SWIG launches 2018 'Early Career Researcher Prize' scientific poster competition

swigThe SWIG Early Career Researcher Prize is intended to raise awareness of technology development and novel applications related to water measurements and thereby promote innovation in sensor research and commercial application.  

SWIG invites students and employees in the field of water sensor research to design a poster summarising their work. This is an opportunity for researchers within the water and environmental sectors to showcase their scientific talents and innovative thinking.

This year there is a £1,200 1st prize, £500 2nd prize and £200 3rd prize.

The competition is open to all ‘early career researchers’ to include undergraduate and postgraduate students either in full time education or within the first 4 years of employment within their area of expertise.

SWIG 2016 Poster winnerAll posters passing to the final judging phase will be printed and displayed at the WWEM 2018 conference and exhibition on 21-22 November, with the top 3 entrants being required to give a short presentation at WWEM.  The winner will be judged on the poster and presentation, and announced at the WWEM Gala Dinner.

The winner of the 2016 prize was Zoe Goddard at the University of East Anglia, with her work on optically-profiling diffusible iron concentrations in sediment pore water. Zoe said: “Winning the 2016 SWIG Early Career Researcher Prize was an invaluable experience. The opportunity to present my work greatly increased my confidence in both my ability to promote my work and my research as a whole. I really enjoyed the chance to meet a wide range of industry professionals and to discover more about the scope of water sensing research and how it is currently being applied to everyday situations.”

Full competition details are available at www.swig.org.uk under ‘News/ECR Poster Competition’ or you can contact rosa.richards@swig.org.uk for further information. Submission of posters and abstracts this year is online via a web portal (open from March 2018): www.ilmexhibitions.com/wwem/swig-poster-submission/ The deadline for submissions is Friday 7th September 2018.

Rosa Richards

Tel: 01934 830658