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RBR Ocean Science Slam

Fusing passion with cutting edge science, the RBR Ocean Science Slam brings research onto centre stage in an exciting and unconventional format.

A Science Slam is a competition that allows early career scientists to share their research with a general audience in a creative, engaging, and non-traditional presentation. Competitors are limited to exactly five minutes to present a portion of their research to the audience and are judged based on communication skills, audience engagement, and scientific accuracy. The use of a projector is not allowed, but small props and creative presentation styles are encouraged. The Science Slam format provides an informal medium for researchers to develop communication skills that are critical for engaging with a wide audience, including the general public, media, funding agencies, collaborators, and private industries. The event will connect the ocean science community across disciplines and facilitate early career scientists with a platform to network with global research faculty, prospective employers, and innovative ocean technology companies.

The RBR Ocean Science Slam will be held at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego in February 2020.

EM1 Screenshot 2019 10 08 at 13.32.26Eligibility & Registration

Any graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, or professional staff in their first 5 years of employment in a field of ocean science and technology, and registered to attend OSM, is eligible to apply for the RBR Ocean Science Slam. Eligible students may apply by submitting the following details by email or video submission:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Organization
  • Title of presentation
  • Short summary of your story

A jury from the local scientific committee will evaluate all Ocean Science Slam submissions and select at least 8 candidates to present their performance on stage.

Judges & Awards

The audience will form the jury and vote on the winner. The 1st place winner will receive an award of $500.

Visit RBR’s website here to Submit Your Slam and for more details

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