge to everyone.

On the whole, the event was a great success and I am sure that everybody must have benefited from it in some way or the other. Europe is an academic hub and has a lot to offer to young researchers like me. I am very sure that future winners will benefit from such outings"

The 4th live finals of the EURAXESS Science Slam India was organised in partnership with the BITS Pilani, Nuffic Neso India-Study in Holland and IndiaBioscience with the support of B.M.Birla Science Centre and Finnair at the B M Birla Science Centre in Hyderabad on 18 November 2016. Exceptionally six finalists were invited to battle for the title of EURAXESS Science Slammer India and a trip to Europe to attend a science communication training and visit a research institute of the winner's choice in the European Union in June 2017. Pictures of the tour can be seen on facebook.

2016 finalists were... 

Mr Ashish Jha, PhD candidate (CSIR- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad) with “Tale of the Bulbuls”

Mr Ananth Krishna, Master student (Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar, Haryana) with “The KMOSala Mix(?)”

Mr Damanbha Lyngdoh, PhD candidate (North Eastern Hill University-NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya) with “Do not judge a book by its cover – A tale from India’s North-East”

Ms Richa Pande, PhD candidate (National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad) with “How media and marketing strategies influence our food choices”

Mr Avtar Sain, PhD candidate (VIT University Vellore, Tamil Nadu) with “Phage Therapy for infectious diseases”

Ms Kshama Sharma, PhD candidate (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-TIFR, Mumbai) with “Magnets to the rescue of the world”

Members of the 2016 Review Panel:

Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya (scientist and science communicator at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-TIFR)

Ms. Tania Friederichs (Research & Innovation Counsellor, European Union Delegation to India)

Dr. Jugnu Jain (CEO and Co-Founder, Sapien Biosciences & Saarum Sciences)

Dr. Joby Joseph (Associate Professor, Center for Neural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Hyderabad)

Dr. Rahul Nigam (Assistant Professor, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus)

Dr. Ramakrishna Vadrevu (Associate Professor, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus)

Ms. Ainhitze Bizkarralegorra Bravo (Country Representative, EURAXESS Links India)

Partners and Supporting organisations 2016:

The EURAXESS Science Slam India 2016 organised in partnership with BITS Pilani, Nuffic Neso India-Study in Holland and IndiaBioscience with the support of B.M.Birla Science Centre and Finnair.

 

 

 

 

 

EURAXESS Science Slammer India 2015 

 

"The EURAXESS Science Slam India is a wonderful fun-filled opportunity to communicate your scientific work to the common people. Also, you meet new people, travel to new places, explore new work opportunities and potential future collaborators. It offers a Europe trip to the winner, and I am quite confident that all the winners from around the world enjoy that trip to their fullest." by Souvik Mandal, PhD candidate, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. As part of his EURAXESS Europe tour, Souvik chose to visit the Research Centre on Animal Cognition - UMR 5169 (CNRS) at Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse in France.

The 3rdlive finals of the EURAXESS Science Slam India was organised in partnership with theIndian Institute of Science (IISc) and IndiaBioscience, and with the support of Alliance française Bangalore, Finnair and Philips Innovation Campus at Alliance française in Bengaluru on 30 October 2015. Exceptionally six finalists were invited to battle for the title of EURAXESS Science Slammer India and a trip to Europe to attend a science communication

training and visit a research institute of the winner's choice in the European Union in June 2016. Pictures of the tour can be seen on facebook.

 

EURAXESS Science Slammer India 2014 

 

"A very powerful and entertaining way to disseminate scientific knowledge to a broad audience. Fun now has a new definition - Slam your way to Europe!" by Anand Kant Das, PhD candidate, Tata Institue of Fundamental Research (TIFR).The 2nd live finals of the EURAXESS Science Slam India was organised with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) at Café Zoe in Mumbai on 1 November 2014. Five finalists were invited to battle for the title of EURAXESS Science Slammer India and a trip to Europe to attend a science communication training and visit

a research institute of the winner's choice in the European Union in spring 2015.

Watch here his video on the Science Slam.

 

 EURAXESS Science Slammer India 2013

 

The first live finals of the EURAXESS Science Slam in India was co-organised with the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune on 29 September 2013. Four finalists were invited to battle for the first title of EURAXESS Science Slammer India and a trip to Europe to attend a researchers conference. Ms Shraddha Karve, PhD student at IISER Pune won the contest, became India's first EURAXESS Science Slammer and embarked on a trip to Europe. Her slam was called 'Master of all trades is jack of none'. This is what she said: "Thinking about evolution in E. coli in terms of Wolverine and Calvin and Hobbes, rather than error bars and sample sizes, was a pleasant change. Slamming forced me to take a bird's eye view of my own work and provided me with an

opportunity to present that point of view to the international audience. Memorable experience."

Watch here her message on the Science Slam.