Applications are now being accepted for a University of Nebraska systemwide Science Slam event, which will be livestreamed to a global audience on June 22. Sponsored by a grant from the University of Nebraska Collaboration Initiative, this interdisciplinary event aims to bring together researchers of all levels who are engaged in any aspect of infectious disease research.
The event builds on the success of other Slam events at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where researchers are challenged to communicate their work across the divides of discipline, expertise and skill level through short, engaging presentations.
Participation in the Science Slam is open to faculty, graduate students and undergraduate researchers engaged in any aspect of infectious disease research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska at Kearney, or University of Nebraska Medical Center. Presenter applications are being accepted through June 16.
Applicants are invited to respond to the prompt: What do you think is the most important lesson of the COVID-19 pandemic for infectious disease researchers, and how has this informed your work?
Five finalists will be selected to present at the Science Slam, which will be livestreamed at 7 p.m. June 22 on YouTube. The audience will vote for a winner, who will receive a $300 prize; the other finalists will each receive $100.
Contact Georgina Bingham at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the event.