This event has been postponed until early 2009
Boost your Career in Science and Engineering
Monday 30 June 2008
A one day workshop focusing on career development and improving communication in the field of Science and Engineering.
Organised by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Good communication in the field of science and engineering is an essential skill that will boost your career, publicise your work, improve your chances of receiving funds, hone your networking skills, and ultimately improve the sales of your ‘product’ (even if the product is yourself!) This one day workshop will give you practical advice on how to communicate verbally with colleagues, the public and the media, how to improve your written publications and funding applications, how to further your career by mapping your career development, and how to obtain a professional qualification.
The conference is aimed at anyone working in the field of science and engineering wishing to improve their communication skills.
09.55 Introduction and Welcome by the Conference Chairman, Brett Suddell, ADAS Rosemaund
10.00 Career Development - building your roadmap, Roger Colmer, GetEnergy
10.45 How to Write a Scientific Paper, Mark Hull, Maney Publishing
- Who owns your career development? Who helps you work toward your goals? What can you offer to the Industry or Academia of the future? This session will, in an interactive fashion, help you explore how to frame opportunities, how to ask the difficult questions and how to have some measure of control over your future.
11.40 Schemes for Professional Engineers, Ian Bowbrick, Royal Academy of Engineering
- Identify your readers
- Construct a master plan
- First draft
- Ensure clarity, readability, style
- The visual presentation of the final draft
12.10 Giving a Scientific Presentation, Dr Ileigo Akagwu, JP Kenny
- Management fellowships, professional development awards, bursaries, grants, the Executive Engineers Programme, and more, from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
13.45 Becoming a Chartered Engineer / Scientist, David Arthur, IOM3 Membership Team
- All the advice you will need to help you structure, give and enjoy making a scientific presentation and answering questions.
- Tips about what judges are looking for in lecture competitions.
14.15 Dealing with the Media, Dr Helen Jamison, Senior Press Officer, Science Media Centre
- The IOM3 membership team outline the key stages and requirements for qualification as a Chartered Engineer or Chartered Scientist
15.10 Writing a Proposal for Funding, Dr Simon Gray, University of Bristol, Research and Enterprise Development
- The status and reputation of engineering and science professions depends on good communications with the media and the general public. Learn techniques for getting you message across successfully in this practical session.
15.40 Science Ambassadors – Why YOU should become involved, Vickie Bazalgette, STEMNET; Dr Annalisa Alexander, Researchers in Residence; Dr Sarah Haigh, University of Oxford
- Have you ever noticed how much external funding is available out there? Successful proposal writing is often the key to obtaining the funding you require. This workshop will give you the pointers you will need to confidently and successfully apply for external funding.
- STEMNET - Science and Engineering Ambassadors programme, Researchers in Residence, Pass on your Skills. These are all examples of how YOU can get involved and make a difference to the future generation of scientists and engineers. Go out and INSPIRE!
RegistrationThis event has been postponed until early 2009
Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, 30th June 2008
Please note that the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition will open at 6pm on Monday 30th June (until 9pm). This is an event which is well worth visiting, and will take place at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace (just down the road from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.) For further details see the website www.summerscience.org.uk/08/.
The event is supported by the Younger Members Committee of IOM3.