22 April 2012
By Tennie Videler
Engineers have the opportunity to be mentored by professional graphic designers and public engagement specialists through a one day workshop designed to develop their verbal and visual communication skills and a three day all expenses paid trip to the British Science Festival in Aberdeen to display their poster as part of a special exhibition. The exhibition will celebrate the contributions made by the diverse engineering community, explore the role of engineering in our everyday lives and challenge engineering stereotypes and there are prizes for the best posters voted for by the public.
Applicants are welcome from any engineering discipline across the UK and at any stage of their career in academia or industry.
•To challenge stereotypes around engineering
•To celebrate the contributions made by the diverse UK engineering community to our everyday lives
•A one day workshop to develop verbal and visual communication skills, delivered by experienced public engagement experts and graphic designers (refreshments and lunch provided)
•Support and mentoring by public engagement practitioners on the developing of the poster
•3 day all expenses paid trip to the British Science Festival in Aberdeen (travel, accomodation, subsistance)
•Prize money for the 3 best posters, voted for by the public (1st prize: £250, two runners up: £100)
•An extraodinary opportunity to share and discuss your area of expertise face to face with the public and network with engineers, scientists and science communicators from around the UK
London: Tuesday 26 June
Aberdeen: Tuesday 3 July
Manchester: Thursday 12 July
British Science Festival: Friday- Sunday 7-9 September 2012
About the workshops
During the one day workshop the selected engineers will have an overview of public engagement and develop their verbal and visual communication skills.
They will reflect on how their work is relevant to the public and on how to address different audiences (media, students, families, etc).
The engineers will be supported and mentored by
graphic designers and public engagement experts on the development of their poster.
More information and poster examples can be found at the British Science Association website.
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